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 aContinue reading “Review of XZ::::Brazil”

Quietus Reviews

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”

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,…

Historically Fucked Tape out now!

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!”

Playing a pickup…

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…”