Andrew Liles
Mother Goose's Melody: Or Sonnets for the Cradle
Hallow Ground
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2015
2LP
26.39
HG1503LP
10th anniversary double LP edition
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Tracklist
1The Milky Way seen through the Cripple’s Telescope 6:55
2Orville’s Engastrimythic Divinations 2:52
3Safety in Numbness 3:45
4Gilberts Potoroo 5:15
5One Misty Moisty Morning 3:57
6£53,717.00 (Still Listless and Rising)4:58
7Cannula Tubes as Fine as Straw 5:17
8Quivering Umbels 7:09
9£314.00 (Floating)6:31
10The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing Of Its Charm Nor The Garden Its Brightness 2:55
11Mechanical substitute for the Arm 9:24

10th anniversary double LP edition of the 2005 album, previously available only on CD. Includes the previously unreleased 23-minute track "Sensory," taken from the same recording sessions as Mother Goose's Melody. All compositions written, played, recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed by Andrew Liles. Features guest musician Siôn Orgon from Thighpaulsandra's group. Narration by Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath.

"This project from the fabulous Andrew Liles is dedicated to the notion that nothing good ever happens in a nursery rhyme, even when enunciated with such gleeful relish by guest narrator Alexander Thynn, the seventh Marquess of Bath. Scratching kittens have to be placated, half awake children are left to wander around the town at night, and we all know about the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. Aided in a couple of places by Sion Orgon from Thighpaulsandra's group, Liles takes his time over teasing out the darker strands to be found woven into childhood's brighter moments, carefully stacking eerily sustained tones, desiccated samples and disembodied voices against Lord Bath's exuberant delivery. The results feel like a compendium of forgotten folklore awaiting its future." (The Wire)