Nurse With Wound ‎– Huffin' Rag Blues

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Tracklist

Willy The Weeper 0:58
Groove Grease (Hot Catz) 4:08
The Funktion Of The Hairy Egg 13:52
Black Teeth 5:11
Thrill Of Romance...? 6:39
Livin' With The Night 2:07
Ketamineaphonia 5:49
Juice Head Crazy Lady 3:57
Wash The Dust From My Heart 5:55
Cruisin' For A Bruisin' 6:15
All Of Me 1:52
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön 14:08

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DPROMCD63 Nurse With Wound Huffin' Rag Blues(CD, Album) United Dirter DPROMCD63 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
DPROMCD63ETC Nurse With Wound Huffin' Rag Blues Etc. Canned(CD, Album + CD, EP + Box, Ltd) Dirter Promotions DPROMCD63ETC UK 2008 Sell This Version
UNITED JNANA 444 Nurse With Wound Huffin' Rag Blues(CD, Album) Jnana Records UNITED JNANA 444 USA & Canada 2008 Sell This Version
DPROMDLP63 Nurse With Wound Huffin' Rag Blues(LP, Dir + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Dir + Album) Dirter Promotions DPROMDLP63 UK 2010 Sell This Version
DPROMDLP63 Nurse With Wound Huffin' Rag Blues(LP, Ltd, TP, Bla + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, TP, Bla) Dirter Promotions DPROMDLP63 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Nurse With Wound Huffin' Rag Blues(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Nurse With Wound Self-released) none Canada 2012

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enfantterrible

enfantterrible

January 23, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Huffin' Rag Blues, CD, Album, DPROMCD63

Think of a lounge jam conceived for the Mos Eisley cantina in which it's musicians play the instruments influenced by the centipede drug of Naked lunch. The most outlandish bizarre sensuality derives from the whole ordeal as result.

In a less analogic example I think the album can be compared to exotica music with a rhythmic fiber of lounge Jazz, and obviously psychedelia. These jazzy rhythms are ecstatic and could be interpreted as a trail of lights leading the listener the way through the magnetic chaos from the background, nothing too complicated.

At times mesmeric, at times just demented as it is tradition with NWW, the atmosphere of drones and analog pulses and queer field recordings gets an interesting contrast with a female voice that reminds us from ballrooms and obscure Jazz night clubs.

One may argue that this album is way more accessible for beginners into NWW, and in my opinion the key it's the rhythmic automatism described before. These ejection of repetitive Jazz beats make the difference by a large margin on most things NWW have done before, the music is almost lyrical at times, and suscitate a poetic tonality.

In a way the album almost achieves the quality of having proper identifiable tracks where proper lyrics are sung and even propitious structure appear. The listener may not be sure where he is going as the lyrics are weird per se, nevermind the strange disposition of backgrounds and uneasy sounds, but he is going and the landmark left clearly has the expression of lounge music. Other albums are aural travels without return, where there is no discernable beginning or meaning, more dream like if one may say so, while in here the form is more real, well, surreal to be frank.

NWW is way more benevolent with the listener. Is almost entertainment, outsider entertainment nevertheless but not as capricious or nightmarish as most of their discography.

Actually, if one is bold enough this can be used as a playlist for a bar where the clientele is drunk enough, or simply dare to bite a good slice of the huffin raga blues madness.