Tiny Pushes Vol​.​2 (All the Wrong Buttons)

by Calamateur

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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




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Calamateur Stirling, UK

Calamateur was the name under which Scottish song-writer and noise-maker Andrew Howie released music from 2000 until 2013.

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Track Name: Upper
I believe in this world
I believe in this world

Love is the lightning you see in the sky
Just like the light I can see in your eyes
You sold me, you told me I needed untied
But I can't believe in your lips when they lie

You sold me
You told me

Love is the lightning in the sky
Track Name: What is Love?
Your love is in my heart
Track Name: Belong
I waited for the stars to shine on us
I waited for the sun to come to us
I waited in the darkness for the day
I waited for your quiet voice to say

You don't belong here
You don't belong here

I waited where I thought I couldn't be found
I waited in the silence for a sound
I waited in the corner out of reach
I waited where I knew you'd say to me

You don't belong here
You don't belong here
Track Name: Don't Understand
I haven't forgotten your name
It's just that you all look the same
From the place where I live up here
The details are not quite clear

And I don't understand
I can't understand

So you give me your sympathy
'Cause you know that I get lonely
With my power and majesty
How can you relate to me

You don't understand
You can't understand
You don't understand
Track Name: All That I Can Say
This is all that I can say
This is all that I can say

Do you know this isn't real
Do you know this isn't real

So let it go now
Yeah let it go now