Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch'Cock One)


2004 March CD UK United Dairies UDCD0300
edition of 2000 in digipak .
Track Listing:
Root Canal Splinter (Penetration mix) - Cyclobe / Nurse With Wound (11:19)
Paraparaparallelogrammatica - Irr. App. (Ext.) / Nurse With Wound (12:18)
Mute Bell Extinction Process - Jim O'Rourke / Nurse With Wound (10:38)
(Flute and sax by Hansi Fischer and Tim Belbe of Xhol Caravan on Mute Bell)
Sleeve Notes
A selection that may or may not be included on the forthcoming 3 disc set ANGRY EELECTRIC FINGER. Cover art by Babs Santini . Thanks to Paul Jackson.
"Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch' Cock One) is the first installment of Nurse With Wound's most ambitious project to date. It's a remarkable mixture of Industrial and Avant Garde pop styles featuring Sonic Youth's Jim O'Rourke, Ex-Coil sound twisters Cyclobe, Kraut rock legends Xhol Caravan, and San Francisco's weirdest pop combo Irr. App. (Ext.) Each artist has collaborated with Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton to create a 4-part suite of alarming freshness and originality. This, the first in a 3-part installment of Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch' Cock One), is as stated limited to just 2000 copies on CD. Babs Santini, as always, supplies cover art on this release."

From Brainwashed (as written by J Dean):
"...It is this same intensely collaborative spirit that manifests on Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch'Cock One), a newly-issued prologue to an upcoming triple-album set featuring collaborations with Cyclobe, irr.app.(ext.), Jim O'Rourke and Xhol Caravan. These were long-distance reciprocations, with Stapleton sending raw materials to each of the artists, who were free to recontextualize and mutate the sounds as they saw fit. These longform remixes were sent back to Stapleton, who added some finishing production touches and let them stand. This unique process has yielded a series of tracks in which the personalities of Stapleton's musical accomplices come through very strongly, even as they each reverently pay homage to the work of Nurse With Wound. The disc opens with a piece credited only to NWW, a classic 11-minute brain-twister that utilizes bending, distorted bass guitar strings to disorienting effect. Each metallic pluck swoops and dithers around a senseless insectoid rhythm, the piece eventually expanding into a blasted Cold War furnace factory dominated by an ancient, wheezing iron lung. Erudite Nurse-o-philes will recognize these sounds from An Akward Pause and the Current 93 collaboration Bright Yellow Moon, Stapleton clearly enforcing the "recycled sound" aesthetic from the outset. "
Could not have said it any better myself. A good example of like minds creating with the third mind. 320

Alice Rabbit has posted a fantastic NWW piece on youtube I hadn't seen before this a.m.


Princess Sparkle Pony said...

I was lucky enough to find a copy of this recently, and I highly recommend it to the curious.

Great stuff! This blog is off to a promising start!

wassonii said...

Thank you! Fortunately, here too.
Haven't gotten the rest in this series yet, but fully intend to.