Mellotron Phase: Volume 1

by Papernut Cambridge

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP version pressed on 10" black 140g vinyl with b/w artwork and black paper inner sleeve. Copies come shrinkwrapped and include a reproduction Mellotronics calling card.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mellotron Phase: Volume 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      £15 GBP

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Mellotron Phase: Volumes 1 & 2 on one CD. The disc comes in a card wallet with orange/blue artwork plus an insert card featuring the cover art from the two LPs.
    PLEASE NOTE: this CD does not include a download of both albums. If you buy it from the Volume 1 or Volume 2 album page, you'll get a download of that album only.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mellotron Phase: Volume 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      £10 GBP

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette version on black tapes with black/white artwork (reversed colours from the vinyl version) in black cassette cases. Includes reproduction Mellotronics calling card with DL code.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mellotron Phase: Volume 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      £8 GBP

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7 GBP

     

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about

This is an instrumental production music library album made for Ravenwood Music Ltd.
With the exception of drums, bass guitar, percussion and the echo guitar on Riviera, all the instrument sounds on this record were made originally by a Mellotron or one of its contemporary tape/disc based playback instruments.
The sounds were picked from GForce’s M-Tron Pro tape libraries including those for the Chamberlin, Optigan, Orchestron, and the complete Streetly Tapes collection. Almost exclusively the basic, mono, unedited patches were used to preserve the tone and functionality of the original instruments. Parts have sometimes been layered or doubled to produce composite sounds. Tuning issues have sometimes been addressed, sometimes not.
Drums were recorded with two microphones - kick and overhead. Bass was overdubbed direct through Logic’s Amp Designer.
Mix effects and processing used: GSI Type 4 spring reverb, GSI Watkat, Waves Kramer Pie compressor and Waves Real ADT. Tape phasing effects were achieved by manually manipulating the varispeed on a duplicated mix running alongside the original.

Press & Quotes:

"An impeccably crafted work of contemporary jazzy, occasionally proggy psychedelia...."
- Shindig! Magazine (joint #1 Best New Album 2017)

"This is quite something else, its sly fusion of 60’s mercurial, the flashing of baroque phrasings, the teasing of soft psych floral posies and the vintage tweaking of a sun peeled hymnal grandness all converge to endow this with a deeply adoring village green rustic elegance possessed of touch traces of Douglas Gamley."
- The Sunday Experience

"A creative triumph."
- Louder Than War

credits

released September 20, 2017

All tracks written and produced by Ian Button.
Published by Ravenwood Music Ltd.
Drum session recorded by Jon Clayton at One Cat Studio.
Lego Mellotron photos by Daniel Kerson (www.musicalbrick.com).
Thanks to Martin Smith at Streetly Electronics (www.mellotronics.com) for help, Mellotron logo and calling card.

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Papernut Cambridge London, UK

London/Kent based project formed by Ian Button - formerly guitarist with Death In Vegas, Thrashing Doves and many others, now prolific underground producer/writer (Go-Kart Mozart etc...) and co-founder of Gare du Nord Records in 2013.

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