Boomkat Product Review:
This is an album of Nurse With Wound remixes of Sunn 0))). You shouldn't need any further inducement to buy it, but hey, we'll indulge you...
These are NWW versions of Sunn's ØØVOID LP, and first appeared as a bonus disc on the 2008 Japan edition of the album; Stephen O'Malley has now dusted them down for a dedicated release on Ideologic Organ. The results are more pensive and subtle than you might expect: Stephen Stapleton and Colin Potter zone in on the ambient character of the source material, and bring to it their own expertise in that field: the miasmic drones of Dsnystaxis have more in common with The Caretaker or GAS than metal, while 'Ash On The Trees' brings Pete Stahl's imploring vocal - virtually inaudible in the original track - right to the fore, only to submerge it in a swamp of mercilessly reverbed SOMA guitar, smashed glass and digital shrapnel.
If, like us, you have a soft spot for NWW but have spent the last two decades craving something as considered, engrossing and creepily beautiful as their '88 masterpiece Soliloquy For Lilith (also O'Malley's favourite release of theirs, apparently), then it's fair to say your time has come.