“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 aContinue reading “Review of XZ::::Brazil”
Birchall/Cheetham/Webster/Willberg – Plastic Knuckle (Raw Tonk) “Colin Webster’s Raw Tonk label celebrates its fifth birthday with a ragin’ all-dayer at London’s And Hundred Years Gallery in March. In the mean time, why not catch up on their releases, all of which can be checked out on their Bandcamp page Plastic Knuckle is the label’s 22ndContinue reading “Quietus Reviews”
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,…
First studio recording with Colin Webster and Rogier Smal out very soon on Astral Spirits! Recorded at Dropout Studios, Camberwell.
A short film made by Andrew Brooks of a session which was part of a research project led by Naomi Kendrick along with Dan Bridgwood Hill from summer 2016.
Really pleased with this! First release from a new project attempting to improvise short songs:: in fact pop music:: with some degree of precision. Its in an edition of 27 copies then its gone. I’m playing guitar along with Greta Buitkute on vocals, Alecs Pierce on drumset and Otto Willberg on electric bass. Its aContinue reading “Historically Fucked Tape out now!”
New youtube EP showing a first exploration of straight to guitar pickup to metal sounds. Recorded straight into the recorder on headphones; using an extremity of volume and zero overdrive (an unusual feature for me!) to make the small interesting elements audible. This is part of a longer piece of research looking at ways toContinue reading “Playing a pickup…”
New release from one of my favourite quartets to work with. These are takes from an epic session in Stockport last winter with Sam Weaver at the helm.
I still have some copies here of the tape released by Sound Holes of myself, Javier Saso and Nicolas Dobson. Its material drawn from a session at Brazil Studios recorded just outside Madrid on the day before a gig there together in February of this year. Only £3 email to davidmbirchallatgmail.com for a post quote.
Pleased to announce that DRK MATTA have released a digital recording of the new set up I’ve been working with recently; pickups, light sources, motorised fans and objects. Its a binaural recording made by Jason Singh on the top floor of the Hotspur Press building in Manchester.