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A Checklist for the Uncharted

Verity Sharp plays the unpronounceable and genre-free from the notorious Nurse with Wound list, a selection of records so obscure and sought-after it passed into mythology.

In 1979 the industrial ‘anti-band’ Nurse With Wound printed a list of their favourite artists on the back of their debut LP, a selection of records deemed so obscure it passed into muso mythology and became a trophy list for obsessive collectors. Some of the names were so unknown they were considered to be made-up in-jokes. A compilation of tracks from the list has been released for the first time, focusing on the French artists the band recommended. Verity Sharp plumbs its depths, hopping from lo-fi sci-fi to Zehl prog to macabre ballet music.

Jostling for space is the extraordinary overtone singing of Anna-Maria Hefele as featured in Michael Ostrzyga’s Canticum Novum, sound portraits of Bulgaria and ‘menstrual synthdrone’ from Indonesia.

Produced by Alannah Chance.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 18 Oct 2019 23:00

Music Played

  • Cabaret Contemporain, Linda Oláh & Isabel Sörling

    Why Spend The Dark Night With You

    • Cabaret Contemporain plays Moondog.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Nurse With Wound

    Stain, Crack, Break

    • Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella.
    • Jnana Records.
  • Menstrual Synthdrone

    Dance of Kali

    • NB20: Local Time Blue.
    • Noise Bombing.
  • Richard Dawson

    Civil Servant

    • 2020.
    • Domino.
  • Zap Mama

    Ndje Mukanie

    • Zap Mama.
    • Crammed Discs.
  • Mamman Sani Abdoulaye

    Bodo

    • Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984.
    • Sahel Sounds.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Plastic Bamboo

    • Thousand Knives Of.
    • Better Days.
  • Jean Guérin

    Triptik 2

    • Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List - Volume 1 (France).
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Horrific Child

    Freyeur

    • Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List - Volume 1 (France).
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Michael Ostrzyga

    Canticum Novum (...Ab extremis terrae)

    Singer: Anna-Maria Hefele. Ensemble: I Vocalisti. Conductor: Hans-Joachim Lustig.
    • Cantate Domino Canticum Novum.
    • Rondeau.
  • Fay Victor

    Information Highway

    • Wet Robots.
    • ESP-Disk'.
  • Ka Baird

    Spiritus Operis

    • Respires.
    • RVNG Intl..
  • asu(usa)

    Body & Blood

    • Bumi​-​269 (Earth​-​269).
  • ZNR

    Solo Un Dia

    • Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List - Volume 1 (France).
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Christine Ott & Torsten Böttcher

    Première Chasse

    • Nanook of the North.
    • Gizeh Records.
  • Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith

    Sensation

    • Mummer Love.
    • Bella Union.
  • Los Archimboldos

    Second

    • Starcave Mèmoires.
    • Nonlocal Research.
  • Conny Plankton

    Bulgaria

    • Hive.
  • Mesadorm

    Easy

    • Heterogaster.
    • Babylegs Records.

Broadcast

  • Fri 18 Oct 2019 23:00

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