Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Stef Ketteringham Crow Versus Crow Live Session


Photo jacked off of YouTube. All credits to the person with a camera.

Stef Ketteringham has recorded an exclusive live session that will appear exclusively in Episode #112 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show. These tracks won't be available as a posthumous Bandcamp download as they're likely to appear on an LP later in the year.

I've been fascinating with Stef's guitar playing and songwriting abilities since back in the early days of Crow Versus Crow, back in the Shield 'Em-era Shield Your Eyes days, so it's an absolute pleasure to work with Stef again and to be able to feature these recordings.

For those unfamiliar with Stef's work here's a recently recorded live video that set's the semi-improvised acoustic guitar/kick drum-tone for the Session recordings.



Episode #112 will be up online on Sunday 9th April 2017.

Copies of Stef's recent 'Guitar Arrangements' LP can be streamed/purchased via the Romac Puncture Repair Bandcamp.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #111



The 111th  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Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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. 

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 12th March 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Missing Organs – Hatchling 1b (Old Speakers / Umor Rex Records, 2017)
2. Yannick Dauby – Side A (excerpt) ( LÓ-KÓ͘-CHHÙ: Penghu Experimental Sound Studio Vol. 2 / Discrepant, 2017)
3. Those Who Walk Away – Second Degraded Hymn (The Infected Mass / Constellation Records, 2017)
4. The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign / Coil – Untitled Collaboration II (The Melancholy Mad Tenant / Infinite Fog Productions, 2017)

5. Stefan Jaworczyn, Dylan Nyoukis & S.Glass – Gang-related Sneezing (My Disgusting Heart / Chocolate Monk, 2017)
6. Chik White – Soft Shapes (excerpt) (Soft Shapes / Power Moves Library, 2017)
7. brb>voicecoil – Vent 2 (Soft White Skin / muzamuza, 2017)
8. UKAEA – Paradise Garage Doors (previously unreleased Crow Versus Crow exclusive, 2017)

9. Gareth J.S. Thomas – Son’s, Love Your Mothers (excerpt) (Cruising Hits / Bezirk, 2017)
10. Ian Watson – 004 (Untitled / {ANTI}, 2017)
11. Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Mingus Ah Um / Columbia Records, 1959)

12. Dean McPhee – The Nightingale (Avian Dream Songs / Folklore Tapes, 2016)
13. Sam McLoughlin – The Dawn Trance (excerpt) (The Dawn Trance / Rural Colours, 2017)
14. Ali Tajvidi – Chehar Mezzrab (45s From Iran / Not on Label, 2017)  Email rhid.williams@gmail.com for copies of this digital compilation. All proceeds go towards supporting the Invest in ME charity.
15. Unknown Artist – Tar/Voice (45s From Iran / Not on Label, 2017)
16. Sult + Lasse Marhaug – Harpoon (second) (excerpt) (Harpoon / Conrad Sound, 2017)

17. Vortex Campaign – The Melancholy Mad Tenant Part II (The Melancholy Mad Tenant / Infinite Fog Productions, 2017)
18. Downer Canada – (c) (Snarl Like A Poem / Power Moves Library, 2017)

19. Miles Davis – Miles Run The Voodoo Down (Bitches Brew / Columbia, 1970)


Thank You

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'Each Action Informs The Next': An Exhibition of Paintings by malorymaki and Crow Versus Crow


Each Action Informs The Next 
An Exhibition of Paintings by malorymaki and Crow Versus Crow

Opening Evening: Friday 3rd March, 2017
Exhibition continues Saturday 4th March - Sunday 30th April 2017

South Square Gallery
South Square, Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire. BD13 3LB
http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/

It's a great pleasure to be able to invite you to the opening of Each Action Informs The Next, an exhibition of visual works by Crow Versus Crow and malorymaki. This collection of new abstract paintings draws into focus the importance of improvisation, spontaneity and process within their respective practices, with both artists placing emphasis upon the traces of the action of making within the complexities, both physical and emotional, of these works on canvas.

More information on the work of malorymaki can be found here: https://www.malorymaki.com/

Also, joining us for a number of special performances during the Opening Evening on Friday 3rd March are:

SOPHIE COOPER

As part of Each Action Informs The Next, and perhaps in some way following on from her excellent Count The Days record of last year, Sophie will be performing a newly composed work for trombone. Sophie has released a number of records of both solo and collaborative works, with the likes of Delphine Dora, Tor Invocation Band, on as hip and happening labels as Exotic Pylon, Was Ist Das?, Wild Silence and Rural Colours.

https://sophiecoopermusic.com/

POSSET

Known for his distinctive tape scree, vocal hump, dictaphone jaxx, Posset (Beartown Records, Chocolate Monk, Singing Knives, Fuckin' Amateurs...), taking the Each Action Informs The Next title as a starting point, will be performing a new work developed specifically for the exhibition.

https://soundcloud.com/posser-1

STUART CHALMERS

One of the most prolific artists of the No-Audience Underground, Stuart Chalmers is responsible for making some of the most essential tape music of the last 6/7 years. Ranging from cut-up plunderphonics to swarmandal improvisations, there's a clear reason Stuart's work has been made available to the world through such hep cats as the Strange Rules, Beartown Invisible City and Was Ist Das? labels.

https://stuartchalmers.bandcamp.com/

Here is a Facebook Event page for the exhibition. Please 'join' for further updates regarding the exhibition and Opening Evening events.

The gallery space will be open from 5pm on Friday 3rd March. Vegetarian/vegan street food, cocktails and various non- and alcoholic refreshments are available. Performances taking place from around 7pm. Entry is FREE but space is limited. COME!

(malorymaki)

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #110



The 110th  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. 

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 12th February 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Stuart Chalmers - In The Name of Progress (Ice Melt) (Self-Destruction / Reverb Worship, 2017)
2. Alan Courtis - Hombrear (Los Galpones / Fabrica Records, 2017)

3. MWSTARD! - Groundswell (MWSTARD! Cloc / Not on Label, 2017)
4. Casual Nun - Stripes (Psychometric Testing By... / Box Records, 2017)

5. Hardworking Families - Illy Alley (BA/LS/BN / Beartown Records, 2016)
6. Mike Cooper - Relucatant Swimmer (Excerpt) (Reluctant Swimmer / Virtual Surfer / Discrepant, 2017)
7. Léo Dupleix & Lauri Hyvärinen - Carry Box (Excerpt) (Split w/ Radioda / Spina! Rec, 2016)
8. Schoolhouse - No Rave (Buried / Tombed Visions Records, 2017)
9. Melting - Flower (Rhinoceritis: Voices In Dissent / Corpus Callosum Distro & Ladyz in Noyz, 2017)

10. Julia Reidy - Something I Could Do (Dawning On / Slip Imprint, 2017)

11. Sam Andreae - Everyone, Always, Honestly [version 1] (Cows in Large Pastures / Slip Imprint, 2017)
12. Talugung - III (Split w/ Blank / Power Moves Library, 2017)
13. Takuji Naka * Anne F. Jacques - Untitled (Fuyu / Beartown Records, 2016)
14. Posset - Side B (Excerpt) (Cooperation Makes Us Wise / Beartown Records, 2016)
15. Crow Versus Crow – States (Excerpt) (States / Crow Versus Crow, 2017)
16. Uaxactun - A (Excerpt) (Saklaktun / Winter Cross, 2016)

17. Butthole Surfers - To Parter (Cream Corn From The Socket of Davis / Fundamental, 1985)




Thank You

Friday, 27 January 2017

New Release: 'States' - Photographs and Field Recordings by Crow Versus Crow



I'm very pleased to be able to present you with a new release of the Crow Versus Crow Editions imprint: States - a collection of photographs and field recordings taken by Crow Versus Crow whilst travelling through some of the southern states of North America during August 2016.

This is presented as a 48 page A5 landscape zine featuring 22 full colour photographs printed on 130gsm silk stock, with a 300gsm recycled card cover, which houses a 3" CDr featuring a single 17 minute composition of raw field recordings.
There are 25 copies available at the cost price of £5 per copy from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

A digital version, comprised of the States audio and a .pdf version of the zine, for those who prefer their wares ephemeral, is also available priced at £3.

Further contextual material for States can be found below the images.

Thank you for all of your continued support with Crow Versus Crow. It is very much appreciated.


Order a copy now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp




States is not intended as an objective environmental document, rather it is a depiction of an experience of travelling through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia during August 2016, as a tourist, an outsider.

Culturally conditioned experience, a pre-conceived notion of 'America', versus the aesthetic experience of being there in the moment. Simultaneously exotic and familiar. the two overlap uncannily.

Travelling through this part of the country was, very literally, an awesome experience. Expansive, sublime landscapes ripped from the pages of a John Steinbeck novel, the romanticism sharply punctured by anti-abortion billboards and ‘Vote Trump’ bumper stickers, hinting at the incredibly complex layers of history and contemporary socio-political flux beyond, or rather within, the beatific plains.

Overwhelmed by the vastness of the land, following the traces of old Bluesmen and -women through poverty ravaged states. Industry built on exploitation erased, leaving oppressed, isolated inhabitants in it’s wake.

Metronomic broken lines stretch into ephemeral, wavering pools. An eagles soars. ‘Think God’. Static hiss. Cellulose Nitrate film clicks, scratched, bubbled in heat.

'..and they ran in that resonance which is the world itself
and which cannot be spoken but only praised.'


Monday, 16 January 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Live Sessions: Stuart Chalmers


As part of the on-going Crow Versus Crow Live Sessions series, I'm very pleased to announce the availability of a set of recordings by Stuart Chalmers to download via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp
This set of six improvisations were made specifically for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by Stuart, using prepared swarmandal, tape loops and effects pedals. Untitled #3, #4, #5 and #6 were originally broadcast within Episode #108 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show on 18th December 2016. Untitled #1 and #2 are previously un-broadcast and are exclusive to the digital download of the Live Session.

Thank you very,very much to Stuart for taking the time to record this set of works for Crow Versus Crow.
Many of Stuart's previous releases can be heard via Stuart's own Bandcamp site.

Enjoy!



Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #109


The 109th  episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, featuring an exclusive mix of cuts from tape-only releases, The Beast Tapes of 2016, from NE's dicta-God, 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. 

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 January 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Alabama Sacred Heart Singers - Religion is a Fortune (Epic Americana - Folk / Floating World, 2016)
2. Kink Gong - Le Double Vent Traverse Les Orielles (Imer Zeillos - Asian Variations for Saz, Cura and Tanbur / Discrepant, 2017)
3. Vile Plumage - Bread and Dripping (Terrible Things Happen In Nice Houses / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2017)
4. Unknown Artist - Uzbek Rhythms (Afghanistan et Iran / Disques Vogues, 1969)
5. Andrey Popovskiy - Untitled (Works For Voice Recorders 2011, 2016 / Spina!Rec, 2016)
6. Achileas Poulos - Nedem Geldem Amerikaya (Epic Americana - Folk / Floating World, 2016)

7. Posset - Beast Tapes 2016 (A Mix for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, 2017)

8. Paul Carr - I'm Not Fantasy Man (Big Carsey / Build Music, 2017)
9. Daniel Thomas - Plimsolls (Small Hour / Not on Label, 2016)
10. Ani & Nimmo - Ani & Nimmo: Quixotic Interlude (Ani & Nimmo 2 / Chocolate Monk, 2016)
11. Guttersnipe - Phosphene Gamine Forcipule (B'rxvaiww Vgr-aiz'vst Eicaeqcyxy L'vranndkhb'vorr Vts'aicraexxth / Not on Label, 2016)

12. Uniform - Night Of The Fear (Wake In Fright / Sacred Bones, 2017)
13. The Cray Twins - Harbour (The Pier / Fang Bomb, 2016)

14. Noah Howard - Mount Fuji (The Black Ark / Freedom, Polydor, 1972)



Thank You