Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Crow Versus Crow presents Posset's 'Beast Tapes of 2015' Beetmix for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show


Continuing on the annual 'Beast Tapes' series, Posset (Chocolate Monk, No Basement Is Deep Enough, Singing |Knives, Crow Versus Crow) has put together a 'beetmix' of sounds culled from his favourite cassette releases of 2015.

In the words of the Eternal Master Himself,

'The working method was totally different this time. All composed on 2 track with the emphasis on sounds connecting from right to left rather than layered on top of each other (like I've done before). The snippets are shorter than normal too...more like breaths than anything. If that makes any sense? All the tapes came into my orbit or were released in 2015. There's a distinct lean towards voices rather than skronk...but I guess that's where my heads been at.'

Cassette releases included in the beetmix include:

Max Bentley - Red, Green,Blue (Vitrine)
Human Heads - Triggers (Tranzprocesz)
Robert Ridley Shackleton - The Cardboard Prince (Hissing Frames)
Duncan Harrison - Others Delete God (Reckno)
Unknown Artist - Alright Duckie (Hideous Replica)
Sindre Bjerga - Attractive Amplification (Tutore Burlato)
Tom White - Reconstruction (Alien Passengers)
Fritz Welch - Nothing to Offer (Singing Knives)
Ali Robertson - The Other Week (Giant Tank)
Smashed Cucumber - First Time in Space (SPAM)
Lovely Honkey - Sharp Intake of Breath (Tutore Burlato)
Acrid Lactations - Drizzling Quids a' Crepuscle (Total Vermin)
F.Ampism - The Ancient Wing (Ikuisuus)
Shareholder - Jimmy Shan (Know This)
Depletion - Null Data (Fairfax Industries)
Cannonbone - Live at the Old Police House (No Label)
G.J. de Rook - A & Bla (No Basement is Deep Enough)

This mix originally featured in episode #99 on the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, which originally aired on Sunday 13th March 2016.

Enjoy!

Monday, 4 July 2016

Crow Versus Crow Presents Neil Campbell's 'Domestic Mix for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show'


Originally broadcast as part of episode #99 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show (13th March 2016), Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club...) presents,

'Seven hours of minidisk recordings of my everyday domestic listening to music, condensed down to half an hour. Sometimes sitting on my arse, more often cooking, cleaning, running around, adding general clatter/chatter to the recordings. Microphone placement and recording levels inconsistent and semi-random throughout. Special collage filter applied to remove most of what has been recorded and position the remaining sounds to move slowly around the stereo spectrum. Live electronics added in response to the collage. Artists featured (that I can recognise/remember): Maurizio Bianchi, Blood Stereo, David Bowie, Andrew Chalk, Gloria Coates, Chvrches, Kevin Drumm, Luke Fowler and Richard Youngs, Vikki Jackman, Joy Division, Olivier Messiaen, Paraselene, Iggy Pop, Ramleh, Erik Satie, Klaus Schulze, Studio Sardena, David Tudor and John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, my own recordings and many random sections of BBC Radio 3.'

Thank you so much to Neil for taking the time and care to make such an interesting, thought-provoking work for the show. Enjoy!


Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #102



The 102nd 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 3rd July 2016 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Rudolph Grey - Implosion (Mask of Light / New Alliance Records, Ecstatic Peace!, 1991)
2. Don Cherry - Terry’s Tune (Organic Music Society / Caprice Records, 1972)

3. Unsample - Androgynous Hypostasis (Physis / digitalDIZZY, 2016)
4. Andy Moor & Yannis Kyriakides – Sucker (Rebetika / Discrepant, 2016)

5. Yeah You - Command Pool (Id Vendor / Slip, 2016)
6. Midwich - Shot Stopper (Blister Pack / Bells Hill, 2016)
7. Olympus - Ett Minne Blott (Snart / Team Boro Tapes, 2016)

8. Michael Speers - Catacombs (45 Kilograms of Body Weight / Not on Label, 2014)
9. Posset - Fanzine Ink Dries Like Black Blood (Fanzine Ink Dries Like Black Blood / Slurpy Slurpy Creep Creep / I Dischi Del Barone, 2016)

10. Norman Westberg - MRI (MRI / Room40, 2016)
11. Colin Stetson - Sorrow I (Excerpt) (Sorrow (A Reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony) / 52Hz, 2016)

12. Thomas Jones Jaybird - The Keghouse Blues (Field Recordings : Vol. 3 - Mississippi (1936-1942) / Document Records, 1997)
13. Ora Dell Graham - Little Girl, Little Girl (Field Recordings : Vol. 3 - Mississippi (1936-1942) / Document Records, 1997)
14. Ora Dell Graham - (Jes' A) Pullin' The Skiff (Field Recordings : Vol. 3 - Mississippi (1936-1942) / Document Records, 1997)
15. Ora Dell Graham - Shortenin' Bread (Field Recordings : Vol. 3 - Mississippi (1936-1942) / Document Records, 1997)

16. Sid Hemphill - Rice Straw (Field Recordings : Vol. 3 - Mississippi (1936-1942) / Document Records, 1997)
17. Stuart Chalmers - The Hunger (The Heart Of Wilderness / Was Ist Das?, 2016)
18. ILL OMEN - Flubberpuss (Centennial Frolic at Dutch Pete / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2016)

19. Ex-Easter Island Head - Four Guitars (Twenty-Two Strings / Low Point, 2016)
20. Volcano Choir - Sleepymouth (Unmap / Jagjaguwar, 2009)




Thank You

Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #101


The 101st 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 10th April 2016 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Charbel Haber - And The Morning After (Of Palm Trees, Affairs and Decomposition / Discrepant, 2016)
2. Hangedup - Losing Your Charm (Kicker In Tow / Constellation Records, 2002)
3. Angus MacLise / Tony Conrad – Druid’s Leafy nest (Dreamweapon III / Boo-Hooray, 2011)

4. Edwards Luling Dixie Singers - It Keeps On Leakin' In This Old Building (Field Recordings Vol. 14: Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky (1934-c.1950) / Document Records, 2005)
5. Embla Quickbeam – Sonance (Previously Unreleased / Not on Label, 2016)
6. Olympus - Portraits of Women (Simone / Forever United, 2015)

7. Stuart Chalmers – Transcience (Poetry Of Decay / Strange Rules, 2016)
8. Sophie Cooper - Keep On Playing (Count The Days / Rural Colours, 2016)
9. Alan Courtis - Hamamatsu Crystal Piano (Crystal Faisa / KIKS/Girlfriend, 2016)
10. ANOHNI – Violent Men (Hopelessness / Secretly Canadian, 2016)

11. Laurie Tompkins – Sweat (Heat, War, Sweat, Law / Slip, 2016)
12. Klaas Hübner - Extended Pickup #1 (SOG / Slip, 2016)
13. Kunaicho Gakubu - Azumaasobi: Motomeko No Uta (Gagaku - Etenraku / Azumaasobi / Kishunraku / Seigaiha / King Records, 1990)

14. Western Skies Motel - As The Flames Rose (Settlers / Lost Tribe Sound, 2016)
15. Yes Blythe – TØNAL (Arieto / Invisible City Records, 2016)

16. Filthy Turd - Dumped In The Tar (Forty Six In Use Louise / Team Boro, 2016)
17. Blood Stereo - Six Soddened Scenes (Excerpt) (Split w/ Hair & Treasure / Discrepant, 2016)
18. Daisuke Tobari – Untitled (Till The End Of The Dream / Poon Village, 2000)

19. Rattle - Marching With Romans (Tour Split, w/ Witching Waves / Seeing Double, 2015)
20. Sonotanotanpenz – TEA (Conga / Noble, 2016)
21. The Shaggs – Sweet Maria (Sweet Maria b/w The Missouri Waltz / Light in the Attic, 2016)




Thank You

Sunday, 10 April 2016

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #100


The 100th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show.

If you thought the occasion would be marked by something special you'd be terribly, terribly mistaken. Business as usual for the one hundredth episode - wall-to-wall gold with the minimal ill-informed, poorly considered mumbling in between.

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 10th April 2016 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Melting – Pretty (Dusk / Crow Versus Crow Records, 2016)
2. Teebs – Just The Yellow Bits (Collections / Brainfeeder, 2011)

3. Malayeen – Dina (Malayeen / Discrepant, 2014)
4. John Cale, Tony Conrad, Angus Maclise, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela - Inside The Dream Syndicate Volume I: Day Of Niagara (Excerpt) (Inside The Dream Syndicate Volume I: Day Of Niagara / Table of Elements, 2000)
5. Marlo Eggplant – Stills (Stills / Not on Label, 2016)
6. Lowered - Arche (for Gongs) (Excerpt) (Arche (for Gongs) / Trome Records, 2016)

7. Susan Philipsz – Study for Strings (Recording of score used during installation Study for Strings, Documenta13 / 2012)

8. The Sly and Unseen - Much Is Yet Before (The Crossley Heritage / Wist Rec, 2016)
9. Mudguts - Pretty Slipping (Sabrina Fourtyfives / Invisible City, 2016)
10. Mouthus - Pilot Wave (Dual Drift / Our Mouth Records, 2007)
11. Black Spring - No End (Golden Ghost / No End / Structured Disasters, 2016)

12. Morton Feldman - Piece For Four Pianos (The American Avant-Garde In The 20th Century: Music And Modernism / LTM, 2014)
13. Low Frequency Orchestra w/Wolfgang Mitterer – Mole (Excerpt) (Mole / Chmafu Nocords, 2010)
14. Eliane Radigue – Epure (Excerpt) (Opus 17 / Alga Marghen, 2013)
15. Vibracathedral Orchestra - Catching Loners With Blank Arms (Versatile Arab Chord Chart / VHF Records, 2001)

16. Tor Invocation Band – Water (Excerpt) (Water / TOR Press, 2016)
17. Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix-Heule - We Are All Bob Marley (Colonial Donuts / Palilalia Records, 2015)

18. Mogwai – Ex-Cowboy (Come On Die Young / Chemikal Underground, 1999)



Thank You

Friday, 1 April 2016

CVC002: Melting - 'Dusk' Limited Edition Cassette & Digital Download Out Now!


Melting
Dusk
Limited Edition Cassette & Digital Download
(CVC002)

Available via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp



Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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


Melting
'Dusk'
(2016)
Limited Edition of 50 cassettes / digital
(CVC002)

I'm very pleased to be able to announce a new release through the Crow Versus Crow label, Melting's Dusk
This is the début 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.