released July 13, 2019
Richard Sanderson - amplified melodeon
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded at Brighton Road Recording Studios, Newtimber, Sussex. 23rd February 2019
Track 3 Live at IKLECTIK, London. Recorded by Saint Austral Sound. 28th February 2019
Mixed and produced by Richard Sanderson. No overdubs.
"Three long tracks of amplified and variously mangled melodeon sounds from Linear Obsessional Recordings founder Richard Sanderson, Improvised live to tape at Iklecktik arts lab and Brighton Road Studios. Here the trills of English folk are distorted and deconstructed into a curiously heavy hybrid, evoking the terrifying image of Tony Conrad, AMM, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe all merrily morris dancing together bearing foamy goblets of real ale. Amidst the current vogue for avant-garde organ takes (see Ellen Arkbro, Aine O'Dwyer, Kit Downes and Tom Challenger), Compass Rose take a similar sound palette and delivers something far more intimate, far crumblier in texture, still teeming with space and rich with resonance. A gnarly, psychedelic thing. A bruised landscape of sound."
-Bobby Barry - The Quietus, Music of the Month
Staff Pick - July 2019 The Attic