Hastings of Malawi were Heman Pathak, David Hodes and John Grieve.
They recorded the album in one night in 1981 with no plan and no idea of what they were doing.
They played drums, clarinet, synthesiser and piano but also made use of things that they found lying around the studio – old records, cookery books, telephone directories and a telephone.
The recordings were played down the phone to randomly dialled numbers and the reactions added to the recording.
All three had been involved in the recording of the first Nurse with Wound album Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella and had contributedmetal scrapings, piano, effects, clarinet and guitar during the session.
The album was released in 1981 as Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth by Hastings of Malawi on the Papal… more