It has been a hell of a long time since Nurse With Wound last surfaced with a proper new album on United Dairies, but 2019 is looking to be an uncharacteristically prolific year with the epicTrippin' Music The Vursiflenze Mismantler, which pairs Steven Stapleton and Andrew Liles with Australian vocal artist James Worse.
It is very hard to imagine an artist more attuned to NWW's surrealist whimsy than Worse, as he is best known for his poetry crafted almost entirely from made-up and nonsensical words.
Louis Carroll's "The Jabberwocky" is the obvious and unavoidable reference point with Worse's "Worsicles," but his poetry only escapes the gleeful mutilations of Stapleton and Liles on one piece here.
The rest of the album is a Dada-esque collage of chopped, digitized, and gurgling vocal sounds that occasionally coheres into some unlikely and delightful grooves...
Cover by Babs Santini.
1 A Thrasm For Pungdust 7:21
2 Smarch Of The Bomberdast 3:32
3 Gwelt Awone On A Sursibass 4:35
4 Lumpless, Gloon And Muttersmuch 5:10
5 Nana 6:04
6 The Frole Of Pondulation 2:48
7 Suspific Hellibesque Of The Poagenbloke 4:35
8 The Ockenbloster's Froasum 5:50
9 Quoakive Jollery 3:12
10 Soasal Fractivation 4:49
11 An Ossivistic Frollularde 5:56
12 The Gwiffid Overbulge 3:47
13 Brostles 4:05
14 My Gloadius Parpinelle 3:45
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