Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #114


The 114th 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Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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 in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 4th June 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Bridget Hayden – Cracked Open (Just Ideas / The Night’s Veins / Singing Knives, 2014)
2. Faramarz Payvar & Ensemble – Dastgāh Shur (A Persian Heritage (Classical Music of Iran) / Nonesuch, 1974)
3. Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda – Rama Rama (The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda / Luaka Bop, 2017)

4. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – Deddington Decay (Deddington / doubledotdash!?, 2017)
5. Ayako Ogawa, Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka – Part Five (Ayako Ogawa, Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka / Fanfare, 2017)
6. Forest Swords – Knife Edge (Compassion / Ninja Tune, 2017)
7. Moss Harvest – V (Taking Care / Strange Rules, 2017)

8. Male Bodies – Radical Adults (Royal Beast / Amps Against Trend, 2017)
9. Aaron Dilloway – Inhuman Form Reflected (The Gag File / Dais Records, 2017)

10. Posset – DCTPHN XPRSS (Excerpt) (International Dictaphone Relations / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
11. Star Turbine – Night Sky Isolation (Night Sky Isolation / Invisible City Records, 2017)
12. Bardo Todol – Monofonia (Excerpt) (International Dictaphone Relations / Chocolate Monk, 2017)

13. Maya Dunietz & Tom White – Everything is Soaked (Summer Crash / Singing Knives Records, 2017)
14. Disposicion Asoleada – Sigses Saturninos (Sigses Saturninos / Lexi Disques, 2017)
15. Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory (All This I Do For Glory / 52Hz, 2017)
16. Meredith Monk – Dolmen Music: (Excerpt) (Dolmen Music / ECM, 1981)

17. Sun Hoods – Narrl (Vol. 1 / doubledotdash?!, 2015)
18. Phong Tran – Nikhil Banerjee - Malkauns (A.I.R. Tapes 1 (Excavation Series #5) / Power Moves Library, 2017)

19. Polly Jean Harvey – The Dancer (To Bring You My Love / Island Records, 1995)




Thank You

Marlo Eggplant Mix for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show



It is an absolute pleasure to be able to present to you an exclusive mix made for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by Marlo EggplantThis is the complete mix from which an excerpt was included in episode #113 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Marlo Eggplant, alias of Marlo De Lara, is a Leeds-based artist producing minimalist, heavily textured work rooted in improvisation, often in the blurred lines between music and unintentional sound. 
Marlo is an active participant within the No-Audience Underground and is also curator of the Ladyz in Noyz project, which aims to promote the work of emerging women artists. She has records available through Corpus Callosum, Scotch Tapes and Fractal Meat Cuts, to name but a few.

Thank you so much to Marlo for putting this mix together for the show.

1. Reg Bloor - Subconcious Decay (Rhinoceritis: Voices of Dissent / 2017)
2. Maggie Estep - Happy (n/a)
3. Susan Lynne - Don't Drag No More (Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found / 1964) 
4. Dolores Dewberry - Paragraph 64 (Extreme Music From Women / 2000)
5. Lady of Situations - I Wish Very Sweet of You Until Morning Fuck (Ladyz in Noyz 3 / (2013)
6. Dale Cornish - Cut  (Cut Sleeve / 2017)
7. Kusum Normoyle  - Body Contact (Ladyz in Noyz AUS Volume II / 2014) 
 8. Pauline Oliveros - Bye Bye Butterfly (New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media: Women In Electronic Music / 1977) 
 9. Las Sucias - ¡Chiquito, Bendito!  (¡Salte del Medio! / 2016) 
 10. Hans Grüsel's Krankenkabinet - Satan Takes A Holiday (Delirious Music For Delirious People / 2011)
 11. Gurner - Ketamine Strippers (Ladyz in Noyz AUS Volume II / 2014) 
 12. Paints ov Anima - wise.words  (Brassica / 2013) 
 13. Beast Nest - Worst Ever (Songs for Puppies / 2015) 
 14. Bianca Mikahn - Inte-gritty (Nightdreams & Daymares / 2013) 
 15. Sharkiface - Blood Transfusion (Ladyz in Noyz 3.5 / 2015) 
 16. Ocelocelot - Resistance March (Rhinoceritis: Voices of Dissent -  2017) 
 17. Shiffai - Shiffai (African Underground Vol. 1 - Hip-Hop Senegal / 2009) 
 18. Fur Chick - Slinking (Ladyz in Noyz AUS Volume II / 2014) 
 19. Jóhann Jóhannsson  - Heptapod B (Arrival OST / 2016) 
 20. Marlo Eggplant  - Bauble (Uncommons #2  / 2016) 
 21. MINIM - La Naturaleza Te Espera (Ladyz in Noyz 3 / 2013) 
 22. Marlo Eggplant - The Great Vagina (dj eggplanting / 2010)

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #113


The 113th  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 features an exclusive mix made for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by Marlo Eggplant. Marlo Eggplant, alias of Marlo De Lara, is a Leeds-based artist producing minimalist, heavily textured work rooted in improvisation, often in the blurred lines between music and unintentional sound. 
Marlo is an active participant within the No-Audience Underground and is also curator of the Ladyz in Noyz project, which aims to promote the work of emerging women artists. She has records available through Corpus Callosum, Scotch Tapes and Fractal Meat Cuts, to name but a few.
The work featured here is an excerpt of a much longer mix that will be uploaded to Mixcloud as an individual stream after this episode has run it's course.

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 in a far inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 7th May 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. $un $keletons - Winding Down The Gramophone (Get It Up Yers Trio (Vermin Supreme) / Cruel Nature Records, 2017)
2. Captain Beefheart – Fall In Ditch (Stand Up To Be Discontinued / Hatje Cantz, Nur/Nicht/Nur, 1993)
3. Moshimoss – FIIElI(2011) (FIIElI / Sound In Silence, 2017)
4. Taiwan Housing Project – Grand Incineration (Grand Incineration / Not on Label, 2016)
5. Pink Floyd – Bike (excerpt) (Piper At The Gates Of Dawn / EMI, 1967)

6. $un $keletons - 5000 Years Of History (Get It Up Yers Trio (Vermin Supreme) / Cruel Nature Records, 2017)
7. Captain Beefheart – Gill (Stand Up To Be Discontinued / Hatje Cantz, Nur/Nicht/Nur, 1993)
8. Olympus – Teal Ribbon (Olympus / T.A.T.F / Forever United, 2017)
9. T.A.T.F – Home (Olympus / T.A.T.F / Forever United, 2017)

10. Baldruin – Fortgeschlichten (Biotische Verwitterung / Aetheric Records, Black Horizons, Cloister Recordings, 2017)
11. Grey Frequency – Dyatlov Pass (Exhibition / Not On Label, 2017)
12. A-Sun Amissa – Colossus Survives (The Gatherer / Consouling Sounds, 2017)

13. Steve Reich – It’s Gonna Rain (excerpt) (Early Works / Elektra Nonesuch, 1987)
14. Sophie Cooper & Julian Bradley – The Mirror (The Blow Volume 3 / Front & Follow, 2017)
15. Sophie Cooper & Julian Bradley – And And And And (The Blow Volume 3 / Front & Follow, 2017)
16. Downer Canada – Ares (Ares / Power Moves Library, 2017)
17. Karl M V Waugh – Dawn (O Light; A Lightness / Not On Label, 2017)

18. Marlo Eggplant – A Mix for Crow Versus Crow (Not On Label, 2017)

I. Gurner – Ketamine Stripper (Ladyz in Noyz AUS II / Ladyz in Noyz, 2014)
II. Paints Ov Anima – Wise Words (Brassica / Control Valve, 2013)
III. Beast Nest – Worst Ever (Songs for Puppies / Full Spectrum Records, 2015)
IV. Bianca Mikahn – Inte-gritty (Nightdreams & Daymares / Visceral View, 2013)
V. Sharkiface – Blood Transfusion (Ladyz in Noyz 3.5 / Ladyz in Noyz, 2015)


Thank You.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

NEW DISTRO ITEM: Phong Tran - A.I.R. Tapes 1 (Excavation Series 5) cassette on Power Moves Library


NEW DISTRO ITEM: Phong Tran - A.I.R. Tapes 1 (Excavation Series 5) cassette on Power Moves Library

Available now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

With the creation of a new arm of the Crow Versus Crow project, I am very pleased to announce the first Distro title available through the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp - Phong Tran's A.I.R Tapes 1 cassette, part of the on-going Excavation Series on the excellent Toronto-based label, Power Moves Library.

As a solution to increasing international postage charges, Power Moves Library and Crow Versus Crow will now stock a limited few of the bulk of each other's releases, making the records available to USA/Canada through PML and the UK/Europe through Crow Versus Crow at a much more reasonable price to interested listeners. We both feel that it is vital to help other artists and labels spread the word of their work and hope that this distribution project will go some way to doing so.

So, with that, here is the first Power Moves Library title available through Crow Versus Crow. Phong Tran's A.I.R. Tapes 1 is a mixtape created from recordings taken directly from Indian radio during his travels through the country during 1996-97.

'There are hours and hours of these tapes made from various locations with varying reception levels. I was constantly listening to the little Sony shortwave radio that I had with me. I memorised the timings of certain favourite programmes so I could record them. Otherwise, I always had the machine ready at hand in case something of interest came on. I picked tracks for this mixtape based on performance, duration, rarity and audio quality.'

The result is a beautiful collection of hiss-filled ragas, traditional compositions, interview snippets and English language news broadcasts that amount to a fascinating insight into one person's interactions and experiences of a country, it's socio-political conditions and musical, cultural history, at a particular time.

It's an incredibly strong record that comes very highly recommended.

Having been referred to people keen to pick up a copy by Power Moves Library, I now have just 5 copies of the tape available through the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp. The tapes are £5 to the UK / £6.50 to Europe, including postage and packaging. I have agreed to only sell to the UK/Europe as both Power Moves Library and Phong Tran can easily, and cost-effectively, cover the rest of the world. But, as both Phong Tran and PML have now sold out of the tapes, if you are beyond the UK/Europe and would like a copy please send me an email and I will try and arrange a copy for you.

Thanks for all of your support with Crow Versus Crow. Now, DIG! You hep cats, you!

Friday, 14 April 2017

OUT NOW: BBBlood / Posset / Stuart Chalmers 'delirium cutlet impaste' limited edition CD-R & download


delirium cutlet impaste, the collaborative work of pioneering tape music innovators, bastions of the No-Audience Underground, BBBlood, Posset and Stuart Chalmers, is now available to order via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

Copies are super limited and are already flying out so please do not hesitate on ordering a copy.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NEW RELEASE: BBBlood, Posset & Stuart Chalmers - 'delirium cutlet impaste' (Crow Versus Crow Editions)



BBBlood, Posset & Stuart Chalmers
delirium cutlet impaste
Limited edition of 50 CD-Rs and download
Available from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp Friday 14th April 2017

Whether wielding Dictaphone, mobile phone or zither, Posset, BBBlood and Stuart Chalmers, three pillars of the No-Audience Underground, have honed their respective craft over a number of years and an even larger number of innovative and pioneering recordings, released through such esteemed DIY labels as Chocolate Monk, Strange Rules, Singing Knives, Beartown Records, KIKS/Girlfriend, Invisible City, Was Ist Das?... The list goes on!

So, it is an absolute pleasure for Crow Versus Crow to be able to present, Delirium Cutlet Impaste; a three-track three-way split, with BBBlood, Posset and Stuart Chalmers each offering their own slab of rich, evocative, alchemical tape music.

Delirium Cutlet Impaste is a record made from within the socio-political mindfuck that is the UK in 2017.

…The prevalence of so-called ‘alt-right’ (read: fascist) politics; deepening social divisions; an increasingly retrospective, nostalgia-yearning for an England that couldn’t, shouldn’t and, almost certainly, never did exist; a building of cultural walls to the exclusion of various/any cultural others…

This is the climate within which this record has been made.

Yet, this record isn’t a reactionary, condensable to a soundbite, statement piece. It is an open, complex maelstrom of layers of sounds and ideas

…domesticity; poetics in the minutiae of the mundane; field recordings of European excursion; the sounds of various non-Western musics, processed and subsumed; the body as instrument, as conduit…

This record reflects an open-armed engagement with a shifting, tumultuous, uncertain contemporary world. It is a raw, joyful expression of the creative process in, and in spite of, the environment from which it is born.

Delirium Cutlet Impaste will be available from Friday 14th April 2017 as a limited edition of 50 CD-Rs, housed in a full-colour 300gsm ‘greeting card’ sleeve, featuring a collaborative collage produced by BBBlood, Posset, Stuart Chalmers and Crow Versus Crow, in a hand-stamped, numbered and sticker-sealed envelope, and download from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.