Thursday, 30 May 2013

Crow Versus Crow Visual Work Included in Storytime Festival, Saturday 2nd June 2013, Manchester.

I've very kindly been asked to provide some visual work to be included in this multi-disciplinary event in Manchester this coming Saturday (2nd June 2013). I have a large-scale projected digital photocollage included, but I won't put an image of it online until after the event has closed. It's my first visual exhibition of any kind in over 3 years, which, when it's typed out like that, is baffling to me! Hopefully there'll be more to come very soon.

Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Storytime Festival 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

No Hands, Obscene Baby Auction and Crow Versus Crow present...

No Hands, along with Obscene Baby Auction and Crow Versus Crow, present...
Gum Takes Tooth
Jealousy Mountain Duo
Friday 31st May 2013
The Polish Club, Bradford
Doors 8pm

Gum Takes Tooth

'Opposing drummers ignite a dense, focused rhythm engine to propel thunderous evolving acid synth and refracted vocal manipulations as motorik astrally projected drive-trains thrust through haunted subterranean soundscapes into epic swathes of crushing synth riffing heavy enough to compete with any de-tuned guitar monster.'

Gum Takes Tooth's Website

Jealousy Mountain Duo

Two-man German band Jealousy Mountain Duo's self-titled longplayer was released by experimental German label Blunoise, a perfect portmanteau of Jealousy Mountain Duo's disparate '60s jazz and noisy, math-rock influences. Jealousy Mountain Duo takes a deconstructivist approach to its experimental blend of post-modern jazz and mathy indie rock, its guitars looping looping and conflicting melodies, its drums working in and out of rhythms, eschewing any semblance of straightforward timekeeping for an abstract counterbalance to the swirl of notes and tones. The result is tightly controlled chaos, a sonic maelstrom where form doesn't necessarily follow function. This, truly, is radical stuff. In both senses of the word. — P. Wall

Jealousy Mountain Duo's Website


Nope are a psychedelic rock band deploying doses of drones, repetition and double-drums and featuring members of That Fucking Tank, Cowtown, Runners, Mucky Sailor etc.

Nope on the Audacious Art Experiment's Website


Post-punk and electronic pop variations from Leeds. New album 'Dudes vs. Bad Dudes' out April 2013

Cowtown's Bandcamp

Monday, 27 May 2013

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #55

The 55th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

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 26th May 2013 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Exhaust – This Magnificent Place Will Look Better Abandoned (Grenadilla Splinters / Not on Label, 2012) 
2. Eyes – Flowers (Why? / Not on Label, 2013) 

3. Amenra – Nowena | 9.10 (Mass V / Neurot Recordings, 2012) 
4. Woes – Darkness Falls (Valley of Desolation / Not on Label, 2013) 

5. Sun Kil Moon – Salvador Sanchez (Ghosts of the Great Highway / Jetset Records, 2003) 
6. Ten – Untitled #3 (Ten Demos / Not On Label, 2013) 

7. People Eaters – Vu-Ni-Duva (Hinterland / Aetheric Records, 2013) 
8. Closed Circuits – Rise (Unreleased / Not on Label, 2012) 

9. Spite House – Cherish Yr Demons (Screen Wives / Not on Label, 2013) 
10. PJ Harvey – Snake (Rid of Me / Island Records, 1993) 

11. Rejections – Jt Wrks (Jt Wrks / Not on Label, 2013)

Thank You

Monday, 20 May 2013

Crow Versus Crow presents... The Inaugural Event of Bradford Threadfest 2013

Crow Versus Crow presents...
Peter J Taylor | Roman Nose | Jer Reid & Stevie Jones & Friends | Nut Club
Friday 24th May 2013
Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Bradford
6 - 9pm

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Facebook Event Page

Peter J Taylor

Peter J Taylor is a Composer, Guitarist from the UK, Helping create the founding sounds of Action Beat, he currently composes for multiple guitars. Using extended techniques, custom tunings and adaptive notation, Taylors music explores the harmonies of micro-tonal change in overtones. Making music with both site specific compositions and a touring ensemble, the music is both adaptable and challenging to both the participator and listener.  Taylor can be described sounding in comparison to Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Boredoms, and has performed nationally and internationally playing with hundreds of musicians.
Peter J Taylor's website
Peter J Taylor's Bandcamp
Roman Nose

Jon Marshall's (Hunter Gracchus/Singing Knives Records)reeds and vocals collide mid universe with Charlie Collins (The Box/Clock DVA) and Sarah McWatt whilst drifting around on their free form Moroccan magic drone carpets.

Roman Nose Soundcloud
Jer Reid and Stevie Jones and Friends

Acoustic Improvisation revolving around the Glasgow-based duo. Stevie Jones and Jer Reid have previously played live as an improvising duo and as part of larger groups of improvisers including Burghead, with RM Hubbert and Ben Reynolds and others. They have also played together on composed pieces for four electric guitars and a dancer, called From Home.
Jer Reid and Stevie Jones' website

Nut Club

Nut Club are a trio based in West Yorkshire, formed to investigate and workshop new rhythmic ideas in the context of a pianoless trio. They combine Mandingo/Songhai rhythmic techniques with North Indian classical ideas, and use them to make new Jazz music, and launch pads for free improvisation.

Bradford Threadfest Website
And here's the timetable for the full weekend...

Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #54

The 54th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

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 12th May 2013 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Fugazi – Shut The Door (Repeater / Dischord Records, 1990)
2. Jealousy Mountain Duo – The Home of Easy Credit (No.2: The Home of Easy Credit / Blunoise Records, 2012)

3. Peter James Taylor – Blisters (Mate / Fortissimo Records, 2010)
4. Mission of Burma – Trem Two (Vs / Ace of Hearts Records, 1982)

5. Sonic Suicide Squad – Foraging for Apples in Industry Filth (Songs for Slaughter / Muteant Sounds, 2013)
6. Roman Nose – For Alcofribas Nasier (Black (Silk) Death on Silk (Silk) Road / Winebox Press, 2010)

7. The Zero Map – Champagne Awakening (Distant Storms / Armed Within Movement, 2013)
8. Swans – Volcano (Soundtracks for the Blind / Young God Records, 1996)

9. Billy Ray Osiris – Elton John – Your Song (March 2013 / Not on Label, 2013)

10. Broken Shoulder – Sunks (Title Track / Not On Label, 2013)
11. Barn Owl – The Long Shadow (V / Thrill Jockey, 2013)
12. David Meiser – Pursuing My Way (Transitional Stage EP / Sonntag Morgen, 2013)

13. Siege – Armageddon (Drop Dead / Lost and Found Records, 1993)
14. Amenra – A Promise to Make (Mass II / Consouling Sounds, 2011)

15. Alkerdeel – Winterteens (Morinde / Consouling Sounds, 2012)

16. Slayer – Angel of Death (Reign In Blood / Def Jam Records, 1986)
17. Nails – Suum Cuique (Abandon All Life / Southern Lord, 2013)

Thank You