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Carriage Return

by Philip Sanderson

Nearside 20:59
Blindside 20:39


Released in April 2009 to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of first Snatch Tape in 1979 Carriage Return comprises two sides of sound collage assembled from thirty years of accumulated reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, mini disks, CDRs in the Snatch Tapes archive.

Including 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 Bluebell Hill in Kent, England. Mixed with the spoken word is prepared piano, VCS3, circuit bent Casio, shortwave radio, pots and pans etc.

Listeners were supplied with all the files needed to make up their own cassette with a view that after a thirty-day trial period they should either transfer the mp3 files to tape or erase them. A small run of 5 cassettes were produced by Snatch Tapes. The number of digital files in circulation is unknown though over 500 copies were downloaded from Mutant Sounds.

Many of the tracks were subsequently released on the 2018 LP titled - On One of These Bends.


released December 19, 2023

Catalogue Number: TTCH 215
Recorded and mixed by - Philip Sanderson
Voices include - Gustav Metzger , Nigel Jacklin , Patricia Hosking , Susana Ostler , Tim Meacham , Tony Raven
Sleeve design by Philip Sanderson. Photograph of fingerpost by Steven Ball, other pictures are found


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