Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #113


The 113th  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Crow Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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. 

This episode features an exclusive mix made for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show by Marlo Eggplant. Marlo Eggplant, alias of Marlo De Lara, is a Leeds-based artist producing minimalist, heavily textured work rooted in improvisation, often in the blurred lines between music and unintentional sound. 
Marlo is an active participant within the No-Audience Underground and is also curator of the Ladyz in Noyz project, which aims to promote the work of emerging women artists. She has records available through Corpus Callosum, Scotch Tapes and Fractal Meat Cuts, to name but a few.
The work featured here is an excerpt of a much longer mix that will be uploaded to Mixcloud as an individual stream after this episode has run it's course.

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 7th May 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. $un $keletons - Winding Down The Gramophone (Get It Up Yers Trio (Vermin Supreme) / Cruel Nature Records, 2017)
2. Captain Beefheart – Fall In Ditch (Stand Up To Be Discontinued / Hatje Cantz, Nur/Nicht/Nur, 1993)
3. Moshimoss – FIIElI(2011) (FIIElI / Sound In Silence, 2017)
4. Taiwan Housing Project – Grand Incineration (Grand Incineration / Not on Label, 2016)
5. Pink Floyd – Bike (excerpt) (Piper At The Gates Of Dawn / EMI, 1967)

6. $un $keletons - 5000 Years Of History (Get It Up Yers Trio (Vermin Supreme) / Cruel Nature Records, 2017)
7. Captain Beefheart – Gill (Stand Up To Be Discontinued / Hatje Cantz, Nur/Nicht/Nur, 1993)
8. Olympus – Teal Ribbon (Olympus / T.A.T.F / Forever United, 2017)
9. T.A.T.F – Home (Olympus / T.A.T.F / Forever United, 2017)

10. Baldruin – Fortgeschlichten (Biotische Verwitterung / Aetheric Records, Black Horizons, Cloister Recordings, 2017)
11. Grey Frequency – Dyatlov Pass (Exhibition / Not On Label, 2017)
12. A-Sun Amissa – Colossus Survives (The Gatherer / Consouling Sounds, 2017)

13. Steve Reich – It’s Gonna Rain (excerpt) (Early Works / Elektra Nonesuch, 1987)
14. Sophie Cooper & Julian Bradley – The Mirror (The Blow Volume 3 / Front & Follow, 2017)
15. Sophie Cooper & Julian Bradley – And And And And (The Blow Volume 3 / Front & Follow, 2017)
16. Downer Canada – Ares (Ares / Power Moves Library, 2017)
17. Karl M V Waugh – Dawn (O Light; A Lightness / Not On Label, 2017)

18. Marlo Eggplant – A Mix for Crow Versus Crow (Not On Label, 2017)

I. Gurner – Ketamine Stripper (Ladyz in Noyz AUS II / Ladyz in Noyz, 2014)
II. Paints Ov Anima – Wise Words (Brassica / Control Valve, 2013)
III. Beast Nest – Worst Ever (Songs for Puppies / Full Spectrum Records, 2015)
IV. Bianca Mikahn – Inte-gritty (Nightdreams & Daymares / Visceral View, 2013)
V. Sharkiface – Blood Transfusion (Ladyz in Noyz 3.5 / Ladyz in Noyz, 2015)


Thank You.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

NEW DISTRO ITEM: Phong Tran - A.I.R. Tapes 1 (Excavation Series 5) cassette on Power Moves Library


NEW DISTRO ITEM: Phong Tran - A.I.R. Tapes 1 (Excavation Series 5) cassette on Power Moves Library

Available now via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

With the creation of a new arm of the Crow Versus Crow project, I am very pleased to announce the first Distro title available through the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp - Phong Tran's A.I.R Tapes 1 cassette, part of the on-going Excavation Series on the excellent Toronto-based label, Power Moves Library.

As a solution to increasing international postage charges, Power Moves Library and Crow Versus Crow will now stock a limited few of the bulk of each other's releases, making the records available to USA/Canada through PML and the UK/Europe through Crow Versus Crow at a much more reasonable price to interested listeners. We both feel that it is vital to help other artists and labels spread the word of their work and hope that this distribution project will go some way to doing so.

So, with that, here is the first Power Moves Library title available through Crow Versus Crow. Phong Tran's A.I.R. Tapes 1 is a mixtape created from recordings taken directly from Indian radio during his travels through the country during 1996-97.

'There are hours and hours of these tapes made from various locations with varying reception levels. I was constantly listening to the little Sony shortwave radio that I had with me. I memorised the timings of certain favourite programmes so I could record them. Otherwise, I always had the machine ready at hand in case something of interest came on. I picked tracks for this mixtape based on performance, duration, rarity and audio quality.'

The result is a beautiful collection of hiss-filled ragas, traditional compositions, interview snippets and English language news broadcasts that amount to a fascinating insight into one person's interactions and experiences of a country, it's socio-political conditions and musical, cultural history, at a particular time.

It's an incredibly strong record that comes very highly recommended.

Having been referred to people keen to pick up a copy by Power Moves Library, I now have just 5 copies of the tape available through the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp. The tapes are £5 to the UK / £6.50 to Europe, including postage and packaging. I have agreed to only sell to the UK/Europe as both Power Moves Library and Phong Tran can easily, and cost-effectively, cover the rest of the world. But, as both Phong Tran and PML have now sold out of the tapes, if you are beyond the UK/Europe and would like a copy please send me an email and I will try and arrange a copy for you.

Thanks for all of your support with Crow Versus Crow. Now, DIG! You hep cats, you!

Friday, 14 April 2017

OUT NOW: BBBlood / Posset / Stuart Chalmers 'delirium cutlet impaste' limited edition CD-R & download


delirium cutlet impaste, the collaborative work of pioneering tape music innovators, bastions of the No-Audience Underground, BBBlood, Posset and Stuart Chalmers, is now available to order via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.

Copies are super limited and are already flying out so please do not hesitate on ordering a copy.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NEW RELEASE: BBBlood, Posset & Stuart Chalmers - 'delirium cutlet impaste' (Crow Versus Crow Editions)



BBBlood, Posset & Stuart Chalmers
delirium cutlet impaste
Limited edition of 50 CD-Rs and download
Available from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp Friday 14th April 2017

Whether wielding Dictaphone, mobile phone or zither, Posset, BBBlood and Stuart Chalmers, three pillars of the No-Audience Underground, have honed their respective craft over a number of years and an even larger number of innovative and pioneering recordings, released through such esteemed DIY labels as Chocolate Monk, Strange Rules, Singing Knives, Beartown Records, KIKS/Girlfriend, Invisible City, Was Ist Das?... The list goes on!

So, it is an absolute pleasure for Crow Versus Crow to be able to present, Delirium Cutlet Impaste; a three-track three-way split, with BBBlood, Posset and Stuart Chalmers each offering their own slab of rich, evocative, alchemical tape music.

Delirium Cutlet Impaste is a record made from within the socio-political mindfuck that is the UK in 2017.

…The prevalence of so-called ‘alt-right’ (read: fascist) politics; deepening social divisions; an increasingly retrospective, nostalgia-yearning for an England that couldn’t, shouldn’t and, almost certainly, never did exist; a building of cultural walls to the exclusion of various/any cultural others…

This is the climate within which this record has been made.

Yet, this record isn’t a reactionary, condensable to a soundbite, statement piece. It is an open, complex maelstrom of layers of sounds and ideas

…domesticity; poetics in the minutiae of the mundane; field recordings of European excursion; the sounds of various non-Western musics, processed and subsumed; the body as instrument, as conduit…

This record reflects an open-armed engagement with a shifting, tumultuous, uncertain contemporary world. It is a raw, joyful expression of the creative process in, and in spite of, the environment from which it is born.

Delirium Cutlet Impaste will be available from Friday 14th April 2017 as a limited edition of 50 CD-Rs, housed in a full-colour 300gsm ‘greeting card’ sleeve, featuring a collaborative collage produced by BBBlood, Posset, Stuart Chalmers and Crow Versus Crow, in a hand-stamped, numbered and sticker-sealed envelope, and download from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp.





Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #112



The 112th  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. 

This episode features an exclusive Crow Versus Crow Live Session from Stef Ketteringham. You can find more information on the work of Stef here: http://www.stefketteringham.com/

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 9th April 2017 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Lagnawi Hamid Boussou – Chalaba Titara (لگناوي حميد بوصو / Edition el Kawakib, unknown)

2. Aleksei Kruchenyk – Spring Meal (Russian Futurists from the GLM Collection (1920-1959) / UbuWeb Sound Archive, 2016)
3. Shepherds of Cats & Günter Heinz – In the Distance I Saw Me Mate (Shepherds of Cats & Günter Heinz / Tombed Visions, 2017)

4. Stef Ketteringham – Grimes, Cargill (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
5. Stef Ketteringham  – If and When (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
6. Stef Ketteringham  – Divide (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
7. Stef Ketteringham  – Falling Pound (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
8. Stef Ketteringham  – That (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)

9. Gnoua Brotherhood Of Marrakesh – Seet Yumala Youmalay (Moroccan Sufi Trance II: Sufi / Sub Rosa, 1996)
10. The Master Musicians of Joujouka – Moulay Abdeslam (Moroccan Sufi Trance II: Sufi / Sub Rosa, 1996)

11. Elodie Lauten – Piano Works - IV. Alien Heart (Piano Works Revisited / Unseen Worlds, 2010)
12. Seabuckthorn – Long Voyages Often Lose Themselves (Turns / Lost Tribe Sound, 2017)
13. Fischerle – Coup de Grâce (Post-functional Dub Objects / Czaszka Records, 2017)
14. Mami Wata – Ice Fire (Mami Wata / Wild Silence, 2017)
15. Pharmakon – Somatic (Contact / Sacred Bones, 2017)

16. Stef Ketteringham  – Churchgoer (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
17. Stef Ketteringham  – Killing Flaw (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)
18. Stef Ketteringham  – Dawn Raid (Crow Versus Crow Live Session, 2017)

19. Jessop&Co. – Dislodged Part I (A Perfect Example of Dislodging / Czaszka Records, 2017)
20. Baby – Minus Ten (Nomenclature / Third Kind Records, 2017)
21. ABC Trio – A sculpture of every move in the 1972 Fischer vs Spassky World Chess Championship Match (The Difficult Second Album / Tombed Visions, 2017)

22. BBBlood – Absent Lottery (Excerpt) (delirium cutlet impaste / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2017)
23. Posset – What’s Going On? (Excerpt) (delirium cutlet impaste / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2017)
24. Stuart Chalmers – Birth of the Bamboo Medusa (Excerpt) (delirium cutlet impaste / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2017)


Thank You

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