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Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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





Friday, 7 July 2017

New Release: Alocasia Garden - Colony (Crow Versus Crow, 2017)



Alocasia Garden
Colony
Crow Versus Crow
(CVC005)
Limited Edition of 50 cassettes & digital download

Order now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

Crow Versus Crow is incredibly proud to present Colony, the latest release from Alocasia Garden, alias of Folkstone (UK) -based experimental artist Reece Thomas Green.

Startlingly prolific, Colony is Alocasia Garden’s 20th full-length release since the project’s inception in 2014 - following previous cassettes on such esteemed labels as Sacred Tapes, Vanity Pill and Strange Rules.

Written and recorded in June 2016, using contact mics, ride symbol, synth and two 4-track tape recorders, Colony expands upon an established, highly personal aesthetic, specifically exploring more confrontational, harsher textures in stark contrast to experimentations with more open, spacious elements within the delicately layered compositions.

Rooted in the historical lineage of Industrial Noise music, yet eschewing any associated machismo and posturing, with Alocasia Garden, Reece Thomas Green manages to deftly imbue his textured, almost tactile, compositions with a sense of poignancy – a highly emotive, intrinsically human expression extracted from the most inhuman of sources. Piercing screeches and anthropomorphic feedback snarls give way to sustained tones, echoing fizzes and flowing mechanical gurgles, coagulating to evoke dystopian landscapes; battered, collapsed but not hopeless.

Colony is released as a limited edition of 50 professionally dubbed white-shelled cassettes, with full colour labels, wrapped in a full colour extended j-card, housed in a clear plastic case, and digital download.

Order now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #115


The 115th 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 2nd July 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. 75 Dollar Bill - Beni Said (Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock / Thin Wrist Recordings, 2016)

2. Stuart Chalmers & Neil Campbell - Detritus on Old Bank (In the Vicinity of the Reversing Pool / Not on Label, 2016)
3. ¡NO! - Over The Last Skyscraper, A Silent Kite (Sediments / Little Gem Records, 2017)
4. Sly & The Family Drone & Dead Neanderthals - Muck Man (Part 2) (Molar Wrench / Hominid Sounds, 2017)

5. Stef Ketteringham - Churchgoer (More Guitar Arrangements / Crow Versus Crow, 2017)
6. Katz Mulk - Husks (Husks / Singing Knives Records, 2017)
7. Kevin Cahill - You/In/Be/Arc (Excerpt) (You/In/Be/Arc (Excavation Series #7) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
8. Alocasia Garden - Faces Of A Quiet Land (A Double Life / Holy Geometry, 2017)
9. Jessica Moss - Glaciers I, Pt. I (Pools of Light / Constellation, 2017)

10. Posset - Live at FUSE Art Space, Bradford (17/06/2017) (Posset/BBBlood/Stuart Chalmers, Live at FUSE Art Space / Not On Label, 2017)
11. BBBlood - Live at FUSE Art Space, Bradford (17/06/2017) (Posset/BBBlood/Stuart Chalmers, Live at FUSE Art Space / Not On Label, 2017)
12. Stuart Chalmers - Live at FUSE Art Space, Bradford (17/06/2017) (Posset/BBBlood/Stuart Chalmers, Live at FUSE Art Space / Not On Label, 2017)




Thank You

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.





Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #112



The 112th  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 Crow Versus Crow Live Session from Stef Ketteringham. You can find more information on the work of Stef here: http://www.stefketteringham.com/

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 9th April 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Lagnawi Hamid Boussou – Chalaba Titara (لگناوي حميد بوصو / Edition el Kawakib, unknown)

2. Aleksei Kruchenyk – Spring Meal (Russian Futurists from the GLM Collection (1920-1959) / UbuWeb Sound Archive, 2016)
3. Shepherds of Cats & Günter Heinz – In the Distance I Saw Me Mate (Shepherds of Cats & Günter Heinz / Tombed Visions, 2017)

4. Stef Ketteringham – Grimes, Cargill (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
5. Stef Ketteringham  – If and When (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
6. Stef Ketteringham  – Divide (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
7. Stef Ketteringham  – Falling Pound (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
8. Stef Ketteringham  – That (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)

9. Gnoua Brotherhood Of Marrakesh – Seet Yumala Youmalay (Moroccan Sufi Trance II: Sufi / Sub Rosa, 1996)
10. The Master Musicians of Joujouka – Moulay Abdeslam (Moroccan Sufi Trance II: Sufi / Sub Rosa, 1996)

11. Elodie Lauten – Piano Works - IV. Alien Heart (Piano Works Revisited / Unseen Worlds, 2010)
12. Seabuckthorn – Long Voyages Often Lose Themselves (Turns / Lost Tribe Sound, 2017)
13. Fischerle – Coup de Grâce (Post-functional Dub Objects / Czaszka Records, 2017)
14. Mami Wata – Ice Fire (Mami Wata / Wild Silence, 2017)
15. Pharmakon – Somatic (Contact / Sacred Bones, 2017)

16. Stef Ketteringham  – Churchgoer (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
17. Stef Ketteringham  – Killing Flaw (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
18. Stef Ketteringham  – Dawn Raid (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)

19. Jessop&Co. – Dislodged Part I (A Perfect Example of Dislodging / Czaszka Records, 2017)
20. Baby – Minus Ten (Nomenclature / Third Kind Records, 2017)
21. ABC Trio – A sculpture of every move in the 1972 Fischer vs Spassky World Chess Championship Match (The Difficult Second Album / Tombed Visions, 2017)

22. BBBlood – Absent Lottery (Excerpt) (delirium cutlet impaste / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2017)
23. Posset – What’s Going On? (Excerpt) (delirium cutlet impaste / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2017)
24. Stuart Chalmers – Birth of the Bamboo Medusa (Excerpt) (delirium cutlet impaste / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2017)


Thank You

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Stef Ketteringham Crow Versus Crow Live Session


Photo jacked off of YouTube. All credits to the person with a camera.

Stef Ketteringham has recorded an exclusive live session that will appear exclusively in Episode #112 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show. These tracks won't be available as a posthumous Bandcamp download as they're likely to appear on an LP later in the year.

I've been fascinating with Stef's guitar playing and songwriting abilities since back in the early days of Crow Versus Crow, back in the Shield 'Em-era Shield Your Eyes days, so it's an absolute pleasure to work with Stef again and to be able to feature these recordings.

For those unfamiliar with Stef's work here's a recently recorded live video that set's the semi-improvised acoustic guitar/kick drum-tone for the Session recordings.



Episode #112 will be up online on Sunday 9th April 2017.

Copies of Stef's recent 'Guitar Arrangements' LP can be streamed/purchased via the Romac Puncture Repair Bandcamp.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #111



The 111th  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 12th March 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Missing Organs – Hatchling 1b (Old Speakers / Umor Rex Records, 2017)
2. Yannick Dauby – Side A (excerpt) ( LÓ-KÓ͘-CHHÙ: Penghu Experimental Sound Studio Vol. 2 / Discrepant, 2017)
3. Those Who Walk Away – Second Degraded Hymn (The Infected Mass / Constellation Records, 2017)
4. The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign / Coil – Untitled Collaboration II (The Melancholy Mad Tenant / Infinite Fog Productions, 2017)

5. Stefan Jaworczyn, Dylan Nyoukis & S.Glass – Gang-related Sneezing (My Disgusting Heart / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
6. Chik White – Soft Shapes (excerpt) (Soft Shapes / Power Moves Library, 2017)
7. brb>voicecoil – Vent 2 (Soft White Skin / muzamuza, 2017)
8. UKAEA – Paradise Garage Doors (previously unreleased Crow Versus Crow exclusive, 2017)

9. Gareth J.S. Thomas – Son’s, Love Your Mothers (excerpt) (Cruising Hits / Bezirk, 2017)
10. Ian Watson – 004 (Untitled / {ANTI}, 2017)
11. Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Mingus Ah Um / Columbia Records, 1959)

12. Dean McPhee – The Nightingale (Avian Dream Songs / Folklore Tapes, 2016)
13. Sam McLoughlin – The Dawn Trance (excerpt) (The Dawn Trance / Rural Colours, 2017)
14. Ali Tajvidi – Chehar Mezzrab (45s From Iran / Not on Label, 2017)  Email rhid.williams@gmail.com for copies of this digital compilation. All proceeds go towards supporting the Invest in ME charity.
15. Unknown Artist – Tar/Voice (45s From Iran / Not on Label, 2017)
16. Sult + Lasse Marhaug – Harpoon (second) (excerpt) (Harpoon / Conrad Sound, 2017)

17. Vortex Campaign – The Melancholy Mad Tenant Part II (The Melancholy Mad Tenant / Infinite Fog Productions, 2017)
18. Downer Canada – (c) (Snarl Like A Poem / Power Moves Library, 2017)

19. Miles Davis – Miles Run The Voodoo Down (Bitches Brew / Columbia, 1970)


Thank You

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'Each Action Informs The Next': An Exhibition of Paintings by malorymaki and Crow Versus Crow


Each Action Informs The Next 
An Exhibition of Paintings by malorymaki and Crow Versus Crow

Opening Evening: Friday 3rd March, 2017
Exhibition continues Saturday 4th March - Sunday 30th April 2017

South Square Gallery
South Square, Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire. BD13 3LB
http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/

It's a great pleasure to be able to invite you to the opening of Each Action Informs The Next, an exhibition of visual works by Crow Versus Crow and malorymaki. This collection of new abstract paintings draws into focus the importance of improvisation, spontaneity and process within their respective practices, with both artists placing emphasis upon the traces of the action of making within the complexities, both physical and emotional, of these works on canvas.

More information on the work of malorymaki can be found here: https://www.malorymaki.com/

Also, joining us for a number of special performances during the Opening Evening on Friday 3rd March are:

SOPHIE COOPER

As part of Each Action Informs The Next, and perhaps in some way following on from her excellent Count The Days record of last year, Sophie will be performing a newly composed work for trombone. Sophie has released a number of records of both solo and collaborative works, with the likes of Delphine Dora, Tor Invocation Band, on as hip and happening labels as Exotic Pylon, Was Ist Das?, Wild Silence and Rural Colours.

https://sophiecoopermusic.com/

POSSET

Known for his distinctive tape scree, vocal hump, dictaphone jaxx, Posset (Beartown Records, Chocolate Monk, Singing Knives, Fuckin' Amateurs...), taking the Each Action Informs The Next title as a starting point, will be performing a new work developed specifically for the exhibition.

https://soundcloud.com/posser-1

STUART CHALMERS

One of the most prolific artists of the No-Audience Underground, Stuart Chalmers is responsible for making some of the most essential tape music of the last 6/7 years. Ranging from cut-up plunderphonics to swarmandal improvisations, there's a clear reason Stuart's work has been made available to the world through such hep cats as the Strange Rules, Beartown Invisible City and Was Ist Das? labels.

https://stuartchalmers.bandcamp.com/

Here is a Facebook Event page for the exhibition. Please 'join' for further updates regarding the exhibition and Opening Evening events.

The gallery space will be open from 5pm on Friday 3rd March. Vegetarian/vegan street food, cocktails and various non- and alcoholic refreshments are available. Performances taking place from around 7pm. Entry is FREE but space is limited. COME!

(malorymaki)

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #110



The 110th  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 12th February 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Stuart Chalmers - In The Name of Progress (Ice Melt) (Self-Destruction / Reverb Worship, 2017)
2. Alan Courtis - Hombrear (Los Galpones / Fabrica Records, 2017)

3. MWSTARD! - Groundswell (MWSTARD! Cloc / Not on Label, 2017)
4. Casual Nun - Stripes (Psychometric Testing By... / Box Records, 2017)

5. Hardworking Families - Illy Alley (BA/LS/BN / Beartown Records, 2016)
6. Mike Cooper - Relucatant Swimmer (Excerpt) (Reluctant Swimmer / Virtual Surfer / Discrepant, 2017)
7. Léo Dupleix & Lauri Hyvärinen - Carry Box (Excerpt) (Split w/ Radioda / Spina! Rec, 2016)
8. Schoolhouse - No Rave (Buried / Tombed Visions Records, 2017)
9. Melting - Flower (Rhinoceritis: Voices In Dissent / Corpus Callosum Distro & Ladyz in Noyz, 2017)

10. Julia Reidy - Something I Could Do (Dawning On / Slip Imprint, 2017)

11. Sam Andreae - Everyone, Always, Honestly [version 1] (Cows in Large Pastures / Slip Imprint, 2017)
12. Talugung - III (Split w/ Blank / Power Moves Library, 2017)
13. Takuji Naka * Anne F. Jacques - Untitled (Fuyu / Beartown Records, 2016)
14. Posset - Side B (Excerpt) (Cooperation Makes Us Wise / Beartown Records, 2016)
15. Crow Versus Crow – States (Excerpt) (States / Crow Versus Crow, 2017)
16. Uaxactun - A (Excerpt) (Saklaktun / Winter Cross, 2016)

17. Butthole Surfers - To Parter (Cream Corn From The Socket of Davis / Fundamental, 1985)




Thank You

Friday, 27 January 2017

New Release: 'States' - Photographs and Field Recordings by Crow Versus Crow



I'm very pleased to be able to present you with a new release of the Crow Versus Crow Editions imprint: States - a collection of photographs and field recordings taken by Crow Versus Crow whilst travelling through some of the southern states of North America during August 2016.

This is presented as a 48 page A5 landscape zine featuring 22 full colour photographs printed on 130gsm silk stock, with a 300gsm recycled card cover, which houses a 3" CDr featuring a single 17 minute composition of raw field recordings.
There are 25 copies available at the cost price of £5 per copy from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

A digital version, comprised of the States audio and a .pdf version of the zine, for those who prefer their wares ephemeral, is also available priced at £3.

Further contextual material for States can be found below the images.

Thank you for all of your continued support with Crow Versus Crow. It is very much appreciated.


Order a copy now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp




States is not intended as an objective environmental document, rather it is a depiction of an experience of travelling through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia during August 2016, as a tourist, an outsider.

Culturally conditioned experience, a pre-conceived notion of 'America', versus the aesthetic experience of being there in the moment. Simultaneously exotic and familiar. the two overlap uncannily.

Travelling through this part of the country was, very literally, an awesome experience. Expansive, sublime landscapes ripped from the pages of a John Steinbeck novel, the romanticism sharply punctured by anti-abortion billboards and ‘Vote Trump’ bumper stickers, hinting at the incredibly complex layers of history and contemporary socio-political flux beyond, or rather within, the beatific plains.

Overwhelmed by the vastness of the land, following the traces of old Bluesmen and -women through poverty ravaged states. Industry built on exploitation erased, leaving oppressed, isolated inhabitants in it’s wake.

Metronomic broken lines stretch into ephemeral, wavering pools. An eagles soars. ‘Think God’. Static hiss. Cellulose Nitrate film clicks, scratched, bubbled in heat.

'..and they ran in that resonance which is the world itself
and which cannot be spoken but only praised.'


Monday, 16 January 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Live Sessions: Stuart Chalmers


As part of the on-going Crow Versus Crow Live Sessions series, I'm very pleased to announce the availability of a set of recordings by Stuart Chalmers to download via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp
This set of six improvisations were made specifically for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by Stuart, using prepared swarmandal, tape loops and effects pedals. Untitled #3, #4, #5 and #6 were originally broadcast within Episode #108 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show on 18th December 2016. Untitled #1 and #2 are previously un-broadcast and are exclusive to the digital download of the Live Session.

Thank you very,very much to Stuart for taking the time to record this set of works for Crow Versus Crow.
Many of Stuart's previous releases can be heard via Stuart's own Bandcamp site.

Enjoy!