Stock, Hausen & Walkman

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No other artist's name makes quite as much sense as Stock, Hausen & Walkman (1991-2001) - a triple pun embracing pioneering electronic composer and theorist Karlheinz Stockhausen, the '80s pop-by-numbers production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman, and the Sony Walkman.

At the time of the group's formation in the late '80s, they were an experimental/improv duo consisting of Matt Wand ( who named and started the band ) & guitarist Rex Casswell. Cellist Dan Weaver, drummer Richard Harrison, Andrew Sharpley & others contributing in live and studio roles along the way, They played at Company Week at Derek Bailey's request in 1990. The project was continued with arguably the most successful albums Organ Transplants vol1 & 2 conceived & designed by Wand with musical contributions from Sharpley after Casswell moved to Denmark and Weaver began taking recording time-outs to perform for dance and theatre. Wand started and ran Hot Air Records to get the S,H&W records ‘out there’ and began releasing a wide range of albums, also by other artists over that decade and continues conceiving, designing and producing albums as that label to the present. Matt Wand wrapped the project up in 2001 but continues to release archive S,H&W material of “some interest” on Hot Air. There are vague rumours that new material might see the light in the near future.

Stock, Hausen & Walkman (now Matt Wand, Andrew Sharpley and Daniel Weaver) is known for making sample-heavy, subversively funny collages with a healthy disregard for copyright issues: "taking pot shots at anything that moves, be it high art music, low pop or cheesy listening" (The Wire 163). Distinctive packaging has been prevalent in most SHW's releases.

The duo's music (Daniel Weaver leave them before the "Ventilating Deer" CD-ROM came out) has a hands-on, DIY approach, consisting of obscure samples and messed up beats, collaged into short, quirky songs. Wand and Sharpley continued on with an album-per-year release schedule until their split in 2001.
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Albums

SHWCASS 001 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - What's Up album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman What's Up(Cass, Ltd, C46) Hot Air SHWCASS 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
QRM MC 1 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Giving Up With Stock, Hausen & Walkman album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Giving Up With Stock, Hausen & Walkman (Album) Hot Air QRM MC 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
QRM CD 011 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Hairballs album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Hairballs (Album) Hot Air QRM CD 011 UK 1995 Sell This Version
QRM CD 111 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Stop! album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Stop!(CD) Hot Air QRM CD 111 UK 1995 Sell This Version
QRM LP 101, QRM SP101 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Organ Transplants Vol. 1 album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Organ Transplants Vol. 1 (Album) Hot Air, Hot Air QRM LP 101, QRM SP101 UK 1996 Sell This Version
QRM CD 010 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Oh My Bag! album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Oh My Bag! (Album) Hot Air QRM CD 010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
QRM CD 000 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Organ Transplants Vol. 2 album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Organ Transplants Vol. 2 Hot Air QRM CD 000 UK 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

QRM VDLP 001 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Ventilating Deer album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Ventilating Deer Hot Air QRM VDLP 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SPME 2 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Buy Me / Sue Me album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Buy Me / Sue Me Hot Air SPME 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
F-11 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Empty Box™ album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Empty Box™(10") Fire Inc. F-11 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Eerie Themes 8 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Broccoli album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Broccoli(7") Eerie Materials Eerie Themes 8 US 1998 Sell This Version
Small 3 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Over Napoli / Dirty Thirty Something album art Anthony Child, Stock, Hausen & Walkman Anthony Child, Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Over Napoli / Dirty Thirty Something Slut Smalls Small 3 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ALERT01 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Alert / Crash album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Alert / Crash(7", Ltd) Hot Air ALERT01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AIRMILE 76 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Hang Ups album art Stock, Hausen And Walkman's* Hang Ups(7") Hot Air AIRMILE 76 UK 1999 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

ISBN 3-634-43166-0 Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Venetian Deer album art Stock, Hausen & Walkman Venetian Deer(CD-ROM) Systhema Verlag ISBN 3-634-43166-0 UK 1997 Sell This Version