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Rooms With Brittle Views

Bill Nelson

single - 13 February 1981

Rooms With Brittle Views - Cover
Rooms With Brittle Views - Alternate Cov


A)  Rooms With Brittle Views

B)  Dada Guitare


A & B) were both non-album tracks


Rooms with Brittle Views is a one-off single released by Les Disques du Crepescule. This single was initially released as a Belgian import, issued in 2 different picture sleeves. The single was a popular seller on import, and effectively became a UK 7" when the exact same record was included in the Permanent Flame box set of 7" singles in 1982. A slightly different edit of the A side was included in the limited edition double 7" single of Youth of Nation on Fire later in 1981.



A) and B) were included on The Two Fold Aspect of Everything comp (out of print).


A)  Available on the remastered Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam CD (Mercury, 2005).
B)  Available on the various artist compilation:  Auteur Labels: Les Disques Du Crépuscule (LTM, 2008).


"The Rooms With Brittle Views single and the track on the From Brussels With Love cassette were only ever intended as one-offs. There wasn't an ongoing deal with the label. The tracks were recorded at home, (not in Belgium), on the eight track machine I had back then."


"The way it came about was that I was invited to contribute a track to a limited edition cassette titled From Brussels With Love, issued by 'Les Disques Du Crepescule', a Belgian post-punk art label. Other artists approached and included on the cassette were Michael Nyman, Brian Eno, Gavin Bryars and Harold Budd, (amongst others). I believe that Harold heard my music for the first time on this cassette...a piece titled "The Shadow Garden", (very much in the same musical area as my Sounding the Ritual Echo album from the early 1980s.)"

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