Boomkat Product Review:
Anthony Swanox makes a memorable first appearance on Not Not Fun with the backwater soundscapes of 'Dawnrunner'. At home in California he runs the micro-label Caligula Recordings and plays drums with Sudden Oak besides making his own mossy, sludgy, doom-riddled music. This one veers off on a forage to similar terrain, taking 'No Trail' through banks of distorted, Dylan Carlson-like guitars, to the peaking man-on-a-mountain-top twiddle riffs of 'Through The Alders' and deserted services ambience of 'Ripley Station'. On what would be the B-side (this was originally released on cassette) it's like he's returned from the ramble-quest to a stage on a coffee house in Twin Peaks, delivering a deliciously inebriating vocal over snapping guitar strings and OTT reverb on 'Nik Sings', or mooching through a woolen psyche-folk number on 'Beverly Station' to the dusky lonliness of 'Cross The Water'. Excellent.