ANDREW LILES – Mother Goose’s Melody: Or Sonnets For The Cradle 2LP – ltd. 160

Experimental / Drone / Industrial

Andrew Liles is a prolific solo artist, producer and remixer. He has been recording since the mid 1980’s and has appeared on well over 200 releases. His work has been used in Theatre, Film, Radio and T.V. He has also worked in some capacity with the following groups and individuals: Danielle Dax, John Murphy (S.P.K.), Nurse With Wound, Current 93, The Hafler Trio, Steven Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees) and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle.

“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

Track Listing:

A1) The Milky Way seen through the Cripple’s Telescope 06:55
A2) Orville’s Engastrimythic Divinations 02:51
A3) Safety in Numbness 03:44
A4) Gilberts Potoroo 05:14
A5) One Misty Moisty Morning 03:56

B1) £53,717.00 (still listless and rising) 04:58
B2) Cannula Tubes as fine as Straw 05:17
B3) Quivering Umbels 07:09

C1) £314.00 (floating) 06:31
C2) The Presbytery has lost nothing of its Charm nor the Garden its Brightness 02:55
C3) Mechanical Substitute for the Arm 09:23

D1) Sensory 23:00 (previous unreleased)

First released on CD 2005
Re-mastered double vinyl release 2015

Distributed by A-Musik and Cargo Rec.