“This Heat sounded like the future then… and still do now.” Dan Snaith (Caribou)
“The Beatles of modern experimental music.” Damon McMahon (Amen Dunes)
“This Heat made a beautiful/ferocious noise like no other band before or since – and their records still sound entirely modern today.” Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
Light In The Attic vinyl reissue series of this THIS HEAT on vinyl – January 22nd 2016
Three classic This Heat records remastered and reissued:
‘This Heat’ (1979 self titled debut) http://lightintheattic.net/press/releases/2122-this-heat
‘Health & Efficiency’ (1980 EP) http://lightintheattic.net/press/releases/2124-health-and-efficiency
‘Deceit’ (1981 album) http://lightintheattic.net/press/releases/2123-deceit
Stream – Sleep (From the album Deceit): https://youtu.be/h_P_5OTEAeM
24 Track Loop (From the album This Heat): https://youtu.be/5xZ4JOTC53o
Isn’t it so often the case that the most innovative works of art – the ones that break the ground where others follow – are the ones that seem to reach only the ears of those who take those ideas and run with them? So it is with This Heat, who from the forefront of experimental music, sowed the seeds of post-punk, avant rock, noise rock and post-rock.
Light In The Attic’s latest archival series is of this experimental, Brixton trio’s 1979-1981 discography. In honour of their 40th anniversary, LITA are reissuing their self-titled debut album, their EP Health & Efficiency, and their masterpiece Deceit. In these albums, This Heat concocted some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.
Given the difficult, abrasive, and involved nature of their sound, This Heat never found anything approaching mainstream success, but their influence is immeasurable and those who love them love them fiercely. This first ever official vinyl reissue was produced with the full co-operation of band members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward. Four decades on, This Heat is still a revelation.