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


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


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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


To celebrate the first snow fall this year here in Dublin, I'm sharing this track - via Soundcloud - from my vinyl with Suzanne Walsh and Diarmuid MacDiarmada, the working title of which was "Snow Song". Copies of the record (which includes both familiar - to some - pieces like "Landslide" and also material which is not available to be heard online) are available from Lumberton Trading Company / Fourth Dimension Records (http://www.discogs.com/seller/Richo)