Originally released as a download on the Mutant Sounds blog. A few cassette copies were made (less than 5).
Notes accompany the blog release
To mark the 30th anniversary of the release of first Snatch Tape in 1979 we are pleased to announce the issuing of a final DIY cassette. Entitled Carriage Return the work consists of two twenty minute sound collages assembled from the thirty years of accumulated reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, mini disks, CDRs in the Snatch Tapes archive.
Focussing on music and voice-overs originally recorded for various film and video projects Carriage Return weaves a fragmented narration concerning ghost sightings, car crashes, ley lines and hidden bends in and around Blue Bell Hill in Kent, England. Mixed with the spoken word is prepared piano, VCS3 synth, circuit bent Casio, shortwave radio, pots and pans and the usual melodic cacophony we have come to expect from Snatch Tapes.
Snatch Tapes is well know for its pioneering DIY approach and this final tape is a true Do It Yourself release in that listeners are supplied with all the files needed to make up their own cassette. Provided are two 20 minute MP3 files (one for each side of the tape) and full sleeve and label artwork ready to print off at home. All you need is a cassette deck, a blank C46 tape and a pair of scissors (or scalpel for a cleaner cut). Listeners may of course use the mp3 files on their iPods on the understanding that after a thirty-day trial period they should either transfer the files to cassette or erase them.
Review of Carriage Return on the Mutant Sounds blog
"Gobsmackingly great surrealist clusterfuckery refashioned from vivisected fragments sourced from the entirety of the Snatch tapes archive. Swarming subterranean electronic malevolence bleeds into antiquated Hauntological ghostings that are then sheared at right angles by a Cupol-like and hermetically bleak species of minimal synthiness. An apex of queasy delirium for your predilection."