Nurse With Wound

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Nurse With Wound, often stylised as NWW, is a British experimental music project, formed in 1978 by Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill and Heman Pathak. In 1979 Heman left the group, and in 1981 it effectively became a solo project of Steven Stapleton, with a variety of assisting musicians over the years.

Focusing on aesthetic ideas and philosophies that began with the Surrealist movement, Stapleton has referred to the project as a contemporary extension of Surrealism and the project has been referred to as 'purveyors of sinister whimsy to the wretched.'
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UD 01, 01 Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella (Album) United Dairies, United Dairies UD 01, 01 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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UD 03, U.D. 03. To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl (Album) United Dairies, United Dairies UD 03, U.D. 03. UK 1980 Sell This Version
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UD 04, UD.04, 04 Merzbild Schwet — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Merzbild Schwet (Album) United Dairies, United Dairies, United Dairies UD 04, UD.04, 04 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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U.D.08, UD.08 Insect & Individual Silenced — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Insect & Individual Silenced (Album) United Dairies, United Dairies U.D.08, UD.08 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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UD 013, U.D. 013 Homotopy To Marie — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie (Album, Comp) United Dairies, United Dairies UD 013, U.D. 013 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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TMR 03 Ostranenie 1913 — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Ostranenie 1913 (Album) Third Mind Records TMR 03 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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LAY 3 Gyllensköld, Geijerstam And I At Rydberg's — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Gyllensköld, Geijerstam And I At Rydberg's (Comp) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords LAY 3 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
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mi-mort 3 Mi-Mort — Nurse With Wound Current 93 / Nurse With Wound Current 93 / Nurse With Wound - Mi-Mort Mi Mort mi-mort 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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mi-mort 4 Nylon Coverin' Body Smotherin' — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound / Current 93 Nurse With Wound / Current 93 - Nylon Coverin' Body Smotherin' Mi Mort mi-mort 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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LAY 15 The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion (Album, Comp) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords LAY 15 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
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UD 020, UD020. A Missing Sense / Rasa — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound / Organum Nurse With Wound / Organum - A Missing Sense / Rasa United Dairies, United Dairies UD 020, UD020. UK 1986 Sell This Version
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TORSO 33016 Spiral Insana — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana (Album) Torso TORSO 33016 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
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ST OOM, STAALTAPE OOM Nurse With Wound / The Hafler Trio — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound / The Hafler Trio Nurse With Wound / The Hafler Trio - Nurse With Wound / The Hafler Trio(Cass, Album, C46) Staaltape, Staaltape ST OOM, STAALTAPE OOM Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
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UD025, ud025 Drunk With The Old Man Of The Mountains — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Drunk With The Old Man Of The Mountains (Album) United Dairies, United Dairies UD025, ud025 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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none Scrag! — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Scrag! United Dairies none UK 1987 Sell This Version
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MIRROR ONE Soliloquy For Lilith — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Soliloquy For Lilith (Album) Idle Hole Records MIRROR ONE UK 1988 Sell This Version
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Cerne K003 Nurse With Wound Lumbs Sister (Album) Cerne Cerne K003 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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MIRROR ONE/C Soliloquy For Lilith (Parts 5 & 6) — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Soliloquy For Lilith (Parts 5 & 6) (Album) Idle Hole Records MIRROR ONE/C UK 1989 Sell This Version
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UD 032 A Sucked Orange — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound A Sucked Orange (Album) United Dairies UD 032 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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00123 Horse / Lex Talionis / Lumbs Sister — Nurse With Wound Current 93 / Sol Invictus / Nurse With Wound Current 93 / Sol Invictus / Nurse With Wound - Horse / Lex Talionis / Lumbs Sister(LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + Box) Cerne 00123 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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MHR 006 Caught From Behind — Nurse With Wound M.T.T. Mauro Teho Teardo* Featuring Nurse With Wound & Ramleh M.T.T. Mauro Teho Teardo* Featuring Nurse With Wound & Ramleh - Caught From Behind(LP) Minus Habens Records MHR 006 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
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UD038, UD 038 Creakiness / Firemoon — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound / Spasm (2) Nurse With Wound / Spasm (2) - Creakiness / Firemoon United Dairies, United Dairies UD038, UD 038 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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WDC 88-109 The 150 Murderous Passions — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound The 150 Murderous Passions (Album) Come Organisation WDC 88-109 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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UD 034 CD Live At Bar Maldoror — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Live At Bar Maldoror (Album) United Dairies UD 034 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
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UD040CD Thunder Perfect Mind — Nurse With Wound Nurse With Wound Thunder Perfect Mind (Album, Comp) United Dairies UD040CD UK 1992 Sell This Version

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LEFTTHESITE

LEFTTHESITE

October 20, 2018
OK, I now wish I had never sold it, but in 1992 or 93 in the Covent Garden Rough Trade shop I bought a CD box set of the first 4 albums (I seem to remember this was also issued as a vinyl boxet as well), but mine was housed in a black leather bondage satchel. There were only 25 made. I had to sell it a few years later to pay some debt and always wanted to re-buy one. I can't find any reference online to this release. Anyone got one?
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mcnumplet

mcnumplet

August 4, 2018
I cant find anything here about Nurse with wound "Brained by falling Masonary". I have a copy.
Does anyone know anything about it?
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death1

death1

May 23, 2015
The collaborations with Graham Bowers are possibly Stapleton's strongest work since the early 90s, they get better and better with each release.
pietro.1

pietro.1

February 5, 2015
Is anyone else going out of their minds wishing they could get their hands on copies of "Silver Bromide" and "Xerography"?? Repressing please!
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a-parasite

a-parasite

November 4, 2014
Is anyone else going out of their minds wishing they could get their hands on copies of "Silver Bromide" and "Xerography"?? Repressing please!
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Stephen_Scutt

Stephen_Scutt

February 3, 2014
Nurse with wound. Steven Stapleton. endless sonic buggery. excellent.
a-parasite

a-parasite

June 15, 2013
Why not a Nurse With Wound vs Autechre jam?...
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trancetothesun

trancetothesun

January 1, 2010
What Else we can say about Steven Works, for sure listening to his music he has become to reality the worst nightmares of our dreams, imaginary dreams, morbid thoughts mixed with allucinating trips to unknown pleasures of depravation, yells, masoquism,
rapes,drugs.A fully trip of surrealism painted in music, But The question is What Music?? Is this perhaps a decent or necessary escape from the hole where we are??

A difficult concept,a well thinking memory to understang this, a clearly idea of surrealism,jokes,cartoon enviroments,lunatic asylums victims to give us more insanity than we have in the hole where we live.

This is necessary a fully sick and perverted thoughts coverted in music, a marvelous journey to the unconscious brains
that make us think if we are inside of a big horror movie screen running toward the emptiness.
Steven music quite magnificent but really hard to understand even though the excellency comes from Hell!!!

Crijevo

Crijevo

January 12, 2009
edited over 3 years ago
If Salvador Dali or Hans Bellmer, to name a few, wanted to achieve a surrealist sound painting, be certain they would kill for the talents of one and only Steven Stapleton.

Nurse With Wound's, err, 'music' works on equal terms in a strange cartoon-ish environment (where you'll very possibly find Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse on a serious cocaine hook) or in an abstract bordello where fat women and ham win anorexic beauty contests. Of course, everything is covered in additional blood, milk, religion and honey - black and grey always included.

Albums' titles and cover art alone are worth possession of Nurse With Wound's material, but it's the incredibly absurd music too that wins the hearts of many. Stapleton's fascinations with the surreal and the esoteric provide with a funnily morbid oil on canvas - it will either frustrate or fascinate. But there is one element that holds both parties in its grip; astonishing dark humour, hard to ignore, sometimes even harder to get.

Effective though, after giving it all, what we'd like to call - a 'proper listen'... or a proper laugh.

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