Angry Eelectric Finger Part Three: Mute Bell Extinction Process
Nurse With Wound / Irr. App. (Ext.)
Details
2004 December 12" US Beta-lactam Ring Records MT087a
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. Manipulated, disfigured, abused and beautified by irr. app. (ext.) 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material recorded by Colin Potter and Steven Stapleton between 2001 and 2003, sampled and edited from recordings originally made by Xhol Caravan.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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It is unfortunate for Matt Waldron (Irr.App.[Ext.]) that his reworking of the Angry Eelectric Finger raw material was alotted Volume Three status, as he has used many of the same sounds as Jim O'Rourke used in his Volume One. Although both albums are excellent listens, perhaps owing to the strength of the source material, both artists have done little alteration and their volumes sound a bit too similar at times. It is unclear whether or not they heard each other's works in progress, although I imagine that they did not. Waldron has started his "Part One" with the same ratchet sound and creepy drones that are a main feature of both the Raw Material LP and O'Rourke's volume. However, this version quickly gives way to a more chaotic and surreal environment, with chugging motor patterns ping-ponging around the stereo field. "Part Two" again treads similar ground to the O'Rourke version, in which both artists have included a large, unaltered section featuring interplay between saxophone, flute, and hand drums. Waldron has placed this section closer to the end of the piece, while O'Rourke introduced it near the beginning of "Part Two." Here Waldron's structure mirrors that of the Raw Material LP almost exactly. The first half of Mute Bell Extinction Process's "Part Two" is taken up by swirling psychedelic electronics, much as side two of Stapleton and Potter's raw material LP is. Perhaps Waldron's well-documented reverence for Nurse With Wound got in the way of his being more adventurous, or perhaps he felt that the source material was so strong that he didn't want to do more than give it a slight twist. This is, after all, the same man who released a CD of a version of Nurse With Wound's debut album, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella which he accidentally "remixed" by simply making a tape-to-tape copy of said album on defective tape machines.

Jim Siegel
Angry Eelectric Finger Part Three: Mute Bell Extinction Process
Nurse With Wound / Irr. App. (Ext.)
Details
2004 December 12" US Beta-lactam Ring Records MT087
25 Black vinyl copies in signed and numbered hand-made sleeve
2004 December 12" US Beta-lactam Ring Records LAC17
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
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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Angry Eelectric Finger Part Three: Mute Bell Extinction Process
Nurse With Wound / Irr. App. (Ext.)
Details
2005 CD US Beta-lactam Ring Records MT087b
2000 In digipak
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Untitled (17:53)
  2. Untitled (9:47)
  3. Untitled (13:40)
Sleeve Notes
Original material by Nurse With Wound (Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter) recorded 2001-2003. Manipulated, disfigured, abused and beautified by irr. app. (ext.) 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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