Tuesday, 29 March 2016

New Release: Melting - Dusk (CVC002) Limited Edition Cassette / Digital

Limited Edition of 50 cassettes / digital

I'm very pleased to be able to announce a new release through the Crow Versus Crow label, Melting's Dusk
This is the d├ębut release from the elusive Leeds producer, who, utilising the sampler as a compositional tool, explores an outsider approach to hip-hop beat craft and bass music. Soaked in an insomniac miasma, heavy sub and glitched-out edits remain anchored by woozy boom-bap rhythms, giving the tracks a complex, ethereal, deeply introspective feel. It's rare that a record so quickly lays such strong hooks in me, prompting intense, repeated listens, but Dusk has done just that. It's an incredibly affecting record. If melancholic ecstasy was a thing, that's exactly what it would provoke.

Dusk will be released as a limited edition cassette with accompanying artwork and sleeve design that, in its intricately designed minimalism, perfectly complements the emotional complexities of the Melting tracks. 
The 9 tracks are repeated on both sides of a C65 plain grey, professionally duplicated cassette, wrapped in a 3 panel, full colour j-card in a clear plastic library case. This is then encased in a specifically designed 300gsm black card sleeve, with laser –etched and –cut details. 
There cassette release comes in an edition of 50 copies. There will also be a digital version and both will be available from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp from Friday 1st April 2016.

Melting has also released a video for the lead track from Dusk, titled, Road.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #99

The 99th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

Recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone. Stitched together using outdated software.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 13th March 2016 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Peruvian Man – Pez Espada (The Exotic Sounds of Tunstall on Sea / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2016)
2. Broken Shoulder - From Whisper To Whiny/Big Wicker Ventriloquist (Biwa / Kirigirisu Recordings, 2016)
3. Lutine - To the Sea (Bela Emerson mix) (Died of Love / Front & Follow, 2016)
4. [ B O L T ] + Ewaldt – A2 (COLLABORATION TAPE / Wolves & Vibrancy Records, 2014)

5. Neil Campbell - Domestic Mix For Crow Versus Crow (A Work Made Specifically for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show / Not on Label, 2016)

6. The Fall - All Leave Cancelled (Wise Old Man EP / Cherry Red, 2016)
7. Blood Sport - Reflective Orange (Axe Laid to the Root / Blast First Petite, 2016)

8. Kib Elektra – Hairclips (Blemishes EP / Bezirk, 2016)
9. Melting – Road (Dusk / Crow Versus Crow Records, 2016)

10. Posset - Beetmix 2015 for Crow Versus Crow (A Work Made Specifically for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show / Not on Label, 2016)

11. Ulrich Rois - Farewell to the River (Along the Belt, Around the Bend / TOR Press, 2016)
12. Tiago Sousa – Bibliografia Theme (Um Piano Nas Barricadas / Discrepant, 2016)
13. Petrels - On The Dark Great Sea (Onkalo / Denovali Records, 2013)

14. Unknown Artist - Kohari (Sindh) (Folk Tunes of Pakistan / Odeon, Date Unknown)

Thank You