nurse with wound - ace or arse?

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i looked and looked, yet nothing in the archives (meta note: could we please get the ilm search in it's own category so it can be a bit easier to find than scrolling through the uncategorized threads.)

jess, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ace, of course, but hardly for every mood. can their be a human being more devoted - with fuckall consideration for audience or commerce - to his muse for the last 20 years than steven stapleton?

search: soliloquy for lilith, thunder pefect mind, rock n' roll station, an awkward pause.

destroy: none of it, but kill some of the praise for "chance meeting..." sure, it probably sounded like mindfuck in 79, but jeebus, it was just a couple of kids screwing about in the studio...

jess, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How about a good entry point? Always been interested, never know where to start. Also, I've read a fair amount about NWW, but still don't have a solid idea of what they sound like, if anyone feels like helping me out (I know they have 1,000 albums, just curious about the general trends in their sound).

Mark, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hmmmm...see, that's a genuine problem, mark, because they (he) has no sound. "dada sound collage?" "amm meets tiny tim inna krautrock soundclash?" at first, stapleton seemed bent on crossing every strain of outsider/avant music ov the last 25 years (as of 1979.) now he just sits with his goats and his family in ireland and does whatever he feels like. just don't call him "industrial."

i direct you first: here for a very complete interview with the man himself.

as for records, an awkward pause is the most recent and probably easiest to find nurse album. rock n' roll station may be the most "accessible" and rhythmic thing he's produced. soliloquy is haunting ambient, ala aphex's saw ii (but perhaps more ominous.) thunder perfect mind is a pisstake of "industrial" which sounds like a room mic'ed intensive care unit.

jess, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jess- recently got hold of 'Chance Meeting' in the NWW rack on the THESE records shop and I love it- It's a blast. The great thing about this is that it is a couple of kids screwing around and its still great when you think it should be a disaster. Nothing short of miraculous. One of the things I'll have to do in this coming year will be to get around to as much of it as I possibly can (a new year's resolution I should be able to keep).

Julio Desouza, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I go gaga over their DaDa

helenfordsdale, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

julio...i like "chance meeting" too...but i probably listen to it the least of any nww records. i'm just baffled by the reverence it recieves via the wire and others.

jess, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rock N Roll Station is a good place to start which has NWW doing Matmos-esque cut ups before Matmos existed. I'm suprised Ned or sundar haven't posted.

bnw, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'd recommend "The Swinging Reflective" as a place to start. It's a comp of songs w/ other artists (Stereolab, Tiny Tim, Foetus, Current 93, Legendary Pink Dots). Lots of different styles, mostly quite accessible, lots of fun. Tough to imagine anyone not loving it. While I've yet to hear anything else by them, I know in my heart that this is good advice.

dan, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'd start with the Sylvie and Babs Hi-Thigh Compilation -- pretty incredible sound collage. The "Brained By Falling Masonry" 12" is much more danceable, but Sylvie and Babs was just way ahead of the curve.

John Darnielle, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Second the praise for The Swinging Reflective. I also very much like the 2nd collab. with Stereolab, "Simple Headphone Mind," which I don't think is on there.

Douglas, Thursday, 27 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i find it interesting that he slags stereolab off in the interview i linked too. i dont know if it comes before or after the collab.

jess, Friday, 28 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Any opinions on Acts of Senseless Beauty, the NWW/Aranos collaboration? It was the first NWW I heard (picked it up on a whim when it was released with no idea what i was getting myself into) & I still find it to be one of the most affecting records of the creepy- soundscape genre.

I thought Rock N' Roll Station was kind of like his "party" album but I played it when people were over and it was a big huge flop.

sage, Friday, 28 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the only nurse with wound i have is homotopy to marie.. having yet to hear any of his other material i'm not sure where you'd place this album in the context of nurse with wound's back catalogue, but it sounds alright to me. difficult to classify of course, what with any actual 'music' being largely absent from the recording.

zero k, Saturday, 29 December 2001 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The first two CDs I heard were Homotopy to Marie and A Sucked Orange, which then seemed to me to complement each other nicely as an introduction; the former with only five tracks, the second with no less than 29. A Sucked Orange has the added bonus of some grate song titles, such as the very descriptive opening title "Pleasant Banjo Intro With Irritating Squeak", and "A Precise History of Industrial Music".

All of these were pre-1990, though -- don't know much about later stuff.

OleM, Tuesday, 1 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(jess why don't you bookmark ilm search? i haf a plan to file some of uncategorised when i get my new computer, BUT NO PROMISES)

sub co-omoderator mark s, Tuesday, 1 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i would love to...except i CANT FIND IT. very frustrating. this is owing to laziness mind, of the "not wanting to pick over every categorized and uncategorized thread" variety, so yes i know it's whining.

sub-librarian with spoon, Tuesday, 1 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

As it happens, I found the reissue of _Chance Meeting_ that came out a couple of months ago used just today. I suspect I will lurve it. Oddly, this is the first NWW disc I've ever actually picked up, instead of hearing courtesy of my obsessed friends.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jess take it from a pro. control-F (or apple-F) the Uncategorized page and search for "meta:" It's about three or four meta:s down. I sort of think of it as a kind of rappelling. (Then... bookmark it!)

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 2 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yr a god.

jess, Wednesday, 2 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The inhuman grunting noises on 'To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl' are some of the most unsettling things I've heard. "Rock N Roll Station" is one of my favourite albums - has anyone ever actually heard the thing he's covering on the title track? Also has anyone actually heard "Insect and Individual Silenced" or whatever its called - the one he refuses to reissue because he thinks it's shit?

"Who Can I Turn To Stereo?" is a nice easy listen (and therefore maybe a bad entry point). I need more of his 80s stuff, that's for sure. "An Awkward Pause" has his most rocking track ever on it, the bouzouki one. I love it.

Tom, Wednesday, 2 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think the sterolab diss came after their collaboration, maybe owing to the labs' abandonment of spooky gurgling & mono-chord Neu-isms in favour of horn-parping sean o hagan? Has anyone here heard volcanoe the bear? i'm not that well versed in NWW but what i have heard suggests a lot of common ground. Live they are staggering tho' their records lurk just beyond the fringe of my tolerance for oddness. scary.

cw, Wednesday, 2 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

tom- jacques berrocal's "rock 'n'' roll station has just been rereleased on alga marghen cds. that's what they're covering & while it's low on goth techno thrills (i know, don't staRT) it's high on french cabaret surrealism value

bob snoom, Thursday, 3 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
10 nww tracks i should download?

gareth (gareth), Sunday, 24 November 2002 17:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

presumably you have the stereolab tracks already? the animal vegetable mineral (?) one is awesome. get something off soliloquy for lilith, that's ace (think SAWII) (i can burn you a copy in a few weeks if you want). definitely that bouzouki track, "Two Shaves and a Shine". not too sure beyond that, i'm really not an expert. i think "intravenous" was pretty good too.

toby (tsg20), Sunday, 24 November 2002 18:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

''"Rock N Roll Station" is one of my favourite albums - has anyone ever actually heard the thing he's covering on the title track?''

''tom- jacques berrocal's "rock 'n'' roll station has just been rereleased on alga marghen cds''

the alb is called 'paralleles'.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Gareth - I wld say that NWW are not really a 'tracks' group, but unless you pick v. badly/unluckily you can't really go too far wrong w/ any of their albs. If I was going to pick just one track tho', it wld be 'Two Golden Microphones' from 'Rock'n'Roll Station'.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Have anyone listen to the'insect and individual silenced' album?

Orso Ikonomi, Friday, 6 December 2002 17:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Is 'Second Pirate Sessions' worth getting for the extra tracks? Or should I just get the cheaper 'Rock 'n' Roll Station'?

robertw, Thursday, 30 January 2003 16:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The second disc is not essential, and possibly spoils the unity of the orig 'Rock'n'Station' - go for the cheapo versh.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Thursday, 30 January 2003 16:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks Andrew. I think I know you--I worked with you in the MVE bookshop a few years ago.

robertw, Thursday, 30 January 2003 16:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bloody hell, small world etc. How are you Robert?

Andrew L (Andrew L), Thursday, 30 January 2003 16:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
"The all new Nurse With Wound studio album presented in a lavish digipak format contains one of the most radical pieces the band have ever recorded; similar in concept to Gavin Bryars' 'The Sinking of the Titanic'."

Sounds vaguely what I've been waiting for. Has anyone listened to this yet?

Wintermute (Wintermute), Friday, 14 February 2003 22:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

where's this info from?

jess (dubplatestyle), Friday, 14 February 2003 22:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

From World Serpent news.

Wintermute (Wintermute), Friday, 14 February 2003 22:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
what do you think of shipwreck radio?

ilkleylido (gareth), Friday, 18 February 2005 11:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
This is the closest I could find to a general NWW thread.

Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmmR9OJWV0I

S- (sgh), Friday, 5 May 2006 07:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...
omg they were so, so good live! "two shaves and a shine" + a big chunk of salt marie celeste. awesome.

toby, Saturday, 3 March 2007 23:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think i am destined never to see nww live :-(

i think someone has recorded the show for me so that will have to do for now.

stirmonster, Saturday, 3 March 2007 23:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

if they have, i'd be very interested in a copy... although i suspect (based on bootlegs i've heard of other recent shows) it won't capture the event all that well.

toby, Sunday, 4 March 2007 11:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Now more than ever. NOW GIVE US THE STAPLETONE RECORD YOU SHIFTLESS FOP.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 4 March 2007 12:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

sadly their recording failed to record.

stirmonster, Sunday, 4 March 2007 16:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anyone know how their London show compared to the ATP peformance?

kipplemix, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 02:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
two amazing-sounding bootlegs surfaced on dimeadozen, by the way. i've been listening fairly obsessively.

toby, Friday, 30 March 2007 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

bootlegs of the london show, that is.

toby, Friday, 30 March 2007 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I had mp3's of his entire discography for nearly a year...it just got sort of tiresome and I wound up deleting most of it in favor of Sun Ra and John Fahey (i have limited room on my Ipod). The only tracks I kept are:

Two Shaves and a Shine
Butterfly Drops
Walking Like Shadow I and II
The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal
Strain, Crack, Break
The Dadda's Intoxication
Exploding Head Movie
Swamp Rat
Mourning Smile
Sheela Na Gig
I am Blind
Cranke
Rock n Roll Station (fond memories hearing this while tripping on LSA)
Dusty Bella
A Subterreanean Zappa Blues B My Saxy Baby
Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair
Cooloorta Moon

I also bought Salt Marie Celeste at a local music store, just days before it burned down...

the closest thing I really have to Nurse With Wound is Climax Golden Twins, I like them a lot.

can't wait for BITCHIN' N BITIN' AND PIMPIN'!

theoreo, Friday, 30 March 2007 21:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

are there any albums that people listen to a lot? in theory i like them a lot, in practice i only ever seem to listen to salt marie celeste.

toby, Saturday, 31 March 2007 17:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm obsessed by NWW since 2001 and can't stop from buying their (his) stuff: its almost compulsive by now.
Current favoutites are "Soliloquy for Lilith" and "Sugar fish drink": the "Swinging reflective" comp is always a good way to enter Stapleton's world.

Marco Damiani, Saturday, 31 March 2007 17:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

toby, here´s my fave albums:

Spiral Insana (by a long shot)
Sylvie And Babs
the aforementioned Soliloquy For Lilith
An Awkward Pause
Homotopy To Marie
Rock And Roll Station

also, I have to say, Sun Ra and John Fahey are pretty good alternate choices.

sleeve, Saturday, 31 March 2007 17:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

faust/nww y/n?

, Tuesday, 4 September 2007 11:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Just picked up ''spiral insana'', I'm digging it. I'll wait until I get my hands on more albums before I judge them.

Gathering Storm, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

So it seems Paranoia in Hi-Fi is going to be sold at shops around the world. Whether "the world" encompasses more than the UK and US remains to be seen, but Forced Exposure are handling distro in the US, so sleeve should be fine.

Cosmic Ugg (S-), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

I better start bothering my stores now.

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

dammit I forgot about this! anybody get one?

also, has anyone heard Space Music?

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Apparently my record store has it in on order. Hope so.

Just looking at Space Music now. Here: http://www.blrrecords.com/prod/2049/space_music.html

Don't know whether to get the CD box now, or wait for the vinyl which has been delayed as usual.

Cosmic Ugg (S-), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Show in Cologne the other week was great. Steve said he reckoned it was the closest they'd come to doing a VU style 'Sister Ray' jam live.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 13 May 2010 10:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

also, has anyone heard Space Music?

Yes -- it's alright, kinda formless and soundtrack-y to my ears.

I'm still picking up NWW albums as I find them, but can definitely recommend you SEARCH (to varying degrees): Insect and Individual Silenced, Homotopy to Marie, Drunk with the Old Man of the Mountains, An Awkward Pause, Salt Marie Celeste, Huffin Rag Blues, The Surveillance Lounge, and Space Music (as mentioned above).

Can anyone recommend or advise against Soundpooling? That one's sitting in a local used shop, am thinking about picking it up before it disappears.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 13 May 2010 13:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can anyone recommend or advise against Soundpooling?

Yes, it's great - and is of somewhat historical importance as well, being a recording of the first NWW concert for, ooh, decades, which took place in Vienna in 2005. At the Pathological Museum, a wonderful choice of venue.

anagram, Thursday, 13 May 2010 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

NICE! Thanks for the recommendation.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 13 May 2010 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah it is good.

I did in fact eventually get Space Music and haven't really been able to get into it. I should try again.

bug holocaust (sleeve), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

playing glasgow on june 26th

http://www.optimo.co.uk/nursewithwound/

stirmonster, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 01:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Try Space Music while walking home late at night on headphones.

carpe carp (S-), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 01:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

NWW playing Berlin next month http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/praxis/musikbuehne_nurse_with_wound_blind_cave_salamander/

I've heard (rather than really listened to) Soliloquy For Lilith and think I might enjoy this. Agree? What is Stapleton like live?

Duke, Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Worth seeing.

15-60-77 (S-), Sunday, 31 October 2010 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

the "new" NWW, Second Pirate Session, is an ace bunch of languid psychedelia with a drum machine - I guess some? all? of this has been issued before, but I just saw it on a new-releases shelf while out & about in NY and grabbed it and it's doing the trick

guess I'll just sing dream on again (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:41 (six years ago) Permalink

I think I'll try to see this.

Duke, Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:03 (six years ago) Permalink

I wish I had the luxury of pondering whether to see NWW live.

17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Sunday, 31 October 2010 14:52 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://nursewithwound1.bandcamp.com/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 August 2012 16:29 (five years ago) Permalink

O_O

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 9 August 2012 16:54 (five years ago) Permalink

well that certainly would have saved me some money over the years

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 9 August 2012 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Putting THAT mildly.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 August 2012 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

gonna buy me that Lumbs Sisters release, I missed that one. FLAC files!!

sleeve, Thursday, 9 August 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Russian interview in conjunction with the recent show:

October 20 in the metropolitan hall " Moscow Hallª act Nurse with Wound - British musical project by Steven Stapleton , existing in a cult status since the late 1970s. In music Nurse with Wound elements are mixed industrial, Krautrock , avant-garde, noise, ambient, but not in one of these styles work Stapleton does not fit. No less than the music on the leader of Nurse with Wound influenced Surrealism and Dadaism . In addition, Stapleton is known for its constant collaboration with David Tibet (Current 93). " Lenta.ru, " published an interview with Steven Stapleton .

" Lenta.ru, ": You already visited Russia several years ago. What do you remember here then ?

Steven Stapleton : Compared to the rest of Europe, in Russia, I experienced a real culture shock - so it seemed to me strange. Well, for example , run through the streets of Moscow pack of wild dogs. It is striking . Yet your station , where each station is like a palace. Also, I met various interesting people. For example , a priest who blessed us all before the concert.

You, in general, not so long ago began to give concerts . And before that, Nurse with Wound did not perform twenty years. This is for all of you still new ?

No, now I 'm used to. Concerts are good because you never know what can happen. I like to get out on the stage of people who do not understand what they can do on it - read a poem , for example, or start dancing . I wish that my performance surprised me the most . Incidentally, we are now playing with three of Andrew Lyle and Colin Potter - Matt ( Waldron , another musician Nurse with Wound - approx. " Heathcliff ") also lives on a farm in America and transatlantic flights more expensive, and the extra two thousand we do not have the euro . But in fact , when fewer people are on the scene, so even better, because the music is also becoming more space.

You release the album more in the home. Why is that ?

This, of course , due to the current state of the music industry. I do not know how this state of affairs in Moscow, but in Ireland and England, for example , almost no music stores . In the west of Ireland have none at all , not one. And if you let go and drive, it has a second is on the web. So I decided that the best option - do it from the albums kind artifacts. People would like to have them at home, so that they are somehow better than the downloaded mp3. For example , we have now released a joint album with Aranos, so do the real cover six months - we used cloth, wood , paint. They look amazing , and each has its own unique copy of the cover , that is, each plate - a unique work of art. Actually , I'm on it all already naobzhigalsya . People have asked, and you have something special? And I was nothing . Then I decided to do a special albums for sale at the concerts. Here I am only selling them for 20 euros , and the next day they were hung on eBay and was worth all eight . I had to slow down and come up with a new scheme .

You are against the fact that people download music ?

But why ? This is not necessarily a bad thing . In general, it is a natural process. But I , in truth , an ignoramus when it comes to computers. I have a computer and then its not the one with which I am now talking to you , belongs to my girlfriend . And with all due respect to the progress I personally do not want to have anything to do with digital music . I still go to record stores and dig into plates .

Can you remember any album you bought solely because of the cover , not knowing what kind of music ?

Of course . In general , the fact that we are now talking to you - it can be said , the result of the fact that in 1971 I bought an expensive import for the time record , simply because it fell in love with design . This was the album ´Psychedelic Undergroundª Amon Duul, and it changed my whole life . I'm still so convinced that the music , at least for the like of which I do, clearance - as important a part as the actual sounds. Downloading a digital copy , you lose something very important.

The fan video for the song ´The Bottom Feederª, sliced ??from the works of Czech animator Jiri Barta .

"The list of NWWª, a list of favorite bands that you applied to their first album, recently grown a fair cult. Do you know ?

Yes, I know about it. In 1978 , when we made ??the list , as if we have sown seed. And now increased spreading oak . Just a few months ago, "Bi- Bi-Si " have made a list of four-hour radio program on NWW, I was even asked to pick up for her music. I 'm proud of it , because every group we find with great diligence , studied and selected. And it took a lot of effort - because the Internet does not have, and no encyclopedias strange music was not there . List - is a consequence of many years of collecting , thousands of hours spent listening to records, and a huge amount of money spent on it to buy them. By the way, you know that when the list first came , everyone hated him ? No one knew of these groups , all said that the list of no use to anyone . Over the years, he would certainly have taken root in the collective unconscious of collectors , and now a lot of people are trying to collect records of each group that is mentioned in the list. But , by the way , many people do not realize that there were some groups solely because of one plate , and sometimes even one song. Let's say there is any group quickly became terrible - and the list of NWW it only because of his first album .

You feel proud when musicians mentioned in the list, solemnly re-released ? Well , let's say , have now become a reissue albums Don Bradshaw-Leather; recently released a documentary film about the Ya Ho Wha 13.

Well proud of - rather just glad that no one previously unknown musicians get some recognition. Not that this is my doing . Our list of all - a double edged sword . Anything can happen . One musician , for example, will not be named, insisted that we removed it from the list, even threatened to sue us . Well, we have removed . On the other hand, there is a Frenchman , Jean Cohen - Solyal , amazing flutist playing improvised music , his albums have recently been reissued , and he wrote that he considered the most important achievement in his life getting into our list. That's very nice.

I remember five years ago, you talked about how you are going to write a hip-hop album . Failed?

Nothing came of it . I did some time to love rap , I came up with a project that invited all their favorite hip -hop musicians to participate, and they agreed , surprisingly . But then I lost interest in the genre , just two weeks . He saw it all became very commercial and empty. Money , boobs , guns . Boredom . So I end up with the album recording just did not.

Speech by Nurse with Wound on the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, ??2013 .

On one of the last albums Nurse with Wound you have used samples of music [ singer and guitarist from Mali ] Boubacar Traore . How did this happen? You do like African music ?

It is interesting to me . But here are all very prosaic : Nurse with Wound played a concert with Traore at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, so I used excerpts from there. By the way, it was complete madness . We have a friend in Paris agent - and she suddenly took it into his head that we have to play a concert with Boubacar Traore . It was incredibly frustrating. He did not speak in English , we do not speak French . In fact, at first I thought at all to give up , but Andrew ( Lyles , associate Stapleton - approx. " Heathcliff ") said that it is a great challenge and we can handle. I'm not sure that we really managed. Bubacar , in my opinion, do not like it .

For you do it is important that the music was a challenge for you ?

Hmm . Well, with Boubacar exactly would be more comfortable if we understood each other. And we were not even each other's music before the play took . It is , in my opinion , I thought that we a bunch of idiots. He's a star in his home country , for sure he was sitting and thinking, " What the hell am I doing here ? " So no, I do not like to put myself specially limitations and difficulties come up . Me and without them something to do.

You once said that ´Soliloquy for Lilithª - the most natural your album to have originated in itself , as if out of thin air . Do you still think so?

Yes. In general, he was recorded by accident. I worked on one track for Current 93 . And so it happened that I put together a few guitar pedals ( the old models , which have not yet been integrated squelch ) , run them through the mixer, and then put back into themselves. In general, closed the circuit . Went fidbek - and from themselves appear different patterns and rhythms . Once I'm done with this track Current 93 , so I decided to record an entire album of Nurse with Wound. Joined a dozen pedals , and this was a real beauty : fidbek was born in one of them and moved on , growing through them like a pyramid . I only had to bring his hand to the pedals , to somehow control the music and change the sound of it . I played just leading hands in the air . Music just happened by itself . Here is I'm terribly much.

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sleeve, Sunday, 10 November 2013 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

thank sleeve you :)

gotta lol geir (NickB), Monday, 11 November 2013 00:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Fidbek is cool.

Call the Cops, Monday, 11 November 2013 06:30 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

jesus christ Stapleton how about making a record I can actually hear?

Dream Memory (2012)
White label CDr release, limited to 50 numbered copies, each in a unique handmade sleeve
0 For Sale

? CD (2012, "?" is the title)
Sold only at the NWW gigs in Torino 2012-05-17 and Florence 2012-05-18
2 For Sale from $412.47

Xerography LP (2013)
released in an edition of 125 copies, 98 of which are for sale. Each copy is unique and handmade.
1 For Sale from $249.99

Silver Bromide LP (2013)
released in an edition of 125 copies, 98 of which are for sale. Each copy is unique and handmade.
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sleeve, Sunday, 29 December 2013 17:09 (three years ago) Permalink

On second thoughts, keep on keeping it real so I don't have to hear any.

Call the Cops, Sunday, 29 December 2013 18:52 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

two new releases on Bamdcamp in the last month

only heard the EP, Requital For Lady Day, very very slow atmospheric whoosh. 2nd track has a bit more going on, but I am underwhelmed. The other release is a full length w/a good review, gonna check that out in a day or two.

sleeve, Monday, 21 July 2014 23:58 (three years ago) Permalink

def arse

ⓢⓗⓘⓣ (am0n), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:19 (three years ago) Permalink

fremdschämen inspiring hippie music & conservative collage in a "surrealism for dummies" package.

massaman gai, Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:25 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

what is this collaborative release with SUNN and more to the point is it any good?

Scale, Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:12 (three years ago) Permalink

That "Iron Soul Of Nothing" remix album? I found it disappointing, very dull and doesn't really do either one of them justice.

Siegbran, Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:00 (three years ago) Permalink

agreed

sleeve, Saturday, 30 August 2014 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I've kind of lost track of Stapleton since An Awkward Pause, which was excellent. What are the most essential NWW albums post-2000?

you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Friday, 26 December 2014 16:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Huffin' Rag Blues and Surveillance Lounge for sure

Man With The Woman Face and the Shipwreck series are good too

Got a soft spot on my heart for Rat Tapes One but it's really an outtake collection

"May The Fleas Of 1000 Camels..." maybe a bit less great but still worthwhile

Space Music is pretty cool too

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Friday, 26 December 2014 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Friday, 26 December 2014 17:01 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
one year passes...

good Quietus article, although I vehemently disagree with the canonical revision/coronation of the 1st album (I find the 2nd and 3rd much stronger).

http://thequietus.com/articles/23370-nurse-with-wound-review-biography

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Like C93, I feel Stapleton pretty much ran out of ideas around the turn of the millennium. Nothing he's done since Salt Marie Celeste has impressed me much. Also, the omission of Thunder Perfect Mind from this list is wtf.

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:17 (one week ago) Permalink

aw man, not even Huffin Rag Blues?

personally, yeah, I could have easily swapped the inessential "Sadness Of Things" for TPM

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to HRB lately, I should give it another spin. Anything else from the 2000s/2010s you feel is essential?

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

ha, we talked about this upthread - the only other one I'd shortlist as essential is The Surveillance Lounge

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

oh wait you answered the same question from me just upthread in 2014 lol

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

xp lool

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

hey it's been a while :)

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Huffin Rag Blues is definitely worthy.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Things you learn when you're really old (or whatever that thread was called): there is a Nurse With Wound album called Thunder Perfect Mind. I thought they were talking about the Current 93 album - now I've read that they both released albums with that title and both worked on each of them it makes sense.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:33 (one week ago) Permalink

and you can play them at the same time!

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink


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