Happy 2016!

•31 December 2015 • Leave a Comment

A Very Happy New Year to everyone! May your world only get better in 2016!

EIE New Year's card 2015-16

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Some NWW Events

•21 November 2015 • Leave a Comment

Between Nov 24th and Dec 8th I’ll be overseas for a pair of NWW events, and will only have intermittent internet access during that time. So if you buy anything from the shop, be aware that it won’t ship until the 9th (at the earliest) and there will probably be a delay of several days before I can respond to any messages.

If you happen to be in Bratislava on Nov 26th or in London on Dec 5th, come and see a show and say hello. Here are some links for more details:

Bratislava (NEXT Festival) – with Atom Tone, James Welburn & Wilhelm Bras: http://2015.nextfestival.sk/?lang=en

London (St John Sessions/ThirtyThree ThirtyThree) – with Faust & Cut Hands: https://www.facebook.com/events/126329931054156/

There are also a pair of NWW shows being arranged in Sweden for the end of January, but I’ll post more about that when the time gets a bit closer.

–msw

Displaced Materials

•16 October 2015 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here: partly from my being too busy, but also just another one of my periodic lapses from contact with the outside world. The previous few months have mostly been occupied with completing a new Nurse With Wound album with Steve Stapleton, which we’ve constructed out of extracts from the archive of live recordings I’ve been amassing for the past 10 years. It’s not a selection of live ‘highlights’ or anything like that, but an entirely new record built by combining some of the most interesting moments into unique new tracks. As I’m the one in the group that records everything — shows, soundchecks, rehearsals, off-stage events — it naturally fell to me to sort through and find elements that could work together. The project took longer than expected since it kept expanding as we went along: it was first planned as a single vinyl release, then an extended CD version was proposed, then an entire second disc was added, and then Steve decided he wanted to do a collaborative art edition — and we are now just wrapping up that final aspect of it.

SylvieOn a related note, an expanded, double-disc reissue of the classic NWW album ‘Sylvie & Babs‘ was recently released by United Dirter, and I was fortunate to be able to contribute a variety of things to it: clean-up and mastering of all the different S&B-related cassette compilations tracks, a brand new track of my own in the S&B collage style, and a new graphic that’s been used for the cover of the inner booklet. It’s astonishing to think back to how much I loved that album when I first bought it over twenty years ago, and to now find myself involved in a version of it. If you’re on the east side of the Atlantic, you can get a copy at the new NWW shop: www.nursewithwound.co.uk. I only have five copies on hand to sell myself: not enough to warrant creating a listing in the shop, but if you’re in the States and would like to get one and save some pricey overseas postage, drop me a note at irrappext (at) gmail.com and I’ll let you know if I still have any left (and I’ll put up a short post to announce when they’re gone). I’ll be selling my copies for $20 each + postage (probably about $4 Media Mail).

Materieux Deplaces cvrBut the principal reason for this new post is to announce the release of the new irr. album Matériaux Déplacés. This is a expanded, double-disc version of the small-edition cassette released by the now-defunct ReadyMades Tapes label back in April. A full description of the album can be found on the item page, but, briefly, the original two 15-minute tracks from the cassette are now combined with several more tracks from the NDAS archives which were constructed using a similar approach, and linked with a series of short excerpts of varied location recordings and upright piano manipulation (similar sources having been an important part of those two original tracks). This release is limited to only 120 copies, as I suspect it will have a more limited appeal. You can grab a copy here.

A lot of other things are in the works: a second collaboration with Pentti Dassum’s Umpio project (which has only been held up by me trying to finish all the stuff listed above); a light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel for the very slow-progressing collaboration with French pianist Sylvie Walder (all the tracks are now finished, and only the packaging needs to be sorted out); a bit more progress made in restoring the unreleased second irr. album from 1998 ‘Foreign Matter, Nor Frequency Carrier’; and a similarly long-in-preparation and exhaustively comprehensive online irr. discography (to balance out the jumble of faulty information available elsewhere). Some printed graphic collections with accompanying audio are in the planning stages, with the hopes that these might act as a remedy to the ever-plummeting record sales.

One final note: Nurse With Wound peformances in Bratislava (November 26th) and London (December 5th) are in the process of being sorted out, and I should be present for both of them. Travel arrangements have not yet been finalised, however, so nothing can be said with absolute certainty quite yet.

–msw

Jennies, ‘Chenies, Senses and Incidences now added to the shop

•1 March 2015 • Leave a Comment

irrJENNIESirrCTIoU&PREeeAs per occasional request, CDR versions of the 4 most recent download albums have now been added to the shop. Each is limited to the usual 200 copies, and are packaged in the cottage-made style of the previous CDR releases (with perhaps an extra dash or two of cottage-sauce in a few of them). These are: ‘The Jennies Made Me Do It {1}‘, ‘CTIoU&PREITMoGDoVC‘, ‘Perekluchenie‘ [expanded edition], and ‘Resurrection Of The Senses‘ [expanded edition]. Full details can be found on the individual item pages. Buttons for several combined postage options are available on each page — including a discounted option for the full set of 4.

Apologies for taking so long to get these listed: I had some tricky cottage-printer-related problems to sort out which caused considerable delay, as well as some other cottage-oriented issues that were persistant and irritatingly cottagey.

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best wishes to all

–m

Happy Something Something

•31 December 2014 • Leave a Comment

EIE New Year's card 2014-15

All the best to all of you in 2015

–msw

I Made This For Someone Else

•30 November 2014 • Leave a Comment

Hello All,

A new irr. app. (ext.) album, ‘I Made This For Someone Else, But They Didn’t Want It So I’m Giving It To You‘, has been added to the shop! The quaint title is derived from the fact that a lot of the source material was submitted to different projects & collaborations, but not deemed useful enough by the various recipients. Being an unflaggingly optimistic sort of person, I took the lemons life gave me and turned them into lemon meringue pie: 84% of the world’s population is in perfect agreement that this is the best album made in the last 51 years (after Julie London’s ‘Latin In A Satin Mood’ was released in 1963). Be sure to buy two copies so you can listen to both of them at once and really know you’ve lived.

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This disc is another fully-printed, cottage-made CDR in the same style as ‘Tuberpendicular’ and ‘Orgonosis 4’. You can have a butcher’s at the particulars and bag yourself a copy here.

A digital version will be added to the irr. download resource in a few days.

–msw

Cracking Off In Krakow

•14 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

Hello All,

I’ll be away in Poland for a NWW show between the 15th and the 20th, and as I have no mobile devices I will most likely be unable to check my e-mail during that time. I’m not going to close the shop since I’ll be gone for less than week (and those days overlap a weekend as well), but please keep in mind that I won’t be able to process orders until the 21st.

If you’re in travel reach of Krakow, come see the show and say hello. The Unsound festival website is here: www.unsound.pl.

best wishes

–msw