Artist: Uw Hypotheekadvies
Title: Nature or Nurture
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt159
Condition: new
Price: $5.00

Tracklist Samples
1 de magneet
2 8 doublures (p 2)
3 bela
4 d. turpin/
5 de kandidaten
6 helmut wagner
7 rennen ruud!!!
8 8 doublures (p1)
9 zonder laura
10 de hit
11 iedereen moet wel


Ed. Of 400 numbered copies with full color insert each with an original hand drawing. Features members from former BlRR band Girlfriends and mastered by Erik Drost and Raymond Steeg (Legendary Pink Dots). According to the Explosive Ordinance Field Guide: “Uw Hypotheekadvies should be handled with great care as it is one of the most powerful EO’s, especially if detonated through speakers in the comfort of one’s own home.” As trios go, UH sound more like a thousand-tet. Imagine a heavily armoured Glenn Branca guitar army falling DOWN an UP escalator in such a way that they never reach the bottom and are forever tumbling and crashing. Now throw DNA down the same escalator and pour acid on that. UH don’t just rock; they ROCK. Like agates gone wild, their abstract explorations come delivered via sledgehammer and arrive on the plate as oddly conceived gemstones with insects trapped inside. It smells like the teen spirits of Naked City and Laddio Bolocko lurk underneath UH’s woodpile, but despite the improv flavour of UH’s pummeling, they skew away from jazz and lean in more towards prog than Zorn and Co. UH’s chaos fleshes form and even descends into subtle soundscapes in between the rat-a-tat blastpatter. A beautiful monstrosity of Nature and Nurture.

“Uw Hypotheekadvies (‘your mortgage advice’) is a noisy trio from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. There is a drummer, a bass player and a guitar player. The band evolved partly out of Girlfriends (which you can also buy at Beta-lactam Ring Records). Uw Hypotheekadvies aims to have a fresh, open approach towards making music. Influences are diverse like krautrock, no wave, Albert Ayler, bBfheart, dDeerhoof, ethnic field-recordings… The core of the music is interaction. Improvisation is a means but not necessarily an end. This has resulted in their first official release ‘Nature of Nurture’ referring to an old, for these three guys, still relevant question. After this rigorous work, they are occupied with making a new recording. Rumours say that this will turn out to be a pleasant piece of pop music.” – Uw Hypotheekadvies