Two new digital releases

Out today, two new releases comprised of studio recordings! The first Tongues EP is lots of song form pieces made from homemade electronics, guitars, metal on pickups and voice. The second Elapses is compositions made with feedback; guitar to amp and ebow combined with motorised cake display turntable. I don’t make pieces like this often […]

Live at Ftarri review from weneednoswords

“David Birchall, Sam Andraea and Otto Willberg are part of an emerging cohort of players working at interface of fire music and free improvisation, a bunch of cats who relish blurring those borders and the resulting messiness of approach. It’s the opposite of the rather studious air gap built up between those two disciplines in […]

Opduvel on Live at Ftarri

“Not long after the release of the fascinating Live in Beppu, the new English free sound artists Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar) and Otto Willberg (bass) will release a new edition, this time at the London Raw Tonk label. This time the musicians from Manchester are joined by the Japanese Toshimaru Nakamura. His instrument […]

New Release

New tape out now with a trio featuring myself, Alan Wilkinson and Andrew Cheetham, recorded live at Islington Mill by Fran Comyn in April 2017. It came right at the end of a really nice period of playing; a few days before I’d been doing daytime jams with Rogier Smal at an opening at The […]

Avantscena review of Live at Ftarri

“Live at Ftarri” is a new release of “Raw Tonk Records”. Album was recorded by four jazz masters – Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar), Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board) and Otto Willberg (double bass). All fourth musicians have interesting and evocative playing manner, they also are creative and famous members of contemporary avant-garde […]

Manchester gigs in May & June

Tuesday 29th May @ Peerhat, Manchester http://cathrobertsmusic.co.uk/sloth-racket/ https://rawtonkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-kneecap http://alexandraspence.net/ https://arwcheetham.tumblr.com/ you can buy advanced tickets for this one here: https://slothracket.bandcamp.com/merch/a-glorious-monster-tour-manchester-sloth-racket-birchall-cheetham-webster-willberg-alexandra-spence-the-peer-hat-29518 Tuesday 5th June @ St. Margaret’s Church, Manchester £5-£7 on the door http://www.shatnersbassoonband.com/ http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/ Tuesday 26th June @ Peerhat, Manchester £5 on the door https://johnmacedo.bandcamp.com/ https://andiebrownsound.com/      

Opduvel on Live in Beppu

Big Thanks to Gert at Opduvel for his careful listening and writing about the Live in Beppu CDr! My favourite brief quote: “It therefore requires open-mindedness about what music is, but for those who hold the opinion that sound is music, this is an interesting and very fascinating improvisation.” The review is in Dutch here: […]