Cooloorta Moon

Nurse with Wound

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Cooloorta Moon Review

by Rolf Semprebon

The title track, which takes up side one, opens with a fanfare of cows bellowing before launching into a finger-snapping beat, playful sax musings, and a rolling bassline over a loop ripped from Wolfgang Dauner's version of Gershwin's "My Man's Gone Now" from the LP The Oimels. This light, airy piece is probably Nurse With Wound at its most accessible and pop-oriented, coming off like some cool jazz/funk remake and reflecting the mindset of Nurse With Wound's leader, Steve Stapleton, who at that time had just escaped London to move to a farm in rural Ireland. The other side of the EP, "A Piece of the Sky Is Missing," ventures into far more experimental territory. Flute and sax duel to odd tribal percussions on bongos, along with other strange noises. David Jackman from Organum plays both a Japanese flute and some kind of exotic stringed instrument, and when the percussion dies down, the piece almost sounds like a more ambient Organum piece, with odd scrapings and string bowings. The piece has enough happening in it that it could have gone on for longer, but instead it ends after about ten minutes with an abrupt locked groove.

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