Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jah Sev

I have a track on this compilation release, which is dedicated to John Everall who is dying of stomach cancer. The money raised from this is going towards his funeral costs.
John Everall is responsible for records of intense electronic music released as Tactile, and also known for his label Sentrax, which was among the first to put out experimental work by the likes of Mick Harris of Scorn + Napalm Death, Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, James Plotkin and more.
John was one of the first people to encourage and recommend my own work online upon hearing some of my earliest recordings. I recall he compared what I was doing with Eno's On Land and Lull's Cold Summer, truly a great compliment. His enthusiasm was definitely a factor in my dedicating of myself to musical work.
My piece on this release is one of those earliest tracks of mine that he would have heard back then, with the bulk of the track (created from voice and piano and later reworked in the soundtrack to Michael Higgins' film The Poorhouse Revisited) being originally recorded in September 2006 and with additional material recorded and overdubbed last month, and was wonderfully mastered by Gregg Janman of Hermitech Mastering. Also on the compilation appear many luminaries of experimental and electronic music, including principal collaborators with Coil such as Stephen Thrower, Drew McDowall, and Danny Hyde, Nurse With Wound members such as irr. app. (ext.), Andrew Liles, and Christoph Heemann, Anthony Child (Surgeon), and many, many more.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bornless EP

Here's the first online EP of my solo work, collecting examples of my more ambient material. 
I have enough material for at least three solo albums complete, and I don't particularly want to put all of them online yet, but I have decided to do a series of EP length digital releases on Bandcamp as "tasters" of the future complete albums.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July

The LP I did with Suzanne Walsh and Diarmuid MacDiarmada is on sale at the bargain price of £8 from Fourth Dimension Records + Lumberton Trading Company, alongside many other releases at reduced prices by the likes of Thighpaulsandra, Human Greed, JFK / Anthony Di Franco, Merzbow and more, until the end of this month. Contact richo_j@hotmail.com for more information.
There's probably never been a more difficult time for labels and artists releasing uncompromising and original music. Fourth Dimension Records + Lumberton Trading Company - active since 1983 and responsible for putting out releases by Sleaford Mods, Richard Youngs, Circle, Faust, Michael Gira, yours truly, amongst many others - have a crowdfunding scheme active at http://www.gofundme.com/b1g970

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To Heloipolis

Catscars live at Block T, Smithfield, Dublin, next Friday, July 11. 


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Catch / Star

Here at Soundcloud is the first piece from the second collection of my recordings with guitarist Jamie Grimes (titles and format of release yet to be decided). Recorded at the Siteation venue / gallery in Dublin last September. This is the first performance of this piece, entirely improvised with no rehearsals beforehand and no overdubs or remixing / significant editing afterward.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Longer Days

Here is a short excerpt from the JG / BC performance with Jamie Grimes at Sonic Arts Waterford last year. This is a solo piece by Jamie, with the corresponding projection visuals from myself. This is part of an album's worth of material recorded over the last year which is complete now, I might put other bits from it online on soundcloud in the near future. Thanks to all the Sonic Arts Festival for inviting us to play and running such a great event. Also thanks to Moose's custom electronics for the custom made effects pedals which both Jamie and I used, and which made all the difference.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Production

Next live performance is Catscars at The Workman's Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin, Friday 21 March, doors 8 pm.