Nurse With Wound
About Nurse With Wound
A loose, experimental project spearheaded by Steven Stapleton, Nurse with Wound explore abstract music influenced by Krautrock, musique concrète, freewheeling jazz improvisation, and Throbbing Gristle -- and also by surrealists like Dali and Lautréamont -- with an overpowering release schedule of limited-edition albums and EPs. While early releases, such as 1979's Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella, were sparse and improvisatory, Stapleton's output became more elaborate and conceptual beginning with 1982's Homotopy to Marie. Subsequent works explored absurdist humor (The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion, 1985), dark drone (Soliloquy for Lilith, 1988), insistent beats (Rock 'n' Roll Station, 1994), and skewed lounge music (Huffin' Rag Blues, 2008). The 2010s included a collaboration with Sunn O))) (The Iron Soul of Nothing, 2011) and several with Graham Bowers. In 2019, the epic Trippin' Musik compiled several self-released volumes of lengthy psychedelic experimentation.