'Now Is The Winter Of Our Discount Tents, is a new compilation from Manchester's very own home-made and house-proud, singular minded and independent non-record-label, Twisted Nerve.
Having catered to a modest community of lateral thinking music lovers for eight eventful cold summers Andy Votel along with Damon Gough has returned to the original T.N. garden-shed to cultivate a new stream of self-sufficient musical misfits bringing you a catalogue of contemporary hybrid-genres ranging from anatolian-acid-folk to zygotic-zither-music.
Armed with their original arsenal of a genuine adoration for original music and no business plan, the unstaffed T.N. are currently preparing a flock of new, very limited 45rpm EPs of hand-crafted musical anomaly packaged in bespoke sleeves to be released in regular succession throughout the year.
'Now Is The Winter Of Our Discount Tents' is a mid-price musical brochure of what's been happening at Twisted Nerve for the past 18 months while (the majority of) the competitive music industry implodes into a mass of retro-haircuts, company cars and unplugged-pre-packed-progressive-post-punk-power-pop en masse. This is the first of our regular CD catalogues for those who haven,t yet replaced the pick-up on on those trusty old phonograms. Lovingly currated with sinful pride and unsubstantiated self confidence Twisted Nerve unveil their answer to the collossall cut-price compilations that prog-rock labels released religiously before many of us graduated to full-length-pants.
Lend your ears to a congregation of relatively unheard artists as they lend Twisted Nerve the fruits of they're sonic-loins; Such as French-American compact-cassette-chanteuse Lispector, Rochdale's tree-house troglodyte-prog commune Samandtheplants, and Acidic-folk-instrumentalist (favoured by John Renbourne) Boltonian Rick Tomlinson.
Long time friends of Twisted Nerve such as one-man-power-cut Sirconical and the elfyn Luma Lane also debut brand new tracks alongside some of the finest moments from recent acclaimed releases from Rebelski and Jukes and lesser-spotted, staple ingredients from Supreme Vagabond Craftsman (Invisible Spies) and ethereal girl-groop Misty Dixon amongst others.
Now Is The Winter Of Our Discount Tents (COMP)
Release Date : 08/2005
Format : CD
Label : TWISTED NERVE - TN060CD
Twisted Nerve, having catered to a modest community of lateral thinking music lovers for 10 years Andy Votel along with Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy) and new recruits Dom Thomas and Doug Shipton (stalwarts of sister label Finders Keepers) have returned to the original T.N. garden-shed to cultivate a new stream of self-sufficient musical misfits bringing you a catalogue of contemporary hybrid-genres ranging from Welsh Rare Beat to Anatolian-acid-folk and zygotic-zither-music.