Nash The Slash ‎– Decomposing

Cut-Throat Records ‎– CUT-5, World Records (3) ‎– WRC1-1867
Vinyl, 12", 16 ⅔ RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM, Mini-Album

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Written and produced by Nash The Slash at Cut-Throat Studios, Autumn 1981.
Back cover: 'Playable At Any Speed'

This is the first album playable at any speed. Being all-instrumental music, there are no voices to affect the realism of the orchestrations. Thus the album becomes a collection of electronic concertos, each movement being defined by the speed of the turntable. A turntable with speeds of 33, 45 and 78 rpm, creates a different ratio within the pieces, yet maintains a familiar melodic drama.

Saying all this, the record was recorded to produce the sound you hear at 45rpm and any compilations using tracks taken from this record reflect this.

© ℗ 1981 Cut-Throat Records

Catalogue number on back cover, spine and labels 'CUT-5', on spine and labels 'WRC1-1867'.

Made in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout area - variant 1): DM-1 WRC1 1867 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout area - variant t): DM-2 WRC1 1867 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - variant 2): WRC1 1867 A B DM-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - variant 2): WRC1 1867 B DM-2
  • Rights Society: CAPAC

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CUT-5 Nash The Slash Decomposing(12", MiniAlbum) Cut-Throat Records CUT-5 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
AOF255CD Nash The Slash Decomposing(CD, Album, RE) Artoffact Records AOF255CD Canada 2017 Sell This Version
AOF255 Nash The Slash Decomposing(12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, RE, Yel) Artoffact Records AOF255 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Nash The Slash Decomposing(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Artoffact Records none Canada 2017
AOF255 Nash The Slash Decomposing(12", MiniAlbum, RE, RM, TP) Artoffact Records AOF255 Canada 2017 Sell This Version


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September 11, 2015

"Womble" at 45 RPM is my favourite cut of the album.


April 26, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
It's not the first album playable at any speed, that was "Pagan Muzak" by Non from 1978 which also had 17 locked grooves and 2 holes... if you want to hear REALLY revolutionary music (and not music from the guy whose band wrote The Carpenters' "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft") please start there.

I am biased because that Non album permanently changed how I heard music. Alas I haven't had the same experience with Nash, although I remain open minded.