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This Heat - This Heat mp3 album

  • Performer: This Heat
  • Title: This Heat
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 1983
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Post-Punk, Experimental, Avantgarde
  • MP3 album: 1509 mb
  • FLAC album: 1784 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 397
This Heat - This Heat mp3 album

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. This is some indication of their intentions, and the way This Heat set about realising those intentions.

Listen to music from This Heat like Paper Hats, Sleep & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from This Heat. They were formed in late-1975 in Brixton, London, United Kingdom by ts Charles Bullen (guitar, clarinet, viola, vocals, tapes), Charles Hayward (percussion, keyboards, vocals, tapes) and Gareth Williams (keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals, tapes).

Other groundbreaking independent groups such as Henry Cow and Wire may be their only peers, and much later This Heat also became profoundly influential on the '90s genre known as post-rock. Their angular juxtapositions of abrasive guitar, driving rhythms, and noise loops on the opening cut, "Horizontal Hold," preempt much later activity in the electronica and drum'n'bass scenes.

SuperJags I had no idea This Heat were on Bandcamp. I found it through my feed. My old vinyl copy is virtually unplayable these days. 40 years on it still sounds fresh. A brilliant, brilliant album. philip I heard "Horizontal Hold" in a short film about the German Democratic Republic and it blew me away. djepan This album is crazy. I've never heard anything like it and it was recorded 40 years ago. Really, the creativity is off the charts here.

This Heat released only two albums and one EP during their brief run, and those barely registered amid the competing din of the period. But you can hear in their slim catalog, which returns to wax thanks to these reissues from Light in the Attic, the seeds of vast fields of music that would follow: post-rock, math rock, homemade musique concrète, and experimental electronica. This Heat did not yield a single signature sound so much as a zone of possibilities. 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.


A1 Testcard
A2 Horizontal Hold
A3 Not Waving
A4 Water
A5 Twilight Furniture
B1 24 Track Loop
B2 Diet Of Worms
B3 Music Like Escaping Gas
B4 Rainforest
B5 The Fall Of Saigon
B6 Testcard

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Japan Record Inc.


  • Composed By – This Heat
  • Engineer – Chris Blake, David Cunningham, Frank Bryan, Kevin Harrison, Rik Walton, This Heat
  • Guitar, Clarinet, Viola, Voice, Tape – Charles Bullen
  • Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Tape – Gareth Williams
  • Percussion, Keyboards, Voice, Tape – Charles Hayward
  • Producer – Anthony Moore, David Cunningham, This Heat


Single Cover with Inner insert plus OBI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RTL-36A1 1A I +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RTL-36B1 1AI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
THIS-1 This Heat This Heat ‎(LP, Album) Piano THIS-1 UK 1979
RTL-36 This Heat This Heat ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rough Trade RTL-36 Europe 2013
MCR 916 This Heat This Heat ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Yel) Modern Classics Recordings MCR 916 US 2016
none This Heat This Heat ‎(11xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Ioda none Unknown
heat 1 c.d. This Heat This Heat ‎(CD, Album, RE) These Records heat 1 c.d. UK 1991

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