Monday, 17 September 2018

New Release: Caught In The Wake Forever & glacis - Version & Delineation (CVC009) Limited Edition Cassette & Digital Download


Caught In The Wake Forever & glacis
Version & Delineation
(CVC009)
Limited Edition cassette & digital download



Perhaps appropriately, as autumn rolls in, Crow Versus Crow proudly presents, Version & Delineation, the first collaborative work from Caught In The Wake Forever and glacis.

Having individually released highly acclaimed records on such esteemed labels as Hibernate, Fluid Audio, Soft Corridor and Dronarivm, Version & Delineation sees Caught In The Wake Forever and glacis, working aliases of Fraser McGowan and Euan Millar-McMeeken respectively, deconstructing and expanding upon Neo-Classical and Ambient templates to produce a body of work that revolves around improvisation (with a small ‘I’) and noise (with a small ‘N’).

These six short works hinge upon glacis’ raw piano improvisations, recorded, without prior planning or subsequent revision, straight to IPhone Voice Memo software. That is not to say there is a flippancy to these recordings. Rather, they are considered, concentrated distillations of reflected emotional experience. precise and lyrical.

In response, Caught In The Wake Forever produced beds of glitching, warbled, heavily textured sound that lay in dialogue with the piano works. Using the Make Noise System Cartesian & Akai S20 Sampler to incorporate culled and processed snapshots of domestic minutiae, Caught In The Wake Forever’s intricate abstract compositions mirror the fragility and transient ephemerality of glacis’ piano pieces.

Porya Hatami is responsible for the beautiful mastering of this record, which perfectly realises the intricacy and textural complexity of the compositions.

Version & Delineation is released as a Limited Edition of 100 professionally duplicated glitter-shell cassettes, housed in a standard plastic case with tracing paper J-card, held inside a recycled card O-card sleeve. Each cassette is hand numbered. All artwork and design by Crow Versus Crow.



Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #126


The 126th 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Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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.

From Sultan Hamid's trio of semi-classical Bahraini bangerjamz to Penance Stare's blackened ethereal BMPOP, via Aki Onda's Cassette Memories, Posset's familial abstracto-poetic dictaphonics, and Yeah You!'s casio-glitch, intenso railings against the limitations of pharmaceutical treatment of 'mental illness', in and amongst piles of golden magnetic tape wonder. DIG! 

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 27th April 2018.

1. Sultan Hamid – Taqsim In Maqām Hejaz/Saut/Nazla In Maqam Rost (Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes / Tangent Records, 1976)
2. Woven Skull – Blue Bridget (excerpt) (gnod/woven skull tour tape feb 2018 / Not On Label, 2018)
3. Gnod – Fuck Up On The Operating Table (excerpt) (gnod/woven skull tour tape feb 2018 / Not On Label, 2018)

4. Yol, Posset, Lloyd – Three Questions (Yol, Posset, Lloyd / Not On Label, 2018)
5. Ohm – Side A (excerpt) (G5 / Dinzu Atrtefacts, 2018)
6. Silver Dick – Caul (Silver Dick / Feeding Tube Records, 2018)

7. Male Bodies – World Of Violence (Relentless Decay / Liquid Library, 2018)
8. Tap Water – Side A (excerpt) (Amnesia Nightmare / Dinzu Artefacts, 2018)
9. Aki Onda – The Sun Clings To The Earth And There Is No Darkness (Cassette Memories Volume 3: South Of The Border / Important Records, 2012)
10. Yeah You – Autoimmune (Vhod / Alter, 2018)

11. Mt Accord – III (Postcards From A Dream / Czazska Records, 2018)
12. Stuart Chalmers – Loop Trip 064 (Acid Wave Head Rush / Third Kind Records, 2018)

13. Posset – FLAMFARNFEN (Totally Corporate! / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2018)
14. Saboteuse – The Male Is Raping The Female With His Eyes? / Plea To The Female: Paint The Male In Iodine (Aperçu / Total Vermin, 2008)
15. E.Mordrake – Make It Stop Already (Anomalies / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2018)
16. Penance Stare – Cemeteries Near Me (Scrying / Not On Label, 2018)

17. Wreckers – Wreckers (excerpt) (Wreckers Ruin / Not On Label, 2018)
18. Wreckers – Ruin (excerpt) (Wreckers Ruin / Not On Label, 2018)

19. The Breeders – Skinhead #2 (All Nerve /4AD, 2018)


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Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #125


The 125th 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.

Mix-less and proud, this one. From weirdo French errrm.... Krautrock from Fille Qui Mousse, to No-Wavey, skronky, gross-out, severely un-PC...or, is that faux-un-PC?... rock and roll from Teddy and the Frat Girls, via beautiful Hungarian folk-tinged violin work from Agathe Max; a sparse, ritualistic harmonica piece from Laura Steenberge; super-heavy, an incredibly beautiful, Slayer-shred raga from Annapurna Devi; and VU in C ecstatic drone jamz from Vibracathedral Orchestra; in and amongst other golden golds from across the No-Audience Underground and beyond. 

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 30th March 2018.

1. Fille Qui Mousse – Part 4 / Esplanade (Trixie Stapleton 291 Se Taire Pour Une Femme Trop Belle / Mellow Records, 1994)
2. Vibracathedral Orchestra – Section 2 (So-Called Texture / Not on Label, 2017)

3. Kyle & Wilbur – The Third Treasure (Spring Comes To Every Household / Third Kind Records, 2018)
4. Annapurna Devi – Majh Khamaj (??? / ???, ????)
5. Agathe Max – St.Leonard London 20/03/16 (A Gypsy In A Church / Greasy Trucker, 2016)

6. The Ulsers – Radio (Remember Them / Wallaby Beat, 2014)
7. Unknown Artists – New Years Prayer (Chalchiuitan. Carnival. Feb . 1974) (Modern Mayan: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico / Folkways Records, 1975)
8. Rafael Espinos Casablanca – Pintos O Fariseos (Son Para Danza)(Cinco Siglos de Bandas en Mexico / Ini-Fonapas, 1980)

9. Murray Royston-Ward – Topos of Intrusive Sound (My Neighbor Who Lives In The City of Mirrors Near My House / Not On Label, 2016)
10. Leyden Jars – Assent (Almost Nothing / Not On Label, 2018)
11. Laura Steenberge – Ritual for Harmonica (Harmonica Fables / Nueni Recs., 2018)
12. Phil Maguire & James L. Malone – Untitled (Working Title / Confront, 2017)

13. Teddy & The Frat Girls – Alophen Baby (I Wanna Be A Man / Alternative Tentacles, 1984)



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Thursday, 15 March 2018

New Release: Saboteuse - X (CVC008 / Limited Edition cassette & digital download)



Sabotesue
X
(CVC008)
Limited Edition of 50 cassettes & digital download
Available now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp
£5 tape / £4 digital download


“Active since ‘05, SABOTEUSE are the unwaveringly N. Staffs duo of AJ1 (Silver Dick, Inca Eyeball, Stuckometer, PUFF et al) and AJ2 (Vile Plumage, Makakarooma, Bongoleeros, Dirty Swords et al).

/////////////////////////////////////// Closely related to SCULPTRESS and ASYMPTOTEM but centred around short-form song structures -


perverse, dented, angled


\\\\\\\ - drone-tone + multitrack tape bleed


/ samplepad, floor tom and snare


////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\tumbled stairwell rhythms
- spidertone hard reverb gtr, toy k’board -

- lyrically to the fore/to the core -
white hot needles in the red/verdant obsidian blue in the face - -


unflinching “gaze” and vista.


“X” signposts 10 releases and 10+ years of collaboration.”


– Saboteuse



Sunday, 11 March 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #124


The 124th 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.

Following on from Episode 123, this is another show of two halves. The first half comprises of the usual wonky, No-Audience whatever I've been digging of late, from Posset to Sol Rezza, via Moor Mother, Sophie Cooper & Delphine Dora, Jandek, Lost Winter etc etc; whilst the second half is an hour-long mix from West Yorkshire-based sound artist and graphic designer, Anna Peaker, featuring, amongst many others, some seriously excellent cuts from Frans Zwartjes, Stuart Chalmers, Bianca Scout, Ryuichi Sakomoto, Klein, Annea Lockwood, The Caretaker... all gold! 

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 2nd March 2018.

1. Moor Mother – Creation Myth (Fetish Bones / Don Giovanni, 2016)
2. Sol Rezza – The Cat (Spit / Acustronica, 2011)
3. Sukitoa o Namau – Nari (ft. Badawi) (Nari / Urubu Tapes, 2018)

4. Jandek – Basic Themes (Staring at the Cellophane / Corwood Industries, 1982)
5. Lost Winter – Interlude 7: To the Brink of Abstraction (Interludes 1 to 10 (2017 – 2018) / Not on Label, 2018)
6. Delphine Dora and Sophie Cooper – Invisibe Gesture III (Divine Ekstasys / Feeding Tube Records, 2018)
7. Saboteuse – The Bloodhound (X / Crow Versus Crow, 2018)

8. Pro Drag – Twin Sister (Twin Sister / Not on Label, 2018)
9. Posset – From Enslavement to Obliteration (From Enslavement to Obliteration / Not on Label, 2018)
10. Carlo Giustini – La Cantina (Excerpt) (La Stanza di Fronte / ACR, 2018)
11. Marlo Eggplant – Unbox (Head/rush(ed) / Vaux Flores, 2018)
12. Kek-W & Posset – Twang Two (Twangers! / Not on Label, 2018)
13. Sukitoa o Namau – Field Recordings (Excerpt) (Nari / Urubu Tapes, 2018)

14. Anna Peaker - A Mix for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show
I. Jane Arden - Vibration (1975)
II. Blue Chemise - The Music Lesson (The Music Lesson / Watcher At The Window / I Dischi Del Barone, 2017)
III. Frans Zwartjes - Excerpt from Tapes 1 (Tapes 1 / Trunk Records, 2017)
IV. Bianca Scout - People (__Dislex-ia / Beatrice & Annie, 2018)
V. Stuart Chalmers - Black Hours (Fata Morgana / Self Released, 2017)
VI. Annea Lockwood - Wine Glass (Glass World of Annea Lockwood / Tangent Records, 1970)
VII. CTI - Meeting Mr Evans (Elemental 7 / Doublevision, 1984)
VIII. Manekineko Kagekidan - 幻夜 (第一歌曲集 / Telegraph Records, 1989)
IX. Cheikha Rimitti - Ya Milouda, Ya Milouda (Live Performance, 198?)
X. Másik János - Kriti (Trance Balance / Hungaropop, 1989)
XI. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Andata (Async / Commmons, 2017)
XII. Philippe D’Aram - Fascination (Various - The Films Of Jean Rollin / Lucertola Media, 1994)
XIII. The Caretaker - Friends Past Reunited (Selected Memories from The Haunted Ballroom / V/Vm Test Records, 1999)
XIV. Klein - Tommy (Tommy EP / Hyperdub, 2017)
XV. Luc Ferrari - Petite Symphonie Intuitive Pour Un Paysage De Printemps (excerpt) (Hétérozygote / Petite Symphonie…, Recollection GMR, 2017)
XVI. Tweedle - Set for Tea, Awaiting Company (The Tweedles Demos / Nervous Energy Records, 2017)
XVII. Bianca Scout - Left in the Dead Space (Voyager / Self Released, 2016)



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Monday, 19 February 2018

New Release: Posset / Stuart Chalmers / BBBlood - 'Live at Fuse Art Space' Limited Edition CDR & Digital Download


Posset / Stuart Chalmers /  BBBlood
Live at Fuse Art Space, Bradford
Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered CDRs & digital download
Available now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp
£5 CDR / £4 digital download


This record does exactly what it says on the tin: presents unedited performances from three of the No-Audience Underground's finest purveyors of sonic exploration, Posset, Stuart Chalmers and BBBlood, recorded live at Fuse Art Space, in Bradford on Saturday 17th June 2017.

With works descending from, but distinctly separate to, the trio's previous Crow Versus Crow-released split CDR, 'Delirium Cutlet Impaste', Posset spins golden, skittering yarns with his looping, dicta-wonked abstract poetry; Stuart Chalmers constructs throbbing chromatic walls from shimmering, morphing loops; whilst BBBlood conjures spectral landscapes of cut-up place, with pummelling swathes of fizz, hum, scrape and tone.

In an affectionate killing of a sacred cow, and with tongue firmly in cheek, the sleeves of '...Live at Fuse...' allude to the reclamation of territory from what is generally considered a cultural archetype. It has probably been said by somebody somewhere before that it is paramount we document the work of the artists within the No-Audience Underground for cultural posterity, for when they who sleep awake and pay attention, and this record is just that: a document of three open artists and their innovations at the intersection of their respective paths, produced with a firm belief of the cultural significance of the work of these three artists within an Experimental Music™ context.

Would it be hyperbolic to say that this is the immortalising of one of the greatest artistic happenings within recorded history? Possibly. Well, it was 'a good night for the sausages'.



Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #123



The 123rd 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.

In light of the saddening news of Mark E. Smith's passing, this show is a show of two parts. The first half is the Crow Versus Crow norm - a mix of extended no-audience whatever, including politicised free jazz protest/lament from Irreversible Entanglement; eclectic lulling vocal-orientated works from Sharon Gal, Bonpos Tebetains and The Back Free Church congregation, of the Isle of Lewis; scree-jaxx from thee Acrid Lactjoinces; No-Wave STIcore fom Rosa Yemen; and various other golden golds, new and old. The second half is a solid mix of THE FALL, culled from my personal collection, a nod to the personal importance and influence of Mark E Smith and the many incarnations of The Fall Gruppe.

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 2nd February 2018.

1. Irreversible Entanglements – Enough (Irreversible Entanglements / Don Giovanni Records, 2017)

2. Bonpos Tibétains - Chant De Louange Dédié À La Divinité Protectrice Midü (Les Traditions Rituelles des Bonpos Tibétains / Ocora, 1983)
3. Sharon Gal – Bloo (Delicious Fish / Fractal Meat, 2018)
4. Peter Bruce – The Superb Lyrebird (Side A) (The Superb Lyrebird - Australia’s Forest Singer / Colombia, 1956)
5. Back Free Church – Psalm 9: 10-11 (SALM Volume 1 : Gaelic Psalms from the Hebrides of Scotland / Arc Light Editions, 2018)

6. Acrid Lactations & Jointhee – The Smoker (Chest / Tutore Burlato, 2016)
7. Rosa Yemen – Herpes Simplex (N.Y. No Wave / ZE Records, 2005)
8. Natural Disasters – Untitled (Untitled / Not on Label, 1986)
9. OOAME – Of Petals and Bytes (Milanese Nwas / Acustronica, 2018)

10. The Fall Gruppe Sound Taped Tapes.
i. The Fall – Hexen Definitive / Strife Knot (The Complete Peel Sessions 1978 – 2004 / Castle Music, 2005)
ii. The Fall – Lucifer Over Lancashire (Mr. Pharmacist / Beggar’s Banquest, 1986)
iii. The Fall – 4 ½ Inch (Levitate / Artful Records, 1997)
iv. The Fall – W.B (The Unutterable / Eagle Records, 2000)
v. The Fall – Just Step S’Ways (Hex Enduction Hour / Kamera, 1982)
vi. The Fall – Tempo House (Speed Trials / Homestead Records, 1984)
vii. The Fall – Various Times (It’s The New Thing/Various Times / Step Forward, 1978)
viii. The Fall – Smile (The Complete Peel Sessions 1978 – 2004 / Castle Music, 2005)
ix. The Fall – Slates, Slags etc (Slates / Rough Trade, 1981)
x. The Fall – Gotta See Jane (Are You Are Missing Winner / Cog Sinister, 2001)
xi. The Fall – Petty Thief Lout (Couldn’t Get Ahead/Rollin’ Dany’ / Beggar’s Banquet, 1985)
xii. The Fall – Early Days of Channel Führer (Fall Heads Roll / Slogan Records, 2005)


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Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #122


The 122nd 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 clips cuts from a current obsession with the minimal, weirdo-punk of Flipper and Feederz; swings through autobiographical, tape-splicery of Natalia Beylis' recent Chocolate Monk tape; swigs long from the recent batch of Power Moves' Library's Excavation Series tapes; sinks into the woozy post-R&B of Klein; before burning it all down with the ferocious OUT sounds of Tunnel Cannery, in and amongst other golden smatterings of most excellent sounds. DIG MUCH!

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 5th January 2018.

1. Feederz – Intro (Teachers in Space / Flaming Banker, 1986)
2. Feederz – Psychward (Teachers in Space / Flaming Banker, 1986)

3. Natalia Beylis – Kukalka, Kukalka (Scchh…Phh / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
4. Jeff Mangum – Bulgarian Field Works (Excerpt) (Orange Twin Field Works Volume 1 / Orange Twin Records, 2001)
5. Witchblood – Untitled (Live at Shipley Gallery, Gateshead / No-Audience Underground Tapes, 2017)

6. Ivy Nostrum – We Weren’t Really Dressed for the Weather (Part 5) (Genuflection Maps / Not on Label, 2017)
7. Alimbi Tsedev – Song to Induce a Camel to Produce Milk - A Nomadic Herding Camp, Mongolia (Engelika and Others: Music from Films of Music – Compiled by Tuluum Shimmering (Excavation Series #13) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
8. $un $keletons Get It Up Yers Trio – Crocodiles of the World (Pale II / Cruel Nature Records, 2017)

9. Unknown Artist – Vocal Duet - Ait Bouguemez, Haut Atlas, Morocco (Engelika and Others: Music from Films of Music – Compiled by Tuluum Shimmering (Excavation Series #13) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
10. Divil A’Bit – The Wink and the Slough (What Is The Stars? / Tesla Tapes, 2017)
11. Ihocin Fisa – Live (Morocco) (Underground Violin Pan-African Fiddle Mix – Compiled by Adam Cadell (Excavation Series #12) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
12. Asim Altyeb Gorashi – Sudani Asmarani (Sudan) (Underground Violin Pan-African Fiddle Mix – Compiled by Adam Cadell (Excavation Series #12) / Power Moves Library, 2017)


13. Bedel Ouli Aigan – Dombra Lute - Kazakh Camp, Mongolia (Engelika and Others: Music from Films of Music – Compiled by Tuluum Shimmering (Excavation Series #13) / Power Moves Library, 2017)
14. Divil A’Bit – Even the Graves are Empty II (What Is The Stars? / Tesla Tapes, 2017)
15. Itdreamedtome – Had Somewhere to Get to (Excerpt) (A.Y. / Trome Records, 2017)
16. Angel Dust – I (Excerpt) (Soft Shots / Czaszka Records, 2017)
17. Klein – B2k (Tommy / Hyperdub, 2017)

18. Tunnel Canary – Jihad (Jihad / Rundownsun, 2008)

19. Flipper – One by One (Gone Fishin’ / Fundamental, 1984)
20. Leaf Kickers – Future Fan (You Went Gospel on Me / Daft Audio, 2017)

21. Mount Eerie – Seaweed (A Crow Looked at Me / P.W.Elverum & Sun, Ltd., 2017)



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