Rivener / Self-Titled LP – Arriving 9/1/17

Our next release will be the debut vinyl offering from free improv duo Rivener. Hailing from New Haven, CT, drummer Michael Kiefer and guitarist Paul Belbusti generate a potent mix of free jazz, psych, and noise that will scrape your cranial cavity raw. Over the course of this album’s six tracks, Rivener creates moments of beauty that intertwine with moments of terror as Kiefer’s near-jazz drumming constantly wrestles with Belbusti’s skronk and splatter. And, while Rivener tread through the waters of free jazz and abstract noise, this is a duo that hasn’t forgotten about their love of rock music.

As the band explains: “All our songs are composed on-the-fly — lysergic, shape-shifting explorations of no wave, noise, free jazz, and psych, with some elements rooted loosely in the rock tradition; ineffable expressions of the human spirit.”

A joint release with our buds at Twin Lakes Records. Arriving 9/1/17 in an edition of 250 copies on black vinyl w/download code. Experience the burned-out vibe of “Noiren” below or over on our Soundcloud.

 

Landing / Complekt – Full Album Stream over at The Big Takeover

In honor of its impending release, New York City’s long-running fanzine turned rock mag The Big Takeover has an exclusive full album stream of Landing’s Complekt up on their website.

“New Haven, Connecticut-based, long-standing space-rock/dream-pop band Landing is taking off to heady heights with its new album, Complekt, which we exclusively premiere here before its release on November 25th via These Are Not Records.”

Check out Complekt in its entirety here.

Rambutan / Universal Impulses and Kösmonaut / Songs For Healing featured on the latest TABS OUT podcast

Tracks from both our recent tapes were featured in the latest episode of the TABS OUT Podcast. Nice to be included and in such fine company. Check it out below.

Rambutan / Universal Impulses and Kösmonaut / Songs For Healing – Available Now

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Our two excellent new tapes, Rambutan’s Universal Impulses and Kösmonaut’s Songs For Healing , are available for purchase. Both are limited editions of 75 pro-dubbed, chrome cassettes with download card. Grab a copy on their respective release pages, and feel free to listen to samples of each on our Soundcloud. Don’t sleep on these!

Landing / Complekt LP – Out 11/25

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We’re huge Landing fans here at These Are Not Records, so it almost goes without saying that we’re very excited to mention that coming November 25th will be Landing’s 10th full-length LP – Complekt. Since the last time we released an LP with Landing, new drummer John Miller has joined the band, and brought with him a return to some more organic sounding tunes. Complekt finds Landing channeling all their post-punk, shoegaze, and psych influences into some of their catchiest and concise material yet. If Landing’s self-titled on Geographic North was the band’s The Top, then Complekt might be their Head On The Door. This one has been a looong time coming, and will definitely be worth the wait.

300 copies on good, old-fashioned black vinyl with full digital download. Check out “Clouds II” below or through our Soundcloud.

 

Rambutan / Universal Impulses – Out Soon!

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Eric Hardiman’s long-running Rambutan project has been blowing minds for nearly a decade with over three dozen(!) releases on labels like Stunned, Digitalis, Hooker Vision, No Kings, Avant Archive, Fabrica and his own excellent Tape Drift label. I was first turned on to Rambutan via Broken Infinity, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Coming in on the abstract side of Rambutan’s disparate sound, Universal Impulses brings to mind (at least this mind) a diverse roster of sounds and influences. Minóy, Asmus Tietchens, Robert Turman, Das Freie Orchester and acousmatic practitioners like Bernard Parmegiani and Pauline Oliveros. All open to individual interpretation of course.

Edition of 75 pro-dubbed, chrome cassettes with download card. This is currently in production and should be out sometime in late October / early November. In the meantime, check out “The Slow Pulse” below or through our Soundcloud.

 

Kösmonaut / Songs For Healing – Out Soon!

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We’re excited to welcome back Colorado synth-voyager Patrick Pärk/ Kösmonaut with a brand new cassette – Songs For Healing. Songs For Healing is a very intimate release. This is an album of intense and occasionally beautiful music created via the process of grief and acceptance. From Kösmonaut himself:

“This release is dedicated to my daughter, Sevigny Aislin Pärk, who was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in late 2015. She’s currently undergoing treatment and hosts her own blog: superseviblog.wordpress.com. Both Master Generator and Songs for Healing are deeply personal sonic journeys into the human psyche as it struggles to find love in a seemingly empty universe. These are my attempts at dealing with the bullshit of cancer, hope you enjoy.”

Musically, Pärk retains his love of Berlin School synth and progressive electronics but has now incorporated tribal and noise elements as well. As always, a trip to the brain is the first order of business for Pärk, and this album is no different.

Edition of 75 pro-dubbed, chrome cassettes with download card. This is currently in production, and should be out sometime in late October / early November. In the meantime, check out “III” below or through our Soundcloud.

 

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