Charivari was originally intended to have a partner piece but time passed by and I decided to release it as a cdr. Having tried unsuccessfully for months to make a work out of some new recorded material, I was given a Yamaha organ by my old pal Allal Yamine, a Moroccan percussionist and artist who was clearing out his studio. This Electone B-405, a fine piece from 1982, has excellent organ and pedal sounds and some of the weirdest percussion sounds I've ever encountered, far too weird for this album. Other sounds include a temperamental domestic oven, brushed metal and sounds from the streets of my home town Jedburgh.
Charivari: referring to the custom of rattling kitchenware with an iron rod. Literally "heaviness in the head" but also used to mean "headache".
A fearless cult figure from New England's underground scene, Sawyer's no-fi experiments with everyday objects and body sounds are greatly rewarding to those who have the patience and curiosity to give them a chance. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 20, 2017