Post-punk/minimal wave group Nagamatzu had been founded in 1982 in Ipswich, England by Stephen Jarvis and Andrew Lagowski. Motivated by rings like Joy Department, Cabaret Voltaire, and Throbbing Gristle, aswell as conspiracy ideas as well as the paranormal, they started creating their very own dark, brooding music utilizing drum devices, examples, keyboards, and guitars. Carrying out a few compilation performances, their first discharge was 1983’s self-released Shatter Times cassette. The mini-album was the just Nagamatzu release to add additional synth participant Andrew Fleck, who remaining the group soon after. Ultimately they released another cassette, 1986’s Sacred Islands from the Mad, accompanied by a 1987 12″ EP entitled Space Shuttle Shuffle independently Motorcade label. They released another tape (Igniting the Corpse) in 1991 before disbanding. Lagowski continuing releasing single albums under his surname aswell as S.E.T.We., and within projects such as for example Terror Against Terror (a cooperation with Lustmord), while Jarvis documented mainly because Pure Motorised Instinct and Terraform. American label Dark Entries reissued Sacred Islands from the Mad on vinyl this year 2010, accompanied by an extended release of Shatter Times in 2013. The music group revived Motorcade to get a 2013 vinyl problem of Igniting the Corpse. Polish label Zoharum released a double-CD Nagamatzu anthology entitled Neural Period in 2014. In 2016, Dark Entries released Above This Sound, an LP of unreleased Nagamatzu materials and compilation paths.