Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #123



The 123rd episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

In light of the saddening news of Mark E. Smith's passing, this show is a show of two parts. The first half is the Crow Versus Crow norm - a mix of extended no-audience whatever, including politicised free jazz protest/lament from Irreversible Entanglement; eclectic lulling vocal-orientated works from Sharon Gal, Bonpos Tebetains and The Back Free Church congregation, of the Isle of Lewis; scree-jaxx from thee Acrid Lactjoinces; No-Wave STIcore fom Rosa Yemen; and various other golden golds, new and old. The second half is a solid mix of THE FALL, culled from my personal collection, a nod to the personal importance and influence of Mark E Smith and the many incarnations of The Fall Gruppe.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired on CAMP Radio (http://listen.camp/) on Friday 2nd February 2018.

1. Irreversible Entanglements – Enough (Irreversible Entanglements / Don Giovanni Records, 2017)

2. Bonpos Tibétains - Chant De Louange Dédié À La Divinité Protectrice Midü (Les Traditions Rituelles des Bonpos Tibétains / Ocora, 1983)
3. Sharon Gal – Bloo (Delicious Fish / Fractal Meat, 2018)
4. Peter Bruce – The Superb Lyrebird (Side A) (The Superb Lyrebird - Australia’s Forest Singer / Colombia, 1956)
5. Back Free Church – Psalm 9: 10-11 (SALM Volume 1 : Gaelic Psalms from the Hebrides of Scotland / Arc Light Editions, 2018)

6. Acrid Lactations & Jointhee – The Smoker (Chest / Tutore Burlato, 2016)
7. Rosa Yemen – Herpes Simplex (N.Y. No Wave / ZE Records, 2005)
8. Natural Disasters – Untitled (Untitled / Not on Label, 1986)
9. OOAME – Of Petals and Bytes (Milanese Nwas / Acustronica, 2018)

10. The Fall Gruppe Sound Taped Tapes.
i. The Fall – Hexen Definitive / Strife Knot (The Complete Peel Sessions 1978 – 2004 / Castle Music, 2005)
ii. The Fall – Lucifer Over Lancashire (Mr. Pharmacist / Beggar’s Banquest, 1986)
iii. The Fall – 4 ½ Inch (Levitate / Artful Records, 1997)
iv. The Fall – W.B (The Unutterable / Eagle Records, 2000)
v. The Fall – Just Step S’Ways (Hex Enduction Hour / Kamera, 1982)
vi. The Fall – Tempo House (Speed Trials / Homestead Records, 1984)
vii. The Fall – Various Times (It’s The New Thing/Various Times / Step Forward, 1978)
viii. The Fall – Smile (The Complete Peel Sessions 1978 – 2004 / Castle Music, 2005)
ix. The Fall – Slates, Slags etc (Slates / Rough Trade, 1981)
x. The Fall – Gotta See Jane (Are You Are Missing Winner / Cog Sinister, 2001)
xi. The Fall – Petty Thief Lout (Couldn’t Get Ahead/Rollin’ Dany’ / Beggar’s Banquet, 1985)
xii. The Fall – Early Days of Channel Führer (Fall Heads Roll / Slogan Records, 2005)


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Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #122


The 122nd episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

This episode clips cuts from a current obsession with the minimal, weirdo-punk of Flipper and Feederz; swings through autobiographical, tape-splicery of Natalia Beylis' recent Chocolate Monk tape; swigs long from the recent batch of Power Moves' Library's Excavation Series tapes; sinks into the woozy post-R&B of Klein; before burning it all down with the ferocious OUT sounds of Tunnel Cannery, in and amongst other golden smatterings of most excellent sounds. DIG MUCH!

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired on CAMP Radio (http://listen.camp/) on Friday 5th January 2018.

1. Feederz – Intro (Teachers in Space / Flaming Banker, 1986)
2. Feederz – Psychward (Teachers in Space / Flaming Banker, 1986)

3. Natalia Beylis – Kukalka, Kukalka (Scchh…Phh / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
4. Jeff Mangum – Bulgarian Field Works (Excerpt) (Orange Twin Field Works Volume 1 / Orange Twin Records, 2001)
5. Witchblood – Untitled (Live at Shipley Gallery, Gateshead / No-Audience Underground Tapes, 2017)

6. Ivy Nostrum – We Weren’t Really Dressed for the Weather (Part 5) (Genuflection Maps / Not on Label, 2017)
7. Alimbi Tsedev – Song to Induce a Camel to Produce Milk - A Nomadic Herding Camp, Mongolia (Engelika and Others: Music from Films of Music – Compiled by Tuluum Shimmering (Excavation Series #13) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
8. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – Crocodiles of the World (Pale II / Cruel Nature Records, 2017)

9. Unknown Artist – Vocal Duet - Ait Bouguemez, Haut Atlas, Morocco (Engelika and Others: Music from Films of Music – Compiled by Tuluum Shimmering (Excavation Series #13) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
10. Divil A’Bit – The Wink and the Slough (What Is The Stars? / Tesla Tapes, 2017)
11. Ihocin Fisa – Live (Morocco) (Underground Violin Pan-African Fiddle Mix – Compiled by Adam Cadell (Excavation Series #12) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
12. Asim Altyeb Gorashi – Sudani Asmarani (Sudan) (Underground Violin Pan-African Fiddle Mix – Compiled by Adam Cadell (Excavation Series #12) / Power Moves Library, 2017)


13. Bedel Ouli Aigan – Dombra Lute - Kazakh Camp, Mongolia (Engelika and Others: Music from Films of Music – Compiled by Tuluum Shimmering (Excavation Series #13) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
14. Divil A’Bit – Even the Graves are Empty II (What Is The Stars? / Tesla Tapes, 2017)
15. Itdreamedtome – Had Somewhere to Get to (Excerpt) (A.Y. / Trome Records, 2017)
16. Angel Dust – I (Excerpt) (Soft Shots / Czaszka Records, 2017)
17. Klein – B2k (Tommy / Hyperdub, 2017)

18. Tunnel Canary – Jihad (Jihad / Rundownsun, 2008)

19. Flipper – One by One (Gone Fishin’ / Fundamental, 1984)
20. Leaf Kickers – Future Fan (You Went Gospel on Me / Daft Audio, 2017)

21. Mount Eerie – Seaweed (A Crow Looked at Me / P.W.Elverum & Sun, Ltd., 2017)



Thank You

Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #121


The 121st episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

This one kicks off with live death from Suicide, recorded at CBGB's in '77; flicks through kitchen sink skronk from Leeds' newest no-no-wavers, Dwindling; spits ash and creamy plume through a Woven Skull; blows out some SRS melancholy free-jazz EXPLSNS from Black Unity Trio; rattles loud from the Gloom-y belly; Embla Quickbeam draws bird song and flame flicker into her swirling meditative scrapings; before Sophie Cooper and Julian Bradley transmit intermittent frequencies through brok... LAWD! There's just too much ear gold! Go! Dig! You Heps, you!

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired on CAMP Radio (http://listen.camp/) on Friday 8th December 2017.

1. Suicide – Put a Little Love in Your Heart (Live 1977 – 1978 / Blast First Petite, 2008)

2. Dwindling – 3 (Screen / Not on Label, 2017)
3. Woven Skull – Four in Each of My Four Pockets (They Were Pebbles But I Call Them Stones / Lancashire and Somerset, 2017)
4. Black Unity Trio – John’s Vision (Al Fatihah / Salaam Records, 1971 & The Loathed Sound Department, 2017)

5. Charlie Ulyatt – Mannering (Shifting / Not on Label, 2017)
6. brb>voicecoil – Containment 3 (Containment / Muza Muza Records, 2017)
7. KWC - No Paint on Brush (Excerpt) (Posset/KWC / Power Moves Library, 2017)
8. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – Soonest to Sea (Pale I / doubledotdash?!, 2017)

9. The Gloom – Moby Dick (Live at Hotspur School) (#2 / Gloom, 2008)
10. Posset – rebrave#pee (Posset/KWC / Power Moves Library, 2017)
11. Embla Quickbeam – Boreal Sonne (THIRD27 / Third Kind Records, 2017)
12. The Slowest Lift – EV Plus (The Slowest Lift / VHF Records, 2017)

13. Alejandro Jodorowsky – Cast Out and Pissed (The Film of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain Soundtrack / ABKCO, 2007)
14. O Ratel Ratel – Waas (Ontmanteling / Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere. , 2017)
15. Richard Chamberlain – Prestige Whilst Flyover (Grow Sike Flows Lune / Not on Label, 2017)

16. Sonic Youth – Interview & Kat ‘n’ Hat (Bang Zoom #7 / Bang Zoom, 1986)

17. Crime – Hotwire My Heart (Alt. Take) (San Francisco's STILL Doomed / Swami Records, 2004)



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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

'Ra Wept' - Cut-Poems and Collages by Crow Versus Crow



Ra Wept by Crow Versus Crow

Collages and cut-poems by Crow Versus Crow October 2016 - October 2017
available via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

A5 32pp full colour mini book of collages and cut poems by Crow Versus Crow, printed on 140gsm silk paper with 300gsm recycled card cover. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.

'Ra Wept' is a collection of thirteen sets of mixed-media digital collages and cut-poems, formed from words sourced from newspapers collected during daily commutes, produced over a year between October 2016 and October 2017.

Structured around a single seasonal year, this body of work documents a period of very personal exploration, incorporating a dizzying constellation of references to eclectic, and often esoteric, subject matter - from Egyptian and Biblical Creation narratives to Free Jazz; Alchemy to Nico; Existentialism to William Burroughs - forming a dense, cyclical, looping narrative, that draws equally on sound poetry and lyrical Romanticism. Thirteen ruminations on Being, fleeting and relative. No end.






Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #120



The 120th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired on CAMP Radio (http://listen.camp/) on Friday 10th November 2017.



1. Dopaminos – Bosch in Crayola (Occam’s Hairbrush / Ourodisc, 2017)
2. Sanotanotanpenz - それ、いいね (31 / Bijin Records, 2017)
3. Colin Webster – Abstract 2 (vs. Tape Loops / Fractal Meat, 2017)
4. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – Cows (Mount Royal / doubledotdash?!, 2017)
5. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – That Might Have Been Something (Mount Royal / doubledotdash?!, 2017)

6. Giovanni Lami – Side B (Hysteresis IV / Falt, 2017)
7. Claire Potter – Penmon Point (Scally Nike Leather Glove Smoke / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
8. Phil Maguire – Fabrik (Defekt Fabrik / Not on Label, 2017)

9. Isnaj Dui – Blind Spot (Poiesis / Rural Colours, 2017)
10. Pascal Nichols – Untitled (Nihilist Chakai House / Discombobulate, 2014)
11. Maallem Ahmed Gacha and Ensemble – Albazaoua Women’s Chorus (Music of Morocco from the Library of Congress / Dust to Digital, 2016)

12. Smut – Live at the Soundroom Gateshead, 13th May 2017 (Live at the Soundroom Gateshead, 13th May 2017 / No-Audience Underground Tapes, 2017)

13. The Teatowels – Excerpts from 'We Are The Deadness' (We Are The Deadness / Beartown Records, 2017)
14. The Teatowels – Gav Sings It (previously unreleased)

15. Yol – Just Fire (On / Off / Soundholes, 2017)



Thank You

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #119


The 119th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software. Please listen to this on headphones.

#119 picks from the previous episode's exploration of Paul Bowles' 'Music of Morocco' box-set before winding itself around the spools of a selection of recent tape-orientated cassette releases from the Falt label; sinks into a heady mire of grimy ecstasies, from Blood Stereo to Klein, via Scottish work songs and golden choral loopings; before Grey Guides hold up a gunked mirror to post-Brexit, undustrial Britain with an exclusive (killer!) mix of sounds from the scraggy edges of post-punk, industrial and weirdo noise.

If you are at all interested in the work of the artists featured in this episode, please support the artists and labels through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.


1. Chikh Hamed Bel Hadj Hamadi Ben Allal And Ensemble – Reh Dial Beni Bouhiya (Qsbah Solo) (Music of Morocco, from The Library of Congress / Dust to Digital, 2016)
2. Artem Spar – Side B (KW 13-15 / Falt, 2017)

3. Rose Buried in Sand – Dissolving Tape (Dissolving Tape / Falt, 2017)

4. The South Harris Waulking Group – Tha Fadachd Arm Fhin A Ri (Oran Luaidh – Gaelic Waulking Songs / Lewis Recordings, unknown)
5. Stuart Chalmers – Untitled (Loop Phantasy No.4 / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
6. Klein – Tommy (Tommy / Hyperdub, 2017)
7. Blood Stereo – Dirt Hymn (Spools & Frolics / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
8. Sophie Cooper – Side A (excerpt) (The Curfew Tower Recordings / Crow Versus Crow, 2017)
9. Grey Guides – Pissed On, Spat On and Shat On In Preston (We Are Not Your New Techno Messiahs / Not on Label, 2017)
10. Grey Guides’ Mix for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show

  1. Alternative TV – 'The Radio Story' (Vibing Up The Senile Man / Deptford Fun City Records 1979)
  2. Storm Bugs – 'Car Situations' (A Safe Substitute / Snatch Tapes 1980 & Harbinger Sound, 2011)
  3. Smell And Quim – 'The Gospel Accordian To James Anderton' (The English Method / Stinky Horse Fuck SHFK7001 1988)
  4. Hair Police – 'Boneless' (Obedience Cuts / Freedom From, 2004)
  5. Pulp Music – 'Low Flying Aircraft' ( 7 inch single / not on label, 1979)
  6. The Poetics – 'Jim's Song' (Remixes Of Recordings 1977 – 1983 / Compound Annex Records, 1996)
  7. Smegma – 'Mr Potatohead's Floatation Exercises' (Pigs For Lepers / Pigface Records 1982 & Harbinger Sound, 2006)
  8. Slugfuckers – 'Deaf Disco' (Cacophony 1979 – 1981 / Harbinger Sound, 2006)
  9. Sacher-Pelz – 'Cainus' (Cainus / Marquis Tapes, 1979)
  10. Chrome – 'I Am The Jaw' (Read Only Memory / Siren Records, 1979 & Cleopatra, 2014)
  11. Smell And Quim - 'Man With Spirit' (The English Method / Stinky Horse Fuck 1988)
  12. Blood Stereo – 'Moth Eaten Gurgle' (All Are Ore Museum / Chocolate Monk, 2009)
  13. James Ferraro – 'Buffy Honkerburg's Answering Machine' (Night Dolls With Hairspray / Olde English Spelling Bee, 2010)
  14. Lovely Honkey – 'Putton Bush Work Patch Shreddie' (Completely Wastes Your Time / Chocolate Monk, 2016)
  15. Control Unit - 'Lemmania' (In A Frame / Alt.Vinyl, 2013)
  16. Smell And Quim – 'Spirit Log Supplemental' (The English Method / Stinky Horse Fuck, 1988)
  17. Uns – 'Says' (One Foot In The Grave 1968 – 1990 / Touch Records, 1991)
  18. Rodd, Terri and the MSR Singers – 'The Beat Of The Traps' (Beat Of The Traps: MSR Madness vol 1 / Carnage Press, 1992)
  19. Unknown – Answering machine invocation. 
  20. Posset – 'Argos Jam' (Suranne, Suranne / We're Gonna Get Fucking Drunk Tonight Boys, 2013)
  21. This Heat – 'Hi Baku Shyo' (Deceit / Rough Trade, 1981)
  22. The Shadow Ring – 'Tuna In Brine' (Patchouli And Echoes / 777 was 666 & Chocolate Monk, 2004)
  23. The Cramps – Surfin' Dead (Smell Of Female / Enigma Records, 1983)


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Friday, 20 October 2017

New Release: Sophie Cooper - The Curfew Tower Recordings (CVC007 / cassette & digital download)


Sophie Cooper
The Curfew Tower Recordings
(CVC007)
Limited Edition of 50 cassettes and digital download



Sophie Cooper’s The Curfew Tower Recordings consists of two collages produced from recordings of various musical pieces, actions and field recordings taken during the artists weeklong IMPOSE||LIFT residency, part of The Penthouse’s 18 month curatorial programme (http://thepenthousenq.com/), at Bill Drummond’s, The Curfew Tower, Northern Ireland. The work presented here documents Cooper’s questioning of the potential for dialogue between trombone and voice within the song-writing process. These sketches document an intuitive exploration through improvisation.

Cooper’s tribute to La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Oceans is a wholly apt reference point in relation to The Curfew Tower Recordings, as the influence of Minimalist pioneers, along with the early electronic experiments of Daphne Oram, for example, can be heard through the undulating, shimmering abstractions that blur the lines between Cooper’s layers of effected trombone and vocals.

Interspersed through these explorations are recordings of Cooper’s Dial-a-Bone project - personalised trombone improvisations, performed in response to random callers’ requests… from within a public phone box.

Sophie Cooper is a musician living in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, experimenting with the conventions of song writing through guitar, the trombone and vocals. Cooper, in addition to solo work, is a member of The Slowest Lift, with Julian Bradley of Vibracathedral Orchestra, and often records and performs improvised works with French pianist Delphine Dora. Her previous records have been made available through the Was Ist Das?, Rural Colours, Wild Silence and Front & Follow labels, amongst numerous others.