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"Maria Minerva may have found her footing in the cultural battlefield of Brooklyn, but her recent music continues to confound easy assimilation, crawling further into the crevices between karaoke fantasy, hall-of-mirrors pop and meta dancefloor mind-games. It's a ...
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NNF294LP | NOT NOT FUN

"'Temple Room' was the opener of Umberto's 2010 album. "Temple Room (Extended Version)" functions like a director's cut: expansive, indulgent, and attuned to a deeper strain of the nightmare. On the flip, Umberto's Silvio alias further re-imagines the track, upping the ...
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NNF295 | NOT NOT FUN

"As much as Los Angeles gleams in the global mind as a gateway to dream fulfillment and televised wealth / fame amalgams, it's equally a desert of disappointments. Hence the dead-end yoga cults, under-the-bridge tar dealers, valley burnouts, Inland Empire night-stalkers ...
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NNF284 | NOT NOT FUN

"On her first proper full-length album, Tokyo netscape nightingale Sapphire Slows impressively expands on the spider web tone-bank nocturnes of 2011's True Breath EP, with headier, haunted highs and eerier, elegant depths. Patiently pieced together across all of 2012 ...
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NNF285 | NOT NOT FUN

soon in stock "Mara Barenbaum's solo vessel Group Rhoda emerged last year from an introspective incubational phase with one of 2012's deftest debuts, Out of Time - Out of Touch, an alluring, sensory sound-garden of jittery drumbox beats, moody exotica, DIY dub-pop ...
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NNF281 | NOT NOT FUN

"Ensemble Economique has emerged as an unusually globe-trotting creative valve for Arcata, CA, beachcomber Brian Pyle. Recent splits with similarly instinctual psychedelic unclassifiables like Lee Noble and Heroin in Tahiti have hinted at his bracing off-roader ...
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NNF276 | NOT NOT FUN

"French globe-tourist High Wolf has hand-rolled his way up Mount Fuji, trainspotted every corner of Europe, hitchhiked across America and Australia, chugged Ganges water, and crouched on all manner of smoke-stained prayer rug since first looping a bongo back in '09. His ...
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NNF272 | NOT NOT FUN

"Vintage synthesizer music has ballooned from a fringe interest into something approaching an outright renaissance across the past half-decade, but few wield as much radical mastery in the realm as Jonas Reinhardt. Rhe record's nine compositions represent the loftiest ...
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NNF273LP | NOT NOT FUN

"Vinyl Edition of 750. Another crucial keystone in the occult arc de triomphe of Kansas City composer's deepening discography! X-filed highway cover artwork designed by Dionysian visualist Tim Goodwillie. Kansas City's goblin king of neo-Giallo, brood-blooded dark ...
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NNF277LP | NOT NOT FUN

"Vinyl Edition of 750. Another crucial keystone in the occult arc de triomphe of Kansas City composer's deepening discography! X-filed highway cover artwork designed by Dionysian visualist Tim Goodwillie. Kansas City's goblin king of neo-Giallo, brood-blooded dark ...
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NNF270 | NOT NOT FUN

"Collaborations reap the raddest rewards when the participants tease out the weirder and wilder geographies of their vibe-map Venn diagram, and for this reason (among others) The Integration LP is a deep achievement of mood-swing motion and freaky feminine mystique. The ...
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NNF275LP | NOT NOT FUN

"Madison's insular lineage of long-form sonic reducers replenishes and mutates at an impressive clip, so it's no surprise that the debut LP from one of the city's freshest next-wave arc welders is a real treat. A woozy mix of slick rhythm constructs and deep-space ...
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NNF267 | NOT NOT FUN

"When Adelaide enigma Rites Wild, a.k.a. Stacey Wilson, arrived in Los Angeles, her show got busted up by the cops before she even got to play (nice priorities, LAPD). Even so, she made a lasting impression, and her self-released EPs of minimalist, Echoplexed ...
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NNF244 | NOT NOT FUN

"The precise nature of the sunship/cloudcruiser S.S. Palomino Skyliner remains unclear, but the crux of its charter seems be to facilitate celestial escape in one form or another. Its builder, Beau Devereaux (aka the one and only Samantha Glass), is perfectly suited to ...
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NNF266 | NOT NOT FUN

"Vinyl edition of this nomadic psych-soul trio's beloved 2008 studio debut, released on CD on Greg Weeks' (of Espers) Language of Stone label. This edition has swank glossy jackets, plus an 11x11 pro-printed insert, on colored vinyl. One time pressing of 500." (label ...
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NNF151 | NOT NOT FUN

"Misery wears many masks, but Tulare, California fatalist Jon Borges has etched his mark on most of them. For at least half a decade, he's pursued increasingly suicidal tendencies under his Pedestrian Deposit guise, splicing subdued loops of morbid beauty against savage ...
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NNF131 | NOT NOT FUN

"If NYC is the city that never sleeps, then LA's the one that never wakes. Deep-dawn drives through Los Angeles's fringier fiber-optic thoroughfares reveal a nocturnal wonderland of ghosts, bums, lurkers, vampires and thugs - every stripe of sleepwalker. Which is an all ...
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NNF261 | NOT NOT FUN

"Vagabond American legend CARLOS GONZALEZ drops his first NNF full-length, and it's 10 of his greatest junkyard surf-slime tunes of all time. Edition of 500. The Tsarlag Saga (Tsaga?) is a long and blinding road, slime-walking through the tape spools and haunted ...
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NNF259 | NOT NOT FUN

"Heartland synthesist DYLAN ETTINGER follows up 2010's widely lauded New Age Outlaws imaginary cyber-soundtrack with a stark, dark, and intensely different collection of misshapen new wave weirdnesses, Lifetime Of Romance. Recorded at a proper studio, and written over ...
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NNF250 | NOT NOT FUN

"The NNF debut (after an EP on 100% SILK) by this Iowa City electronic maximalist. M.R.E.M. is the first purely solo CUTICLE release, after working with a series of part-time collaborators, and it's freed him to let loose his wildest and weirdest impulses." (label info)
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NNF251 | NOT NOT FUN

KWJAZ - KWJAZ (LP)

"This is the hallucinatory first LP from RANGERS associate PETER BERENDS, aka KWJAZ, after a blink-and-miss-it debut cassette for the Brunch Groupe in 2010. "His sound has been aptly compared with the more esoteric jazz of Madlib's YNQ outings and the culture mulching ...
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NNF238LP | NOT NOT FUN

"Black vinyl LPs in jackets with retro-CGI landscape art designed by Estonian visualist Ronald Pihlapson, plus a full-color insert. Edition of 700." (label info)
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NNF240LP | NOT NOT FUN

"Rolling like a stone (thus no moss, man), LA Vampires recontextualizes into a new collab EP, this time with SF-gone-NY lovers rocker Ital. Each song was pieced together from a rainbow of sources - screwed tape loops, multiple drum machines, layers of synth lines and ...
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NNF235EP | NOT NOT FUN

"Banging new single by this Bloomington Rogue Wizard finds him condensing the spatial sprawl of his 'New Age Outlaws' style into actual keyboard-riff/basement vocals anthems. Cool sound system low-end brings a bizarre retro-futurist party mood to the table. Big-hole 45s ...
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NNF224EP | NOT NOT FUN