Published Nov 17, 2016Masked electric violin artiste Nash the Slash (a.k.a. Jeff Plewman) passed away in 2014, but his work continues to fascinate listeners. Following a series of reissues last year, Artoffact Records has announced that another pair of rare records from the late Canadian experimentalist will be getting the reissue treatment.
The first is 1981's Decomposing EP, which will be treated to both regular black and special collectors' edition yellow vinyl, as well as a first-ever CD release. Included on the CD version is Nash the Slash's hit "Womble" — three times. The artist claimed the track was the first to be playable at 33.3, 45 and 78 RPM, and you'll be able to hear it at each speed on the forthcoming CD.
Nash's sophomore LP And You Thought You Were Normal will also be arriving on vinyl once again, this time on collectors' "Vincent's Splatter" wax (named after the album track of the same name). The album also features the Daniel Lanois-produced "Dance After Curfew" and an alternate version from Lanois's sessions will be included as a bonus track. Cuts from Nash's contributions to the films Trip Around Lake Ontario and Roadkill will also be included as bonus material.
Digital, CD and vinyl versions of both albums are expected out on February 3. Right now, though, you can get a preview of things to come by listening to 45 RPM rendition of "Womble" in the player below.