Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1980 12" UK United Dairies UD01
500 Numbered black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
Some lettered copies
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
Instruments:
Guitar Organ,
Percussion, Cello,
Piano, Flute
Synthesizer etc.

Special thanks: Peter Hennig, Nadine Mahdjouba

This album is dedicated to LUIGI RUSSOLO.

Even more thanks to ......
......Nicky Rogers for the commercial guitar........nice....
Notes
The cover image was inspired by a 1976 Latex and leather Special Magazine published by Eros Publishing Co. US.
See link below.
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Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1990 est. 12" UK UD01
Bootleg copies of this album exist and can be distinguished by the fact that they have a blank elliptical space in the top left corner of the back cover where the original copies are numbered. Also the quality of the images are not as good as the original and the text on the back is largely unreadable. There is also no insert.
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
Instruments:
Guitar Organ,
Percussion, Cello,
Piano, Flute
Synthesizer etc.

Special thanks: Peter Hennig, Nadine Mahdjouba

This album is dedicated to LUIGI RUSSOLO.

Even more thanks to ......
......Nicky Rogers for the commercial guitar........nice....
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1987 CS UK United Dairies UDT01
In regular cassette box
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
None
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Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1987 est. CS US RRRecords UDT01
In regular cassette box
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Sleeve Notes
None
Notes
Not officially licensed and at the time of writing (March-2009) it is still available.
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1980 est. CS US Cause & Effect
In regular cassette box
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Notes
Included in a 3xCS box set
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1990 12" UK United Dairies UD01
1000 Unnumbered black vinyl copies in the Psilotripitaka box set
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Sleeve Notes
Instruments:
Guitar Organ,
Percussion, Cello,
Piano, Flute
Synthesizer etc.

Special thanks: Peter Hennig, Nadine Mahdjouba

This album is dedicated to LUIGI RUSSOLO.

Even more thanks to ......
......Nicky Rogers for the commercial guitar........nice....
Notes
Cover is tinted yellow. Contains an insert listing the original NWW list.
Other Images
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Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
1990 CD UK United Dairies UD01CD
1000 In jewel case in Psilotripitaka box set
1991 est. CD UK United Dairies UD01CD
In jewel case
Track Listing
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:20)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:13) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
  3. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:19) [ihm2]
Sleeve Notes
None
Notes
Early pressings suffer from disc rot - especially those included in Psilotripitaka
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Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
2001 CD UK United Dairies UDCD001
In digipak
Track Listing
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:20)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:14) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
  3. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (29:16) [ihm2]
  4. Strain, Crack, Break (15:16)
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
John Fothergill : electric guitar and effects
Heman Pathak: keyboards, piano and effects
Steven Stapleton : organ, perc, toys, tools, tapes and noise
Nadine Mahdjouba: voice
Nicky Rogers: commercial guitar
Peter Hennig: piano

Recorded at B.M.S. studio, Wardour St, W1 September 1978.
Engineered by Nicky Rogers assisted by Peter Hennig.

Original cover and new artwork by Steven Stapleton assisted by Matt Black

Remastered from original analogue tapes
Digitally transferred and enhanced by Denis Blackham at Country Masters

Catagories strain original insert compiled by Fothergill/Pathak/Stapleton

Extra material recorded at I.C.R. studio and mixed at aranos studio in September of 2001.
Colin Potter : voice manipulation
David Tibet : voice and censored sarcasm
Steven Stapleton : atmospherics and mix

Thanks to David Tibet for the little rubber fellow, Denis Blackham for his enthusiasm, Colin Potter for his sound twisting, Petr Vastl for all his help and World Serpent for their continued support.

I would like to dedicate this C.D. to John and Heman, wherever you are now; it was a great time and I think we made a beautiful album - Steven.
Notes
The booklet includes the restored front and back covers of the original release as well as much more detailed credits, old photos of the original three members, and a couple of reviews and letters.
The new track is basically David Tibet reading from the famed list of influences, with musical accompaniment provided.
Reviews
21 years ago Steven Stapleton was invited to swing by BMS Studios in London late one night by resident engineer Nicky Rogers. Stapleton gathered up friends John Fothergill and Heman Pathak and made some recordings with a few goals in mind: very long tracks and no vocals - they hated songs. With the eye catching infamous artwork a classic was born, pressed in a limited quantity of 500 (probably because there weren't enough fans or enough money to make more). It was actually quite buzzworthy around London and reviews did pop up around town (maybe not the most favorable) but people were interested in the wack cover artwork at least. In retrospect, it's a bunch of sloppy noise made by three drugged-out naive kids who were frustrated doing boring jobs of making signs for example, bringing a ton of noisy toys into the studio. Do I hear a Merlin in here? Loads of wanky guitars color the first side of the LP while the second side consists of more non-conventional noisemakers and randomness. The beauty is that these guys weren't taking themselves nearly as seriously as modern improvisationalists, there was indeed an element of purity apparent. None of the tracks really end up where they started, and might serve the purpose of being a great soundtrack to a drug-influenced evening. This album provides an excellent reference point, and the newly released repackage has a complete booklet with old photos of the original trio, a restored front and back cover and even a letter from an A&R Rep at Epic Records in NYC asking to hear some more NWW records. (Imagine a world with NWW signed to Epic!) Anyhow if that wasn't enough, the music's been cleaned up from the analogue tapes and there's a bonus 15+ minute track recorded in September with Tibet and Colin Potter. What's a new track doing on an old reissue? In a strange justification it belongs, as the track consists of Tibet reading that famed list of influencors from the original sleeve, over a minimal amount of sound. It's nothing too impressive but mildly amusing and neat to have an archive of (pretty much like the rest of this record). While the new edition is a nice thing to own, if you're not all that concerned with new packaging or a new track, this might not be worth your cashola. On the other hand if you never picked it up, there's no better time than the present. Once again I must state that I would personally like to see 'Insect and Individual Silenced' and 'Automating Vol. 2' surface on CD before more reissues like this and 'Thunder Perfect Mind' materialize. - Jon Whitney
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
2009 September 2x12" UK United Dirter DPROMBX71
250 Numbered double black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
matt laminated box
subscriber edition
double black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
T-Shirt printed with the "NWW list"
die cut pin badge of the front image
fine art print of the front sleeve signed by Steven Stapleton
2009 September 2x12" UK United Dirter DPROMBX71
250 Numbered double black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
matt laminated box
double black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
T-Shirt printed with the "NWW list"
die cut pin badge of the front image
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Side 3
  1. Strain, crack, break (15:20)
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
Instruments:
Guitar Organ,
Percussion, Cello,
Piano, Flute
Synthesizer etc.

Special thanks: Peter Hennig, Nadine Mahdjouba

This album is dedicated to LUIGI RUSSOLO.

Even more thanks to ......
......Nicky Rogers for the commercial guitar........nice....

Nadine Mahdhouba: voice
Nicky ROgers: commercial guitar
Peter Hennig: piano

Recorded at B.M.S. studio, Wardour St, W1
September 1978
Engineered by Nicky Rogers assisted by Peter Hennig

Original cover by Steven Stapleton
Remastered from original analogue tapes

Catagories strain original insert compiled by Fothergill/Pathak/Stapleton

Extra material recorded at I.C.R. studio and mixed at aranos studio September 2001
Colin Potter: voice manipulation
David Tibet: voice and uncensored sarcasm
Steven Stapleton: atmospherics mix

I would like to dedicate this record to John and Heman, wherever you are now; it was a great time and I think we made a beautiful album - Steven.

A Little History

I was a frustrated signwriter with a passion for unusual and absurd music

Heman was Indian and against his family wishes became obsessed with European rock music.
Heman was also the only other person I'd ever met who was a fan of Floh De Cologne!

John was a genuinely eccentric intellectual; an aesthete of the avant garde.

I met Heman at school in North London. He had a similar taste in music and we soon became great friends. Together we started our investigation into the musical unknown with nothing to guide us but a few simple rules:
1. There had to be long tracks.
2, We didn't like songs - no vocals.
3.Inspired or drug related cover art.
With this in mind we started visiting all the second hand record shops in greater London and buying on spec any strange looking record that fitted the bill.
It was on one of these trips in the old Record And Tape Exchange in Goldbourne Road where I first came across John. He and his mother were fishing out interesting looking records that I would have liked to buy, he too was into the musical unknown. I asked if I could check out the album under his arm, we got talking and soon became friends. John taught me so much; he became my mentor.

We, as a trio, for the next 5 or 6 passionate years would visit all the second hand stores every week buying hundreds of albums between us. Occasionally we would take in Paris, Hamburg, Milan and other places just for the music, just for the records.
As a signwriter I became employed at B.M.S. studio to paint their window. I met Nicky Rogers and we got on well - he was the resident engineer, it was my first time in a studio, it was a big 48 track and it looked amazing - all those buttons and lights. He said if you ever feel like making some noise come in over a weekend when the studio is officially closed. I have a band, I lied. That evening my head was buzzin' - I rang John and Heman: I've got some studio time, go buy an instrument and let's see what happens. John got an electric guitar with a treble booster and a ring modulator, which was very disappointing - ring modulators always sounded so great on album credits. Heman brought along an old keyboard and I found a cheap Bontempi organ and as many little noise making items as I could carry.
We arrived at B.M.S. on the Saturday morning. Poor Nicky Rogers, I think he was expecting something a little more professional; I put my junk in one corner , John laid his guitar on the floor, tipped a box of nuts and bolts all over it and started stroking the thing with a toilet brush. Only Heman looked like he new what he was doing. So after a 30 second warm up for levels we launched into what eventually became known as 'Blank capsules...'

Steven Stapleton, Cooloorta, September 2001
Notes
The album cover is not numbered - only the box, the space is filled with a bar code.
The spine and rear of the album clearly show United Dirter.
Other Images
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
2009 September 2x12" UK United Dirter DPROMDLP71
double black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:17)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:06) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
Side 2
  1. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (28:21) [ihm2]
Side 3
  1. Strain, crack, break (15:20)
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
Instruments:
Guitar Organ,
Percussion, Cello,
Piano, Flute
Synthesizer etc.

Special thanks: Peter Hennig, Nadine Mahdjouba

This album is dedicated to LUIGI RUSSOLO.

Even more thanks to ......
......Nicky Rogers for the commercial guitar........nice....

Nadine Mahdhouba: voice
Nicky ROgers: commercial guitar
Peter Hennig: piano

Recorded at B.M.S. studio, Wardour St, W1
September 1978
Engineered by Nicky Rogers assisted by Peter Hennig

Original cover by Steven Stapleton
Remastered from original analogue tapes

Catagories strain original insert compiled by Fothergill/Pathak/Stapleton

Extra material recorded at I.C.R. studio and mixed at aranos studio September 2001
Colin Potter: voice manipulation
David Tibet: voice and uncensored sarcasm
Steven Stapleton: atmospherics mix

I would like to dedicate this record to John and Heman, wherever you are now; it was a great time and I think we made a beautiful album - Steven.

A Little History

I was a frustrated signwriter with a passion for unusual and absurd music

Heman was Indian and against his family wishes became obsessed with European rock music.
Heman was also the only other person I'd ever met who was a fan of Floh De Cologne!

John was a genuinely eccentric intellectual; an aesthete of the avant garde.

I met Heman at school in North London. He had a similar taste in music and we soon became great friends. Together we started our investigation into the musical unknown with nothing to guide us but a few simple rules:
1. There had to be long tracks.
2, We didn't like songs - no vocals.
3.Inspired or drug related cover art.
With this in mind we started visiting all the second hand record shops in greater London and buying on spec any strange looking record that fitted the bill.
It was on one of these trips in the old Record And Tape Exchange in Goldbourne Road where I first came across John. He and his mother were fishing out interesting looking records that I would have liked to buy, he too was into the musical unknown. I asked if I could check out the album under his arm, we got talking and soon became friends. John taught me so much; he became my mentor.

We, as a trio, for the next 5 or 6 passionate years would visit all the second hand stores every week buying hundreds of albums between us. Occasionally we would take in Paris, Hamburg, Milan and other places just for the music, just for the records.
As a signwriter I became employed at B.M.S. studio to paint their window. I met Nicky Rogers and we got on well - he was the resident engineer, it was my first time in a studio, it was a big 48 track and it looked amazing - all those buttons and lights. He said if you ever feel like making some noise come in over a weekend when the studio is officially closed. I have a band, I lied. That evening my head was buzzin' - I rang John and Heman: I've got some studio time, go buy an instrument and let's see what happens. John got an electric guitar with a treble booster and a ring modulator, which was very disappointing - ring modulators always sounded so great on album credits. Heman brought along an old keyboard and I found a cheap Bontempi organ and as many little noise making items as I could carry.
We arrived at B.M.S. on the Saturday morning. Poor Nicky Rogers, I think he was expecting something a little more professional; I put my junk in one corner , John laid his guitar on the floor, tipped a box of nuts and bolts all over it and started stroking the thing with a toilet brush. Only Heman looked like he new what he was doing. So after a 30 second warm up for levels we launched into what eventually became known as 'Blank capsules...'

Steven Stapleton, Cooloorta, September 2001
Notes
The album cover is not numbered - only the box, the space is filled with a bar code.
The spine and rear of the album clearly show United Dirter.
Other Images
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Details
2010 January CD CA United Jnana 2003
In digipak
Track Listing
  1. Two Mock Projections (6:21)
  2. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal (13:14) [cmedd1161] [ihm2]
  3. Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane (29:17) [ihm2]
  4. Strain, Crack, Break (15:16)
Personnel
John Fothergill
Heman Pathak
Nadine Mahdjouba
Nicky Rogers
Peter Hennig
Sleeve Notes
Instruments:
Guitar Organ,
Percussion, Cello,
Piano, Flute
Synthesizer etc.

Special thanks: Peter Hennig, Nadine Mahdjouba

This album is dedicated to LUIGI RUSSOLO.

Even more thanks to ......
......Nicky Rogers for the commercial guitar........nice....

A Little History

I was a frustrated signwriter with a passion for unusual and absurd music. Heman was Indian and against his family wishes became obsessed with European rock music. Heman was also the only other person I'd ever met who was a fan of Floh De Cologne! John was a genuinely eccentric intellectual; an aesthete of the avant garde.

I met Heman at school in North London. He had a similar taste in music and we soon became great friends. Together we started our investigation into the musical unknown with nothing to guide us but a few simple rules:

1. There had to be long tracks.
2, We didn't like songs - no vocals.
3.Inspired or drug related cover art.

With this in mind we started visiting all the second hand record shops in greater London and buying on spec any strange looking record that fitted the bill.

It was on one of these trips in the old Record And Tape Exchange in Goldbourne Road where I first came across John. He and his mother were fishing out interesting looking records that I would have liked to buy; he too was into the musical unknown. I asked if I could check out the album under his arm; we got talking and soon became friends. John taught me so much; he became my mentor.

For the next five or six passionate years we, as a trio, would visit all the second hand stores every week buying hundreds of albums between us. Occasionally we would take in Paris, Hamburg, Milan and other places just for the music, just for the records.

As a signwriter I became employed at BMS studio to paint their window. I met Nicky Rogers, the resident engineer, and we got on well. It was my first time in a studio; it was a big 48 track and it looked amazing; all those buttons and lights. He said if you ever feel like making some noise come in over a weekend when the studio is officially closed. "I have a band", I lied. That evening my head was buzzin'. I rang John and Heman: "I've got some studio time, go buy an instrument and let's see what happens". John got an electric guitar with a treble booster and a ring modulator, which was very disappointing - ring modulators always sounded so great on album credits. Heman brought along an old keyboard and I found a cheap Bontempi organ and as many little noise making items as I could carry.

We arrived at BMS on the Saturday morning. Poor Nicky Rogers, I think he was expecting something a little more professional: I put my junk in one corner, John laid his guitar on the floor, tipped a box of nuts and bolts all over it and started stroking the thing with a toilet brush; only Heman looked like he new what he was doing. So after a 30 second warm up for levels we launched into what eventually became known as 'Blank capsules...'

Steven Stapleton, Cooloorta, September 2001

John Fothergill: electric guitar and effects

Heman Pathak: keyboards, piano and effects

Steven Stapleton: organ, percussion, toys, tools, tapes and noise

Nadine Mahdjouba: voice
Nicky Rogers: commercial guitar
Peter Hennig: piano

Recorded at BMS studio, Wardour St, W1, September 1978
Engineered by Nicky Rogers assisted by Peter Hennig

Original cover and new artwork by Steven Stapleton assisted by Matt Black

Remastered from original analogue tapes
Digitally transferred and enhanced by Denis Blackham at Country Masters

'Categories strain' original insert compiled by Fothergill/Pathak/Stapleton

Extra material recorded at ICR studio and mixed at Aranos studio September 2001

Colin Potter: voice manipulation
David Tibet: voice and censored sarcasm
Steven Stapleton: atmospherics mix

Thanks to David Tibet for the little rubber fellow, Denis Blackham for his enthusiasm, Colin Potter for his sound twisting and Petr Vastl for his help.

Thanks also to Mark Logan and Paul Jackson.

I would like to dedicate this CD to John and Heman, wherever you are now. It was a great time and I think we made a beautiful album - Steven.
Notes
The booklet includes the front cover of the 2001 CD release as well as much more detailed credits, old photos of the original three members, and a couple of reviews and letters.
The new track is basically David Tibet reading from the famed list of influences, with musical accompaniment provided.
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