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Nyam Nyam \ Hope Of Heaven+Singles [LTMCD 2575]

First release on CD of Hope Of Heaven, the acclaimed album by post-punk group Nyam Nyam. Formed in Hull in 1979 around core members Paul Trynka and Trevor Simpson, the band self-released When We Can't Make Laughter Stay on single before attracting the attention of New Order bassist Peter Hook, who produced pulsing electro floor-filler Fate for release on Factory Benelux. The band also tweaked the interest of 4AD label boss Ivo Watts-Russell, although ultimately Hope Of Heaven would appear on sister label Situation Two in 1984, sleeved by Vaughan Oliver (23 Envelope).

The group issued one more EP, The Architect, in 1985, before disbanding. Unjustly overlooked for three decades, their studio recordings are now collected on this remastered 18 track CD, including exclusive brand new track Doubt. The package also features a 16 page booklet featuring archive images and detailed sleeve notes from Paul Trynka, Trevor Simpson, Peter Hook and Vaughan Oliver.


1. The Illuminated Ones
2. Fate
3. The Meeting
4. This Is the Place
5. You Need More
6. The House
7. Hope of Heaven
8. And To Hold
9. The Resolution
10. The Architect
11. The Last Place (Hope of Heaven)
12. Mining Different Seams
13. And To Hold (Version 2)
14. Untitled
15. Fate (Factory Benelux 12" Mix)
16. When We Can't Make Laughter Stay
17. Knowledge (Chapter II)
18. Doubt

Available on CD only.

Hope Of Heaven+Singles [LTMCD 2575]


"Peel-endorsed stark menace and isolation - buried treasure" (Mojo, 01/2013)

"Difficult music probably created by difficult people, leaving you struck by how many classics (which never became classics) Nyam Nyam wrote. And To Hold sounds like a perfect John Cale-track, while Mining Different Seams is as splendid as anything by The The. If those aren't good references, then we don't know! And we even haven't mentioned This Is the Place, easily the best song Microdisney forgot to compose" (Peek-a-Boo, 03/2013)

"A beautiful rediscovery" (Westzeit, 12/2012)

"Forget those new gold dreams and bozo go-gos - what we have here, gentlemen, is a great white hope" (Sounds, 07/1984)

"Nyam Nyam carve sculptures that will eventually go down in history, from every note they touch" (Melody Maker, 04/1985)

"If this were to sell in huge quantities, pop music would never be the same again. Sadly it won't, and it will" (Melody Maker, 03/1985)

"Given the group's associations with figures and labels like Peter Hook, Factory, Vaughan Oliver and Situation 2 among others, it's little surprise that they have a quiet cult legacy among post-punk fanatics. An appreciation of dance approaches interpolated into grippingly energetic but still melancholy arrangements show more facets of a restlessly creative outfit" (All Music Guide, 11/2012)