Friday, 30 May 2014

The Nihilist Spasm Band – "7x~x=x" (United Dairies ‎– UD 016) 1985

No surprise that Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton likes the Nihilist Spasm Band now is it?
They are probably listed on that silly trainspotter attractor, 'The NWW list' that is bandied about on the internet.
But, don't let that put you off, cus The 'Die or DIY? list, says they are good too.
What you get is more of the same as previously showcased on their first couple of recordings.Mainly, everyone improvises in different time signatures,different tunings, on homemade instruments,with the usual Nihilistic ranting here and there. Verging on the formulaic, which is ideally not what improvising is about in a Nihilistic dystopian universe? There is an order in chaos theory, hence the formula explained below:

7x~x=x: the unique object not identical with itself.

This concept of an impossible object was introduced by Gottlob Frege, an eminent German logician, to designate something arbitrary for improper descriptions to refer to.
Understood?......No?......correct answer.

Tracklist:

A1 This Is A Test 0:46
A2 An Appeal To Reason 2:12
A3 Enough Is Enough 13:40
A4 Fretful 3:33
B1 Stop And Think Shit Heads 9:15
B2 Sinister 9:25

DOWNLOAD this unique object that is unlike itself HERE!

3 comments:

António Mora said...

I always thought these guys had the right idea: they never succumbed to the temptations of professionalism, and as a consequence their music is completely uncompromised.

I'm actually planning a move to London, Ontario later this year, and it's reassuring to know that the place could throw up something that sounds like this.

Anonymous said...

As a long time lover of the music posted on this blog and someone doing a PhD on Frege, this made me especially happy. Thanks!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yup, you won't find no mind numbing logic
here. The death of creativity.
Maybe you could mention this fact in your PhD?