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The Male Nurse, Compilation LP.
|Format||12" LP, colour gatefold sleeve with hand silkscreened cover|
|Artwork||Keith Farquhar, Sleeve Detail|
|Edition of||1000, DEC 04|
| ||The Male Nurse was formed in Edinburgh in 1993 by visual artist Keith Farquhar. In their six years they released four 7inch singles, recorded two John Peel Sessions, and played rare, but memorable gigs. Their hybridisation of art, obscure cultural reference and working class male identity politics, and experimental recording and performance style conveys their kinship to post punk bands such as The Fall. The Male Nurse shared several members with the bands Country Teasers and The Yummy Fur. Here for the first time on Decemberism, the definitive LP.|
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Alasdair Gray, Some Gray Stuff
|Format||12" LP, colour gatefold sleeve|
|Edition of||1000, DEC 03|
| ||Alasdair Gray, born Glasgow 1934, produces fiction, theatre, criticism of politics and literature and in visual art mural painting, illustration and book design. His first novel Lanark, written as both autobiography and socialist science fiction, was developed over a period of 30 years and is a landmark in English language literature; he is the leading figure in the creation of a contemporary Scottish imagination. This, his first audio collection on vinyl, spans his career and includes poem, short story and song read by the author. The sleeve artworks are from his personal archive, and are classic examples of his visionary illustration.|
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|Dimensions||105.5 × 60.9 × 10.3 cm|
|CRT Size Diagonal||46 in cm|
|Colour System||PAL, NTSC|
|Input Signal ||VGA|
|Audio||RCA Audio, Stereo Mini-Jack (2), HDMI Audio|
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Decemberism records announces its fourth release, a compilation of unreleased tracks and Peel Sessions by The Male Nurse.
Formed by Edinburgh artist Keith Farquhar, The Male Nurse released four singles and played rare but memorable gigs between 1993 and 1999. Theirs was a hybridisation of art, obscure cultural reference, working class male identity politics and experimental recording and performance style.
Alongside Farquhar were artists Alastair MacKinven, Andrew Hobson and Ben R Wallers (who also performs as The Rebel). Wallers’ group Country Teasers shared several members with The Male Nurse; MacKinven, guitarist Alan Crichton and Eck King on synth. Drummer Lawrence Worthington played in both bands and The Yummy Fur. All groups released on the independent label Guided Missile.
The group disbanded in 1999 after the death or disappearance of several of its members, and Farquhar’s return to Scotland. Part of a generation of cultural production that, a few years shy of digital downloads and social networks, has fallen between the cracks. The indie world in which they emerged has by and large been replaced by online platforms, and with the late 90’s not yet quite cool enough to be legitimately retro, their brilliant music languishes.
Here, finally, a collection of unreleased tracks, beautifully remastered and released in an limited run of 500 with a hand silkscreened gatefold sleeve designed by Keith Farquhar and printed by Bernie Reid.
New City Art Prize
5 December 2014 - 11 January 2015
Milton Keynes Gallery
Insider: Sidsel Meineche Hansen
15 October - 16 November, 2014
Cubitt Gallery, London
Photography by Mark Blower
Courtesy of Cubitt Artists
Icons of a Process: Carlyle Reedy
4 September – 28 September, 2014
Flat Time House, London
Photograph by Joe Plommer
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