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HULA & NORT BUNDLE Cut From Inside / Games Of Dance

CD album | gg272-2
The brand new Hula re-issue of "Cut From Inside" offered as a bundle with Nort's "Games of Dance and Muscleblood" at specially discounted price. Hula were founded in Sheffield in 1981. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fish and Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians, Clock DVA, the Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt and Chris Brain (Tense, NOS) Hula recorded the impressive debut album Cut From Inside with Mark Brydon (Chakk, Moloko). Ingredients like cut ups, steady rhythms, and paranoia vocals were blended together into a unique white funky sound. Cut From Inside originally came out on Red Rhino Records in 1983. One year earlier, the first EP under the name Hula was released, entitled Black Pop Workout. It was mostly recorded at Cabaret Voltaire's Western Works studio. This re-issue collects all of Hula's earliest works prior to the seminal second album Murmur. Nort is a member of legendary Sheffield funk/electro/industrial group Hula. He also played the drums for Cabaret Voltaire's solidarity one-time offshoot Pressure Company and was a member of the short lived Surface Mutants. In recent years, he has played with a new group named Yonni. Like most Hula members, he also recorded a solo album. "Games Of Dance & Muscle Blood" came out originally in 1987 on the Ediesta label in York, a 12" of "Cool On The Loop" followed. Whereas John Avery and Ron Wright worked more in the field of soundtrack after the Hula split, Nort's solo album could easily be a long lost Hula album, too. It's an anarchic mix of Postpunk, Funk, Industrial - styles that also characterize Hula's music. For this re-issue, Nort has re-mastered the original album and we have added a mix off the 12" as a bonus. Price: € 25,-/bundle incl. worldwide shipping.