This HeatDeceit

Label:These Records – HEAT 2
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Punk, Avantgarde, Experimental


A2Paper Hats6:02
B2Radio Prague2:21
B3Makeshift Swahili4:04
B5A New Kind Of Water4:57
B6Hi Baku Shyo (Suffer Bomb Disease)4:03

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Recorded at Cold Storage, Zipper Mobile, Mekon, Berry St, Vineyard, Surrey Sound, Nivelles.
℗ Rough Trade Music
© These Records
DMM Direct Metal Mastering ® TELDEC ®
DMM is the Registred Trademark of TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH
Made in England

Single sided lyrics sheet inserted.
Previously released in 1981.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): HEAT-2A1 -DMM-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): HEAT-2B1 -DMM-

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Deceit (LP, Album)Rough TradeROUGH 26UK1981
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Deceit (LP, Album)Go InternationalGI LP 26Italy1981
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Deceit (LP, Album)Base RecordROUGH 26Italy1981
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Deceit = 偽り (LP, Album)Rough TradeRTL-14Japan1981
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Deceit (LP, Album, Promo)Rough TradeRTL-14Japan1981



  • bonnicon's avatar
    This I imagine is the second album and opens with the most catchy thing I have heard by them “Sleep” which seems made of low-tone feedbacks over a dense drum / rhythm track - this description does the track no justice whatsoever. It’s so catchy it keeps buzzing around in my mind for ages whenever I hear it. "Paper Hats” reminds me a little of WIRE during their more interesting period, thrumming, rippling guitars which eventually burst into a much faster version which slows down to a steady guitar rhythm, before dissolving into odd shapes again. “Triumph” enters on clattering rhythm and kazoo / comb and paper sounding not unlike ROBERT WYATT at his most depressing, then adding voices which are again like Mr. WYATT’s. ‘S.P.Q.R.” opens in comparative fire, catchy disharmonious vocals moving along on chopping guitars and thudding drums to a sharpened metal conclusion. “Cenotaph” has cynical lyrics sung in those depressing WYATT harmonics again over a fairly simplistic vessel of guitar, bass & drums with added noises occuring now and then.
    “Shrinkwrap" opens side two on a WIRE-like dense-drum-hum while they chant and shout the lyrics into oblivion. “Radio Prague" moves in on a hushed pulse, chunks of spoken voice breaking it while sticks click and noises grate. Next comes “Makeshift Swahili", tense construction with a rock feel, which has sudden 'mood swings’, barked vocals which seem furious enough to drive themselves into a white drift of sound. "Independence" opens slowly, drums and high hat weighed up by flute-like sounds and chimes breaking through the rhythm gently, as if not trying to disturb the relative peace. The album comes to an end with “A New Kind Of Water”, which moves with a dilute darkness into something louder and brighter altogether, a moving, fully-formed some which carries along to a sudden cease where strange noises and lack of form see it to it’s end.

    This is a much more ‘musical’ album than the 1st, yet manages to keep it's individual identity. Much of the mix is straightforward, but this doesn’t make it any less interesting. With formed songs running alongside the stranger material, this is perhaps a more ‘mature’ album, but maybe not quite as exciting as the former one. The ROBERT WYATT vocals give it a morbid feel - moody and dark.

    Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.


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