Cabbalism I. & II.
November 2007, Venice. It was cold, damp, and foggy. Nurse with Wound played two nights at the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, with Blind Cave Salamander as the supporting act. Listening to Blind Cave Salamander perform, Steven Stapleton felt that some of what they played reminded him of the classic Nurse work Soliloquy for Lilith (1988). He suggested that the two bands explore the possibility of playing live together, to explore that piece, with a view to recording an album. In September 2009, after rehearsals, Nurse with Wound (Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter) and Blind Cave Salamander (Fabrizio Palumbo, Julia Kent, and Paul Beauchamp) performed their live version of Soliloquy for the first time at the Mutamento Festival in Turin. The audience responded with great enthusiasm. The show was recorded and released as an LP in 2012. The ensemble went on to play a number of other live shows and the music changed and mutated each time. This two-CD set contains the recording from the 2012 LP plus a recording of a 2011 performance in Lisbon. Six-panel digipak.