Richard Sanderson (2) ‎– Air Buttons

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1 Shade 4:28
2 Mouse Magnet 4:41
3 Keening 2:55
4 Above The Breakers / Harbour Lights 6:12
5 Flim Flamingo 1:52
6 The Wold Shadow 3:30
7 Downhill Bicycle Race 2:53
8 Separating Circle 4:25
9 Fort 2 / Electric Toothbrush / Quartz 6:36
10 Stalactite 2:17
11 Velux Doppler 5:48

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Limited, numbered edition of 50 CDRs, each hand-stamped and housed in a frosted flexible plastic case with a thick recycled sugar paper insert. Also included is a small, unique pencil rubbing taken from the instrument used on this recording.

"Air Buttons" is an album of improvisations for melodeon (diatonic button accordion) and electronics.

These pieces were recorded at home in Hither Green, usually on Friday afternoons when the housework was done and before the kids came back from school. As with my previous album of melodeon improvisations the instrument was recorded in three different ways – using footpedals (wah, distortion and pitch change), pushing it through contraptions made with Audiomulch software on my laptop, or augmenting it with other sounds – in this case, field recordings and a wind-up gramophone. The gramophone was recorded with a contact microphone (made by Jez Riley French) attached to the needle, or to a toothbrush. “Above The Breakers” was played on pre-WW1 one-row melodeon, all the others were played on a D/G Hohner Pokerwork. The title of “Flim Flamingo” was suggested by Gary Widdowfield.. “Velux Doppler” was created from two field recordings- one of Beckenham Parish Church Bells, the other of the rain falling on the roof window of my bedroom. The field recordings on “Shade” were made in my garden. The tracks were recorded 2011-13 and assembled November 2013. Thank you for listening.

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