Berbel Nobodius ‎– Wanton But Windblown
Berbel Nobodius ‎– Wanton But Windblown

Berbel Nobodius ‎– Wanton But Windblown

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Label: Hamster Records And Tapes ‎– HAM24
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Art Rock, Minimal

Total one-off, impossible to pigeonhole release from the mysterious Berbel Nobodius released via Terry Burrow’s revered 80’s private press Hamster Records And Tapes label. A true highlight of the endless sprawl of UK home-recorded /private releases, Wanton But Windblown is an enigmatic journey of highs and lows, incorporating tumbling drum-machine skits, uplifting art-rock instrumentals, darker looped passages of oppressive / foreboding atmosphere and weightless moments of soaring, wide-eyed optimism. I’d spent ages trying to work out exactly what the illusive Berbel Nobodius (real name Mark Beaumont, also responsible for that killer Push-Button Pleasure stuff) was trying to achieve this totally detached LP that exists solely in its own world, but after reading a rare interview with him via the great Okonkole-y-Trompa blog, he revealed he was just trying to copy Cluster - it all makes sense. The jury’s out on whether that was a success or not, but despite Wanton But Windblown’s lofty attempts to replicate the cutting edge Kosmiche / Krautrock masters, it still stands alone as one of the finest moments in the golden age of clandestine UK recording and experimentation .. (NM / VG+)

A1 Leakage
A2 Miss My Leg When Skanking
A3 Leit-Motiv Vacuo
A4 Brushwood Epitaph
A5 Corridors Of Bureaucracy
A6 Cruise Into Oblivion
A7 Renal Birth
B1 Windblown Quiescence
B2 Beast Of Burden
B3 Be Our Late Arrival
B4 Primeval Awakening
B5 Deltoid Massacre
B6 Then Emancipation
B7 Wanton Ardour