Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #88 / #∞∞


The 88th 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 Stitched together using outdated software.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 May 2015 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Vibracathedral Orchestra - 28th January 2015 (Vibracathedral Orchestra / Death Shanties Tour CDR / Not On Label, 2015)
2. The Master Musicians Of Joujouka - Side B (Excerpt) (Into The Ahl Srif / Ergot Records, 2015)

3. Son House - Sun Goin' Down (‘At Home’: The Legendary 1969 Rochester Sessions / Document Records, 2007)
4. Unknown Artist - Untitled (Brion Gysin: One Night @ 1001 Club / Sub Rosa, 1998)

5. Origami Antarktika – MDR (SPL 2013 live / Not On Label, 2013)
6. Isobel Ccircle~ - Sapphires (Parts 2 & 3) (Asterism / Soft Bodies, 2015)
7. Death Shanties - Rebecca Dressed As A Waterfall (Vibracathedral Orchestra / Death Shanties Tour CDR / Not On Label, 2015)

8. John Cage - Sonatas And Interludes: Sonata XII (The American Avant-Garde In The 20th Century: Music And Modernism / LTM Recordings, 2014)
9. Daphne Oram - Four Aspects (1960) (An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 / Sub Rosa, 2003)
10. Albrecht/d - Dilettantism No.3 (Abstract Energy / Samadhi Records, 1985)
11. Albrecht/d - Dilettantism No.6 (Abstract Energy / Samadhi Records, 1985)
12. Saboteuse - Encapsulating Yourself Like A Celestial Bird Has A Captive Beak (Down Like Celestial Bird) (Death, Of Course / Poot Records, 2014)

13. Shepherds of Cats – Side A (Excerpt) (Shepherds of Cats ft. Darius Blaszczak and Panelak / Tombed Visions, 2015)
14. Jarvis (A) – Magnetic Kiss For Ditch Lovers (Excerpt) (Magnetic Kiss For Ditch Lovers / Burselm Crypt Recordings, 2015)
15. Papal Bull - Peanut Butter Will Not Get Stuck in Birds' Throats (Argot of Incomprehension / Singing Knives & Discombobulate, 2015)
16. Sam Andreae - Electro-Acoustic (feedback, mixer, breath, keys, tongue) (Solo / Tombed Visions, 2015)
17. Hanatarash – Live Shit Action 1988 (Hanatarash 3 / RRRecords, 1989)

18. Lori Goldston - Tangled North (Sub Pop 1000 / Sub Pop Records, 2013)
19. Demian Castellanos – Again (The Kyvu Tapes Vol.1 (1990-1998) / Hands In The Dark and Cardinal Fuzz, 2015)
20. The Saints - This Perfect Day (Eternally Yours / Harvest, 1978)

21. Mike Hurley - No No No, I Won't Come (Go) Down No More (First Songs / Folkways Recordings, 1964)
22. Meat Puppets – Climbing (II / SST Records, 1984) 


Thank You

Saturday, 9 May 2015

'Listening Fictions' by Sindre Bjerga




Listening Fictions by Sindre Bjerga

Now available in a single limited edition of 50 copies via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp

I'm incredibly pleased to be able to announce the release of another addition to the on-going series of Crow Versus Crow limited editions, Listening Fictions by Sindre Bjerga.

Here's a little information on the release:

Listening Fictions presents two live sets taken from Sindre Bjerga's 2014 tour of South Korea, recorded at So Zac's Cafe and Sound Mind on the 3rd and 9th July, respectively.

Presented side by side, and detached from the intrinsic visual aspect of the performances, these two recordings sit in dialogue, cyclical and repetitive; flowing ghosts of each other. Simultaneously familiar yet distant, sounds swell from within the dense collage of 'kitchen sink' psychedelic drones, magnetic tape hiss and scree, and culled found sounds.

Sindre Bjerga is a Norwegian artist who has previously released records on labels including Blackest Rainbow, Chocolate Monk, Matching Head and Gold Soundz. He also records and releases works collaboratively as part of Star Turbine, A Vibrant Struggle and the Bjerga / Iverson duo, amongst other collectives.

Listening Fictions is presented as a full colour printed CDR mounted inside a 15 x 30 cm 300gsm folded gloss card, featuring full colour printed art work by Crow Versus Crow. The card is then housed within a hand-stamped, sticker sealed, individually numbered envelope. This is a single Limited Edition of 50 copies and won't be re-pressed. A digital version is also available

Order a copy of Listening Fictions from the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp



Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #87


The 87th 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 12th April 2015 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Wild Billy Childish & CTMF – Punk Rock Enough For Me (Acorn Man / Damaged Goods, 2014)
2. Frau – Punk Rock Is My Boyfriend (Punk Rock Is My Boyfriend / Static Shock Records, 2014)
3. Son House – Death Letter Blues (Alternate Take) (Father Of The Delta Blues / Columbia, 1992)
4. Dylan Nyoukis – 3 (Junk Operatics / Chocolate Monk, 2013)
5. Butthole Surfers – Kuntz (Locust Abortion Technician / Touch & Go Records, 1987)
6. Teenage Fanclub – Satan (Bandwagonesque / Creation Records, 1991)

7. Trans/Human – Live At Fuse Art Space, Bradford, 15th March 2014 (Excerpt) (Fuse Editions #003: Trans/Human / Spandril / Fuse Editions, 2015)
8. Daphne Oram – Pop Tryouts (Excerpt) (Pop Tryouts / Mondo Hebden, 2015)
9. Sindre Bjerga – Live At So Zac’s Café, Gangneung, South Korea, 3rd July 2014 (Excerpr) (Listening Fictions / Crow Versus Crow Editions, 2015)

10. Andy Moor & Yannis Kyriakides – Today Is The Same As Yesterday (A Life Is A Billion Heartbeats / Discrepant, 2015)
11. Lost Wax – Home, Exhuming A Shed (The Poacher / Chocolate Monk, 2015)
12. Bat & Her Quartet – Ain’t That Good News? (Field Recordings Vol. 14: Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky (1934-c.1950) / Document Records, 1999)

13. Mutamassik – On Fire Drifting Sea-Wise (Symbols Follow / Discrepant, 2015)
14. Sister O.M. Terrell – I’m Going To That City (No Die No More) (Last Kind Words (1926 – 1953) / Mississippi Records, 2006)
15. Blood Stereo – Send For The Glowing Gut (The Magnetic Headache / Bottrop-Boy, 2008)
16. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lamb’s Breath (Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress / Constellation Records, 2015)
17. Amos Baker – I Wish I Were A Mole In The Ground (Lead Kindly Light / Dust-To-Digital, 2014)
18. Asuna – After Years (Butterflies / Sweet Dreams Press, 2014)
19. The Go Team – Red Headed Ants (Archer Come Sparrow / K Records, 1989)

20. Public Image Limited - Francis Massacre (Flowers of Romance / Virgin Records, 1981)
21. Flipper – Life Is Cheap (Album: Generic Flipper / Subterranean Records, 1982)
22. Scratch Acid – Greatest Gift (Scratch Acid / Rabid Cat Records, 1984)

23. PJ Harvey – Water (Demo) (Dry + Demonstrations / Too Pure, 1992)
24. Nirvana – Dumb (BBC Session) (With The Lights Out / Geffen, 2004)


Thank You

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