This Heat

This Heat

In 1976, Charles Hayward of Gong (and Phil Manzanera's Quiet Sun) joined with Charles Bullen and Gareth Williams to form This Heat. Though arising from art-rock and the British school of fusion jazz, This Heat quickly developed into an experimental band largely dependent on tape loops and production tricks. This Heat dissolved in 1982-1983. Charles Bullen went on to solo work and put together his own studio in the late 1980s; he has recently issued a CD under his own name. Charles Hayward decided to keep up public performances and formed The Camberwell Now.

This Heat Discography Tracks


This Heat This Heat (Album) Piano Germany 1979 Sell This Version
This Heat Deceit (Album) Rough Trade UK 1981 Sell This Version
This Heat Repeat (Album) These Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
This Heat Made Available (John Peel Sessions) (Album) These Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
this is 6 This Heat Live 80/81(CD, Album) This Is this is 6 UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

This Heat Health And Efficiency (Single, EP) Piano, Piano UK 1980 Sell This Version


This Heat Health & Efficiency / Repeat (Comp) These Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
This Heat Out Of Cold Storage (Album, EP) This Is UK 2006 Sell This Version


This Heat / Albert Marcœur This Heat / Albert Marcœur - Untitled Tago Mago France 1982 Sell This Version

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February 28, 2016
We were told to expect more. And now that we've got more, we want more! (reissues of course)


April 20, 2014
An example of a band who created timeless experimental music that actually still sounds contemporary .... and even futuristic today.
The first album combines tape loops, musique concret interludes, punishing drumming, hypnotic grooves, studio tricks and some incredibly surreal songwriting:
24 Track Loop and Horizontal Hold have a studio-as-instrument vibe... there's much in common with dub reggae.
The Fall of Saigon and Twilight Furniture are strange but melodic almost-pop sings.
Water, Rainforest and Diet of Worms are more freeform abstract pieces.
Really this album is a high water mark of UK post-punk (although some tracks were actually recorded pre-punk in Feb. 1976).
The second album 'Deceit' is much more song- based... but still great and must be heard.
If you have a passing interest in late '70s UK punk and post-punk, dub reggae, avant garde musique concret and experimental jazz/ rock.... or you are a fan of Can, The Residents, King Tubby, Soft Machine, Chrome... then hear this band.

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