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NURSE WITH WOUND - Bar Maldoror (silver)

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Rotorelief - ROTOR 0080*
Release Year: 2023
Note: luxus re-issue of the live album from 1991, collecting performance material from the 80's when NWW only performed eight times, feat. DAVID TIBET, DIANA ROGERSON, JOHN BALANCE, ANNIE ANXIETY, and others... Side D has two bonus tracks, comes w. silver metallic gatefold cover, with 4 panels of new artwork, lim. 500 silver black & white vinyls, NUMBERED
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €48.00

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The long-running and infamous project known as Nurse With Wound -- essentially Steven Stapleton joined by a rotating cast of characters -- mixes the overly serious chin-scratching of the contemporary avant-garde with a healthy dose of absurdist humor and wit. Often unfortunately branded with the industrial's tag, Stapleton's music actually reflects elements of musique concrte, ambient, and free improvisation juxtaposed against more traditional forms. No one pigeonhole can adequately describe this diverse and immense catalogue: only by diving in can one truly appreciate the varied sonic possibilities of Stapleton's unfettered imagination. He's that weird, and he's that good. In the mid-1980s, Nurse With Wound existed as a live band for only eight shows, of which only five were in front of an actual audience. Live at Bar Maldoror, released in 1991, documents these various live incarnations. Having been remastered by Andrew Liles, the diverse and lengthy pieces (which were actually recorded in disparate locales, none of which are named "Bar Maldoror") sound rather contemporary. Sparse percussion, tape manipulation, loops, noise, dark drones, improvised semi-musical instrumentation and strangled glossolalia all expose the many facets of Stapleton's oeuvre. In 2023, as part of the silver editions, Rotorelief Records released Bar Maldoror as a double vinyl album, in a luxurious gatefold with four panels of artwork by Babs Santini.