Rupture
Nurse With Wound / Graham Bowers
Details
2011 December CD UK Dirter Promotions DPROMCD93
1000 In six panel digipak
Track Listing
  1. "...a life as it now is,
  2. ...is not what it was,
  3. ...and never will be again"
Personnel
Sleeve Notes
Cover by Babs Santini.
Back cover image by Graham Bowers

This work is an attempt to create a musical illustration of the 'goings-on' in the brain during the last hour and three minutes of life after suffering a major stroke.

The piece is multi-layered and is primarily concerned with the internal chaos caused by the loss of control of thought processes, responses and consequential actions, with all types of incoherent disjointed memories and present real time events - as well as moments of lucidity, panic and fear - clashing, merging and evolving.

When the complexity of the human brain's retained information and the inherent properties which constitute a 'life', an 'individual', a 'person', are catastrophically damaged after blood - 'life's fuel' - ruptures the previously organised and essential control centres, absolute mayhem follows. The cold, hard indisputable truth, and one that we all have no alternative but to accept, is that "...a life as it now is, is not what it was, and never will be again".
Notes
The collaboration is a result of the chance meeting of Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton and Graham Bowers, both artists were appearing at Bangor Sound City's first art/sound event 'Wet Sounds' curated by Joel Cahen located at the Bangor Swimming Pool, North Wales, in January 2011. Both were admirers of each others past works and felt that a collaboration on a new piece of work could be an interesting and exciting prospect, consequently 'Rupture' is the first full length work, and is released as a Double Vinyl album/LP, a CD and Download. The Vinyl album and CD are to be released through the Dirter.
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Rupture
Nurse With Wound / Graham Bowers
Details
2012 April 2x12" UK Dirter Promotions DPROMDLP93
300 Art edition copies in gatefold sleeve
Includes unique numbered art insert signed by both artists
250 copies available for record store day UK 2012
2012 April 2x12" UK Dirter Promotions DPROMDLP93
50 Complimentary copies in gatefold sleeve
Includes unique lettered and numbered (C-1 - C-50) art insert signed by both artists
2012 April 2x12" UK Dirter Promotions DPROMDLP93
300 In gatefold sleeve
Track Listing
1
  1. Rupture
2
  1. Rupture
3
  1. Rupture
4
  1. Rupture
Personnel
Sleeve Notes
This work is an attempt to create a musical illustration of the 'goings-on' in the brain during the last hour and three minutes of life after suffering a major stroke.

The piece is multi-layered and is primarily concerned with the internal chaos caused by the loss of control of thought processes, responses and consequential actions, with all types of incoherent disjointed memories and present real time events - as well as moments of lucidity, panic and fear - clashing, merging and evolving.

When the complexity of the human brain's retained information and the inherent properties which constitute a 'life', an 'individual', a 'person', are catastrophically damaged after blood - 'life's fuel' - ruptures the previously organised and essential control centres, absolute mayhem follows. The cold, hard indisputable truth, and one that we all have no alternative but to accept, is that "...a life as it now is, is not what it was, and never will be again".

Cover by Babs Santini.
Images above and reverse by Graham Bowers
Notes
This was released on Record Store Day in the UK on 21-APR-2012.