25 août 2010


Well, it's been a while since i've been introducing a record label here.So i will fulfill my duty with this obscure,extravagant but very enlightening one.

As their facebook page says : "Thisisnotanexit Records is the cult UK independent record label inspired by David Lynch, William Burroughs, Guy Debord and Factory." so you know already that is not gonna be your typical dancefloor-big-kick-ass-electro-tuna-oriented record label.
Sounds more like a reminiscence of a underground post-punk scene or an early surrealist avant-garde movement.And well, the fist compilation they released is called :


This is definitely that one you need to get if you want to discover some of the best tracks they produced because the tracklist is very diversified and with names like "Pand City Band" you sure as hell want to take a spin with them.

Chapter One - Unmixed
01. Detachments - Messages
02. Brain Machine - Pulsations
03. Professor Genius - A Jean Giraud 5
04. Panda City Band - Wet Journey
05. Naum Gabo - Like Crystalline
06. Spectral Empire - Lift Shaft
07. Pink Stallone - Vlad
08. Night Plane - Let The Right One In
09. Hatchback - Jetlag
10. Moscow - Boson
11. Young Monday - Zaire
12. Weird Tapes - The Walking Dead
13. The Dark Esquire - What You Need
14. Parallels - Ultralight
15. They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them - Rabbit Seal Monkey

Chapter Two - Mixed by Simon A. Carr
01. Spectral Empire - Innerfearence (Chateau Flight Remix)
02. Hatchback - White Diamond (Prins Thomas Miks Del 1 & 2)
03. Brain Machine - Heaven 8
04. Detachments - Fear No Fear
05. Naum Gabo - Pictur (Joakim Remix)
06. Club Silencio - Turpe Traxx (Sankt Goran Remix)
07. They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them - Moon Song (Serge Santiago Totally Different Mix)
08. Detachments - Circles (King Of Town Remix)
09. Parallels - Midnight Voices
10. Professor Genius - A Jean Giraud 1 (Brennan Green Version)
11. They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them - Moon Song (The Gospel According To Mung 2012 Live At The Hacienda Version)

"Whether the compilation is indulging the label's more overtly demanding and uncompromising side or its friendly, more immediate tendencies, the generally tense surrounding created by such diversity and contrasts is what makes the entire proposition an edgy and constantly unpredictable listen. Manifesto #1 is a manifesto indeed."
None of the names should ring a bell, but i assure you some are really excellent.I, for myself, can listen to the remix of They Came From The Stars I Saw Them (what a mouthful!) by King Of Town over and over again (and so do you) :

Lastly, there is a bunch of videos here, so go give it a try!

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