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

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