Tuesday, 27 November 2012

British Wildlife Festival 2013


It is a pleasure to announce that I have been invited to man the iPod that is amplified through the PA system between bands' sets at the upcoming British Wildlife Festival, which features some of my favourite current UK-based bands. The line-up is slowly being announced, and to date boasts,


amongst it's confirmed acts. 

You can keep abreast of further announcements here.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #44



I am very pleased to announce the inclusion of a live session recorded specially for the show by Jack Hayter in this episode, marking the third session of the on-going series. Special thanks to Jack for recording a fine set of three songs, and to Jamie of Audio Antihero for once again making the whole thing happen.

Along with the session, this episode features the usual mix of selections from records that have made my life bearable within the two weeks since #43; records young and old, loud and quiet, live and studio takes, stolen from other radio programmes. Bigtime vibin'.

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 25th November 2012 between 6 and 8pm.



Mark E. Smith’s Guide to Writing Guide (MES on Greenwich Sound Radio / Not on Label)
Let It Die – Solitaire (Let It Die / Dead Chemist / Moshtache Records)
Fang – Drunk and Crazy (Landshark! / Where the Wild Things Are / Boner Records)

Jack Hayter – Farewell Jezebel (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)
Marine Girls – A Place in the Sun (Lazy Ways / Beach Party / Cherry Red)

Boredoms – Ant 10 (Super Roots 10 / Commons)

Meat Puppets – Teenager(s) (II / SST Records)
Hookworms – Teen Dreams (Live Volume 2 / Cardinal Fuzz)

Mount Eerie – Clear Moon (Condensed) (Clear Moon / Ocean Roar (Condensed Versions) / P.W Elverum & Sun)
Aereogramme – Egypt (A Story in White / Chemikal Underground)
Horseback – Tyrant Symmetry (The Invisible Mountain / Utech Records / Relapse Records / Aurora Borealis)

Plebeian Grandstand – I.W.W.O.Y.T.W.Y.W.O.M (Split w/ Cortez / Throatruiner Records) (Special mention for Invektiv Records)
Nhor – Aspen Crown (Whisperers to this Archaic Growth / Not on Label)

Jack Hayter – Jacqui, I Won’t Mind (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)
Jack Hayter – The Shackleton (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)

Lowered – Studies for Piano Decay (Part One) (A Winter’s Gift / Hibernate Recordings)
Earth – Divine and Bright (Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars / No Quarter Records)

Guncleaner – Keg Party (Foundation Lack / Vacant Fulfilment)
Terrence Dixon – Fountain of Life (From the Far Future Part 2 / Tresor)

Off Minor – Practice Absence (Some Blood / Paramnesia Records / Narshardaa Records / Purepainsugar)

Thank You.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Sessions - Broken Shoulder


The live session Broken Shoulder recorded specifically for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show is now available to download via the Crow Versus Crow Bandcamp site.


Tracklisting:

1. Cat's Forehead

2. Oak and Mirrors

3. Shark Island


Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #43


'There's mad potential in anonymity.'

For episode #43 Benbow returns with a selection of records, including new and unreleased tracks from releases on his own Horrible Injury label, to bolster selections from the records I've been listening to over the last couple of weeks between the recording of episodes. Demos, new releases, previews of soon-to-be-released records, remixes, tracks mined from the archives...independent / DIY vibesin'.

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 11th November 2012 between 6 and 8pm.


1. Runners - Tranquillity Base I (Galaxians / Runners 12" split / Stargaze)
2. Oren Ambarchi/Robin Fox - Trios (Connected / Kranky)

3. Abe - Daunt (Abe EP / Not on Label)
4. Flash G - Pearl (Snake in the Grass EP / Grizzaleng)

5. Umez - Airship (BBBlood / Umez / So I Buried Records)
6. BBBlood - Breathe in the Fumes (BBBlood / Umez / So I Buried Records) 

7. The Phantom - Connect the Dots (The Phantom EP / Senseless Records)
8. Ashtray Navigations - 2 (The Cream Wheel / Not on Label)

9. Ithaca Trio - Cortical Node (New Music from the Delta Quadrant / Hibernate Recordings)
10. Tindersticks - Trouble Every Day (Trouble Every Day OST / Beggars Banquet)

11. Slowcoaches - Tummy Bug (Tummy Bug / Not on Label)
12. Tuff Sherm / PMM - Lyre (The Pagan Cinema / Opal Tapes)

13. Mazes - Bodies (Hookworms Remix) (Bodies / Fat Cat Records)
14. Bardo Pond - The Crawl (Yntra (Latitudes) / Southern Records)#

15. Mister Mitch - Bethlem Royal (Mind Machine EP / Slit Jockey Records)
16. Bobby Womack - Jubilee (Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around) (The Bravest Man in the Universe / XL Recordings)

17. DJ Ford Foster - Gargoyle Track (Gargoyle / Primitive Dancer)
18. Matt Miles-Dixon - 2.50.2 (Passing by with Beer / Horrible Injury)

19.The Secret - Daily Lies (Agnus Dei / Southern Lord)
20. Wode - Last Days (Demo / Not on Label)



Thank You.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #42



Within this episode, #42, of the Crow Versus Crow, we are very pleased to announce the inclusion of the second of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Live Sessions, recorded by Broken Shoulder - the solo project of Neil Debnam of Fighting Kites (Audio Anti-Hero's site, Broken Shoulder's Bandcamp).

There is also a sneak peak of a new as yet untitled record from Peter J Taylor, one time member of Action Beat and orchestrator of works for multiple guitar, and a new track from Etai Keshiki, taken from their 'Etai Keshiki/ Castrato Attack Group' split, in and amongst new tracks, demos, live recordings and 'archived' tracks from a wealth of DIY and independent releases.

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 28th October 2012 between 6 and 8pm.

1. Patti Smith – Prayer (recorded at St Marks Church, NYC, 1973) (taken from UbuWeb's Sound Archive)
2. Dead Labour Process – Scrunched Bangle (Disgrace, Poot Records) 

3. Mogwai – Summer (Ten Rapid, Rock Action Records)
4. Two People in a Room – Horses in my Head (Endless Bummer, Rural Colours) (Special mention for the Hibernate Recordings Membership Club)

5. Butthole Surfers – Hay (Locust Abortion Technician, Blast First) 
6. Paul Corley – Narrow (Disquiet, Bedroom Community) 

7. Broken Shoulder – Cat’s Forehead (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions
8. Broken Shoulder – Oak and Mirrors (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions

9. Peter J Taylor – 1.1 (unreleased) 
10. John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Song for John (Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions, Zapple) 
11. Suck Susan – Superhero Micro-Skills (No Head in the Helmet, Daddy Tank Records)

12. The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg – Time and Death Invading the Arcadian Scene (Everyone’s in Love and Flowers Pick Themselves, Undergroove Records)
13. C_C – Ru-Nc-Ut (Retro Action, Bedroom Research) 

14. Matthewdavid – Noche y Dia / San Raphael (Outmind, Brainfeeder) 
15. Ceramic Hobs – Untitled (Oz Oz Alice 6, Poot Records) 

16. NASDAQ – AGM (AGM/Fourth Quarter Slump, Carnage Club) 

17. Etai Keshiki – Unbelievable Krimewave (Etai Keshiki/Castrato Attack Group split, Hypnowave/Memoirs of an Aesthete) 
18. Woes – Darkness Falls (unreleased)

19. Broken Shoulder – Shark Island (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions
20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Their Helicopter Sing (‘ALLELUJAH’ Don’t Bend Ascend, Constellation Records)


Thank You.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Crow Versus Crow and Ark Noise present... Thank You.


A (belated) massive thank you to everybody who came down to Wharf Chambers on Saturday 13th October for the Crow Versus Crow and Noise Ark present...THOUGHT FORMS | SUNWOLF | EYES event.
Thank you to Thought Forms, Sunwolf and Eyes for goin' 'ard and making me smile.
Thank's to Dom and Matt for everything they put in to making the event happen.
Thank you to Owen Plumber for documenting the night (the above photocollage is made of Owen's photographs).
Thank you to all at Wharf Chambers for being so supportive and accomodating.

Friday, 19 October 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Sessions - Hapsburg Braganza


Here is the first of an on-going series of Crow Versus Crow Sessions, a series of home-recordings by various artists made specifically for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, featuring the fine work of Newcastle-based recording artist Hapsburg Braganza.




Tracklisting:

1. Dolomite 98 / Tentatively

2. Running Scared (Roy Orbison) / As the North Wind Lays Waste the Garden

3. Winter's Wine / June the Apostle (or, Crossing the Valley)

Thank you, Phil. x



The Crow Versus Crow Sessions will be available to download for free, after their original airing within each episode of the radio show, via Bandcamp.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #41


Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero, or some shit...

So, it's the 41st anniversary of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show's birth and the weight of the encroaching end lies heavy on sallow, worn skin. We are balding, fallen and wise...r.

We are mixless and proud this week, with Benbow (Horrible Injury) joining the recording, presenting a selection of tracks to compliment/contrast/boost the credibility of my own selections.

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) between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 14th October 2012.

Tracklisting

1. Nisennenmondai - Itkyokune (Neji/Tori / Smalltown Supersound)

2. Forgets - Deliberately (And My Equal Vegetates for Her Boy / Not On Label)
3. Galaxians - Mermaids of Miami (Nighthammer Remix) (Unreleased / Not On Label)

4. Idea Shower - The Fool (Paradigm Shift / Not On Label)
5. The Pixies - (In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song (At the BBC / 4AD)

6. Rufige Kru - VIP Riders Ghost (The Origin) (Doc Scott / Rufige Kru - VIP Drumz / VIP Riders Ghost (The Origin) / Metalheadz)
7. Diddy & Benbow - Mod Night (Unreleased / Not On Label)

8. Abe - Drazz for Junks (Unreleased / Not On Label)
9. Pjaro - Need Parmesan (Unreleased / Not On Label)

10. MS30 - NDAR (excerpt) (NDAR / Idiosyncratics Records)
11. DJ Nate - Free (Da Trak Genius / Planet Mu)

12. Moloch - All Eyes Blinded (Moloch / Closure / Feast Of Tentacles)
13. Closure - Constant Pain (Moloch / Closure / Feast Of Tentacles)

14. John Shuttleworth - Excerpt from Seven Songs By Sunset (Self Released)
15. Barrington Levy - Here I Come (Barrington Levy's DJ Counteraction / Greensleeves)

16. Esoteric Youth - Cannis Pullus (Demo / Church of Fuck)
17. Woods of Desolation - Within a Crimson Tide (Sorh / Eisenwald Tonschmiede)

18. Miles Davis - Black Satin (On the Corner / CBS)
19. Skitz Beatz - Man in the Boot (John Halifax Refix) (Unreleased / Not On Label)

20. Offthesky & Man Watching The Stars - Star Crossed Through Empty Thick (Afar, Farewell / Rural Colours)
21. Rrose - White/Drip (Artificial Light (1969 - 1909) / Sandwell District)

22. Roll Deep - People Don't Know (In at the Deep End / Relentless Records)
23. C_C - So Devil (Retro Action / Bedroom Research)


Thank You.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sheepscar Light Industrial and Crow Versus Crow present... Recordings.


Sheepscar Light IndustriDan, as nobody likes to call him, has made available the recordings of
all the sets performed at the recent Sheepscar Light Industrial and Crow Versus Crow presents... night at Wharf Chambers. Download them all via Mediafire from the links below.


Thank You

Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #40




Here is episode #40 of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show. Such a landmark episode, one signifying wisdom, maturity and an increased anxiety regarding ones own impending, inevitable demise, holds further significance in that it is the first episode to feature a specially recorded 'Crow Versus Crow Radio Show Session'. It is a pleasure to present 6 tracks from Hapsburg Braganza, including reworked versions of tracks from the 'Recurring Dreams' LP, new and unreleased tracks, and a special interpretation of Roy Orbison's 'Running Scared'.

There is also a live recording of Aqua Dentata's set at the recent Sheepscar Light Industrial and Crow Versus Crow night at Wharf Chambers, Leeds.

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) between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 30th September 2012.


1. Glenn Branca – Structure (The Ascension / 99 Records) Special Mention: Fortissimo Records
2. Rodan – Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto (Rusty / Quarterstick Records)

3. Hapsburg Braganza – Dolomite 98 (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)
4. Hapsburg Braganza – Tentatively (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)

5. Petrels – The Statue is Unveiled with the Face of Another (Haeligewielle / Tartaruga Records)
6. Four Tet – Ocoras (Pink / Text Records)

7. Aqua Dentata – Live At Wharf Chambers, 15/09/12

8. Talk Talk – Eden (Spirit of Eden / EMI)
9. Radian – Spektr (TG11 / Mego / Rhiz Records)
10. Zelienople – Old Dirt (The World is a House on Fire / Type)

11. Hapsburg Braganza – Running Scared (Roy Orbison) (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)
12. Hapsburg Braganza – As the North Wind Lays Waste the Garden (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions) 

13. Petals – Viaduct for Two (Whether to Drown / Sheepscar Light Industrial)
14. Locrian – Obsidian Facades (The Crystal World / Utech Records)

15. Hapsburg Braganza – Winter’s Wine (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions)
16. Hapsburg Braganza – Jude the Apostle (or, Crossing the Valley) (The Crow Versus Crow Sessions) 

17. Offthesky & Man Watching the Stars – Patience (Afar, Farewell / Rural Colours)
18. We Came Out Like Tigers – I Sing of Sorrow and Joy (Agelessness and Lack / Dog Knights Productions)



Thank You.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Noise Ark and Crow Versus Crow present... THOUGHT FORMS | SUNWOLF | EYES | R'HLLOR


Ark Noise and Crow Versus Crow present...
THOUGHT FORMS | SUNWOLF | EYES | R'HLLOR
Saturday 13th October 2012
Wharf Chambers, Leeds
7.30pm - 11.00pm
£5

I am very pleased to be involved in setting up a second gig in as many months at the most excellent Wharf Chambers, this time in collaboration with Leeds-based Ark Noise.

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Thought Forms




Sunwolf



Eyes




Eyes' Facebook



R'hllor


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Crow Versus Crow and Sheepscar Light Industial present...

Photographs: Sophie Machwhannell | Artwork : Crow Versus Crow

A massive thank you to all who came down to Wharf Chambers in attendance of Crow Versus Crow and Sheepscar Light Industrial present... PETRELS | AQUA DENTATA | MAX BONDI | BBBLOOD | BEN GAYMER and helped make the night what it was; thanks to Dan (Sheepscar Light Industrial) for all the time and effort he put into setting up the event; Max, Oli, Ben, Eddie and Paul for most excellent performances; to Sophie for taking the above photographs; and all at Wharf Chambers.

Benbow / Leeds \ Grime


Here is a 12 minute mini-mix of Leeds-ish Grime-ish tracks made by Benbow, freely available to download and/or stream, featuring Rian Treanor, Mossmade Beatz, Sarantis ft. Dialect and Pak-Man.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #39


#39... Benbow, of the Leeds based Horrible Injury label, is once again in the studio, offering a fine, eclectic mix of music ranging from local noise rock to Ethio Jazz. My offerings include further explorations of USBM, a new track from fave's We Came Out Like Tigers and more heavy/soft/loud/quiet pairings.

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 much inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 16th September 2012.


Tracklisting

1. Pauline Oliveros - Time Perspective (Reverberations / Important Records)
2. Tarball - Beckon (Sixty / Slumberjack Records)

3. Carer - King Friend (First Demo Tracks / Not On Label)
4. Parly B - People Business (Not On Label)

5. White Suns - Locus (Waking In The Reservoir / ugEXPOLODE)
6. Hivver - Realise / Repair (Fixing Our Future / Not On Label)

7. Juke FX - Luv Ur Juke (Just Jukey) (Just Juke It / Not On Label)
8. Scaramanga 6 - Autopsy of the Mind (Cursed / Wrath Records)

9. Ash Borer - Rest, You Are The Lightening (Ash Borer / Psychic Violence, Pesanta Urfolk)

10. Matt Miles Dixon - 2.52 (Passing By With Beer / Horrible Injury)
11. Gregory Isaacs - Give Me A Little Love (At The Mixing Lab / Mixing Lab)

12. Sunwolf - Inertia (Beyond the Sun / Not On Label)
13. Hanetration - Jurassic (Torn Heat EP / Not On Label)
14. Ex-Easter Island Head - Mallet Guitars Second Movement (Mallet Guitars Part II / Music for Moai Hava / Low Point)

15. Brown - Plukey Stew (Richard Knight Remix) (Unreleased / Not On Label)
16. Super Luxury - Kellogs Wasps (Mystery Thriller Teen Drama / Not On Label)

17. Nitkowski - Harbours (Stay In The Home You Love / Function Records)
18. We Came Out Like Tigers - If You Were Frightened, It's Because It Was Frightening (Agelessness and Lack / Dog Knights Productions)

19. Rickie Lee Jones - Interview (A Conversation With... / Geffen)
20. Steve Reich / Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Fast (Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint / Elektra Nonesuch)
21. The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Little Fluffy Clouds / Big Life)
22. P-Jam - Arizona Skys (Unreleased / Harddrive Records)

23. Rodrigo Constanzo - The Letter B (The Beatles White Album / Not On Label)
24. Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta (Ethiopiques 4: Ethio-Jazz and Musique Instrumentale 1969 - 1974 / Buda Musique)



Thank You.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #38




This is the 38th episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, featuring a live recording of percussion/noise duo cM nG (Total Vermin/Armed Within Movement), taken from their performance at The Fox and Newt, Leeds on Sunday 19th August 2012, along with a number of Crow Versus Crow mixes of selections from DIY/independent releases young and old, UK based and international.

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 much inferior mono form on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 2nd September 2012.

Tracklisting

1. Robert Ashley – The Wolfman (1964) (The Wolfman, Alga Marghen)
2. Dam Mantle – Somnambulate My Dear (We EP, Get Me!)

3. MV & EE – Workingman’s Smile (Space Homestead, Woodsist) Special Note: Was Ist Das? website
4. Dead Rat Orchestra – The Heather Isle (The Guga Hunters of Ness, Critical Heights) 
5. Swans – No Words, No Thoughts (My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky, Young God)

6. Apatharia – Mist I (Mist, Self-Released) 
7. Mere – I (Mere, Gizeh Records) 

8. cM nG – Live at the Fox and Newt, Leeds 19/08/2012 (unreleased bootleg recording)

9. Hagman – Wormwood (Wormwood, Sheepscar Light Industrial)
10. Blue Sabbath Black Fiji vs. Ultimate Thrush – Body Shine (Blue Sabbath Black Fiji vs. Ultimate Thrush, Winning Sperm Party) 
11. Caught In The Wake Forever – Point Sands (Against A Simple Wooden Cross, Hibernate Recordings)
12. Pauline Oliveros – Bye Bye Butterfly (Electronic Works 1965 – 66, Paradigm Discs)
13. Mount Eerie – Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh) (Ocean Roar, P.W Elverum and Sun)
14. Matthew Collings and Dag Rosenqvist – Music For Dying Amps (Wonderland, Hibernate Recordings)

15. Etai Keshiki – Mondo Frowno (Mondo Frowno CDr, Self-Released) 
16. Rape Revenge – You’re Overreacting (Paper Cage, To Live A Lie) 


Thank You.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Richard Knight - A Purse of Overdue Pennies (A Work Composed for the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show)


This work featured in Episode #37, and is presented here for you to stream, download and experience in the conditions and setting that you see fit.

'Raised in the surroundings of conflicting natural beauty and industrial decay of northern England, many of Richard Knight's primary influences are based around the clash between organic and electronic.'

1bpm sum it up perfectly, so I won't try and reword their interpretations and pass it off as my own.

More information about Richard Knight and 1bpm can be found here.

Richard Knight - A Purse of Overdue Pennies (A Work Composed For The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show) by Crow Versus Crow on Mixcloud

Tracklisting

1. Farmer's Manual - M4
2. Federico Schumacher - Whisssh
3. Jan Jelinek - Raw Macro
4. Richard Devine - Freeze
5. Caro - My Little Pony (Beckett and Taylor Mix)
6. Keinzweiter - Mircoobee Leo Cubanero - Frauen
7. Richard Knight - Downgrade Yourself
8. Beckett and Taylor - Wood for the Fire
9. Mike Shannon - Drool String Espresso
10. Twerk - Motala
11. Juergen and Loverider - Slow in De Po
12. Ricardo Villalobos - Temenarc 1
13. Loverider - Around the Tree
14. JE - Break For Slice II
15. Soulphiction - Get it Right (Manmadescience Mix)
16. Noze - Albert
17. Brooks and Dani Siciliano - Wandering (Soft Pink Truth Remix)
18. Luomo - Class
19. Kalabrese - Aufm
20. Klo Fark - Venus
21. RK - NYE Filler
22. Closed Circuit - mx_bluaepye
23. Pigeon Funk - Blues for Raymond (RK Mix)
24. RK - Pn0 Cut
25. Ben Watt, Stimming and Julia Biel - Bright Star (Sunset Mix)
26. Kid Whisky - HvsK
27. Bobby McFerrin - All I Want

Thank You

Friday, 24 August 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

Crow Versus Crow and Sheepscar Light Industrial present...


Crow Versus Crow and Sheepscar Light Industrial proudly present...

PETRELS | AQUA DENTATA | MAX BONDI | BBBLOOD | BEN GAYMER
Saturday 15th September 2012
Wharf Chambers, Leeds
7-11pm
£4


It's a pleasure to be able to work with Sheepscar Light Industrial in putting this event together. Check out their previous and continuing work here.


Petrels (Tartaruga Records / Denovali Records)

'...A deluge of beautiful noise and crushing melody, which ebbs and flows beneath the surface. Utilizing bowed strings, discarded electronics, found percussion and occasional vocals, portentous drone and cascading rhythm.’


Petrels is London-based musician Oliver Barrett (Bleeding Heart Narrative/Grapefruits). Debut album 'Haeligewielle' was released on Tartaruga Records in 2011 and re-issued by Denovali Records in early 2012 on CD and vinyl, combining bowed strings, discarded electronics, sporadic percussion and occasional vocals; "frighteningly claustrophobic but exultant in a beautifully understated way... monstrous arvo part-isms and peter wright destructo-drones. and with similar tropes can come across like richard skelton on steroids." (cowsarejustfood).  Petrels has played shows in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark alongside acts such as Nadja, Trouble Books, Geoff Mullen, The Samuel Jackson Five, John Chantler, and Ronin amongst others, and 'Haeligewielle' was nominated for The Liminal's Uranus prize 2011

Petrels Bandcamp
Denovali Records
Petrels Facebook


Aqua Dentata

As Aqua Dentata, Eddie Nuttall (Baraclough) creates sounds with synths, tapes and, according to the blurb at Beartown Records, "bowed miscellany"; sounds to consume and get lost in, be they shimmering and beautiful or throbbing and fizzing...

Aqua Dentata Website
Aqua Dentata Soundcloud


Max Bondi (Tartaruga Records)

'...An exploration of constraint, limitations, and repetition. Fragments of sound fold in upon themselves, constructing patterns and melodies which overlay, interfere and diverge, varying from dense clusters of pulsing frequencies to torrents of cascading electronic notes.

This is uncompromising machine music, but with a melodic edge, rhythmical but irregular, ‘electrical’ rather than electronic.'


Max Bondi is an electronic musician and owner/founder of Tartaruga Records.  He recently released his second album under his own name - 'Convolution' - on Tartaruga Records, which was an album of the week on Boomkat and Fluid Audio, and picked up further praise from Experimedia ('my personal favourite new listen this week. can't stop listening!'). "A totally fucking incredible record... Masterful in ways that are beyond me... A record this fucking good only comes around once in a long while" (Anti-Gravity Bunny)


Tartaruga Records
Tartaruga Records Facebook


BBBlood

Paul Watson, aka BBBlood, is a maestro of noise. Harsh noise. Wandering through his extensive back catalogue, you'll come up against some pretty intense sounds; however, there's a depth and consideration with Paul's approach that soon has you warming to them and reaping the rewards accordingly...

Bbblood Blogspot
Bbblood Soundcloud


Ben Gaymer


Ben Gaymer is the lead guitarist in Bleeding Heart Narrative and has also played with Brassica, Damo Suzuki, Grapefruits and Minus Two Quartet amongst others.  His debut album will be released on Tartaruga Records later this year. Live he creates an enveloping miasma of sound akin to Emeralds, Baths and Popol Vuh.



Wharf Chambers is a members' club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #37


'We've Set Up our Variables and We're in the Mix'

So, here it is, this, episode #37 of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show. After a while of being lonesome, mixless and forlorn, I am joined in the studio by my good friend Benbow, of Horrible Injury infamy, who has brought along a damn fine set of records for us to listen to.

Doubly excellently, this episode also features a specially composed mix from Richard Knight (Slumberjack Records). It's a whopping 32 minutes long and worth every second of your attention. Thank you very much to Richard for contributing this work. It is an absolute pleasure to include it within this show.


If you are interested in the work of any 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 Phoenix 96.7 FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 19th August 2012 between 6 and 8pm.


Tracklisting

1. Hapsburg Braganza - In Holland Cloth (Recurring Dreams / Alt.Vinyl Records)

2. Gil Scott-Heron - Message To The Messengers (Spirits / TVT Records)
3. Chimpo - Blowfish (Blowfish / Estate Recordings)

4. Talvihorros - Etude IV (Some Ambulance / Denovali Records)
5. Zelienople - Coloured (The World Is A House On Fire / Type)

6. Perspex Flesh - False (Demo / Not On Label)
7. Basic House - O' Solitary Sisters (O' Solitary Sisters/Bread Doll / Not On Label)

8. Petrels - On High Savannahs (On High Savannahs/Talus Dice / Not On Label)
9. Neck Vs. Throat - Why Not Just Fucking Shut Up (Neck Vs. Throat / Agrafobia)

10. Richard Knight - A Purse of Overdue Pennies (A Work Composed For The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show)


11. Sloth Hammer - There Is An Evil Hidden In Every Corner ('The Improvised Torture Sessions' Volume 2 / Not On Label)  (Special mention for Raw Nerve Zine)
12. Chrome Sparks - Marijuana (Aaural / GRL MTN)

13. Black Sabbath - A National Acrobat (Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Vertigo)
14. Action Beat - The Dolphin (The Condition / unreleased)

15. Trumpets of Death - I Hear You Call My Name (Weekend Series / Not On Label)
16. Distinction - Only The Ghost Will Listen (Only The Ghost Will Listen/No Reason / Music Of Distinction)



Thank You

Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #36


Here it is, the thirty-sixth episode of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, attempting to contextualise an holistic aesthetic experience as the definition of Punk Rock. Joseph Beuys is Henry Rollins.

In this episode there are a couple of pre-release sneak peaks of  Ex-Easter Island Head, ahead of their 'Mallet Guitars Two / Music for Moai Hava release, on Low Point, and Wil Bolton's Amber Studies, on Rural Colours; new releases from Richard Knight (Slumberjack Records) and Mel O'Dubhslaine on the newly established Leeds-based, Sheepscar Light Industrial label; a couple of tracks from To Live A Lie's 'Sampler 2012' compilation; and wealth of independent and DIY releases, loud and quiet, new and old(er), that have stuck themselves to me between the recording of this and the previous episode.

If you are interested in the work of any 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 Phoenix 96.7 FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 5th August 2012 between 6 and 8pm.


Tracklisting

1. Krzysztof Penderecki / AUKSO Orchestra – Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (Krzysztof Penderecki/Jonny Greenwood – Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses to Polymorphia, Nonesuch)

2. Balam Acab – Welcome (Wander/Wonder, TriAngle)
3. OM – Addis (Advaitic Songs, Drag City)

4. Richard Dawson – Black Dog in the Sky (The Magic Bridge, Pink Triangle Records)
5. Trans/Human – Work Towards (Part 2) (The 8 Hour Dance, Audacious Art Experiment)

6. Pjaro – Empires of the Atlantic World (EP with Birds, Self-Released)
7. Divorce – Horseheads (Horseheads, Milk Records)

8. Rape Revenge – Rates of Failure (To Live a Lie Sampler 2012, To Live a Lie Records)
9. Torch Runner – Feeding (To Live a Lie Sampler 2012, To Live a Lie Records)

10. NASDAQ – 4th Quarter Slump (Soundcloud Release)

11. Do Make Say Think – Do (Other Truths, Constellation Records)

12. Oren Ambarchi – Salt (Audience of One, Touch)
13. Wil Bolton – Rynek Główny (Amber Studies, Rural Colours)

14. Ex-Easter Island Head – Mallet Guitars Two First Movement (Mallet Guitars Two / Music for Moai Hava, Low Point)
15. Rrose – With All Faces Bleached Out (Artificial Light (1969 – 1909), Sandwell District)

16. Mel O’Dubhslaine – Drinking All Day Dressed As Characters from ‘Top Gun’ (I Can Remember the Faces of All the Grebs from School, Sheepscar Light Industrial)
17. Richard Knight – The Man with the Beige Face (Sinedie, Slumberjack Records)

18. Xasthur – The Prison of Mirrors (Subliminal Genocide, Hydra Head Records)


Thank You