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This Heat - Deceit flac album

Performer: This Heat
Title: Deceit
Style: Alternative/Indie Rock,Experimental,Experimental Electronic,Experimental Rock,Post-Punk
Duration: 36:42
Relesed: 1981
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 343

Deceit is the second and final studio album by English experimental rock band This Heat, released in 1981 by Rough Trade Records. As with their self-titled debut album, the tracks on Deceit were assembled from largely improvised recordings that the band accumulated since their inception in 1976, with varying degrees of audio quality. However, it is generally considered to be more song-orientated than its largely abstract predecessor. The title is in part a pun on the band's name.

Their second and final album, 1981's Deceit, doesn't entirely do away with the extreme sonic abstraction. Radio Prague" is an experiment in mechanical pulses and cut-up radio broadcasts, and "Hi Baku Shyo (Suffer Bomb Disease)" is a kind of expressionist sound painting of a post-nuclear landscape: wails, church bells, buzzing flies. For the most part, though, the album marks a significant leap forward in songwriting. Mixed by the reggae engineer Martin Frederick, it also marks a significant improvement in fidelity. For many years, This Heat records were hard to come by, though sporadic reissues and compilation features helped keep their legacy alive. And yet, This Heat also feel further from the zeitgeist than ever.

By: This Heat (1981, Electronic). More albums from This Heat: Live 80/81 by This Heat. This Heat by This Heat. View all albums . Deceit. By: This Heat (1981, Electronic).

Out of all the boundary breaking that occurred during the fertile era of post-punk, This Heat's Deceit is one of the most expansive, imaginative, and remarkably wild records to have been produced during the time - and very possibly the last three decades. It's an impressive procession of tangential shards that encompass tape collages, Middle Eastern motifs, barbaric vocal clamoring, and occasional guitar passages that alternate between hypnotizing and shooting clean through your spine.

Deceit was This Heat's second studio album and their final release before they split in 1982. It's also a concept album that is both very much of its time and timeless - the themes it explores remain relevant today, and some of the songs have become even more apposite in the last 25 years. From Mad Max's cinematic vision of a post apocalyptic wasteland to Prince urging "Ronnie Talk To Russia" to Boy George singing the exceedingly stupid "War" nuclear paranoia was everywhere, and membership of CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) reached record levels. This was the backdrop to Deceit, arguably the sharpest and most intelligent musical response that the era produced.

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This Heat is the debut studio album by English experimental rock band This Heat. Recorded between 1976 and 1978, it was released in September 1979 by record label Piano.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Sleep This Heat This Heat 2:13
2 Paper Hats This Heat This Heat 5:57
3 Triumph This Heat This Heat 2:55
4 S.P.Q.R. This Heat This Heat 3:26
5 Cenotaph This Heat This Heat 4:35
6 Shrink Wrap This Heat This Heat 1:40
7 Radio Prague This Heat This Heat 2:21
8 Makeshift Swahili This Heat This Heat 4:04
9 Independence This Heat This Heat 3:39
10 A New Kind of Water This Heat This Heat 4:57
11 Hi Baku Sho (Suffer Bomb Disease) This Heat This Heat 0:55


Denis Blackham - Remastering
Charles Bullen - Clarinet, Drums, Guitar, Remastering, Tape, Vocals
Peter Bullen - Mixing, Projection, Tape Operator
Laurie Rae Chamberlain - Artwork
Ian Cooper - Engineer
Dave Coppenhall - Cover Direction
Tony Cousins - Engineer
David Cunningham - Engineer
Rob Doran - Engineer
Martin Frederick - Mixing
Nicholas Goodall - Photography
Chris Gray - Engineer
Charles Hayward - Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Remastering, Tape, Vocals
Dave Hunt - Engineer
Adam Kidron - Engineer
This Heat - Composer, Engineer, Primary Artist
Gareth Williams - Bass, Cover Direction, Keyboards, Tape, Vocals
Peter Woolascroft - Engineer
Robert Zimbler - Engineer
Jeffrey Zipper - Engineer
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