Nurse With Wound is a British music combo that has been around since 1978 and have released over the span of their career more than thirty albums. Combining elements of free jazz, electronica, avant-garde, ambient, trance, and hip-hop, the band uses a very minimalist approach for a sound that is pretty "out there" but at the same time somewhat unique. Tape loops, electronic percussion, spoken word vocals, and other sparse instrumentation make up the music, and while some may not call this music, there's certainly an audience for this bizarre art form that Nurse With Wound create judging by their longevity. Rock 'n' Roll Station is one interesting listen, I'll give them that. The album was originally released in 1994 and is now being reissued by Beta-lactam Ring Records, and is one of those pieces of music that you really need to listen to on head phones when you are in the mood for some serious mind altering music. Each track for the most part is pretty lengthy, with a myriad of noises and spoken work narration on endless tape loops, conveying a very hypnotic effect. The band also throws in some spacey keyboards, the occasion guitar passage, and different sorts of percussion, both electronic and acoustic, for an overall varied yet often confusing listen. Some of the beats here pre-date the modern hip-hop scene, but overall this is very English sounding stuff that should appeal to fans of Brian Eno or anyone who likes some of the avant-garde electronic music that is featured on the ReR Megacorp label. File under oddly weird, yet stangely danceable and alluring.
1) Rock 'n' Roll Station
2) The Self Sufficient Sexual Shoe
3) Two Golden Microphones
4) A Silhouette and a Thumbtack
5) R+B Through Collis Brown
6) Finsbury Park, May 8th, 1:35