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Listen: Torturing Nurse

June 2014

Listen to a track by the Shanghai based noise outfit, featured in a column by Yan Jun and in The Wire 365

In The Wire 365 Torturing Nurse founder Cao Junjun (aka Junky) tells Josh Feola how the inspiration for his long running Shanghai group came in 2004, when he first encountered Japanese noise stalwarts Incapacitants and Hijokaidan: “I was instantly enchanted by this method of completely eschewing rhythm and melody, this noise sound. I’d just got a computer, and found a PDF of the 1994 Taiwanese zine, NOISE. This gave me a massive shock.”

Torturing Nurse play at Newcastle upon Tyne’s Tusk Mini Festival on 12 July

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