Nurse With Wound ‎– Homotopy To Marie

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I Cannot Feel You As The Dogs Are Laughing And I Am Blind 10:02
Homotopy To Marie 16:43
The Schmürz (Unsullied By Suckling) 23:50
The Tumultuous Upsurge (Of Lasting Hatred) 1:23

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UD 013, U.D. 013 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(LP, Album) United Dairies, United Dairies UD 013, U.D. 013 UK 1982 Sell This Version
UD 013, U.D. 013 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(LP, Album) United Dairies, United Dairies UD 013, U.D. 013 UK 1982 Sell This Version
UD 013 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(LP, TP) United Dairies UD 013 UK 1982 Sell This Version
UDT13 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(Cass, Album, RE) United Dairies UDT13 UK 1987 Sell This Version
UDT13 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(Cass, Album, RE) United Dairies, RRRecords UDT13 US 1987 Sell This Version
UD013CD, UD 013 cd Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(CD, Album, RE) United Dairies, United Dairies UD013CD, UD 013 cd UK 1992 Sell This Version
UD013CD, UD 013 cd Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(CD, Album, RE) United Dairies, United Dairies UD013CD, UD 013 cd UK 1992 Sell This Version
UD013CD, UD 013 cd Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(CD, Album, RP) United Dairies, United Dairies UD013CD, UD 013 cd UK 1994 Sell This Version
366, UJ 366 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(CD, Album, RM, Dig) United Jnana, United Jnana 366, UJ 366 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
DSM 5003-07, UNITED JNANA 366 Раненая Медсестра* Гомотопия Мари(CD, Album, RE) Durtro, Jnana Records DSM 5003-07, UNITED JNANA 366 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
none Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(5xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Nurse With Wound Self-released) none Canada 2012
ROTOR0070 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Rotorelief ROTOR0070 France 2018 Sell This Version
ROTOR0070 CDBOOK Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie (Box, Dlx + CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp) Rotorelief ROTOR0070 CDBOOK France 2018 Sell This Version
ROTOR0070 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Rotorelief ROTOR0070 France 2018 Sell This Version
ROTOR0070 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil) Rotorelief ROTOR0070 France 2018 Sell This Version
ROTOR0070 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, S/Edition) Rotorelief ROTOR0070 France 2018 Sell This Version
ROTOR 0070 Nurse With Wound Homotopy To Marie(LP, Album, TP) Rotorelief ROTOR 0070 France 2020 Sell This Version

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GoatMagick

GoatMagick

April 6, 2021
referencing Homotopy To Marie, CD, Album, RE, UD013CD, UD 013 cd
My copy of this CD has an alternate matrix runout (UD013CD 10176411 02 &) but appears to be identical to this release otherwise. It also has the World Serpent Distribution insert, indicating that this release is from 1994
mmudskipper

mmudskipper

June 9, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Homotopy To Marie, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, ROTOR0070

Unbelievably good pressing, with unbelievably good art. Proof that even tiny labels can press and package releases better than you could ever hope any hyped up deluxe set from a major to be. Thanks for the extra disk, too. The phenomenal "Astral" might be the best cut on this thing and you get voice from King Crimson's David Cross on the Twilight-Zone-esque "Dominant."
devolved707

devolved707

March 23, 2019
referencing Homotopy To Marie, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, ROTOR0070

A fantastic pressing of one of the more genuinely creepy albums in my collection. The sound is crystal clear, fills up the entire room, and there’s not a single pop or crackle to be heard. And the sleeve and record itself look amazing. I found this in a local record store, and was absolutely thrilled to have done so. #178 / 700.
GregorHz

GregorHz

March 14, 2019
referencing Homotopy To Marie , Box, Dlx + CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, ROTOR0070 CDBOOK
This is a bit of a letdown, and an over-packaged one at that. "Astral Dustbin" could have easily fit on disc 1 (as it did on the previous CD edition), and the 3 "bonus" tracks on disc 2 all appear on Automating Vol. 1. There is the book of artwork, true, but it doesn't compensate for the opportunities not taken (e.g., filling disc 2 with some of the compilation tracks from the period that still haven't been reissued).

Not quite as ecologically irresponsible as the deluxe boxed edition of Images/Zero Mix, but close.
shade1on1

shade1on1

February 22, 2019
referencing Homotopy To Marie, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, ROTOR0070
Just got this. Pressing 295 out of 700. Excellent pressing and love the swirl.
FemmaGenton

FemmaGenton

February 11, 2019
referencing Homotopy To Marie, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, ROTOR0070
Agreed - the quality and effort put into this and the Spiral Insana releases are incredible, and I hope the label continue with similar NWW releases. All there really needs to be is a notice on the website saying "this is a one man label, please wait up to three weeks for shipment" or something so people know to expect a delay. I had to threaten a PayPal claim before I could even get a response from them...
FemmaGenton

FemmaGenton

September 26, 2018
referencing Homotopy To Marie, CD, Album, RM, Dig, 366, UJ 366

After the loss of John Fothergill and Heman Pathak, and a couple of less-than-satisfying collaborative albums with Foetus and Whitehouse, Steven Stapleton finally found the much-needed confidence to strike out on his own and make what he now considers the first Nurse With Wound album. Spending the best part of a year's worth of Friday evenings in London's IPS Studios, Stapleton, with occasional help from friends, slowly but surely pieced together one of the most strikingly original and utterly disturbing albums in avant-garde music.

Although NWW's ties to noise are sometimes overstated, when Stapleton uses it, he does it well. Opening track, the wonderfully titled 'I Cannot Feel You as the Dogs are Laughing and I am Blind', bursts from the speakers with a metallic scraping that cuts to the bone. The sound is at once painful yet strangely satisfying: it's almost possible to feel the texture from the sound alone. This gradually fades into a cacophony of human voices: groaning, moaning, humming, mumbling, wailing. Occasionally a voice shouts or screams out of nowhere, providing the listener with a well-timed shock. For every loud, surreal, or even amusing moment (one man shouts in tongues; the piece closes with some very wet lip smacking), there is a silence elsewhere. Despite multiple listens, it is still difficult to know exactly what is coming next, and the silences keep things tense.

The title track plays further with silence, being large built around ringing metallic percussion. Unlike earlier NWW albums, where percussion was randomly banged, here the main focus is on a cymbal which is used to create a striking range of textures, from light tinkling to loud crashing, and long, meditative drones. The sound frequently disappears out of hearing range, emphasising the track's sense of space. The cymbal is joined by two sampled narrators: a small girl ("I didn't know anybody, and there was a funny smell!") and a stern woman ("Don't be naive, darling!"), who keep things from ever becoming too serene. Their strangely placed words bring a real sense of dread to what is already a fertile atmosphere. The noisy climax is perhaps a tad predictable, but forgivable for the unexpected music box outro.

'Astral Dustin Dirge' - initially relegated to the offcuts album Drunk With the Old Man of the Mountains, due to time restrictions, but thankfully restored on most later issues - is the first Nurse With Wound track to really show off Stapleton's growing skills with tape manipulation. The creeping atmosphere and disembodied voices of the previous two tracks are present, but here find themselves warped, chopped and manipulated beyond recognition. A strange background drone will be interrupted by an unidentified tapping, which only existed to herald an onslaught of human voices that sound as if they have been reversed so many times they've begun to fold in on themselves. The structure is looser than the preceding tracks, but despite the seemingly random placement of sounds, everything has a strange perverse logic. And lest things become too sinister, Stapleton doesn't forget that surrealism frequently involves humour: the jump-cuts of the climax feature daft cartoon sounds and, for the first time, a snippet of easy listening music.

'The Schmürz (Unsullied by Suckling)', taking up the bulk of the album's original second side, acts a template for a number of future Nurse With Wound tracks (the likes of 'Colder Still' and 'The Penis Fruit Loop' are all born in these 24 minutes). The most incredible piece of tape editing on the album, 'The Schmürz' takes everything heard previously and intensifies it dramatically. From the hypnotic loops of chanting voices and ringing cymbals that open the piece, through the feedback and choral music montage that follows, to the layers of female voices urgently pleading in various languages, to the duet for horrible piano and whistling, through to the slice of lifted jaunty brass band music that closes the track, this multi-part suite takes just about everything Stapleton had previously attempted on this album, and his earlier solo tracks on Merzbild Schwet and Insect..., and perfects them. An exceptional piece of musique concrete that manages to be noisy and serene, terrifying and utterly hilarious, sometimes all at the same time. Not a second is out of place during the entire piece's runtime. A minute and a half of laughter closes the album, under the title 'The Tumultuous Upsurge (of Lasting Hatred)', as a last reminder that Stapleton is having a lot of fun here.

After a string of interesting but flawed early records, Homotopy to Marie is the album where Stapleton finally hits gold. The album is probably his most singular masterpiece, both a perfect starting point for new Nurse With Wound listeners, and a superb avant-garde album in its own right. Five stars.
VladdyPants

VladdyPants

August 29, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Homotopy To Marie, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, ROTOR0070
It was definitely worth the wait! Put together very well and definitely one of NWW's finest releases!!
shade1on1

shade1on1

August 17, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Homotopy To Marie , 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, ROTOR0070
very happy they reissued this wonderful work of art. Vinyl sound crystal clear and sound range is phenomenal.
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

August 15, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Homotopy To Marie, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, ROTOR0070
Outstanding release. Pressing is high quality, Packaging is beautiful. Highly recommend. Would have been nice to have an insert with liner notes from SS.