Nurse With Wound / Blind Cave Salamander ‎– Cabbalism I. & II.

ICR ‎– ICR78
2 × CD, Album


1-1 Cabbalism I. Torino 45:02
2-1 Cabbalism II. Lisbon 44:27



"November 2007,Venice. It was cold, damp and foggy. Nurse With Wound were playing 2 nights at the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, with Blind Cave Salamander as support act. Listening to them perform, Steven Stapleton felt that some of what they played reminded him of the classic Nurse work, `Soliloquy for Lilith'. He suggested that the two bands should explore the possibility of playing live together, to explore that piece,with a view to recording an album. Forward to September 2009 when, after rehearsals, Nurse With Wound (Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter) and Blind Cave Salamander (Fabrizio Palumbo, Julia Kent and Paul Beauchamp) perform their live version of Soliloquy for the first time at the Mutamento Festival in Turin. The audience responded with great enthusiasm. The cabbalistic proceedings of that evening are contained on this recording."

This 2015 CD reissue was made available in three versions:

- A 2 disc set comprising the original Torino performance, as released on the Dirter LP, on disc 1 plus a performance in Lisbon on disc 2.
- A 3 disc set comprising the 2 discs as above, plus a bonus disc, Cabbalism III, which is a performance in Leuven.
- A 3 disc art edition, comprising the 3 disc set as above, plus a piece of collage artwork by Steve Stapleton and Colin Potter. Signed, numbered & limited to 50 copies.

Thanks to Julia Kramer, Steve Pittis and Andrew Liles