Wednesday, 18 March 2015

You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion, Halleloo': An Exhibition of New Work by Crow Versus Crow


'You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion, Halleloo'
An Exhibition of New Works from Crow Versus Crow
27th March - 30th April 2015
Preview: Thursday 26th April 6 - 8pm
The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre
Halifax
HX1 5ER

Adapting its title from American folk musician Lead Belly’s interpretation of a Gospel vocal traditional, ‘You’re Gonna Need That Pure Religion, Halleloo’, is a new body of work by Crow Versus Crow.

The collection of ten digital photocollages and a mixed media triptych builds upon a dense network of appropriated cross-cultural references, from the work of 16th Century esoteric philosopher Robert Fludd, through Islamic geometric pattern to the cut-up methodologies of Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, to consider existential questions of ‘meaning’ beyond specific religious or spiritual orthodoxies.

Compiling photographs taken over a period of four years, which are layered with minimal digital manipulation or alteration, along with hand-drawn and found imagery, the photocollages are presented as stills from a continuous (imaginary) reel of film. Non-linear and cyclical, a narrative stretches across the ten frames.

The triptych was created alongside and in relation to the photocollages, focussing and expanding upon specific themes from within, through repeated motifs and iconography.

Please visit Creative Calderdale for more information on the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre and it's opening times.


Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #86



The 86th 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 Stitched together using outdated software.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 15th March 2015 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Velimir Khlebnikov – The Radio of the Future (Baku: Symphony of Sirens – Sound Experiments In The Russian Avant-Garde / ReR Megacorp, 2009)
2. Group Fanfare – C2 (Primal Intuition / Farfare, 2015)

3. Bat and Her Quartet – Will You Guide Me? (Field Recordings Vol.14: 1934 – 1950 / Document Records, 1999)
4. Grapefruits – Live at OTO (20 Ways to Depict Demis Roussus / Not On Label, 2015)

5. Bunun People of Taiwan – Bisitaita (Voices of Forgotten Worlds: Music of Indigenous People / Ellipsis Arts, 1993)
6. Liturgy – Follow (The Ark Work / Thrill Jockey, 2015)
7. The Master Musicians of Joujouka – Memories of My Father (Apocalypse Across The Sky / Axiom, 1992)

8. Innercity Trio – Faza Życia (Stara Rzeka / Innercity Trio / ARRM Split / Wounded Knife, 2014)
9. Caught In The Wake Forever – Sun Downing (The Places Where I Worship You / Dronarivm, 2015)
10. Edwards Luling Dixie Singers – How Did You Feel When You Came Out Of The Wilderness? (Field Recordings Vol.14: 1934 – 1950 / Document Records, 2009)
11. Yol & Posset – Sit Down and Shut Up (A Watched Pot Never / Not On Label, 2015)
12. Mikhail Larionov – Ozz… (Baku: Symphony of Sirens – Sound Experiments In The Russian Avant-Garde / ReR Megacorp, 2009)

13. Ashiq Hasan Trio – Koroghlu (Voices of Forgotten Worlds: Music of Indigenous People / Ellipsis Arts, 1993)
14. Stara Rzeka - W szopie, gdzie były oczy (Stara Rzeka / Innercity Trio / ARRM Split / Wounded Knife, 2014)

15. Reverend Pearly Brown – Pure Religion (It’s A Mean Old World To Try To Live In / Rounder Records, 1975)
16. School House – The Enemy Of My Angels (Soft Focus / Tombed Visions, 2014)
17. Gondang Sabangunan Ensemble – Bataru Guru (Voices of Forgotten Worlds: Music of Indigenous People / Ellipsis Arts, 1993)

18. Nina Simone – Be My Husband (Pastel Blues / Philips, 1965) 
19. Andreae/Birchall/Cheetham - Post Nasal Space (I Didn't Mind You Improvising, I Just Wish You'd Done It Better / Tombed Visions, 2015)
20. Tegh and Kamyar Tavakoli - Disappeared Stratum (Through The Winter Woods / Hibernate Recordings, 2015)

21. Grey Hairs – The Fatberg (Colossal Downer / Gringo Records, 2015)
22. The Jesus Lizard – Gladiator (Liar / Touch & Go Records, 1993)


Thank You

Sunday, 15 February 2015

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #85



The 85th 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 15th February 2015 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Prick Decay & Neil Campbell – Rate of CHB is In (Rate of CHB Is In / Union Pole Records, 1996)
2. Drums in Victoria Baths – Sacramental Nose Dive (Drums in Victoria Baths / Audacious Art Experiment, 2014)

3. Son House – Grinnin’ In Your Face (Alternate Take) (Father of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions / Colombia, 1992)
4. Geechie Wiley – Last Kind Words (Last Kind Words (1926 – 1953) / Mississippi Records, 2006)
5. Yoni Silver – Please Hold (Peep Holes / Creative Sources, 2010)
6. Beachers – Kalns (Cracks / Not On Label, 2015)

7. Mount Eerie – Books (Sauna / P.W. Elverum & Sun, 2015)
8. Danny Clay – Glow V (Ganymede / Hibernate Recordings, 2015)
9. Jim Ghedi – Nature (TAAE Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 / Audacious Art Experiment, 2015)

10. Joseph Spence – Brownskin Gal (The Complete Folkway Recordings (1958) / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992)
11. Eric Ostrowski – Side A (Rainbow Leprechaun / Union Pole Records. 2013)
12. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Pure Religion (The Original Soul Sister / Proper Records Ltd., 2002)
13. Trans/Human – RE/CEPTOR 404 (TAAE Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 / Audacious Art Experiment, 2015)
14. Monoganon – Krautpleaser (Help? / Winning Sperm Party, 2012)
15. Skip James – Cherry Ball Blues (The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James / Yazoo, 1994)

16. You Don’t Masturbate – All My Shoes Are Made By Children (You Don't Masturbate/ Winning Sperm Party, 2012)
17. Pre – Big Dique (Third Album / Skin Graft Records, 2011)

18. Za! – El Calentito #1 (TAAE Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 / Audacious Art Experiment, 2015)
19. A Middle Sex – MRSA (TAAE Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 / Audacious Art Experiment, 2015)
20. The Fall – Wings (Perverted By Language / Rough Trade, 1983)

21. Robert Pete Williams – No More Sweet Potatoes (Poor Bob’s Blues / Arhoolie Records, 2003)
22. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles (Clear Spot / Reprise Records, 1972)



Thank You

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #84



The 84th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, with a specially compiled 'Beast Tapes of 2014' mix from Posset.

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.

I forgot to use the pop shield on the Zoom when recording this one so there's mucho POP. I also turned Joe's mix up to maximum so there's mucho HISS to bathe in.


(RAW/roar)

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 18th January 2015 between 6 and 8pm.


1. Unknown Artist - Songhay Gulu Drummers (Africa: Drum, Chants and Instrumentals / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1976)
2. Neil Campbell – Oystercatcher Salad (Excerpt) (Oystercatcher Salad / Sheepscar Light Industrial, 2015)

3. Commiserations – Son of Gwangi (Demo) (unreleased, 2014)
4. Chrome – Nova Feedback (Alien Soundtracks / Siren Records, 1977)
5. Grey Guides – Drinking Blood from a Toilet (Back To Mucus / Not on Label, 2014)

6. Social Junk – Someone Upstairs (Born into It / Digitalis Recordings, 2009)
7. Ex-Easter Island Head – Curfew Tower – Movement Two (Two Commissions for Cassette Tape / Tombed Visions, 2014)
8. Aging – Vampire Body Blues (Troubles? I’ve Got a Bartender / Tombed Visions, 2014)

9. Frank Hutchison – K.C Blues (The Train that Carried my Girl from Town / Rounder Records, 1974)
10. John Fahey – Requiem For Russell Blaine Cooper (Requia / Vanguard Records, 1967)

11. Lead Belly – Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea (The Very Best of Lead Belly / Music Club, 1993)
12. Lead Belly - Pick a Bale of Cotton (Important Recordings 1934 – 1949 / JSP Records, 2006)
13. Lead Belly - De Kalb Blues (Important Recordings 1934 – 1949 / JSP Records, 2006)
14. Lead Belly & The Golden Gate Quartet – Midnight Special (Midnight Special / Folkways Records, 1976)

15. Isobel Ccircle~ - Harbour House Room One (Survive) (The House in Harbour Park / Auditory Field Theory, 2015)
16. Duke of Zuke – Jupiter (Apnoeic / Tombed Visions, 2015)
17. The Skaters – Untitled (Pavilonous Miracles of Circular Facet Dice / Chocolate Monk, 2006)
18. Skullflower – Autumn Trinkets (Draconis / Cold Spring, 2014)
19. Wold – Sapphire Sect of Tubal Cain (Postsocial / Profound Lore, 2014)

20. PossetThe Beast Tapes of 2014 - A Mix for The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show

21. Lead Belly – You Must Have That Pure Religion, Halleloo (The Very Best of Lead Belly / Music Club, 1993)
22. Robert Pete Williams – I’m Going Down Slow (Louisiana Blues / Takoma Records, 1966)



Thank You

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

'For Scant Applause' - Thank You!


Thank you to everybody who picked up a copy of 'For Scant Applause' and made a donation to support the work of Crisis. I sent of the total sum of £177.00 to Crisis this morning (24/12) but if any more sales come in I'll continue to donate as and when they do. You can pick up a copy here if you so fancy.

Thanks once again to everyone involved in the project; to anybody who helped spread the word of the project; to everyone who picked up a copy; and once again to all the artists who submitted works for the record. You're all excellent.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

'We've Had Complaints' - A Mix of Crow Versus Crow's DJ Set at Three Wise Monkeys, Todmorden on 14th December 2014


This is a mix made to recreate a set I played as guest DJ at Three Wise Monkeys, Todmorden on Sunday 14th December 2014. Thank you to Marcel/Maverick for the opportunity to play these tracks and the trust necessary to give me free rein over the set.


1. Sun Ra - Imagination (An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 / Sub Rosa, 2003)
2. Vibracathedral Orchestra - Ordinary Babies (Versatile Arab Chord Chart / VHF Records, 2000)
3. Pärson Sound - One Quiet Afternoon (In the King's Garden) (Pärson Sound / ti'llindien, Subliminal Sounds, 2001)
4. Mohammad - Sakrifis (Som Sakrifis / PAN, 2013)
5. Moon Ra - V (Moon Ra / Triangle Tapes, 2013)
6. Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba - Oh Lord Bring Apartheid Crashing Down! (Moorish Music From Mauritania / World Circuit, 1990)
7. Vile Plumage - The Evidence Was Buried In Her Broken Heart (Goldenn Murderss / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2014)
8. Unknown Artist - Kouco Solo (Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music / Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1976)
9. Papal Bull - Esther Mung, The Tenderloin (In Ceres A Pig With Human Hands And Feet Was Born / Chocolate Monk, 2013)
10. Otomo Yoshihide - Reminiscence 1 ("Prisoner": A Film By Adachi Masao / HEADZ, 2007)
11. Daniel Bachman - Funny How Plans Change (Daniel Bachman / Lancashire and Somerset, 2014)
12. Mount Eerie - The Universe is Shown (No Flashlight / P.W. Elverum and Sun Ltd. / 2005)
13. Kink Gong - Baozoo Khen (Voices / Discrepant, 2013)
14. John Cale - Summer Heat (Sun Blindness Music / Table of Elements, 2001)
15. Sunroof! - The Last Lemur (Delicate Autobahn Under Construction / VHF Records, 2004)
16. Fred Frith - Minimalism (for Tomoko Itani) (Clearing / Tzadik, 2001)
17. Arthur Russell - Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun-Let's See (World Of Echo / Upside Records, 1986)
18. RAUM - Blood Moon (Event of Your Leaving / Glass House, 2013)
19. Fly Pan Am - Et Aussi L'Éclairage De Plastique Au Centre De Tout Ces Compartiments Latéraux (Fly Pan Am / Constellation Records, 1999)
20. Ex-Easter Island Head - Mallet Guitars Two Fourth Movement (Mallet Guitars Two / Music For Moai Hava / Low Point, 2012)
21. Kogumaza - Mara (Sevens b/w Mara / Low Point, 2010)


Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #83



The 83rd 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 21st December 2014 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Boredoms - LIVWE!! (Excerpt) (Super Roots 9/ Thrill Jockey, 2008)
2. The Truth About Frank - Sale Of The Trinity (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)

3. The Pogues - Hell's Ditch (Hell's Ditch / Pogue Mahone Records, 1990)
4. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage (The Spotlight Kid / Reprise Records, 1972)
5. The Fall - Jingle Bell Rock (The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 / Castle Music, 2005)

6. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Abominable Snowman In The Market (23 Great Recordings By.. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers / Castle Communications, 1993)
7. The Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas (Here Are The Sonics!!! / Norton Records, 1992 (RE))

8. John Fahey - We Three Kings Of Orient Are (The New Possibility: John Fahey's Soli Christmas Album / Takoma, 1968)
9. John Fahey – Silent Night, Holy Night (The New Possibility: John Fahey's Soli Christmas Album / Takoma, 1968)
10. Mark Kozelek - Do You Hear What I Hear? (Sings Christmas Carols / Caldo Verde, 2014)

11. The Crystals - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (A Christmas Gift For You / Philles Records, 1963)
12. Low - Long Way Around The Sea (Christmas / Tugboat Records, 1999)
13. Ten – Meads (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
14. Arab Strap - Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (Not on Label, 2005)

15. The Ronettes - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (A Christmas Gift For You / Philles Records, 1963)
16. Posset – Mommy Kissing San (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
17. Bridget Hayden – The Cherry Tree (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
18. Ella Fitzgerald - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas/ Verve Records, 1960)

19. William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain - The 'Priest' They Called Him (Tim/Kerr Records, 1993)
20. Scott Walker - The Day the "Conducator" Died (An Xmas Song) (Bish Bosch / 4AD, 2012)
21. April Larson - Walking In The Air (Bonefire Version) (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)
22. Broken Shoulder - Silent Night in Subnade (For Scant Applause / Crow Versus Crow, 2014)

23. Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope (Just Say Noel / Geffen, 1996)
24. Jandek - Bring It In A Manger (Somebody In The Snow / Corwood Industries, 1990)
25. Leadbelly - On A Christmas Day (Important Recordings: 1934-1949 / JSP Records, 2006)

26. Mogwai – Christmas Steps (Come On Die Young / Chemikal Underground, 1999)


Thank You!