Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Crow Versus Crow and Posset present... 'Seaweed of Silk'

Crow Versus Crow and Posset present...
'Seaweed of Silk'

A 20pp A5 black & white zine/ 3" CDr release, featuring seven of Crow Versus Crow's multi-layered photocollages, three of Posset's finest dictaphone humps and a collaborative text, housed in a recycled card 'Flack Blag' cover.

Printed in a single edition of 50 by Footprinters Workers Co-Op of Leeds.

To order a copy please email crow_versus_crow(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk.

PS. Here's a video of Posset doing his thing...

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #31

'Who the F*ck Is 'Bill Crosby', for a Start...!?'

Here is the 31st episode of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, presented in glorious 192kbps technicolour, with a bit of a focus on the Fucking Amateurs label (tip of the iceberg, I reckon, though), a couple of tracks from upcoming releases on Hibernate Recordings (Wil Bolton, Caught In The Wake Forever), a small tribute to Robin Gibb, and an obligatory The Fall track, amongst many other noisy and/or quiet things.

If you are interested in the work of any of the artists included in this episode then please support them through buying their records and attending their shows where possible.

This episode originally aired on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 27th May 2012 between 6 and 8pm.

A List of Tracks Played, In The Order They Appeared.

1. Minor Threat - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (Complete Discography/ Dischord)
2. William S. Burroughs talks about Writing and Art
3. The Unit Ama – Glass Like Water (The Unit Ama / Gringo Records)

4. Philadelphia Dave – The Probability of Life’s Construction (Fucking Amateurs 50 / Fucking Amateurs)
5. Netherlands – New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Soundcloud release)
6. The Fall – Mountain Energei (Country On The Click / Unreleased leaked version)

7. Johann Johannsson – They Being Dead Yet Speaketh (The Miner’s Hymns / Fat Cat)
8. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – Dramatic Theme (A Manual Dexterity Soundtrack Volume 1 / Gold Standard Laboratories)

 9. Basilica – Blood Servant (Casual Curses [Ear Songs of Unfit Eyes] / Fucking Amateurs)
10. Richard Dawson – Her Bright Smile Still Haunts Me (Fucking Amateurs 50 / Fucking Amateurs)

11. Wil Bolton – Dissolve (Under A Name That Hides Her / Hibernate)
12. Charalambides – Wanted To Talk (Exile / Kranky)
13. Hangedup – Klang Klang (Clatter For Control / Constellation)

14. L’Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti – Sare Mobo (L’Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti / Kindred Spirits)

15. The Blind Piano Tuner – Beans (Fucking Amateurs 50 / Fucking Amateurs)
16. Warsaw – No Love Lost (Warsaw / Movieplay Gold)
17. Tide Of Iron – Bill Cosby (Sow EP / Shybairns Records)

18. The Long Lonesome Go – Potlatch (Chapel Day Trip / Bandcamp Release)
19. Mononoke – Windsor McClay (Issue #1 / Bandcamp Release)

20. John Frusciante – Life’s A Bath (Smile From The Streets You Hold / Birdman)
21. Caught In The Wake Forever – Western Medicine Failed Me (Against A Simple Wooden Cross / Hibernate)

22. Tim Hecker – Analog Paralysis, 1978 (Ravedeath, 1972 / Kranky)

Thank You

Monday, 21 May 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show Mixes

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show Mixes

It has been a while since I have uploaded a guest mix from the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show but, like buses and travesties, here are two at once - an excellent offering from House of John Player and a Beast Tapes of 2011 mix from Posset.

I've also embedded the entire selection of mixes available via Soundcloud in case you have missed any, or have stumbled across CVC for the first time, and wish to work your way through them.

For a list of tracks from each mix, and any further information, please see Crow Versus Crow Mixes on Soundcloud

Posset's Beast Tapes of 2011 Mix

1) Ludo Mich/Burial Hex – Speed of light is too slow (Scumbag Relations)
2) Blood Stereo – Live in Rochester, NY (Chocolate Monk)
3) Usurper & The Void – Self Titled (Threshold Tapes)
4) Hobo Sonn – Synthetic Preserves (Sick Head)
5) Funeral Dance Party – Wedge Driver (Loxley Tapes/Fuckin’ Amateurs)
6) The Piss Superstition – Dallas Amp (Medusa)
7) Roman Nose – For Alcofribas Nasier (Winebox Press)
8) The Chef – Daft Wife with a Dicta (No Label)
9) Midwich – Faraday Cage: Feathered Machines (Matching Head)
10) Serfs – Auld County Waltz (Cabin Floor Esoterica)

House of John Player's mix from The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #28

1. Buttonhead - Fanfare
2. Jonathan Richman - Let Her Go Into The Darkness
3. Grass Widow - Goldilocks Zone
4. Chick Corea - El Bozo (Part 3)
5. The Necessaries - State Of The Art
6. Lispector - Two Rights Can't Make A Wrong

Juffage's mix from The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #23

Imaginary Forces' mix from The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #17

Runners' mix from The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #12

O.O.O's mix from The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #10

Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #30

Big Songs for Big Lads (and Dead People)

Continuing on from the last episode, 'The Golden Age of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show' is picking up pace in it's second episode presented by A Representative of Crow Versus Crow Industries, mixing olde and new and loud and quiet, all filtered through hopeless punk rock ideals.

This show is uploaded at 192kbps and, after a break of almost a year, is now available to download. The intention with the entire show is to promote the music that CVC is passionate about and believes in the merit of. If any artists/labels object to the availability of their track to download then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

If you are at all interested in any of the artists featured in this episode, please show your support and purchase their records and attend their live shows where possible.

This episode originally aired on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 13th May 2012 between 6 and 8pm.

Track List

1. Kurt Schwitters – Dritter Teil (Ursonate, WERGO)
2. Hookworms – Form and Function (Split 7” w/ Kogumaza, Gringo Records)
3. The Velvet Underground – Foggy Notion (VU, Verve)

4. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Ill Communication, Grand Royal)
5. Kiezos – Rumba 70 (Angola 60s: 1956 – 1970, Buda Musique)

6. Geraldo Mestre Morgado – Mini Saia (Angola 60s: 1956-1970, Buda Musique)
7. Sonic Youth – Silver Loop (Silver Sessions (for Jason Knuth), SYR)
8. Hiva Oa – Morning (Future Nostalgia for Sale, Mini50 Records)

9. B>E>A>K – Keehar (White Edition, Audacious Art Experiment)
10. Ganger – Missile That Backfired (Fore, Domino)

11. Doctors – Gold (Back To Rural Violence, Self Released)
12. Lungfish – You Did Not Exist (Indivisible, Dischord Records)
13. Richard Knox & Frederic D. Oberland – The Wreck of Hope (alternate ambient version) (The Rustle of the Stars (bonus DL track), Gizeh Records)

14. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – N’Do, N’Do (Kanaga de Mopti, Kindred Spirits)

15. Memphis Goons – Baby, Let’s Bathe in Tang (Teenage BBQ, Shangri-La Records)
16. BnP – In The Key Of Love (Welcome To Mediocrity, Self Released)

17. La Boite Diabolique – Dez Knows (A Lovely Box Of Chocolates, Strictly No Capital Letters and Eat A Book)
18. Greg Sage – Seems So Clear (Straight Ahead, Enigma Records)
19. Mudhoney – Good Enough (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, Sub Pop)
20. Endless Rope – David On The Guillotine (Demo 2012, Self Released)

21. AMERICANS – We Fear Post Rock (AMERICANS, Self Released)
22. Ex Models – That’s Funny, I Don’t Feel like A Shithead (Chrome Panthers, Troubleman Unlimited)

23. My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise (EPs 1998 – 1991, Sony)

Thank You

Friday, 4 May 2012

Crow Versus Crow and Posset present... 'SEAWEED OF SILK'

I am incredibly pleased to be able to announce the completion of a collaborative project with Newcastle's finest, Posset, in the form of a 20pp A5 black and white zine/3" CDR release. My contribution is a set of photocollages produced in response to Posset's organic, layered Dictaphone 'humps', made up of various field recordings and basic instrumentation produced with aesthetic consideration of earlier Crow Versus Crow visual work.

You can purchase a copy, for the cost price of £4, by emailing crow_versus_crow(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk.

Here's a video of Posset in action...

I'll also be peddling copies of the zine/3" CDR, and the very last few copies of the previous Crow Versus Crow zine/3"CDR split, at the upcoming Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention on Saturday 19th May at Victoria Baths, Manchester - appropriately themed 'Mass Participation and Collaboration'. More information on that here.