Vazz

Real Name:
Anna Howson & Hugh Small
Profile:
Vazz were from Glasgow, Scotland and existed in the mid-1980’s. The group consisted of Hugh Small (all music and instruments) and Anna Howson (all voices and lyrics) and were featured on the late, great John Peel show on BBC Radio One a few times.

Their first cassette-only release "Whisper Not" contained seven demo tracks from 1982 and was recorded at the legendary Hellfire Club in Glasgow. Only 100 copies were made/distributed. Operation Twilight - a sublabel of Belgian Les Disques Du Crépuscules - scheduled it for release as part of the 2xLP compilation "Antelopes & Alligators". That release never saw the light of day but a vinyl edition with six of the tracks was released in early 2012 on the Forced Nostalgia label (FN004).

Vazz released 3 singles and a mini-album called 'Your Lungs & Your Tongues' during the 1980's. In June 2013, Forced Nostalgia released a 16 track CD anthology titled 'Chronoillogical' (FN010CD). This collection featured all the tracks from the 3 singles and the mini-album.

In November 2014, the track 'Cast Reflections' appeared on 'Fabriclive 78' - a Fabric Records CD compiled by Illum Sphere.

In September 2017, STROOM released the vinyl LP 'Submerged Vessels & Other Stories' (STRLP008) - a collection of previously unreleased Vazz tracks from the 1980's and more recent instrumentals dating from 2014 -2016. The first pressing of 750 copies came with a bonus CD of Hugh Small's piano music from 2014 - 2016.

In November 2017, Forced Nostalgia re-issued the 'Chronoillogical (Glasgow Recordings 1982 - 1987)' CD as a limited edition double CD which included Hugh Small's 'Piano Music (2014 - 2016)' CD. This release was limited to 123 individually numbered copies.

At the beginning of 2018, a digital-only collection of instrumentals called 'Boutique Music (Edinburgh Recordings 2010 - 2017)' was made available via the Vazz Bandcamp page -
https://vazzmusic.bandcamp.com/

September 2019 saw STROOM release the follow up collection to 'Submerged Vessels & Other Stories' - 'Cloud Over Maroma' (STRLP030) featured five tracks from the 2012 'Whisper Not' LP on Forced Nostalgia (FN004) as well as the band's first single 'Breath' and more recent instrumentals and piano pieces.
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Albums

CRV 6402 Vazz - Your Lungs And Your Tongues album art Vazz Your Lungs And Your Tongues(LP, MiniAlbum) Cathexis Recordings CRV 6402 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FN004 Vazz - Whisper Not / The Wrong Holiday album art Vazz / La Bambola Del Dr Caligari Vazz / La Bambola Del Dr Caligari - Whisper Not / The Wrong Holiday(LP, RE, RM) Forced Nostalgia FN004 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
VAZZ01 Vazz - Boutique Music (Edinburgh Recordings 2010 - 2017) album art Vazz Boutique Music (Edinburgh Recordings 2010 - 2017)(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label VAZZ01 UK 2018

Singles & EPs

CRV 5401 Vazz - Breath / Violent Silence album art Vazz Breath / Violent Silence(7") Cathexis Recordings CRV 5401 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CRV 7403 Vazz - Feverpitch album art Vazz Feverpitch(12") Cathexis Recordings CRV 7403 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CRV 7405 Vazz - Pearls album art Vazz Pearls(12") Cathexis Recordings CRV 7405 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Vazz - Watercolours / Peripheral Vision album art Vazz Watercolours / Peripheral Vision (Single) Forced Nostalgia Belgium 2012
FN071 Vazz - Everlasting/Neverlasting album art Vazz Everlasting/Neverlasting(CDr, Mini, Single, Ltd, Num, Promo) Forced Nostalgia FN071 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
VAZZ03 Vazz - Everlasting EP album art Vazz Everlasting EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label VAZZ03 UK 2019

Compilations

Vazz - Chronoillogical (Glasgow Recordings 1982 - 1987) album art Vazz Chronoillogical (Glasgow Recordings 1982 - 1987) (Comp) Forced Nostalgia Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FN010CD, FN073CD Vazz -  Chronoillogical (Glasgow Recordings 1982 - 1987) / Piano Music (2014 - 2016) album art Vazz / Hugh Small Vazz / Hugh Small - Chronoillogical (Glasgow Recordings 1982 - 1987) / Piano Music (2014 - 2016)(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Num, RM) Forced Nostalgia, Forced Nostalgia FN010CD, FN073CD Belgium 2017 Sell This Version
STRLP-008, FN073 Vazz - Submerged Vessels And Other Stories / Piano Music (2014 - 2016) album art Vazz / Hugh Small Vazz / Hugh Small - Submerged Vessels And Other Stories / Piano Music (2014 - 2016)(LP, Comp + CD, Comp) STROOM 〰, Forced Nostalgia STRLP-008, FN073 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version
STRLP-030, FN075 Vazz - Cloud Over Maroma album art Vazz Cloud Over Maroma(LP, Comp) STROOM 〰, Forced Nostalgia STRLP-030, FN075 Belgium 2019 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

FN004 Vazz - Whisper Not album art Vazz Whisper Not(6xFile, FLAC) Forced Nostalgia FN004 Belgium 2012