Christmas Is Not Your Friend – Volume Five

Brace yourselves! Holiday is coming!

While CINYF! has stopped reviewing album not too long ago, this doesn’t mean we will stop offering new music with our annual holiday compilation albums!

So, like last year and the year before it, we ask for contributing artists in the fields of (post) industrial music, noise, drones, apocalyptic/psych folk and everything in between.

Please send us your tracks in WAV, AIFF or FLAC to isnotyourfriend [at] gmail [dot] com before November 15th 2015. We will be more than happy to consider your music for our upcoming compilation.

Thank you!

Culture is not your friend!

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Issue fifty three – June 1st 2015

Culture is not your friend!


Issue fifty three – June 1st 2015

Final transmission.

This coming June will be the last month of CINYF!’s scheduled reviews. On one hand this is a saddening decision, but on the other hand this is indeed a decision that will grant me more time for new projects I am taking. While I keep for myself the right to come back to writing reviews at any given month or day, for now this break has no scheduled end, and may last forever.

Petrels – Flailing Tomb
Satan is my Brother – They Made Us Climb Up Here
Sieben – Lietuva E.P

Culture might not be my friend, but I got to meet some friends through this platform over the years, and I am very thankful for this. Above all, I would like to thank my friend Albérick for helping me out with this project.

We might be gone now, but you will be able to find us next christmas, with another compilation for the holidays. Nothing really totally dies!

Culture is not our friend. Culture does not respect life. We need to respect life, both of fellow humans and, more importantly, of non humans. The life of someone innocent is more important than our own ego.

Over and out.


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Issue fifty two – May 1st 2015

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Issue fifty two – May 1st 2015

This decision has been growing in the back of my head for quite some time (about a year or so), and today I have finally come to a conclusion which is somewhat unfortunate, but also a good one, I think. The next issue of CINYF!, coming out on June, is going to be the last one for a while. Over time, I have begun taking parts in some important projects, both in music and in other, animal liberation subjects, and I had to witness how my list of priorities changes, and how managing this blog is going downwards with each passing month. I think it would be wise to stop this project for a while, and come back to it when I have my full attention to it. It’s sad that this has to happen, but I am happy I could do this for several years.

These are the great albums I have listened to in the past month, see you one more time in June!

Heroin In Tahiti – Sun and Violence
Platform – Anthropocene
Umpio – Opium Electronix Vol. IV

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Issue fifty one – April 1st 2015

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Issue fifty one – April 1st 2015

April is upon us, and with it – spring has arrived. This is the time to put the finger on the pulse of the earth and follow possible future shifts in climate change. We have many reasons to be worried about these changes and the difficult time they might bring upon us, and if anything, this should be a punishment for mankind’s lack of motivation to really act and change the ways things work in our culture. Is pointing at a possible future disaster a positive thing to do? The fact that we are getting tired and bored from such warnings only shows we need to stop dreaming and wake up. We all know about Monsanto, we all know about hyper capitalism and we all know about the animal holocaust and with it – the ecological disaster it brings. One of the best thing we can do in this culture is to just say NO and refuse taking part in as many roads of suffering as we can.

Here are the reviews for April:

A.T.M.O.M. – Andromeda
Eric Boivin + fourthousandblackbirds – untitled/revisited
Ogni Videniy – Sounding Emptiness

See you next month!

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Issue fifty – March 1st 2015

Culture is not your friend!


Issue fifty – March 1st 2015

The most sobering feeling, and the most needed one in our culture, is the humbling understanding of our place in the universe. We have already ruined our own world, but the affect of other stellar bodies can bring us back from our egoistic ivory towers, where we worship ourselves and mock all that is not human. The upcoming solar eclipse on March 20th is a harmless, yet important moment of darkness upon the scorching, radiating light of humanity. For a few moments we will stop everything and stand in awe in front of the silent darkness, holding our eyes to the sky once again, like in ancient times.

For few moments we will realize once again that things we take for granted can be taken from us or simply vanish.

Until then, here is what we have this month –

Oiseaux-Tempete – Re-works
Russel/ Beresford/ Edwards/ Liavik Solberg – Will it Float?
Sound Awakener – September Traveler

Also – Don’t forget our special Christmas album, available for listening and possible purchase. Enjoy!

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Issue fourty nine – February 1st 2015

Culture is not your friend!


Issue fourty nine – February 1st 2015

Culture is not your Friend! is four years old today. What started as a modest adventure have become a serious mission. I have just gone through the list of past reviews and only then could I grasp the magnitude of written text and musical encounters. That was the past, and the past does not really matter anymore. The big question is about the future. It’s heart warming to look at the road we have already went through, and then it’s time to look forward, to what lies ahead.

Here are the albums up on review for February:

Drub/Jeff Mcleod – Split
Jelena Glazova / Ilia Belorukov – Split tape
MoE – Oslo Janus
RLLRBLL – Bathing Music
Sult – Svimmelhed

Don’t forget our latest Christmas compilation. Feel free to listen to the great tracks on it, and maybe even purchase it if you choose.

See you in march farther down the road.

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Issue fourty eight – January 1st 2015

Culture is not your friend!


Issue fourty eight – January 1st 2015

The cycle goes around again.

Just last night I was talking to this great guy, a historian, who happens to have a completely different set of opinions about society and how it should look in the near future. We talked about immortality through technology, and the end of the fear of natural death. less optimistic than him, I tried to point out different social, economical and most of all – ecological problems we will have to find solution to, and we had our discussion.

When I asked how immortal life will look like on the day to day basis, he did explain something interesting. Life will stop being linear and start being circular. Circular work-retirement, circular education, circular relationships.

Circle instead of a line.

So here is to another circle going around. Let’s hope and make it a good one.

.cut | St. Onge – Self Titled
Fallopian Disco Force – Black Larvenroller
Svarta Stugan – Aspects of our future selves
(((Witxes))) & Dale Coper Quartret and the Dictaphones – Split
Zbigniew Karkowski – Live in Lyon

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