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Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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)


Thank You

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.



Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #118


The 118th 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 continues the sonic explorations charted in the previous episodes, featuring cuts from new tapes from wonky experimentalists Duncan Harrison, Kate Armitage and Natalia Beylis; more glorious NY/Cale-soaked 'Spirit Of Eden'-esque jams from $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio and the latest of their monthly-through-2017 releases; a couple of tracks from the Paul Bowles-compiled 'Music of Morocco' box-set; a smattering of tracks from the latest batch of Power Moves Library's 'Excavation Series', amongst other golden gold for ear and soul. Dig! Dig! you Heps!

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. Unknown Artist – Bangor (Gaelic Psalm Singing From North Uist / Lewis Recordings, 1999)
2. Duncan Harrison – Preamble to Nihil (Excerpt) (Preamble To Nihil / Not on Label, 2017)
3. IJ – Valves (In The Vicinity Of The Extraordinary / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2017)
4. Natalia Beylis – Side A (Excerpt) (12 14 16 18 20 = 2 / Sofia Records, 2017)
5. Patty Waters – Wild Is The Wind (College Tour / ESP-Disk, 1966)

6. Chikh Ayyad ou Haddou and Ensemble – Ouakha dial Kheir (Women’s Chorus) (Music of Morocco: From the Library of Congress / Dust To Digital, 2016)
7. Vibracathedral Orchestra – Live At Total Inertia (Part II) (Live At Total Inertia / Vanity Case Records, 2017)
8. Guru Guru – UFO (UFO / Ohr, 1970)

9. Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh – Dust Love (Oreing / Fort Evil Fruit, 2017)
10. Roshanara Begum - Maru Bihag (AIR Tapes 2: Kirana Gharana (EXCAVATION TAPES #9) / Power Moves Library, 2017)

11. Robert Millis – Bombay, Chor Bazaar (Noise May Provoke Hornet Attacks (EXCAVATION TAPES #11) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
12. Robert Millis – Buddhist Temple Drums, Recorded In Polonnaruwa (Noise May Provoke Hornet Attacks (EXCAVATION TAPES #11) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
13. Robert Millis – Ambiance Near Polonnaruwa (Noise May Provoke Hornet Attacks (EXCAVATION TAPES #11) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
14. Robert Millis – Street Performer Imitating A Bird, Kandy (Noise May Provoke Hornet Attacks (EXCAVATION TAPES #11) / Power Moves Library, 2017)

15. Yol – Street Food (Hand Of Glory / Not on Label, 2017)
16. Penance Stare – A Lack Of All Things (House Of Bastet / Not on Label, 2017)

17. Chikh Ayyad ou Haddou and Ensemble – Aili ya Mali (Mixed Chorus) (Music of Morocco: From the Library of Congress / Dust To Digital, 2016)
18. Kate Armitage – Spiral Deco (Benefit Claimant / Fractal Meat, 2017)

19. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – Was Radiant Night (Rust Belt U.K / doubledotdash?!, 2017)
20. The Pop Group – Boys From Brazil (Y / Radar Records, 1979)



Thank You

Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #117


The 117th 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 27th August 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Elizabeth Veldon – Working With Animals Is A Source Of Suffering To All Of Us (Laika & Other Works / Third Kind Records, 2017)
2. Lopness – Im Ich Soz (Cena Holding / Czaszka Records, 2017)
3. Yeah You! – No More Metaphors, Hold Life Still (Krutch / Slip Imprint, 2017)
4. The Fall – Couples Vs. Jobless Mid 30s (New Facts Emerge / Cherry Red Records, 2017)

5. Baccam / Chayer – BC01 (Les Angoisses Nocturnes/Hiruma No Tachikurami / Kirigirisu Records, Jeunesse Cosmique, 2017)
6. Broken Shoulder – Piss Boat (Close The Doors And Windows) (Les Angoisses Nocturnes/Hiruma No Tachikurami / Kirigirisu Records, Jeunesse Cosmique, 2017)

7. Blackdamp – Cannily, Cannily (Blackdamp / Cruel Nature Recordings, 2017)
8. The Joyful Norland Kalazee Ensemble – Live at the Blue Ball, Even (Previously Unreleased / Not on Label, 2017)
9. Jon Collin – V (The Glorious Licking / Singing Knives Records, 2017)

10. Morup Namgyal – Emorie Zonga (Where The Mountains Meet The Sky: Folk Music of Ladakh / Sublime Frequencies, 2017)
11. Morup Namgyal – Stendel Sumpa (Where The Mountains Meet The Sky: Folk Music of Ladakh / Sublime Frequencies, 2017)
12. Morup Namgyal – Harvest Song (Where The Mountains Meet The Sky: Folk Music of Ladakh / Sublime Frequencies, 2017)
13. Morup Namgyal – Threshing Song (Where The Mountains Meet The Sky: Folk Music of Ladakh / Sublime Frequencies, 2017)

14. Maalem Mahmoud Gania – Amara Mousseye (Colours of the Night / Hive Mind Records, 2017)

15. Dead Neanderthals – Womb of God (Part 2) (Womb of God / Burning World Records, 2017)
16. Drunk In Hell – Gag (Drunk In Hell / Burning World Records, 2017)
17. Lovely Wife – Export To Disk (Problem Rock / Cruel Nature Recordings, 2017)


Thank You

Sunday, 30 July 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #116


The 116th 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 30th July 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Klein – Elders at Work (Lagata / Not on Label, 2016)
2. Melvins – Trackstar (Love: A Walk with Love and Death / Ipecac Recordings, 2017)
3. Action Beat & GW Sok – What Bus When (The World is Fucked but I Feel Fine / Psych.KG , 2017)

4. Nicholas Langley – Violin and Audio Generator 3 (Violin and Audio Generator / Self Help Tapes, 2016)
5. Daniel Thomas – Float (Keep the Red Kites Flying / Cherry Row Recordings, 2017)
6. $un $keletons – Gold Wax (WAX / Cruel Nature Recordings, 2017)

7. Mirrored Lips – как наступит весна (были у меня длинные волосы, но разве они принесли мне счастье / Cruel Nature Recordings, 2017)
8. Osman Arabi – II (Intent / Fort Evil Fruit, 2017)
9. Alberorovesciato – Scimitar Radispecchiodidio (Tigers on Acid in the Hell of the Brushwood / Singing Knives Records, 2009)
10. Woven Skull – His Cattle Are Pets And He Goes With The Moon I (His Cattle Are Pets And He Goes With The Moon / Cruel Nature Recordings, 2017)

11. Anji Cheung – Great Black Light (Diamond Hand / Strange Rules, 2017)
12. Alocasia Garden – Allegory of Vanity (Colony / Crow Versus Crow, 2017)

13. Bridget Hayden – Niwlog (Incantations from Yin Valley / Fort Evil Fruit, 2017)
14. Wilburn Burchette – Introversion (Wilburn Burchette Opens The Seven Gates Of Transcendental Consciousness / Ebos Records, 1972)

15. Three Eyed Makara – Moonmilk Roof (Moonmilk Roof / Crow Versus Crow, 2017)

16. Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper – Des Roches et de L'Eau (Think Away / Was Ist Das?, 2017)
17. Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Your Heart Is Pure, Your Mind Is Clear, Your Soul Devout (Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties / Drag City, 2016)



Thank You

Monday, 24 July 2017

New Release: Three Eyed Makara - 'Moonmilk Roof' (Crow Versus Crow, 2017)


Three Eyed Makara
Moonmilk Roof
(CVC006)
Limited Edition of 100 cassettes & digital download


Crow Versus Crow is incredibly proud to present Moonmilk Roof, the debut release from free music collective, Three Eyed Makara – a revolving ensemble led by Natalia Beylis and Willie Stewart; both of whom are members of Woven Skull and Divil A' Bit.

From within a forest set deep in the Irish countryside, Three Eyed Makara channel the sounds of mythical creatures battling in the stirred silt of the ocean floor; velvet antlers lock; tail fins flicker; pine scent; oak sap; heaving giants thrashing at the threshold, third eye blinking.

In this recording, Three Eyed Makara is Willie (Woven Skull, Divil A' Bit / percussion) and Natalia (Woven Skull, Natalia Beylis, Divil A' Bit / Mandobird, electronics), Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (Cian Nugent / viola), Djuna Keen (Ludo Mich / saxophone).

Moonmilk Roof  is released as a limited edition of 100 professionally dubbed cream-shelled cassettes, with full colour labels, wrapped in a full colour extended J-card, hand-numbered and housed in a cream cassette case. and digital download.