Limited Edition of 500, CD with 8 page booklet. “I’ve always been drawn to sounds and music that seem to have fallen through the cracks; that haven’t quite reached their intended destination. Rather than deliberately try to sound ‘weird’ or contrary, they have developed according to their own musical rules. Sarah’s instruments hint and suggest at sounds and music that we know, but they never quite make it.” (Daniel Padden) “Sarah Kenchington makes remarkable mechanical instruments, in the non-tradition of Harry Partch, Pierre Bastien or Anima Sound, and then plays them.
These include a selection of huge brass instruments played via a network of valves and tractor inner-tubes, an enormous spinning-drum kalimba, and her own version of a Hurdy-Gurdy – a pedal-powered string instrument that creates otherworldly howls and drones. Daniel Padden has been making wayward English music for over 15 years, both as founding member of Volcano The Bear and The One Ensemble his music is oft en seen as a continuation of the sort of English progressive music espoused by Recommended Records (Henry Cow, Art Bears, This Heat etc.). He culls scales and instruments from the world of traditional and “world” musics and skillfully weaves an enchanting web of lo-fi collage, loops and vocal harmonies into his mixes. In this incarnation he takes the role of arranger and producer of Sarah’s exotic soundworld, occaisionally adding a vocal or playing a little piano or banjo where appropriate.”
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