Boomkat Product Review:
Dark Fat is a celebration and documentation of 10 years of Nurse With Wound live shows, patched together from recordings made by fastidious archiver M.S. Waldron, and further embroidered by Colin Potter and Andrew Liles.
The suite seamlessly spills over 2 discs, coursing with a surreal, miasmic dream logic that’s entirely distinct to Nurse With Wound’s sprawling catalogue of 100s of releases since the early ‘80s. The ephemera of 20th century avant-garde experimentation ebbs and swells in a heaving mass with elements of blues, rock, soul, free jazz and noise, constantly searching for an elusive spirit in transition between spheres of influence and psychedelic dimensions.
It would take a much braver man than me to try and sum up NWW in any narrower terms. They’re stylistic pirates sailing a treacherous black sea without recourse to the stars, charts or maps, simply divining their own never-ending route to fuck knows where and thankfully allowing us to hang on to their heavily barnacled hull and gobble the exotic sweet meats they chuck overboard.