NOTE: ALL MONEY DONATED FOR THIS RELEASE WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO OUR FRIENDS IN PATAN, KATHMANDU, AS THEY COPE AND REBUILD THEIR COMMUNITY AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 2015!
from the original press sheet for the cassette release on El Tule:
"This cassette, entitled 'PIA: Flight 831/761' is a 30 minute sound journal I recorded in the airspace of Pakistan on October 16, 1999. While traveling home from Nepal that day, my friends and I were delayed for a few hours in Karachi airport because there was a coup happening in Islamabad! We weren't in any danger, but it was still quite intense. Side A features an extended spontaneous harmonium piece entitled 'Ke Garne' (Nepalese for 'What to do')... layered harmonium melodies blend with the sound of the airport and CNN reporting the coup live as it unfolds. Side B features a 15 minute master-mix of the exciting in-flight entertainment offered on board PIA... enjoy the sound of the plane and an eclectic A.D.D. shitfest of sound!"
This digital re-release contains the bonus track, 'JCR Nepal' - a previously unreleased track from a compilation on Friends & Relatives that never materialized (see track for more info) - plus a couple photos of where the recordings take place and printable artwork files, in case you feel like making your own facsimile copy at home
released January 1, 2009
El Tule (no cat.no.)
digital re-release 05 Sep 2011
from the original cassette liner notes:
Side A: Ke garne
Side B: In-Flight Entertainment, PIA: Flight 813
Side A: written, performed and recorded by Michael Anderson in Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan 16 Oct 99
Side B: recorded in-flight by Michael Anderson en route from Kathmandu, Nepal to Islamabad, Pakistan 16 Oct 99