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 dateContinue reading “underpasses i have known and loved”

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 improvisingContinue reading “A Hair in the Chimney”

‘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 copyContinue reading “‘Difficult Second Album’”

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!”