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The Newt Hounds = a cryptic Nurse With Wound T-shirt design, or an incognito project from Alto Stratus people with guest Volcano The Bear members.

featured releases...
1.
The Poignant Device (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 008) 70'20"
2.
Loose Nuts (Auricle AMCDR 090) 77'27"

The Newt Hounds history, see also: Alto Stratus, Biomechanoid, ZBB

The Newt Hounds present "The Poignant Device"
(Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 008) CD

The Newt Hounds Present The Poignant Device, design by Alan, based on a B.Kliban cartoon.10.00 + p&p

SCHMALTZ 0'35"
SEWER RAT 9'25"
A SEVERE LACK OF OIL 0'32"
INTO THE FIRE 0'20"
WIT WHO RUNS NUDE 5'45"
MAMMA'S GOT A BRAND NEW DADA 1'29"
BEHOLD - THE POIGNANT DEVICE 3'26"
FRAGMENTS OF TIME 0'51"
A HOUSE WELL-STOCKED 13'04"
AN ELUSIVE EXIT 0'55"
PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND 5'43"
NEVER CREEK UNLESS YOU HAVE TO 0'32"
BEGGARS TO DISASTER 2'28"
ENSNARING THE SIREN 6'15"
ORIFICE BLDG 2'14"
FUELLING BANJOS 2'00"
SPIRAL STARS & DECAY 4'40"
MILLENNIUM DOME 2'55"
PRIMITIVE ACCOUNTANTS 2'02"
KERRANG! 3'20"
HOW THEY GET WATERMELON! 1'21"
YOU'RE JOKING! 0'20"

Created, performed & recorded by The Newt Hounds.
Recorded at Tachyon Studio (1 January-20 February & 30 October 2000), with further edits & mix-down in November 2000.

The Newt Hounds: Steve Freeman, Alan Freeman
electronics, effects, sound construction, editing, guitars, voice, percussion, etc.
+ El Monte: violin, Arnie: percussion (courtesy of Volcano The Bear),
Maureen: voice (courtesy of Shapeshifter).

Loose Nuts (Auricle AMCDR 090) CDR

7.00 + p&p

1. SOMEONE LOST THE OIL CAN 0'47"
2. SLABMYC 0'15"
3. DO THE ACID TANGO 2'41"
4. CHEAP SCI-FI FX BRIDGE 0'11"
5. ACCIDENTAL SILENT MOVIE 3'54"
6. NEWT! 0'05"
7. TELL US ABOUT THE WAR, DADDY! 0'51"
8. DRUM SET DISASTER 0'12"
9. SICK ROOM 0'21"
10. SLLEB 0'06"
11. THAT'S HARDLY WHAT I'D CALL A DRUM SOLO 0'28"
12. 8 HOURS IN HALF A MINUTE 0'31"
13. SLLEB 2 0'09"
14. TOTALLY CRACKERS 0'23"
15. SLLEB 3 0'08"
16. FLYING HOGFISH 2'40"
17. DON'T PRESS THAT BUTTON! 0'05"
18. EMILY WAS SUSPICIOUS 2'01"
19. THE OPERATING THEATRE 0'31"
20. ILLOGICAL MOUSETRAP 0'50"
21. THE PERILS OF EATING METAL 1'53"
22. BEWARE OF THE BIRDS! 0'29"
23. A LITTLE CAFÉ MUSIC 3'43"
24. I'M SURE CONDENSATION'S THE PROBLEM 0'52"
25. IT WAS SAFE AT THE PUMPING STATION 0'12"
26. DOMESTIC REPAIRS CAN BE DANGEROUS 0'24"
27. BATTERY FARMING 0'09"
28. WHEN IS A DOOR NOT A DOOR? 0'12"
29. PRIMITIVE HURLING 4'09"
30. OH CRIKEY! 0'18"
31. DYSLEXIC STAIRS 0'58"
32. CAN YOU SEE THE BEAST? 3'18"
33. INCREDIBLE CASCADING MUTANTS 0'15"
34. INDUSTRIAL RADIO 0'34"
35. DISTINCTLY HORROR SHOW 0'19"
36. A FOREST OF HANDFEET 0'52"
37. THE REHEARSAL ROOM 1'07"
38. JAM ROLLY 3'46"
39. IT KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING 0'26"
40. TRYING NOT TO FALL OVER 0'06"
41. THE CONTROL ROOM 0'38"
42. AND THE DOOR LAUGHED!? 0'08"
43. I DO THIS WHEN I WANT TO 0'29"
44. HAS ANYONE FOUND HENRY? 1'10"
45. IS THIS WORTH IT? 0'40"
46. THE WAITING ROOM TO HELL 1'03"
47. THE MOST DANGEROUS ROOM IN THE HOUSE 0'22"
48. THE GAMELAN CALCULATOR 0'32"
49. WHAT'S SO FUNNY? 0'05"
50. IT DIDN'T DO THAT LAST TIME 0'21"
51. NO DUMPING OF THE ELDERLY 0'09"
52. MIXED NUTS 0'12"
53. IS THIS REALLY HERE? 0'06"
54. ALARMING, INDEED! 0'08"
55. THE IMPRACTICAL ART OF DADA NUMEROLOGY 0'48"
56. CONTRARY CATHEDRAL 0'30"
57. TRAPPED IN THE PIG FARM 0'11"
58. QUITE WOBBLY 0'05"
59. A STRANGE WAX 0'51"
60. SQUIGGLE LIP 0'05"
61. THE PSYCHEDELIC SPRING LOADED ORCHESTRA 0'27"
62. DAILY RITUALS 0'21"
63. VERY WOBBLY 0'15"
64. THE NOVEL BRAIN ERASER 1'29"
65. SPECIAL SUBTERRANEAN EFFECTS 0'35"
66. SPACE INVADERS 0'03"
67. INSIDE THE PIANO 0'40"
68. MUSIQUE CONCRETE 2'58"
69. A REVISITED FAVOURITE 0'10"
70. TERMS FOR THE UNCERTAIN 0'23"
71. THE COMING DEPLOYMENT OF TWO SWEATERS 1'22"
72. THAT IS WHAT? 0'37"
73. SLABMYC 2 0'16"
74. A TIMELY REMINDER 0'05"
75. TRIBBLES 0'10"
76. DID YOU SEE THE BIRD WITH THREE LEGS? 0'20"
77. WE WERE NEVER QUITE LIKE THIS 0'53"
78. IS THAT REALLY A DOOR? 0'38"
79. INEVITABLE VERITABLE LAMENT 2'44"
80. WE WENDED OUR WAY 0'04"
81. LOOK, AREN'T THEY CUTE? 1'14"
82. THE ORCHESTRA PIT 0'05"
83. SWEN EHT SI SIHT 0'05"
84. WELL, I'M NOT 0'03"
85. NO, THAT'S THE WRONG ONE 0'04"
86. WE ARE TWO, WE ARE SCHIZO 0'59"
87. SAFE LANDING 0'08"
88. THE LOGIC OF FUTURISM 0'20"
89. GREEN POLITICS 0'37"
90. ELECTRIC SHEEP? 0'29"
91. I ONCE MET THIS LADY 0'28"
92. THAT REALLY DIDN'T TURN OUT RIGHT 0'29"
93. BE WHAT MAY, I REALLY NEED A NEW ONE 4'13"
94. IMPECCABLE MOPING MAMA 1'39"
95. IS THAT CHICKEN? 0'07"
96. IT WAS LIKE THAT WHEN I FOUND IT 0'14"
97. TOY SOLDIERS 0'27"
98. SICKROOM SERENADE 0'13"
99. REWIND 0'45"

The Newt Hounds: Steve Freeman, Alan Freeman
electronics, effects, sound construction, editing, guitars, voice, percussion, etc.

All composition, sound construction and improvisation by The Newt Hounds.
Recorded January 2001 to January 2007 at Tachyon Studio & Alan's bedroom, Knighton Fields, Leicester.
Final mix-down, collage and editing by Alan Freeman 30/12/2006 to 9/1/2007.

As there were a number of left-overs from the Newt Hounds "The Poignant Device" sessions, and that many little eccentric pieces accumulated from other projects since, the idea of a Newt Hounds "miniatures" album was born. The resultant CD amounts to an all new collection of fragments, left-overs and special new recordings, and one of the most mind-boggling and eccentric / groundbreaking albums you'll ever hear!
After all, do you know of any other album that features 99 tracks in 78 minutes?

Never creek unless you have to...

Originally conceived and kept on the back-burner since the early 1990's, and then years in the planning stages, the idea of The Newt Hounds was always destined to
be something very different, something really special. As a weirdo homage to the
great old inspirational works of Nurse With Wound (the name was taken from a Nurse With Wound T-shirt), it is also a surreal musical twist on the art of B. Kliban.
The art of satirical cartoonist Kliban features strongly as an influence in the Diana Rogerson era of Nurse With Wound, her famous words "Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head" being the title of a brilliant Kliban book. So, "The Poignant Device" can be seen as the spiritual son/cousin (once removed) heir to "Sylvie & Babs" and "Cooloorta Moon" era Nurse With Wound, whilst it is also a pioneering explorative album in its own right.

This eccentric mix of Dada and twisted rock forms is sure to be a winner. As the Tachyon Studio grew technically (during Endgame sessions), the equipment needed to create complex digital cut & paste, and the capability to layer, mix and record it all, came together. During intensive sessions, either blurry eyed at the computer, or there with turntables, guitars and loops all ready to roll! It was a long immersion into a different world, tweaked, reconstructed and refined until it was just right. Getting together the concepts, the poetry, the Dadaist eccentricity, all took time. The results are an album that is witty, eccentric, totally tongue-in-cheek, yet also rivetingly startling.

The brainchild of Tachyon Studio brothers Alan & Steve Freeman (from Alto Stratus and Endgame) The Newt Hounds' debut covers a lot of ground, from the totally potty, via pure avant-garde through to psychedelic rock and other realms, and features guest appearances from Shapeshifter and Volcano The Bear members.

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