Lume Festival

Very happy to have been invited back for the second year running to the lovely Lume Festival in London. This year with these guys: At this great venue Iklectic; its inside the grounds of an old school, a very cosy green spot tucked between Waterloo Station and Lambeth Palace http://iklectikartlab.com/ Last year at Lume was […]

underpasses i have known and loved

I’m walking repeatedly around a square of four underpasses, making an air recording with my trusty zoom while pushing my son in his buggy. Overhead you can hear the traffic at the junction of Chester Road and Edge Lane. These tunnels will be filled in soon when the junction is redesigned. The underpasses must date […]

A Hair in the Chimney

New release out today from myself along with Sam Andreae, Otto Willberg with art and design by Mio Ebisu. This was recorded last July with Shakeen Abu Hamdan at Ouse Studios in Leeds. It was a really nice session and we felt like we had began to crave out a very interesting space for improvising […]

‘Difficult Second Album’

Really pleased to that the second album we recorded with the ABC Trio (myself, Andrew Cheetham and Sam Andreae) has been released on CD with splendid artwork in a DVD style case by our long term supporters over at the Tombed Visions in Manchester. We’re super happy with the record! If you want a copy […]

Review of XZ::::Brazil

“Super-charged scrimple-skriffle improv coming at you mixed in, depending on your view, (almost) mono or 3-way stereo. But what’s going on? Dave Birchall plays granite-flecked guitar in the left speaker, Javier Saso spills slippery, silvery lapsteel in the right speaker and Nicolas Dobson sprays wild, wild violin all over the place. Side one is a […]

Birchall Cheetham Webster Willberg – Plastic Knuckle + Cheetham Webster Willberg – The Small Departs, The Great Approaches

Originally posted on _____on Sound:
Raw Tonk is the label, and raw tonking is a pretty good description of the type of music on this pair of closely related releases. The earliest, The Small Departs, The Great Approaches, was recorded by the sax/bass/drums trio of Colin Webster, Otto Willberg and Andrew Cheetham at Islington Mill, Salford,…