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Tag Archives: 1998

Ui – Drive Until He Sleeps

Lovely, lovely stuff from the New York trio’s 1998 album ‘Lifelike’. The band manage to wrap some sultry bass licks around the post Rock breaks.


Boredoms – Super Shine

After the glitchy trickery is over, this track from their 1998 album ‘Super æ’ becomes a magical, Psych Rock monster of epic proportions. Get on thy knees and pray.

Add N to (X) – Little Black Rocks in the Sun (edit)

This is a shortened version of the 1998 track to accompany the wonderful video directed by Nick Abrahams. Drum breaks and analogue synth monsters crash, burn, and reform endlessly. The fact that they’d gotten in Stephen Hawking for the intro was a great feat; he wasn’t known for guest appearances back in those days.

Mark Hollis – Watershed

A track from Mark Hollis’ only (sadly) solo album from 1998; where he took the sound that Talk Talk had perfected (?) on their last 2 albums, and scrubbed it and stripped it down even further. An extremely personal sounding album that is haunting, yet deeply touching. Hard work to describe, yet certainly warrants terms such as sublime.

Perbec – Variety Club

Funky, Disco-fied UK Techno from Mark Broom and Baby Ford. This is a track from their 1998 12″ ‘Until The End’.

James Ruskin – The Divide

Tough Techno here from James Ruskin; think mark Broom, Sandwell District et al. No messing on this track from 1998.

irr. app. (ext.) – Significant Memory In The Grip Of Declension

Taken from irr. app. (ext.) ‘s 1998 album ‘An Uncertain Animal, Ruptured; Tissue Expanding In Conversation’; where one can expect the unexpected in this post- Nurse With Wound soundworld.

Robert Hood – Stereotype 1

Streamlined Techno from Minimal master Robert Hood; from the 1998 ‘Stereotype’ EP.

Matmos – Stupid Fambaloo

Matmos deliver the kind of cheeky oddball Microhouse that wouldn’t go amiss in a Matthew Herbert DJ set. A wonderful opener from 1998’s ‘Quasi-Objects’.

David Tibet & Steven Stapleton – I Left Her For a Cartoon Octopus

The influence of Krautrockers Sand lay heavily on this piece. Stapelton and Tibet re-released the German bands 1974 classic ‘Golem’ with some unreleased pieces that recalled early Cluster, ‘I Left Her For a Cartoon Octopus’ sounds like many traces rubbed off on the duo. This is a great, and ludicrous, soundscape that fits in neatly into the ever expanding Nurse With Wound library.

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