This Is Not a Soundclash is as much of an overview of Nuphonic's compilations as it is a compilation of material previously unavailable on compact disc. A budget comp that takes roughly half of its material from Nuphonic, Vol. 1 through Nuphonic, Vol. 4, it's definitely not intended for anyone remotely familiar with the label's roster. As an introduction it's ideal, offering a set of 12 tracks that gives the newcomer a clear picture of the label's aesthetic: quality house music of all stripes. Faze Action's gorgeous, classicist disco ("In the Trees"), Tiny Trendies' creepy house-funk ("The Sky Is Not Crying"), Black Jazz Chronicles' frantic techno-jazz ("Snooky's Spirit"), and Yellow Sox's pulse-racing groove ("Flim Flam") shine the brightest. Other contributions come from Natural Calamity, Block 16, Fug, Rollercone, Fenomenon, Ladyvipb, Justin Robertson, and Adam Goldstone (also the man behind Tiny Trendies).
This Is Not a Soundclash Review
by Andy Kellman
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