This Heat

This Heat With Mario Boyer Diekuuroh

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This release originally appeared as a cassette-only release in France in 1982, later reissued on CD by Canterbury Dream. The album documents numerous recordings made in 1977-1978 by the British godfathers of post-rock. Charles Hayward on vocals, drums, and tapes; Charles Bullen on guitar, clarinet, voice, and tapes; and Gareth Williams on keyboards, guitar, and vocals teamed up with guest percussionist and flutist Mario Boyer Diekuuroh. This recording captures the essential high energy of their live performances and features some extraordinary variations of their complex post-punk/ progressive rock sound which is certainly on par with their two exceptional official albums. Despite its obscurity, this is a vital chapter in the This Heat experimental avant-garde oeuvre.