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Radio Show, recorded at Crow Versus Crow Haus using a Zoom H1 recorder as a microphone and stitched together using outdated software.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