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We ate the styrofoam"''

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We ate the styrofoam"''cellophane"''



* VocalTagTeam: Hayward and Bullen do what few vocals there are largely in unison. The whole band sings on "The Fall of Saigon", giving the song an effect like a funeral dirge.

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* SurrealHorror: The album has a simultaneously absurdist and oppressively dark tone.
* VocalTagTeam: Hayward and Bullen do what few vocals there are largely in unison. The whole band sings on "The Fall of Saigon", giving the song an effect like a funeral dirge.dirge.
* WarIsHell: "Twilight Furniture" and "The Fall of Saigon" are both about this, though rather obliquely. "Twilight Furniture" is about the constant paranoia of impending nuclear war, while "The Fall of Saigon" is a SurrealHorror portrayal of the eponymous event.

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* FascistsBedtime: "Twilight Furniture" mentions it with the line "Ceasefire ends at midnight, curfew starts at 10."


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges all the way from a 1 ("Not Waving", though don't take that to mean it's a light listen) to a hard 8 ("Horizontal Hold"). "Rainforest" goes right off the scale.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges all the way from a 1 ("Not Waving", [[NothingIsScarier though don't take that to mean it's a light listen) listen]]) to a hard 8 ("Horizontal Hold"). "Rainforest" goes right off the scale.


* {{Instrumentals}}: Only "Not Waving", "Twilight Furniture", "Music Like Escaping Gas" and "The Fall of Saigon" contain any vocals.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: Only This is a largely instrumental album, with only "Not Waving", "Twilight Furniture", "Music Like Escaping Gas" and "The Fall of Saigon" contain containing any vocals.


* BookEnds: The two versions of "Testcard" that open and close their self-titled album, the latter directly segueing out of "The Fall of Saigon".

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* BookEnds: The two versions of "Testcard" that open and close their self-titled the album, the latter directly segueing out of "The Fall of Saigon".



* DownerEnding: It's hard to think of a darker, more depressing album closer than "The Fall of Saigon". Even with how bleak the rest of the album is, the final suite of tracks just feels like the end of the world.



* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Horizontal Hold" serves this purpose on the album, and was also typically the first song the band played whenever they performed live.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Gareth Williams was very fond of found sounds, leading to things like kazoos and bike horns being incorporated into their soundscapes.

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Not to the same extent as ''Deceit'', but Gareth Williams was very fond of still found sounds, leading a way to incorporate things like kazoos pots, pans, and bike horns being incorporated malfunctioning sound equipment into their soundscapes.the band's palette.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Not Waving" to the poem "Not Waving but Drowning" by Stevie Smith.



* SuicideBySea: "Not Waving" is about a person drowning themselves in the ocean because of their failure to cope with the modern world.
* VocalTagTeam: All three of them sang, often in unison.

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* SuicideBySea: The narrator of "Not Waving" is about a person drowning themselves in the ocean because of their failure to cope with feels so overwhelmed by the modern world.
world that they decide to swim out into the ocean and not come back.
* VocalTagTeam: All three Hayward and Bullen do what few vocals there are largely in unison. The whole band sings on "The Fall of them sang, often in unison.Saigon", giving the song an effect like a funeral dirge.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Than pretty much any other contemporary artist aside from Music/ThrobbingGristle. Their Kafkaesque lyrics and delirious sound make them a harrowing listen even to this day.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Than pretty much any other contemporary artist aside from Music/ThrobbingGristle. Their Kafkaesque lyrics It's easily the band's darkest album, and delirious sound make them a harrowing listen even to this day.was probably one of the darkest rock albums ever made when it came out.
* DespairEventHorizon: The narrators of "Not Waving" and "The Fall of Saigon" are well past the line.



* GenreBusting: This album sounds like nothing before or after it. The band were omnivorous with their listening habits and included a bit of everything in their sound, resulting in a completely unclassifiable blend of punk, folk, prog rock, krautrock, drone, and noise. "24 Track Loop" for instance, is considered an UrExample of Techno and IDM.

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* GenreBusting: This album sounds like nothing before or after it. Heat's experimental tendencies are on full display here. The band were omnivorous with their listening habits and included a bit of everything in their sound, resulting in a tracklist ranges from droning soundscapes, to hard instrumental rock, to straight up noise, to completely unclassifiable blend pieces like "The Fall of punk, folk, prog rock, krautrock, drone, and noise. Saigon". It arguably invented at least one new genre too; "24 Track Loop" for instance, is considered an UrExample of Techno and IDM.sometimes cited as the first IDM song.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: In their heyday they were a 10 or even 11. Nowadays most of their stuff falls more into the 6-8 range, but even then they have tracks like "Rainforest" that go right off the scale.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: In their heyday they were a 10 or even 11. Nowadays most of their stuff falls more into Ranges all the 6-8 range, but even then they have tracks like way from a 1 ("Not Waving", though don't take that to mean it's a light listen) to a hard 8 ("Horizontal Hold"). "Rainforest" that go goes right off the scale.


The [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] debut album by experimental rock group Music/ThisHeat was released in 1979. Known unofficially as "Blue and Yellow" in reference to its MinimalisticCoverArt, the album compiles three years of recordings made by the band between 1976 and 1978, in a variety of different locations, including their studio space Cold Storage.

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The [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] debut album by experimental rock group Music/ThisHeat was released in 1979. Known unofficially as "Blue and Yellow" in reference to its MinimalisticCoverArt, the album compiles three years of recordings made by the band between 1976 and 1978, in a variety of different locations, including their studio space Cold Storage.


A raw, harrowing mixture of droning soundscapes, noisy tape collages and improvised live performance, the album's uncompromising sound failed to reach a mass audience, but nonetheless received critical acclaim upon its release, thanks to long-time support from DJ Creator/JohnPeel, and has since become regarded as a key influence on the PostPunk / experimental music scene.

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A raw, harrowing mixture of droning soundscapes, noisy tape collages and improvised live performance, the album's uncompromising uncompromising, non-commercial sound failed to reach a mass audience, audience upon its release, but nonetheless received great critical acclaim upon its release, acclaim, thanks to long-time support from DJ Creator/JohnPeel, and has since become regarded as a key influence on the PostPunk / experimental music scene.


* GenreBusting: They sound like nothing before or after them. The band were omnivorous with their listening habits and included a bit of everything in their sound, resulting in a completely unclassifiable blend of punk, folk, prog rock, krautrock, drone, and noise. "24 Track Loop" for instance, is considered an UrExample of Techno and IDM.

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* GenreBusting: They sound This album sounds like nothing before or after them.it. The band were omnivorous with their listening habits and included a bit of everything in their sound, resulting in a completely unclassifiable blend of punk, folk, prog rock, krautrock, drone, and noise. "24 Track Loop" for instance, is considered an UrExample of Techno and IDM.

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!!Tracklist:
[[AC:Side A (Blue)]]
# "Testcard" (0:45)
# "Horizontal Hold" (6:56)
# "Not Waving" (7:25)
# "Water" (3:10)
# "Twilight Furniture" (5:06)

[[AC:Side B (Yellow)]]
# "24 Track Loop" (5:56)
# "Diet of Worms" (3:09)
# "Music Like Escaping Gas" (3:40)
# "Rainforest" (2:55)
# "The Fall of Saigon" (5:09)
# "Testcard" (1:17; vinyl version finishes on an never-ending loop)

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The [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut album]] by experimental rock group Music/ThisHeat was released in 1979. Known unofficially as "Blue and Yellow" in reference to its MinimalisticCoverArt, the album compiles three years of recordings made by the band between 1976 and 1978, in a variety of different locations, including their studio space Cold Storage.

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The [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled self-titled]] debut album]] album by experimental rock group Music/ThisHeat was released in 1979. Known unofficially as "Blue and Yellow" in reference to its MinimalisticCoverArt, the album compiles three years of recordings made by the band between 1976 and 1978, in a variety of different locations, including their studio space Cold Storage.


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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[DespairEventHorizon "My God how we got so far, only to reach so low..."]]'']]



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!!24 Track Tropes:!!Music like escaping tropes:


* CreepyMonotone: Most of their vocals. [[HarshVocals Other times it's...]]

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* CreepyMonotone: Most All of their vocals. [[HarshVocals Other times it's...]]the vocals are sung this way.


A raw, harrowing mixture of droning soundscapes, noisy tape collages and improvised live performance, the album's uncompromising sound failed to reach a mass audience, but nonetheless received critical acclaim upon its release, thanks to long-time support from DJ Creator/JohnPeel, and has since become regarded as a key influence on the PostPunk / experimental music scene.

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A raw, harrowing mixture of droning soundscapes, noisy tape collages and improvised live performance, the album's uncompromising sound failed to reach a mass audience, but nonetheless received critical acclaim upon its release, thanks to long-time support from DJ Creator/JohnPeel, and has since become regarded as a key influence on the PostPunk / experimental music scene.scene.

!!24 Track Tropes:
* AlbumIntroTrack: "Testcard (Blue)" on ''This Heat'', 47 seconds of high pitched electrical noise which is interrupted without warning by "Horizontal Hold".
* BoleroEffect: Done in a restrained way on "Not Waving", which builds up from nearly inaudible synth noises to an oppressive soundscape of guitar feedback, Mellotron drone, and mournful clarinet, all without any percussion whatsoever. When combined with the despairing vocals, the overall effect is similar to watching a ghost slowly come into view.
* BookEnds: The two versions of "Testcard" that open and close their self-titled album, the latter directly segueing out of "The Fall of Saigon".
* CreepyMonotone: Most of their vocals. [[HarshVocals Other times it's...]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than pretty much any other contemporary artist aside from Music/ThrobbingGristle. Their Kafkaesque lyrics and delirious sound make them a harrowing listen even to this day.
* DroneOfDread: About half of this album consists of this.
* EpicRocking: "Horizontal Hold" (6:56), "Not Waving" (7:26), "24 Track Loop" (5:56).
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Gareth Williams was very fond of found sounds, leading to things like kazoos and bike horns being incorporated into their soundscapes.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The characters in "The Fall of Saigon" start by eating their cat and then get more desperate.
--> ''"We ate the TV\\
We ate the armchair\\
We ate the telephone\\
We ate the styrofoam"''
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Rainforest" into "The Fall of Saigon" into "Testcard (Yellow)".
* GenreBusting: They sound like nothing before or after them. The band were omnivorous with their listening habits and included a bit of everything in their sound, resulting in a completely unclassifiable blend of punk, folk, prog rock, krautrock, drone, and noise. "24 Track Loop" for instance, is considered an UrExample of Techno and IDM.
* HorribleHistoryMetal: "The Fall of Saigon", though the event it describes was only four years old at the time the song came out.
* {{Instrumentals}}: Only "Not Waving", "Twilight Furniture", "Music Like Escaping Gas" and "The Fall of Saigon" contain any vocals.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: In their heyday they were a 10 or even 11. Nowadays most of their stuff falls more into the 6-8 range, but even then they have tracks like "Rainforest" that go right off the scale.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Charles Hayward actually wrote "The Fall of Saigon" in a rush after watching news coverage of the eponymous event being followed by a fluff piece about a cat drinking whiskey and being struck by the contrast.
* {{Sampling}}: One of the first bands to make this a major part of their sound, in part due to Williams' experiments with tape.
* SuicideBySea: "Not Waving" is about a person drowning themselves in the ocean because of their failure to cope with the modern world.
* VocalTagTeam: All three of them sang, often in unison.


Largely consisting of harrowing, droning soundscapes, tape collages and improvised live performance, the album's uncompromising sound failed to reach a mass audience, but nonetheless received critical acclaim upon its release, thanks to long-time support from DJ Creator/JohnPeel, and has since become regarded as a key influence on the PostPunk / experimental music scene.

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Largely consisting A raw, harrowing mixture of harrowing, droning soundscapes, noisy tape collages and improvised live performance, the album's uncompromising sound failed to reach a mass audience, but nonetheless received critical acclaim upon its release, thanks to long-time support from DJ Creator/JohnPeel, and has since become regarded as a key influence on the PostPunk / experimental music scene.

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