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


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...

Saturday 15th September 2012
Wharf Chambers, Leeds

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


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 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.


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.


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