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”

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…”