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Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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