Tippoo's Tiger

by brunnen

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“Tippoo’s tiger – gone but not forgotten”

Tracks 1 and 3 – Tippoo’s tiger
Released in BLRR’s series of ‘These records are not for baking’ in the mid naughties, Tippoo’s tiger was released as picture disc in an edition of 200 copies on 20 April 2006. Tippoo is in fact an 18th century pump organ, made for the Indian ruler Tipu Sultan. It’s currently on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London if you want to see this amazing instrument in real life. This album was recorded in two live sessions using a sailor’s pump organ and a Philicorda organ and is dedicated to Henk Kinkelaar (27 December1934 - 10 October 2000) who never heard these recordings but maybe, just maybe is able to hear them from where he is now.

Track 2 – 10 October 2000
On this date my father passed away. He died suddenly but peacefully in the presence of his family. The day after his death, upon my return home, I recorded the music for this single. It was the first music to flow out of my hands and is presented here exactly as it was recorded as a loving tribute to my father. The one sided single was released in an edition of 11 copies and was given to family and friends. The official ‘release’ date for the single was 26 December, my father’s birthday. Realising I didn’t want to use the name Brunnen for this release, a new name was born out of this tragedy; the Beautiful Glass Bottom Boat.


released February 25, 2013


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