Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute

“Young, rebellious improvised music from the very center of the United Kingdom, continued! Manchester in attack, not only in the football dimension! A brave rule of DIY (do it yourself), gray cartons, compacts, cd-ry, vinyl single, freedom, freedom, anarchy, improvisation – how beautiful! The tiny label run by guitarist David Birchall – Vernacular Recordings *)Continue reading “Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute”

Live in Beppu

Berlin open air swimming pool related this group came out of the fresh idea of “THE SCHWIMBAD JAZZ POOL” an association that was going to include the 3 of us on this record and our pal Rogier Smal on drums. For one thing or another the day before we were going to make our firstContinue reading “Live in Beppu”

Plastic Kneecap

So this is an LP made up of the remaining two cuts that were recorded with the quartet made up of myself, Otto Willberg, Colin Webster and Andrew Cheetham in December of 2015 at what was a mega session in 4A Studio, Stockport with Sam Weaver at the helm. The CD that also came outContinue reading “Plastic Kneecap”

Light Rail Recordings: Manchester//Moscow//Tokyo 2015-2017

Really happy with this work! A composition assembled from bits of recordings of light railways with pickups over a few years and various home and away journeys. “Double A side lathe cut 7″ of compositions using recordings of public transport systems using pickups and guitars. Recordings made in Manchester Summer 2015 using a single coilContinue reading “Light Rail Recordings: Manchester//Moscow//Tokyo 2015-2017”

Tell the same story twice

Really happy to finally have some time to get this one up online. Its from a trio sound drawing session with Naomi Kendrick and Dan Bridgwood Hill which was recorded last August by Sam Weaver with Video and Stills by Andrew Brooks. This playing together formed a larger part of an Arts Council England projectContinue reading “Tell the same story twice”

ACDB Before Common era duo

First play the other night for ages in duo with Andrew Cheetham. You can still, i think get our debut release from 2012 here: http://mie.limitedrun.com/products/506411-birchall-cheetham-duo-tipping-point-cdr We played alot together round that time so it was good to revisit the duo vibe. Recently we’ve more or less ended up playing together loads but within other groups:Continue reading “ACDB Before Common era duo”

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”