In the 20th century, as the delicate mechanisms of automata fell out of favour to the machismo of electricity, all the music-boxes left the funfair, to be usurped by Euro-Techno.
"Disco Carousel" is an attempt to redress this balance with a little bit of time travel, a little bit of tlc, and atomic fusion between the discreet windings of the Pianola and the whirring innards of the computing-machine.
Each piece is "Programme Music", and comes with a title that should take you straight to the electro-mechanical fairground you've always dreamed of. You can ride the big dipper, the ghost train, ace the shooting gallery, win a prize. In the safe knowledge that, all around your head, in multiple permutations, the highest form of entertainment is taking place.''
DW Robertson, 2016
- A1 Big Dip on the Big Dipper
- A2 The Shooting Gallery
- A3 Prizewinner
- B1 Brief Sojourn on the Ghost Train
- B2 Disco Carousel
Artwork collage by Portuguese artist Ruca Bourbon
500 units pressed at Optimal, Germany