“This Heat” is the debut album by This Heat, an English experimental rock band formed in Camberwell, South London in 1976. It was recorded between 1976 and 1978, and was released by record label Piano in 1979.
The album contains the tracks of experimental rock mixing the elements of progressive-rock such as “Larks Tongues in Aspic”-era King Crimson, electronic music, dub, musique concrète, free improvisation, and noise. It is characterized by the heavy use of tape manipulation and looping. The album is an important work that opened up new possibilities in the genres such as post-punk, industrial, and post-rock.
“24 Track Loop” with a drum-and-organ tape loop is an innovative electronic music piece at that time, like later techno and electronica.