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"Courtnee Papastathis writes highly emotional ambient music, combining dreamy tones with an unforgettably beautiful voice."

- Spotlight, mp3.com

Embodied, Live: 2011

Autochthon: 2001-2012

Collaborations

Courtnee worked with The Dream Traveler creating "Structure" and "Headpusher", released through Fade records (2003). "Headpusher" was featured on Nick Warren's Global Underground release Reykjavik.

Courtnee sang on Scribe Machine's excellent electronic album Replicant in the track Fragile, released as a Maxi-single through Plan B and Tower Records (2003).

Films

The music of Not Applicable has been in numerous films, from college-assignments/personal projects to the IMDB listed "Horrorvision" (2001) and "Jigsaw" (2002).

"Not Applicable has a way of speaking its message through the pitch and emotion in the vocals rather than poetry. [it] is the death of a loved one; the regret our minds ponder; the things that are spiraling around our subconscious every day."

- Azriel J. Knight, Mind in a Box

Not Applicable - Biography

Courtnee Papastathis possesses the unique ability to virtually freeze time with her moving, highly emotional ambient landscapes.

Formerly noted as "One of MP3. com's fastest rising electronic allstars", as the haunting, creepily exhilarating artist nondescriptly known as Not Applicable, Courtnee was active in the digital music revolution at the turn of the century, contributing to news articles and developing a loyal fanbase. The bands original works, "Point of Origin" (1999), and "Altercations" (2000), are now available on the self-release "Autochthon" (2012).

In 2007, Courtnee self released "Songs of Leaving". The last of the 50-album limited edition run was sold in September of 2011. That same year Courtnee performed her first fully produced live show, "Embodied", which is available on CD, a Limited Edition (25 copies) CD/DVD set, and a behind the scenes DVD movie.

The former Californian, academic non-conformist, tea lover, renaissance woman, and on-again, off-again domestic chef has enjoyed living in the Pacific Northwest since 1998. A failed dot-com hopping desk jockey and former dual-incomed Microsoft wife, Courtnee now lives a sinful post-modern Bohemian existence in the throes of first-world poverty, yet (usually) understands that she is wealthier than ever before. She thinks deeply, feels deeply, and lives life on her own terms.

Contact Courtnee at courtnee@notapplicable.org

"My favorite part of Not Applicable is the mysterious tension of the hauntingly beautiful vocalization. The music takes occasional ominous sounding detours into new age, and even flirts with electronic windham styling. But the overall aesthetic is still very original."

The Big Roll, mp3.com

Embodied (Live in Seattle), World Release, 2012

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  • Artist: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Contributing Artist: Edgars Klepers
  • Title: Embodied
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Vocal Ambient, Progressive electronic, New Age, Acoustic, Singer Songwriter
  • Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis photographed by Chris Clark
  • Label: Self Release

Embodied Special Edition DVD, 2012

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  • Artist: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Contributing Artist: Edgars Klepers
  • Project Producer: Edgars Klepers
  • Title: Embodied Special Edition DVD
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Behind the scenes movie
  • Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis photographed by Chris Clark
  • Label: Self Release

Embodied (Live in Seattle), Limited Edition (25), 2012

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  • Artist: Courtnee Papastathis (Contributing Artist: Edgars Klepers)
  • Title: Embodied
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Ambient electronic, Soft Rock
  • Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Label: Self Release

Includes handwritten personalization * unique album artwork * bonus track * kickass behind the scenes DVD (w/ two songs not released on the album) * cleaner board mix *.

Autochthon, 2012
The original works of Not Applicable from the out-of-print albums "Point of Origin" (1999) and "Altercations" (2000)
  • Artist: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Title: Autochthon
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Vocal Ambient, Progressive electronic, New Age
  • Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis photographed by Porcelain Poet
  • Label: Self Release
Embodied (Live in Seattle), World Release, 2012
Live recording from "Embodied", Not Applicable's second live show in 10 years, performed November 9th and 10th of 2011 at the FRED Wildlife Refuge in Seattle, WA.
  • Artist: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Contributing Artist: Edgars Klepers
  • Title: Embodied
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Vocal Ambient, Progressive electronic, New Age, Acoustic, Singer Songwriter
  • Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Label: Self Release
Embodied (Live in Seattle), Limited Edition (25), 2012
Live recording from "Embodied", Not Applicable's second live show in 10 years, performed November 9th and 10th of 2011 at the FRED Wildlife Refuge in Seattle, WA.
  • Artist: Courtnee Papastathis (Contributing Artist: Edgars Klepers)
  • Title: Embodied
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Vocal Ambient, Progressive electronic, New Age, Acoustic, Singer Songwriter
  • Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis
  • Label: Self Release
  • Availability: notapplicable.org
The Embodied Limited Edition includes handwritten personalization, unique album artwork, a bonus track, and a kickass behind the scenes DVD with over two hours of rehearsal and performance footage -- including two songs not released on the album. It is also mixed differently; It is cleaner sounding. The world release is mixed to sound more like the room did, whereas the LE edition sounds more like what someone plugged into the board would have heard. Up close and Personal.
Songs of Leaving, 2007
Artist: Not Applicable (Courtnee Papastathis) Contributing Artist: Jamie Lendino Title: Songs of Leaving Year: 2007 Genre: Ambient Electronic Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis Label: Self Released, Limited to 50 (SOLD OUT) Availability: OUT OF PRINT.
Altercations, 2000
Artist: Not Applicable (Courtnee Papastathis) Contributing Artists: Scott Walldren, Tom Coulter, Ken Bantoft Title: Altercations Year: 2000 Genre: Ambient Electronic Album Art: Menglef Label: mp3.com DAM CD Availability: OUT OF PRINT.
Point of Origin, 1999
Artist: Not Applicable (Courtnee Papastathis) Title: Point of Origin Year: 1999 Genre: Ambient Electronic Album Art: Courtnee Papastathis Label: mp3.com DAM CD Availability: OUT OF PRINT.