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Nurse With Wound
Sinister Whimsy For The Wretched

2CD set of the out of print Nurse With Wound albums, Sugar Fish Drink and Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven. Can the music live up to the oddness promised by the titles of these things? Honestly, probably. Some of the tracks might be familiar to fans of Nurse With Wound but ...view item »

Nurse With Wound
The Swinging Reflective

The Swinging Reflective is a 1999 compilation that gathers up Nurse With Wound’s collaborations over the preceding nineteen years. And the list of collaborators is pretty extensive, taking in Stereolab, Whitehouse’s William Bennett, Foetus, ...view item »

Cut Hands
Volume 4

William Bennett's excellent Cut Hands project continues to gain momentum as he once again simultaneously releases two albums this week. Volumes 1 and 2 sold out double-fast so I'd imagine these will do the same. I'm listening to Volume 3 and it's got the fevered percussive electronics I was expecting, cutting out tribalistic and supremely dancea...view item »

Cut Hands
Volume 3

William Bennett's excellent Cut Hands project continues to gain momentum as he once again simultaneously releases two albums this week. Volumes 1 and 2 sold out double-fast so I'd imagine these will do the same. I'm listening to Volume 3 and it's got the fevered percussive electronics I was expecting, cutting out tribalistic and supremely dancea...view item »

Merzbow
Wildwood II

Merzbow follows up last year’s Wildwood CD with an LP of new and complementary material. Again, the proceeds go to the Wildwood trust in Kent, meaning that the king of Japanese harsh noise is directly involved in goings on in the heart of English conservatism. Nice. Fierce textures as ever from Mr. Masami...view item »

Andrew Liles
Diario de un Monstruo

Andrew Liles, who always keeps himself busy even when not participating in Current 93 and / or Nurse With Wound, releases a homage to one of his favourite albums: Diary Of A Madman by Ozzy Osbourne. The Liles version, Diario de un Monstruo, is ...view item »

RLW
Flurry Of Delusion

Flurry Of Delusion was originally a collection of sounds improvised with Giuseppe Ielasi. But of course, as with anything that comes from the mind of RLW (Ralf Wehowsky), nothing is as it seems. A vibrant mix of improvised industrial and computer-music gives birth to this dispar...view item »

Contrastate
True Believer / The 10/40 Window

Contrastate’s dark and wild world is full of looming shapes, hard to identify. This new 7” from the veteran outfit is a two-track slice of strange electronics and uneasy experimental vocals, adding up to an immersive sound experience that follows its own ritualistic rules. True Believer / The 10/40 Window is...view item »

Nurse With Wound
Dark Fat

The latest entry into the monolithic Nurse With Wound catalogue is an absolute stonker. The restless, relentlessly creative force of nature that is Stephen Stapleton and company are in blistering form across this epic two disc set for Dirter. Dark, paranoid, claustrophobic, nightmarish soundscapes, gargant...view item »

Andrew Liles
Groundhogs / Split Up - A Exhumation By Andrew Liles

An interesting release here, as Nurse With Wound’s Andrew Liles takes tracks from Tony McPhee’s 70’s rockers Groundhogs and ‘exhumes’ them. That effectively constitutes throwing lots of modern effects into the mix, reimagining McPhee...view item »

Whitehouse
Halogen

Ah, Whitehouse… You ought to know already if you'll like this or not. Halogen is their 1992 album, brought out here for the first time on the vinyl format. All your favourite Whitehouse tropes: sex, abuse, violence, general nastiness. This unpleasant material comes luxuriously pressed ...view item »

Merzbow
Wildwood

As the rest of the Norman pantheon get generously lullabyed by Yo La Tengo’s new covers album, I am betrothed to the new Merzbow record. The ecstatic noisemaker is turning his gaze towards philanthropy with ‘Wildwood’; all proceeds raised by this torrentially dissonant record go to a bear trust...view item »

Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

‘Bliss Torn From Emptiness’ is tough as nails, the result of Aidan Baker and Leah Bucakreff’s harshest and noisiest composing. Compared with recent Baker output -- such as ‘Already Drowning’ which steadied calmer courses through more overt and plaintive guitar work -- this is a reminder of the brute force Nadja ofte...view item »

Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers
Rupture

Off to see NWW do his dream-sleep experiment tomorrow in Newcastle. I'm very excited, right down to the point where I'm considering investing in some new pyjamas. They'd have to be plastered with the TG logo or summat so I didn't look uncool and non-industrial. This CD isn't quite what I'...view item »