Angry Eelectric Finger Part One: Tape Monkey Mooch
Nurse With Wound / Jim O'Rourke
Details
2004 December 12" US Beta-lactam Ring Records MT085a
875 Black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Part One
Side B
  1. Part Two
Sleeve Notes
Original material by Nurse With Wound (Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter) recorded 2001-2003. Lovingly dissected, fertilized and re-grown by Jim O'Rourke 2003. Flute and sax by Hansi Fischer and Tim Belbe of Xhol Caravan. Apocalyptic guitar by David Tibet. Original material mastered by Denis Blackham. Cover Paintings by Babs Santini. Beautifully photographed by Neville B. Tough.

This album is dedicated to Tim Belbe who passed away on August 18, 2004.
Notes
Original material recorded by Colin Potter and Steven Stapleton between 2001 and 2003, sampled and edited from recordings originally made by Xhol Caravan. Stapleton personally asked Jim O'Rourke, Irr.App.(Ext.) and Cyclobe to "finish" his recordings and Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch'cock One) was released on CD through United Dairies. World Serpent Distribution went bust and the project was inherited by Beta-Lactam Ring Records.
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O'Rourke's version of Nurse With Wound's source material keeps very close to the spirit of a Nurse With Wound album. This is partly due to the common reference points both artists share, but partly because it seems that he has used much of the raw material provided by Stapleton and Potter without changing it at all. Nurse With Wound and O'Rourke are two of the few artists who can sustain interest while essentially presenting an entire LP side of creaking sounds set against doom laden ambient soundscapes. By gradually shifting the sound and by placing small gestures such as the sounds of bells among the existing soundscapes O'Rourke has created a sense of tension in his "Part One." By the time a noisy crescendo occurs toward the end of this build-up it feels like a true release. He clearly shares Stapleton and Potter's sense of letting a mood develop slowly, and the piece is stronger because so much is held back for most of the piece. "Part Two" has a completely different feel with the introduction of strings and has a more composed feel. It is here that O'Rourke seems to have done the most work to shape the piece. This section recalls his early work with tape music and also references the musique concrete that both he and Stapleton admire. As on the raw material LP, this section is much more chaotic, with all manner of sharp electronic sounds bouncing from left to right in the stereo field. O'Rourke introduces the section of saxophone, flute and hand drums played by members of Xhol Caravan earlier than it appers on the Raw Material LP. However, he hasn't done much to alter this material either. Since O'Rourke has a background as an accomplished composer, producer and musician, it is baffling why he hasn't made this album sound more like the product of his own imagination.

Jim Siegel
Angry Eelectric Finger Part One: Tape Monkey Mooch
Nurse With Wound / Jim O'Rourke
Details
2004 December 12" US Beta-lactam Ring Records MT085
25 Black vinyl copies in signed and numbered hand-made sleeve
2004 December 12" US Beta-lactam Ring Records LAC15
2 Acetates
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Part One
Side B
  1. Part Two
Sleeve Notes
This is an edition of 75 individually handpainted disks to celebrate the release of the three album set "Angry Eelectric Finger"

Nurse With Wound - Jim O'Rourke
"Angry Eelectric Finger 1"

Nurse With Wound - Cyclobe
"Angry Eelectric Finger 2"

Nurse With Wound - Irr. App. (Ext.)
"Angry Eelectric Finger 3"

The paint and vinyl were salvaged from the local landfill site at Inagh, County Clare and recycled in Cooloorta during September and November of 2004. - Steven Stapleton
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Angry Eelectric Finger Part One: Tape Monkey Mooch
Nurse With Wound / Jim O'Rourke
Details
2005 CD US Beta-lactam Ring Records MT085b
2000 In digipak
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Part One
  2. Part Two
Sleeve Notes
Original material by Nurse With Wound (Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter) recorded 2001-2003. Lovingly dissected, fertilized and re-grown by Jim O'Rourke 2003. Flute and sax by Hansi Fischer and Tim Belbe of Xhol Caravan. Apocalyptic guitar by David Tibet. Original material mastered by Denis Blackham. Cover Paintings by Babs Santini. Beautifully photographed by Neville B. Tough.

This album is dedicated to Tim Belbe who passed away on August 18, 2004.
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