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William Yonts Maybe the scariest album ever. Absolutely demented instrumentals (just listen to that final track's barren soundscape) and ominous, almost apocalyptic lyrics. I think "Makeshift Swahili" is one of the great songs, never fails to give me chills. Favorite track: Makeshift Swahili.
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corvidae_rofocale fucking wild album, I don't know how this flew under the radar for so many year until Pitchfork snobs picked it up, but you know what? i'm glad, the nihilism, the timeless sound, the freaky and unconventional uses of recording and instruments make this album oh so more unique and special, thanks This Heat, and PLEASE, support the band by buying this record, even though they're disbanded. Favorite track: Cenotaph.
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cremullins The musical equivalent of a viewing of "Threads". Harrowing from start to finish. Favorite track: A New Kind of Water.
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    Recently remastered by the artists from new tape transfers.
    The first time This Heat’s complete catalogue is available for download and sold directly by the band.
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Sleep 02:13
Paper Hats 06:02
Triumph 02:56
S.P.Q.R. 03:28
Cenotaph 04:39
Shrinkwrap 01:40
Radio Prague 02:24
Independence 03:42


Pitchfork’s 20th best album of the 1980s

One of the foundational records of the post-punk era Deceit is This Heat’s second and final studio album. With greater emphasis on drive and song structure than their debut and guided by their certainty that humanity was on a nuclear collision course with itself, Deceit is dense, damaged, furious and inspiring (technically, musically, perhaps even politically).

This Heat developed new strange and volatile strains of avant-garde music that time has proved to be hugely influential, a blueprint for much that would follow: post-rock, math rock, homemade musique concrète, experimental electronica …..

“Over the years, there have been bands to play as aggressively, or even as strangely, but very few have been able to rise from their collective influences and histories to create music so singularly distinctive and inspiring.”- Pitchfork


released August 21, 2020


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This Heat London, UK

Although widely considered to be Post-Punk’s finest, This Heat actually began performing their music in the early days of London’s punk era.

They developed new strange and volatile strains of avant-garde music that time has proved to be hugely influential, a blueprint for much that would follow.

Ahead of their time, their music is as startlingly original and relevant as the day it was created.
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