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”

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’”

Quietus review of “I didn’t mind you improvising, I just wish you’d done it better”

Thoughtful review of the tape that came out recently on Tombed Visions featuring myself, Sam Andreae and Andrew Cheetham. “In many ways, a guitar-sax-drums trio is the most liberated improvising lineup possible. Forty five years on from Derek Bailey, Han Bennink and Evan Parker’s seminal freeform blowout The Topography Of The Lungs (which, incidentally, wasContinue reading “Quietus review of “I didn’t mind you improvising, I just wish you’d done it better””

Massive Monochord zine and Cdr

Copies are still available of the zine and Cdr documenting the work me and Sam Andreae did at our Penthouse Residency in September – November of this year. There’s photos of the work in progress, an essay, bibliography and over an hour of sound sketches and experiments as well as a  composition that was playedContinue reading “Massive Monochord zine and Cdr”

Gigs in Basel and Zurich

Excited to be playing two gigs in Switzerland next week along with Sam Andreae and Andrew Cheetham. We should also have a new tape out soon on Tombed Visions http://tombedvisionsrecords.bandcamp.com/ Tuesday 30th September ABC Trio + Dialectica @ Unternehmen mitte, Safe,  Gerbergasse 30, Basel http://www.fimbasel.ch/ Friday 3rd October ABC Trio @ WIM, Magnussstrasse 5, ZurichContinue reading “Gigs in Basel and Zurich”

Penthouse Residency

I started work on an artists residency at the Penthouse in Manchester last week with my colleague Sam Andreae. We’ve been having an interesting time so far learning how to make the circuits for battery powered amps, step up output transformers to drive contact mics and experimenting with various materials as speakers and very longContinue reading “Penthouse Residency”