CD: Voiceprint / Blueprint
VP108CD / BP108CD
Made in Austria
MSIF 3307 （1995年）
*Tubab* means a rich European - a person from across the great *baa*, the sea.
*Kutcha* is a sauce.
*Venti Latir* is a dance like an electric fan, from the french *ventilateur*.
These *Wolof* words come from the glossary of Mark Hudson's book "Our Grandmothers' Drums".
All Instruments and vocals by Robert Wyatt.
Recorded on 4-Track at home, summer 1992.
The photographs were taken forty years ago.
Cover Idea and Realisation:
Alfreda Benge and Peter Hartl
Coordination for Voiceprint UK: Robin Healing
「A Short Break
20 odd minutes at home
oh... yes... In other words, take five, a space made vacant between daily tasks, literally, a vacation.
Some forty years ago, I was taken on holiday, to another Atlantic coast, to Portugal, and discovered that there are different ways of behaving.
("IS EVERY MOMENT FOREVER?")
A few disorientating images remain, a few ghosts: the boy in the water, that was me (the little man, in the bowler hat, paddling on the shore, circulated on my earlier Rough Trade records, could that have been another me?)
But right here, right now, no studio cosmetics, just five abstracted sketches, postcards from the home front (I have to take, now and then, some time out for a short break.)
Robert Wyatt. August 1992」
「This Compact-Disc is approximately 21 minutes of new music. Please do not confuse this with either a full length CD or a CD-Single. It has been sold to your retailer with this in mind.」
ワイアット自身は本作について「このミニアルバムは僕にとって大切なものだ。独自な、小さなダイヤモンドの原石だ（It means a lot to me this little record. It's unique. It's a little rough diamond.）」（Marcus O'Dair『Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt』）と語っています。