November 29, 2017
Few years in recent memory left such a scorched earth in their wake as this one, so it’s with no fondness we usher it into the alley and slam the door. As always though the criss-crossed web of artist & allies we’re lucky enough to have in our corner continue percolating new works into the ether regardless of external dystopias gathering steam. Proud to close the calendar with a trio of deep offerings by three very disparate musicians with layered histories on the label. Audio samples scattered across the (as of now still neutral) net for the curious or committed.
Cosmos-pop crooner Chikiss unveils New Season, the spectral opus we’d been hoping for since 2014, when she first crossed our path bearing the Russia/Ukraine solo female electronics compilation, She Knows More Than She Thinks. Hushed & haunted ballads of inner & outer space.
Twin Cities ex-pat Nick Koenigs continues his L.A. biker-psych voyaging via the latest & loosest Filthy Huns slab: Forever Beast. Four fried desert treks of shredded leather and chrome dub, fleshed out with crucial synth chemtrails by Aaron Steinberg.
As the Bay’s boheme legacy drains away down a tech-sized hole only a few vagrants keep the city’s zip codes dusted with true drifter’s spirit, and high on that list is Anthony Boruch-Comstock Orion aka Swanox. His latest, Jokes About Rain, reworks selections from a 2013 tape alongside some other stray cuts for a hazy hitchhike through poetic burner Americana.
The Next Age
June 30, 2017
For the scorching heights of summer, a trio of innerspace audio estuaries for escape & relief, courtesy of 3 fringe ambient dreamers of the Next Age.
St. Petersburg pathfinder X.Y.R. crowns his deepening discography with a long-awaited vinyl opus, Labyrinth. Mesmerizing maze music mapped for altered states. Available with exclusive companion cassette, Reflections, while stock remains.
Narrative Russian newcomer Iguana Moonlight layers synthesizer and field recordings to conjure castaway fantasies of barren shorelines and tropical isolation on his debut, Wild Palms. The salt air hangs heavy, the horizon empty and endless.
French fabulist Canada Effervescent follows up a few Bandcamp collections with a fleshed-out full-length, Crystalline, tracing his unique hallucinatory mode via interstitial new age and intuitive brainwash electronics. Laid out in vibrant vintage graphics by Mr Donnie Ka.
May 7, 2017
Video Salon is the entrancing collaborative duo of Humboldt County electric voyager Brian Pyle (of Ensemble Economique & Starving Weirdos) and Berlin-based spectral songstress Galya Chikiss, who curated (and appeared on) the She Knows More Than She Thinks compilation from 2014 of all solo female electronic projects from Russia and Ukraine. Their self-titled debut spans mesmeric noise, skeletal dub, and heavenly haze, traced across interior arcades. A crucial congealing of 2 persuasive forces.
L.A. lifer subterraneans Robedoor unleash their first new full-length in 4 years, New Age Sewage, issued on tape and wax via NNF and French imprint Hands In The Dark. 6 heavy quests of cryptic sludge and industrial possession, channeling the hidden venoms and voids of west coast consciousness.
February 25, 2017
Proud to present Reality, the sophomore EP of vividly funked trash fire electronics by low profile Oakland lifer Magnetizer, following 2016’s blasted Post-Body tape on Goaty. Equal parts fried and freaky, keeping the torch lit for cyberwave undesirables worldwide.
subtropics is the 2nd album of hushed vaporous vignettes by focused Tokyo ambient unit UNKNOWN ME, expanding on the tones and zones of last year’s sunday void cassette. Synthetic zen gardens of electronic curiosity and global field recordings. Subtropical and subliminal.
GRIPPABLE IN THE SHOP.
Also added some choice restocks and stray SILK vintage classics. Partake & participate.
December 19, 2016
As this ruinous year finally drains away into the sewer of time we offer 2 final vessels of cryptic revolt & transportive hallucinations. Thanks to all for keeping torches lit & believing in the unknown.
Floridian voyager Wave Temples charts deserted shores and isolated paradises via smeared field recordings and sunburned drift. His latest, Isle Enchanted, is as haunted and heavenly as any in his discography.
Roman organizer Mai Mai Mai closes his miasmic Mediterranean industrial trilogy with Phi, following on the heels of Theta and Delta. Six pieces of seasick psychedelic noise, featuring collaborators old & new. Vinyl edition available via our friends @ Boring Machines.
October 31, 2016
A pair of new offerings sourced from across the globe are now available in the shop in niche editions. Peruse your preferred platform for samples / streaming / info / purchase links. Proud to cast the net ever wider into the ambiguous ether of time & space.
Veiled melancholic Russian electronic duo Delicate Features follow slowly on the heels of their 2014 debut with Sky of Earth, an 11-song cycle sweeping thru lovesick ambience, twilit trip-hop, hexed electronic instrumentals, eastern bloc ballads, and grey-scale requiems. Sade lost on the endless steppe.
Swedish free spirit Ekolali churns an evocative fog of looped hand-drums, vaporous textures, and echo-refracted guitar spirals across a single 40-minute composition on Igor, his first stateside release after several years of psychedelic workshopping. A transportive kosmische odyssey in league with history’s great mindflights.
September 27, 2016
V pleased to re-avail the public of this lost collection of hazed guitar Tascam vignettes by Belgian lurker Ssaliva, Mercury Coast, which was tracked in 2011 but never issued physically for unremembered reasons. Woozy moods and fever dreams flow within frayed ragas and haunted dust.
Brisbane synth romantica itinerant Laura Hill aka Scraps returns to the recorded realm with perhaps her best and most busted collection of sleep-deprived synthetic pop, TTNIK, named for famed ships sinking into ancient oceans. Custom stenciled & hand-numbered J-cards, ripe for stashing on shelves of sacred objects.
ALSO: a wide array of elder vinyl titles have surfaced in disused distributor storage units and have been re-added to the NNF web store so please cruise & reflect on glories overlooked. Deals abound.
LASTLY: NNF has belatedly entered the Bandcamp generation so by all means partake if that’s your preferred platform. We are in the process of uploading past projects as available but please weigh in if there’s anything particular you’ve love to see included.
June 16, 2016
French New Agist Les Halles presents his vinyl debut after several phenomenal tapes
for the Constellation Tatsu and Noumenal Loom imprints. Blissed pastures of Incan
panpipe textures, dragged through amber waves of grain and hiss. Available
with or without an exclusive companion cassette EP, Sentient.
One half of Malmo hypno-masters Skeppet pursues a mantric holographic haze
inspired by travels in the pacific northwest. A web of overlapping dream
Umberto The Drifter
May 17, 2016
May 10, 2016
Vibes Of March
March 29, 2016
After years in the fantastical wilderness New Zealand / Hong Kong psychic sister duo Purple Pilgrims lay forth their narcotic cocoon of ceremonial dreams, Eternal Delight. White vinyl.
Vancouver reverie gaze-waver White Poppy recently wrapped her 2nd European tour in support of 2015’s Natural Phenomena CD/LP. A limited cassette edition was produced for the occasion. The remaining stock is now available.
Shapeshifting Bristol giallo wiz Antoni Maiovvi subdivides a fresh replicant identity, Pleasure Model. Kendo Dynamics is his debut of blasted cybernetic hardware themes.
Windy City liquid fusionist Potions follows last year’s Phased collection with a new full-length of melting grids, Pushing The Cuboid. Fuming beakers of robo dub glide, guest-starring Rob Frye of prime trance squad Bitchin Bajas.
Andrew Morrison aka The Cyclist’s sophomore outing as Buz Ludzha, Basslines For Life, grinds even deeper into his “tape throb” signature of decayed house and raw motorik soul.
Sydney shop boss and bucket hat champ Hubert Clarke Jr weaves a web of cool jack and vibed house across his funked debut, Al Dente. Loose moods, crucial moves.
ALL FULLY FOR SALE UP IN HERE: http://www.notnotfun.com/shop-3/
PS – grip all 4 new SILKs & score a SILK freebie of yr choice (mention what’s up in the Paypal notes)
February 18, 2016
February 9, 2016
Time has a habit of sprawling endlessly onwards and generally giving no fucks about anything, which has led to the realization that this month marks NNF’s 12th year in existence. 12 isn’t a particularly momentous birthday but for the sake of generosity and casual altruism we are crowning the occasion with one of our BUY ONE GET ONE FREE vinyl sales.
So: for the duration of FEBRUARY 12TH, midnight to midnight, regardless of time zone, all LP or 12″ purchasers are welcome to an additional title free of charge. Just mention the bonus item / items in your Paypal “notes” area, or email us: notnotfunrecords @ gmail
Deal is valid for as many records as you want (buy 3 get 3 free, etc) – the only catch is that orderers must pay full postage costs.
ALSO, ONE STOCK ANNOUNCEMENT: due to forces well outside our control the pressing plant we work with was unknowingly delivered a palette of unsatisfactory PVC pellets (the material from which vinyl records are manufactured). The only job of ours which was affected was the JAMES BOOTH “HUMAN RITES” 12″ (SILK084). The situation has since been rectified and a fresh, cleaner, optimal pressing is in stock as of 2 weeks ago. BUT: anyone who purchased a copy of this 12″ between November and mid-January may have received a scratchier pressing than was approved. please shoot us an email if this may be the case, we have replacements on hand. Apologies for the hassle! Making vinyl records is a physical process so physical mistakes do sometimes occur.
January 21, 2016
Malmo crypto-hypno duo Skeppet have collected an hour’s worth of out-of-print electric vibe-maps into a single spool of magnetic tape: Skeppet Deluxe. Outside the world’s wearying gaze, otherworldly music is freed to materialize. Each track channels a different variable of longform psychedelic intuition. Soak “Coast Rider” below to sample the goods.
Also very pleased to present a slim stack of distro copies of Magic Toucher Damon Eliza Palermo’s swirling new age fusion debut for 1080p Collection. These are rich sessions of nuanced zoning, by one of our favorite musicians across varied styles. Have about 8 left in stock.
Other news: the long OOP 2011 vinyl debut by Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood – The Outside Room – has just seen a limited repress on opaque turquoise vinyl. Her newer material has cleaned up the grit and cobwebs somewhat but these are the crusty, clanking origins, runic attic-folk for stick-and-poke punks passed out in stained sheets, dreaming of myths. Return to the source.
ALL THESE & MORE ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NNF SHOP. LIFE’S CLOCK IS TICKING.
December 2, 2015
2015 is oozing its way down into the Sewers Of The Past but before the year closes we have 3 fresh unveilings for global boombox enthusiasists, across a spectrum of electric modes. As a thank you to super-supporters of fringe artistic enterprises such as this one we are rewarding those who purchase all 3 new titles with a FREE ITEM OF THEIR CHOICE from the NNF SHOP – any label, any format! Just mention your preference in the Paypal notes. Questions or issues, reach out & express yrself: notnotfunrecords @ gmail
BRONZE “IN STONE” CS / LP
San Fran oscillator fusion trio return w/ their 3rd full-length of psychosis, psychedelia, and free verse. NNF edition is on cassette but we have 9 copies of the vinyl version, released on the Spanish imprint, BFE.
Woozy liquid new age debut by this symbiotic Melbourne duo, originally released on the Dungeon Taxis label. Remastered by Lawrence English.
October 19, 2015
Minneapolis Greyhound enthusiast Sasha Conda recently criss-crossed various North American time zones to live-rep his skewed saga of cyber-hedonistic casino boogie, BRONCO, which is finally available in physical form as well: in an oversized case w/ deluxe airbrush hero portraiture artwork courtesy of Orange Milk Recs CEO Keith Rankin, accompanied by a 24-page zine / experimental prose narrative by Patric Scott-Walsh III. Dystopian delusions writ large, translated through a language of decadent electronics.
AND FRESH AMONGST THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER:
San Fran smokestack Ben Winans aka Roche unleashes his most ripping and lofty opus to date, Dawn Of The Next Cycle. Longform body music trance states woven into a convincing innerspace ultimatum. Crucial for the time remaining.
Melbourne mainliner Mr Bronson runs a label and releases lathes of his heavily hypnotized synthesizer sequencings but his SILK debut, Trans Pacific, is leaner and longer, analog and mantric. Motions across oceans. Aged dreams of the future. Science is a fiction.
Bay Area fixture Johnny Igaz aka Nackt co-throws the ongoing Outpost parties in addition to jamming acid productions w/ a cast of collaborators, culminating in Virex, his sleekest and most satisfying set of tracks to date. Live energies, in states of mutation, strobelights soaking the retina, speakers in every corner. Turn everything up.
BUY ALL 3 NEW SILK TAPES & GET A SILK VINYL RELEASE OF YR CHOOSING FOR FREE BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT (just mention which title in your Paypal notes).
ALSO CRUCIALLY BACK IN STOCK FOR A LIMITED TIME:
AUSCULTATION “L’ETREINTE IMAGINAIRE” CS
BODY-SAN “CORPORATE INTERIORS” CS
August 12, 2015
Summer in the Southland is still curdling with chemical-skied days and starless nights of coyotes foraging through vegan garbage so the need for escape feels as relevant as ever. As such we’ve facilitated a few new immersion capsules ideal for free-floating or mantric motion, info below. There have also been a number of long OOP NNF titles re-added to the SHOP as a couple palettes of stock were salvaged from a dusty distributor, please browse and take advantage. Deals and details abound.
２８１４ – Miraculous sophomore collaboration by Dream Catalogue heavyweight duo bends mist and moods within metropolitan infinities. Originally released in a run of 50 CDRs NNF is honored to present this future classic to boomboxes worldwide.
CHERUSHII – Mission District deep house deep believer Chelsea Faith strays far from the disco lights on this new tape collection, exploring aquatic digitalitism, ultraviolet night themes, and reflective rave, flexing fresh circuits.
PARADISE 100 – Belgian craftsman Graham Peel re-emerges from an extended absence with 4 new paradise constructs of hybridized hypno-jack, covering various bases, the sly touch on point and up for grabs.
AUSCULTATION – Recent PDX transplant Joel Shanahan continues mining his splinter alias, Auscultation, after a stunning debut last year on 1080p Collection. Slinky designs spun through gauzy modes of longing and plasmatic electricity. Quite possibly the deepest material he’s yet coaxed from the vault of self.
ALL ARE AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.notnotfun.com/shop-3/
OF NOTE: PURCHASE ALL 3 NEW SILK CASSETTES AND ENJOY A FREE 100% SILK VINYL RELEASE OF YOUR CHOOSING (simply mention your preference – and alternate – in your Paypal notes).
ALSO: miraculously back in stock, salvaged from a London dungeon:
1. KWJAZ “S/T” LP
2. BLANK REALM “HEATLESS ARK” LP
3. EXPLORERS “BERMUDA TELEPATHS” LP
4. ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE “PSYCHICAL” LP
5. RUSSIAN TSARLAG “MIDNIGHT AT MARY’S HOUSE” LP
6. TOPAZ RAGS “CAPRICORN BORN AGAIN” LP
7. ROBEDOOR “TOO DOWN TO DIE” LP
8. HIGH WOLF “KAIROS: CHRONOS” LP
July 7, 2015
We have arrived – the smog daze of summer, waterless and confirmed for extinction. Each day another turntable’s worth of melting moods. No time like the present to blow a mind and believe in the present. All 3 of these full-lengths have been hovering on our horizon since definite 2014 terrain and it’s exciting to get to share them by the side of the pentagram superhighway. Take a chance.
WHITE POPPY “NATURAL PHENOMENA” CD / LP
Crystal Dorval’s second full-length presents a warm, woozy wardrobe of decayed dreamcatcher pop, fried snakecharmer psych, and electric mosquito netting ambience, billowing by the open window. Beautiful songs devoid of distraction. A healing dome of ultraviolet haze.
BEAT DETECTIVES “CLIMATE CHANGE” LP
Minneapolis / Brooklyn anarchy-acid trio deliver their vinyl debut after a string of trashed tapes for North America’s finest. Drum machinery, smeared samples, dub junkyards, Oakley on the mic in a room of confusion and sweat – people’s music if the people were fearless.
NIGHT COURT “LAW & ORDER” LP
Miraculous document of insurgent VHS-scrambled prog-techno improvisations by the nexus of Minnesota’s renegade synth division. Mass energies channeled for a purpose, the conduit of resistance. Crucial and destined for greatness in this life or a better one.
ALSO, a pair of new SILK offerings for those unafraid of bodily movement:
BOBBY BROWSER “CLUBSPINNING” 12″
Lifer coast-swapping producer Andre Ferreira caps his SILK EP trilogy with “Clubspinning,” four of the richest, most dialed-in pieces of music he’s ever coaxed from an interface. Whether the world wakes up or not, the Browser keeps browsing, no tab left untouched, a treasure for future crates.
V/A “SUNSET SILK” CS
Comp tape of unreleased trax and remixes marking SILK’s 5th year in the killing fields of electronic rhythm music. Lots of friends old and new, spanning a consortium of faded coastal dance interzones. Reality used to be a friend of us.
Jax For Daze
May 5, 2015
After a prolonged holding pattern Jupiter Jax’s long-anticipated debut LP, Visions, has finally arced into the hangar, and is now available for home use. While supplies last the record is also available with a full-length companion cassette of additional material sourced from the Visions sessions, in the same ice-dusted, mirage-heavy style: Visitors. Please Paypal accordingly.
THAT’S NOT ALL – a quartet of new cassettes have also landed, all of which we biasedly find totally exceptional.
Vincent Caylet’s latest Cankun concoction flares and dissipates like sunspots, melted voyages of guitar, synth, loops, beats, and haze. Psych transmissions lit by solar eclipses. Vinyl version on French curatorial squad Hands In The Dark.
Warehouse ritual entity Severed+Said hails from Jacksonville, Florida and harnesses all the bleakness and marsh-menace that geography implies. Amplifier buzz, Heathen Earth bass throbs, and burner keyboard motifs, caught in the undertow of bad moons.
Andrew Morrison’s “tape throb” identity, The Cyclist, is a long-time fave of in the realm of grainy, sandblasted house, and Hot House advances his agenda in glorious, wrecked ways. 12″ edition for sale via revived London imprint Music/is/for/losers.
March 24, 2015
An array of new tapes and records are filtering through the jaws of production currently but with Record Store Day on the horizon there’s a lot of essential quadruple Aerosmith represses and things of that nature slowing the gears so will be a few more weeks at least.
UNTIL THEN: pulled together some stray OOP items and distro gems, check the SHOP if u need some sounds for spring. Among the additions:
January 24, 2015
Continental rover Antoni Maiovvi‘s latest slab of desert planet horizon electronics, Avrokosm, finally returned from the pressing plant and is available in the NNF Storefront. He’s been developing his hybrid breed of sci-fi giallo disco for nearly 7 years now, and you can hear it in his planetary designs. Investigate his rich trail of vinyl if you’re feeling sleuth-y.
Also got in the limited magnetic tape edition of Profligate’s Finding The Floor, on midnight blue cassettes, complete with two non-LP bonus tracks. Already down to the last 15 copies or so.
Look for him in Europe and the UK this fall on his first ever overseas tour.
Maniacs Will Win
December 8, 2014
the NNF marketplace recently received 4 new precious pods of physical media, all of which merit sharing and absorption:
Noah Anthony’s second official full-length statement, Finding The Floor, capitalizes on all the black magic and mayhem of his earlier vinyl missives, pushing further into strobing slaughterhouse techno and maniacal basement moods. Thick and threatening from start to finish.
San Fran secret stalker Swanox has skulked various peripheries for years, pursuing his panhandler’s exotica and dazed squatter meditations in inconsistent waves. But the long-rumored Duskrunner finally blends his hermetic hitchhiker modes into an appropriately out of time long-player. A soul swallowed by the city, singing for pennies and peeling paint, Casio dust for all the muggers by the bus stop.
Australia/Berlin concrete-wave trio Ill Winds push post-punk into post-life, a bleak seer’s purgatory of guitar, bass, synth, and metronomes, airless and otherworldly. Heavier on vision than heaviness.
The first NNF compilation in over 100 releases, She Knows More Than She Thinks is a collection of six solo female DIY electronic from Russia and Ukraine, curated by St. Petersburg musician and raw culture enthusiast Galya Chikiss, spanning feverish electro, cultic chanting, moon safari chansons, and ghosted soviet pop. Unpredictable, uncut, and unconnected to the hivemind.
The Cuticular Range
November 12, 2014
Midwest America’s most alien asteroid atomizer, Cuticle, returns with a sophomore full-length, his first in 3 years: Mind Holding Pattern. Rich with fluctuating acid, air duct whispers and buffering grids. In textured melting-face silkscreened hand-assembled sleeves designed by Daniel Luedtke.
Wayfaring axeman Joe Knight revives his roving instrumental Americana operation Rangers for a fresh LP of shapeshifting transmissions, Reconsider Lounge. Partly culled from last year’s OOP cassette on Bezoar Formations, Scraps, the vinyl edition transmutes older tape tracks within a framework of new cuts for a rusted satellite dish’s worth of fantastical rock. Artwork by glyph-reader Suzanne Pfutzenreuter. Limited stock.
October 13, 2014
LA motorcycle viking Filthy Huns’ second collection of road songs is his best yet, open spaces stained with grease and deathless chug. Complements his work on the latest Daughters of the Sun LP nicely, stripped to the skeleton, rattlesnake jewelry hanging from the handlebars. Killer art/design by Eric Carlson and Chris Hontos.
The Profligate Truth
October 4, 2014
Legendary Features Of The Sun
August 18, 2014
Melbourne hidden energy duo Legendary Hearts have been a longtime label love who we’ve repeatedly hounded to pool together more of their fluorescent fluid liquidity. Their latest, Aerial View, coagulated into shape across nearly a year, then was lovingly mastered by Lawrence English. Listen layeredly:
St. Petersburg doomed beauty duo Delicate Features’ debut, The Passenger, sinks through ten strains of stained glass electronic sorrow with a haunting touch. Late and alone it grows richer and unreal:
Minneapolis/LA roadburn trio Daughters Of The Sun refuel the butane on their first new album since 2010. Ride To Die revs a fresh cycle of moonburnt highway music, from power burials to cosmic revolt. Rare west coast tour begins first week of September. Live to ride:
June 29, 2014
First heard John William Tanner’s aerosexual soft rock shapes way back in 2012 but sorting them into proper squadron formation took a spell – honored to finally hang-glide his debut, Delta Horizon, into international tape decks. For a window into Perth coastal action scope the footage/video of him riffing ’round scenic local seasides, sea lion perches, and the prow of rowboats. Copies available NOW, in the NNF Shop.
Another tranced Australian cruise unit, Flat Fix, with another man-made slab of horizon-line electricities: An Unkempt House. Housed in a double-sided silkscreened vellum J-cards courtesy of famed Tokyo misanthrope R. Kuramoto. Have been soaking in the charged currents of these sides for months, stick a fork in the socket below to see if its yr speed:
June 9, 2014
‘Couple’ bands can skew a bit sickly sweet and domestic sometimes but thankfully Iowa City crawlspace texturalists Doll Food take the opposite tactic, using their union as a vehicle to explore a more freaked and decayed inner soundworld. Their debut, Marrow Deep, evokes the witchy attic weirdness of prime Inca Ore and early U.S. Girls which, coming from us, is no light compliment. Chew on the two samples below to gauge if yr palette can stomach the Marrow.
The New Coast
May 30, 2014
Records taking small lifetimes to finalize isn’t new but this debut LP by Skeppet has been skulking in TBA territory since definitely 2010, if anyone remembers back then. Xtra thanx to everyone who’s been feeling it thus far and saying so. The A Side, “Den Nya Kusten,” holds a special infinity jam slot in our heart – felt compelled to share the unabridged cosmsosis of it:
There’s also a pastoral video excerpt of the track here:
The band’s label Kosmisk Vag is a treasure horde of Swedish psych cassette indescribables, track down some if overseas shipping doesn’t intimidate you.
Tons of new distro gems about to go up, more soon!
May 6, 2014
NNF’s favorite comedienne/diva/artstar Maria Minerva returns with her greatest album to date, Histrionic, encapsulating universes of life wisdom, deadpan truth, and heartbreak abstractions. Rumor has it she may migrate west soonishly so we’ll hold out hope. 4 SALE in the NNF Shop NOW.