Here's the press release we wrote at the time:
"Calamateur’s ‘Tiny Pushes Vol.1 (How to be Childlike)’ raised the bar for free music, short songs, and having more ideas in 17 minutes than many earlier artists have had in 3 triple-LP concept albums.
Now, Autoclave Records is proud to announce the imminent release of Tiny Pushes Vol.2 (All the Wrong Buttons).
Tiny Pushes Vol. 2 shouldn't be free. With all the fuss about illegal downloads, here's a new twist for you - imagine an album so good, so consummately excellent, that even though the artist intends it to be free, you'll feel guilty you haven't paid for it. No really. Tiny Pushes Vol.2 (All the Wrong Buttons), the latest release from the increasingly prolific Calamateur, is that album. Oh, and Belong should be a global hit single. Not free.
And here's what I wrote on my blog:
"I know I’m biased, but I really like this mini-album.
Filled with samples of second-hand records I’d collected from charity shops over the years, and featuring some short acoustic songs interspersed with bursts of experimental noise, there’s just something about it I still connect with.
A couple of the tracks were played on Radio 3’s Late Junction.
Here are some of the reviews it got:
"...the songs...pack a real emotional resonance...high quality music..." - Diskant
"...A free download, they confidently suggest that you feel guilt at their generosity. Certainly, when my pools coupon comes up, I'll be sending Autoclave a cheque. 4.5/5." - Is This Music?
"...full of uplifting beats, textured samples and heartbreaking simplicity...exudes confidence and quality in equal measure." - whisperinandhollerin
released March 14, 2005
all songs written, played, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by andrew howie, except ’akatombo (the red butterfly)‘ (c) j.a.s.r.a.c. (japanese society for rights of authors, composers and publishers).
recorded at fertility doll studios, beauly.
for hannah howie
all rights reserved