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Nurse With Wound - Spiral Insana album

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Spiral Insana by Nurse With Wound, released 03 March 1986 1. Spiral Insana 1 2. Spiral Insana 2 3. Nihil. Nurse With Wound has been Steven Stapleton’s main musical outlet for some 30 years. He has also appeared on records by other artists and worked as a producer, remixer and, more recently, a critcially acclaimed soundtrack composer. As well as his musical output Stapleton is a highly accomplished and renowned painter and sculptor often working under the guise of ‘Babs Santini’.

2 CD version with a 30 pages art book in silverfoil hardcover. Originally released in 1986 on vinyl as Spiral Insana. Produced & mixed by. - Track Sea Armchair, sequences from A to I, 1986, Sequence J, 1985 - Track Pulse Interplay, sequences from K to S, 1986 - Track Nihil, 1988 - Track A Missing Sense, 1986.

Spiral Insana ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP). United Dairies, United Dairies. UD 073CD, UD 073 CD. UK. Unknown. An album so full of sounds, sketches, parodies, ideas and intuitions, that it leaves you speechless. An extensive Dadaist collage with a general mood shifting continously between the joyful and the melancholic. Reply Notify me Helpful. NWW Top 10! Brilliant!

Spiral Insana Nurse With Wound. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist Spiral Insana.

Spiral Insana is an album by Nurse With Wound. In the book England's Hidden Reverse, author David Keenan describes the album as one of NWW's "most powerful records" but principal member Steven Stapleton advised Keenan that the making of "Spiral Insana" was particularly difficult

Spiral Insana is one continuous piece of music, indexed over three tracks (on the compact disc), with 20 track titles listed on the cover. Such is Steve Stapleton's Nurse with Wound. And it's just as well, because the music inside, more ambient and user-friendly than on other NWW outings, is still just as surreal and avant-garde as the rest of the catalog

UNITED JNANA 2004 CD CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak Canada May 2009. Spiral Insana CD. 1. 0. UNITED JNANA 2004 CD. CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak.


Untitled (19:28)
1a Sea Armchair
1b Migration To The Head
1c Earthwork
1d Red Period
1e This Lady Is For Burning
1f Chasing The Carrot
1g Sugarland
1h There's Always Another Illusion
1i Stewing The Red Herring
Untitled (26:09)
2a Mourning Smile
2b Pulse Interplay
2c A View From Lammas Tower
2d Swallowhead
2e Fitching A Wrong Sucker
2f All That's Left Over
2g Forever Chasing The Carrot
2h The Terminal Song
2i Ship Of The Dead
2j Obituary Obligation
3 Nihil 15:07

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Revolver USA
  • Distributed By – Southern
  • Engineered At – IPS Studio
  • Engineered At – Topic Studios
  • Recorded At – IPS Studio
  • Pressed By – Microforum Services Group – MFA14354


  • Acoustic Guitar – Chris Wallis
  • Banjo, Other [Splutter] – David Jackman
  • Cover – Babs Santini
  • Drums, Cello, Electronics [Radio], Guitar, Piano [Bowed], Percussion, Loops, Other [Stuff] – Steven Stapleton
  • Engineer [IPS] – Peter McGee*
  • Engineer [Topic] – David Kenny
  • Guitar – Robert Haigh
  • Mastered By – Denis Blackham
  • Mixed By, Producer – S. Stapleton*


Reprint of the 1986 LP on Torso with new artwork and additional material from the same period.
Disc art is identical to Alice The Goon CD reissue.

Tracks are listed as A to T on the release:
Track 1 is A through I (side A of the LP)
Track 2 is J through S (side B of the LP is only K through S)
Track 3 is T
T and J are bonus material not featured on the LP.

Distributed in North America by Revolver USA.
Distributed in UK/EU by Southern.

Recorded at IPS Studio, London, Jun-Dec 1986.

Thanks to Mark Logan and Paul Jackson.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 61297 14354 2
  • Barcode (String): 061297143542
  • Matrix / Runout: WWW.MEDIARS.COM MFA14354 MADE IN CANADA 01
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ACP11

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TORSO 33016 Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana ‎(LP, Album) Torso TORSO 33016 Netherlands 1986
ROTORCD0050BOOK, ROTORCD0050 Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana ‎(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, Art) Rotorelief, Rotorelief ROTORCD0050BOOK, ROTORCD0050 France 2017
UDT 022 Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana ‎(Cass, Album, RE) United Dairies, RRRecords UDT 022 US 1987
UD 073CD, UD 073 CD Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) United Dairies, United Dairies UD 073CD, UD 073 CD UK Unknown
ROTOR0050 Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RE) Rotorelief ROTOR0050 France 2016

Comments: (1)
Spiral Insana, considered by Steven Stapleton to be the proper follow-up to 1982's Homotopy to Marie, finds Nurse With Wound charting more mellow and spacey avenues than before. The warm but melancholic synth motif that repeats throughout the first side-long suite gives the album a much more traditionally musical feel than anything released under the name previously, and adds considerably to the album's reputation of being one of the less challenging NWW records. Melodic synth pads aside, the rest of the album is effectively one long piece, a single sound collage with returning themes (notably a number of organ chords that, despite the album's relatively sedate mood, still manage to creep up out of nowhere; a buzzing rhythmic loop also features heavily) and individual sections. Nurse staples such as jaunty jazz piano, choirs, jangling percussion and disembodied voices appear, while the usual electronic tones and feedback are dialled back to form relatively smooth textures rather than harsh blasts. A section for percussion and acoustic guitar midway through the second section of the album lends a rural feel to proceedings, one which is echoed in the CD's bonus track 'Nihil'. The track fuses several elements of the original album with birdsong, farmyard sounds, rutting stags and other natural sounds. It's likely that 'Nihil' is from the 1990s and was created especially for the CD edition of the album, but it rounds out the album nicely, ending on a mellow note which ties in nicely with other late '80s NWW records like A Missing Sense and Soliloquy for Lilith. Spiral Insana is an album that requires patience, and its use of repetition and recurring themes means it's less suited to people after the crazier approach found on albums like Homotopy to Marie and Sylvie & Babs. Given some time, however, it is a rewarding listen, with a more welcoming atmosphere than most Nurse With Wound albums.
Nurse With Wound - Spiral Insana album
Abstract, Experimental, Musique Concrète
Performer: Nurse With Wound
Title: Spiral Insana
Category: Electronic
Country: Netherlands
Released: 2009
Rating: 4.1/5
Votes: 155
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