September 2003The next Nurse With Wound album is tentatively titled "Angry Eelectric Finger". "Angry Eelectric Finger" is to be a triple album. An albums-worth of original raw material was given to three different artists: Jim O'Rourke, Irr. App. (Ext.), and Cyclobe. Stapleton told them to use the material in whichever way they want, but with an emphasis on making radical changes to original sounds. The result was three totally disparate album-length pieces of work, for Steve to manipulate and release.
The Jim O'Rourke disc is an extremely dark and melancholic work which is stunningly beautiful in its precision.
The album by Cyclobe is currently in the last stages of completition and is reportedly immensely trippy, hallucinatory, and astonishing.
The version Irr. App. (Ext.) contributes differs greatly from the other two. While O'Rourke and Cyclobe radically reworked the source material into utterly distinct forms, Matt Waldron stuck very much to Steve's original material, adding textures and new elements in a highly subtle yet incredibly precise manner. The result of this is that each disc is vastly different from each other, in tone, mood, style and execution. Also, the Irr. App. (Ext.) re-interpretation of the lost LP "Insect and Individual Silenced" will be released very soon on United Daries.
"Angry Eelectric Finger" will act as something of a milestone, and the next Nurse With Wound album after this one is going to be a major change in direction. The next NWW project, which Stapleton is working on at the moment, is going to be a hip-hop album. It will also feature a very talented female rapper.
Steve has also just completed a remix of material by the group Sperm (one on the infamous Nurse list), to be released on an upcoming Sperm reissue/anthology. The remix features distinctive hip-hop elements.
(All the above is information is subject to change)
Wants: Steve is looking for the following: the MTV Cribs episodes featuring Missy Elliott, and any MTV "making of the video" documentaries on Missy Elliott (excluding those released on the official "hits of Miss E vol 1" DVD). Please contact me off-list if you can get ur hands on any of this.
August 2003United Dairies has announced the reissue of Soliloquoy for Lilith. This previously available 2xCD (3xLP) set will now have a third disc with all new material recorded by Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter. The set will be in a foil-blocked box with each disc in individual sleeves and an insert by Babs Santini. The initial run will be limited to 1000 copies.
May 2003Two new releases are available to coincide with the recent concert by Current 93 in San Francisco. United Durtro / Anomalous Records presents Current 93's "A Little Menstrual Night Music" and Nurse With Wound's "Chance Meeting of a Defective Tape Machine and Migraine," both on CD. The Current 93 album consists of two new versions of 'In Menstrual Night', remixed by Steven Stapleton at Colin Potter's IC Studios in March 2003. These pieces were used as the introductory music for Current Ninety Three's two performances at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on May 9 and 10, 2003. As for "Chance Meeting," when Matt Waldron attempted to make a tape to tape copy of Nurse with Wound's 'Chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and umbrella' he didn't expect the machines to do their own remix. The music on this disc was per formed by two slightly defective disobedient tape recorders. Into dark corners .... Both will be available for a limited time from Anomalous starting May 19th along with new bronze-colored metal badges from Current 93.
February 2003Salt Marie Celeste is scheduled for release this month. From World Serpent: The all new Nurse With Wound studio album presented in a lavish digipak format contains one of the most radical pieces the band have ever recorded; similar in concept to Gavin Bryars' The Sinking of the Titanic .
Salt Marie Celeste delves even deeper into the theme of dropping into unknown darkness and ultimate demise. Recorded by Steven Stapleton and electronic wizard Colin Potter in 2002. This is a landmark recording in the field of contemporary electronic music. Artwork by Ruby Wallis and Babs Santini.