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NURSE WITH WOUND - Homotopy to Marie

Format: BOOK / 2 x CD
Label & Cat.Number: Rotorelief ROTOR0070 CDBOOK
Release Year: 2018
Note: luxus re-issue of NWW's 5th album and true surrealistic masterpiece from 1982, described as "a step on from the Dadaist rock of Merzbild Schwet, with much use of tape manipulation and classical avant-garde techniques"; much more eerie and subtle as previous releases, we think: the best possible approach to the Irrational and Unconscious, a kind of logbook for surpressed memories... 2 CD version with a 26 pages art book in silverfoil hardcover (CD 2 has rare comp. tracks)
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €27.50


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Double-CD version includes 30-page metallic hardcover book (15 x 20 x 2cm) containing color and black-and-white art by Babs Santini (Steven Stapleton). Rotorelief present a reissue of Homotopy To Marie. the fifth album by Nurse With Wound, originally released in 1982. Music and sleeve created by Steven Stapleton. The album is "a step on from the Dadaist rock of Merzbild Schwet, with much use of tape manipulation and classical avant-garde techniques". The album, which combines tape edits with resonating gong tones and disembodied children's voices to create a sonic collage, is far removed from the harsh improvisations of the group's early albums. The title of the brief closing track derives from a passage from "Les Chants de Maldoror" (1869), a surreal poetic novel written by Le Comte de Lautramont. This appropriation of a phrase from Maldoror is shared in common with the title of Nurse With Wound's debut album, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella (1979); both phrases appear in Lautramont's work. The album was first issued on Stapleton's own United Dairies label on vinyl, cassette, and later in remastered compact disc including an extra track "Astral Dustbin Dirge". This masterpiece reissue is the official full, double album from the original recording sessions. The four tracks from the original LP are accompanied by additional recordings from the same period.