The self named LP marked the end of the first incarnation of Bourbonese Qualk. Julian Gilbert left the group after ‘the spike'(1986) to concentrate on writing and theatre, leaving Steven Tanza and Simon Crab who parted ways after recording this album and touring in Germany/Holland in early 1986. Steven Tanza went on to found ‘The State’ and the ‘Sound Sound’ record label while crab continued as Bourbonese Qualk, dissolved the Recloose Organisation label and founded ‘New International’ as the outlet for future releases.

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Simon Crab: Electronics, guitar and voice
Steven Tanza: Drums, electronics

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‘Sounds’ Newspaper. UK. March 1987. Bourbonese Qualk “Bourbonese Qualk” LP

Creating art is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. when your talking to simon crab you are talking about heavy duty industrial art funk ramble, you are talking post nuclear rhythmic horror…..sound terrorism, to be precise you are talking Bourbonese Qualk and that is weird. since the departure of steven tanza qualk are a solo act allowing simon more time to get off on his tower block obsession. his rooms are crammed with drawing,diagrams and photographs, street plans adorn the walls and the current albums features a still from a tower block video and simon claims to have scaled most of the blocks in south london..its what you call an obsession.”

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return-to-order_02‘Can’t Be Beat’ Magazine. March 1987. Bourbonese Qualk “Bourbonese Qualk” LP

If we were awarding prizes for making people rush out of the room in blind panic Bourbonese Qualk would have a trophy cabinet to match Bayern Munich’s. strange, because whilst some of their music is damned uncomfortable listening, an equal part is pleasantly ambient. pretty, even. their 6th album is no exception with different types of track side by side throughout, so that the listener can neither drift along in a state of slumber nor masochistically subject themselves to the audio equivalent of the chinese water torture. this makes it all a very stop-start thing but all the more rewarding as a result. file under, er, Bourbonese Qualk.

120Tracks:

Side One

  1. Skin Deep (Simon Crab; Voice, Electronics, Electronic Percussion. Steven Tanza; Electronic Percussion.)
  2. On Your Knees (Simon Crab; Voice, Tapes, Electronics, Electronic Percussion.)
  3. Dream Decade (Simon Crab; Voice, Electronics, Electronic Percussion.)
  4. Black and Blues (Simon Crab; Tapes, Electronics, Guitar, Trumpet. Steven Tanza; Voice, Drums.)
  5. Pipe Dreams (Simon Crab;  Electronics, Electronic Percussion, Guitar, Clarinet. Steven Tanza; Drums.)
  6. Workover (Simon Crab; Voice, Electronics, Electronic Percussion. Steven Tanza; Electronic Percussion. )
  7. Shock Corridor (Simon Crab; Electronics, Electronic Percussion, Clarinet. Steven Tanza; Electronic Percussion.)

Side Two

  1. Sweat It Out (Simon Crab; Voice, Electronics, Electronic Percussion. Steven Tanza; Electronic Percussion.)
  2. Dummy Run (Simon Crab; Electronics, Tapes, Electronic Percussion, Clarinet. Steven Tanza; Drums. Lisa Guido; Voice.)
  3. Unknown Trk (Simon Crab; Electronics. Steven Tanza; Drums.)
  4. C2V (Simon Crab; Voice, Electronics, Electronic Percussion.)
  5. Obsession (Simon Crab;  Electronics, Electronic Percussion. Steven Tanza; Electronic Percussion.)
  6. This Is The Enemy (Simon Crab; Voice, Electronics, Electronic Percussion. Steven Tanza; Drums.)
  7. Mean Street (Simon Crab; Electronics, Electronic Percussion. Steven Tanza Electronic Percussion.)
  8. Always There (Simon Crab; Electronics, Guitars.)

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