Philip Sanderson - Carriage Return


Near Side (21:00)

Where The Lines Are

Empty Spaces

One Possible Theory

Are You Ready?

Everything He Is Not

Now For The News In Full

The Whole Of Bluebell Hill Is Heavily Charged



Blind Side (20:40)

Numerous Reports Of Black Magic And Pagan Ritual

Body Under The Bridge

Hello This Is Your Dad

A Highly Intesified Field Has Built Up

Maybe The Art Is Going To Die Fairly Quickly

Station Green

Insist On Sitting In The Back Of The Car

Slightly Backwards


All music by Philip Sanderson. Voices include - Gustav Metzger, Nigel Jacklin, Patricia Hosking, Susana Ostler, Tim Meacham, Tony Raven



Format: Digital download, plus 5 cassette copies

Release Date: 2009

Label: Snatch Tapes

Catalogue Number: TCH 215

Sleeve Design: Philip Sanderson. Photograph of fingerpost by Steven Ball, other pictures are found


Released in April 2009 to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of first Snatch Tape in 1979 Carriage Return comprises two sides of sound collage assembled from the thirty years of accumulated reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, mini disks, CD-Rs in the Snatch Tapes archive.


Focussing on previously unreleased music and voice-overs recorded for various film and video projects Carriage Return weaves a fragmented narration concerning ghost sightings, car crashes, ley lines and hidden bends in and around Blue Bell Hill in Kent, England. Mixed with the spoken words is prepared piano, VCS3 synthesizer, circuit bent Casio, shortwave radio, pots and pans and the usual melodic cacophony we have come to expect from Snatch Tapes. 


Listeners were supplied with all the files needed to make up their own cassette with a view that after a thirty-day trial period they should either transfer the mp3 files to tape or erase them. A small run of 5 cassettes were produced by Snatch Tapes. The number of digital files in circulation is unknown though over 700 copies were downloaded. Tracks from the tape are to be found on the 2018 compilation LP On One of These Bends.