@xcrswx [Crystabel Riley and Seymour Wright]

@xcrswx [Crystabel Riley and Seymour Wright]

@xcrswx [Crystabel Riley and Seymour Wright]


the LIVE (evolved sounds/patience/relentless-ness);


the ANDROID (cropped media [sounds+visuals]/impatience/edits);


Call Time/Hard Out 7"



Lookbook digital



Fixes 10" [split]

Coming soon on Feedback moves.

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Those who have caught @xcrswx live have seen the intensity at which drummer Crystabel Riley and saxophone player Seymour Wright blast improv's cobwebs away. Utterly ripped drum patterns meet subs and sax for their first physical release. A hot 7". Edition of 150.  "Feedback Moves launches with ‘Call Time / Hard Out’ by @xcrswx. @xcrswx are London based artists Crystabel Riley (drum-/human-skin) and Seymour Wright (saxophone), who alongside performing as a duo have appeared in projects such as أحمد [Ahmed], GUO, Maria & The Mirrors and RP Boo & XT.
Call Time / Hard Out presents us with a contrast of opposing recording techniques - the LIVE and the ANDROID. Call Time is largely made up of phone recordings, mashed up to create a layered mix of mini aural breaks, which scatter barbed sax and motoric drum patterns through a cloud of bass tone and feedback. Hard Out is an edited in-house live recording from Cafe Oto which sees the duo communicating through a live language of repetition and interplay. Sparse, rotating snare and sax blows are met with pulsing subs as the mix gradually folds back on itself. 7” comes with folded @xcrswx artwork, A4 insert by @xcrswx with words by Janina Pedan and label business card. Edition of 150."  Call Time recorded by @xcrswx
. Hard Out recorded by Shaun Crook, with reflections from Amy Gwatkin and Billy Steiger. Mastered by John Hannon

@xcrswx – Call Time​/​Hard Out

Feedback Moves kicks off 2023 with a new record by @xcrswx and Lolina. @xcrswx are Crystabel Riley (drum-/human-skin) and Seymour Wright (saxophone), they released ‘Call Time/Hard Out’ on Feedback Moves in 2020. Lolina is an electronic and digital musician, who has previously released music as Inga Copeland and was a member of the band Hype Williams. Their collaborative relationship stems back to 2020. Lolina invited @xcrswx to contribute new work to a radio residency on NTS. They made 3 pieces played across 3 episodes. After these were broadcast, further ideas were exchanged which led to a collaborative audio-visual piece, streamed on Cafe Oto’s website in February 2021. They also performed as a trio live at Café OTO in 2022.The artists now present a split 10” vinyl. @xcrswx weave the above-mentioned pieces into a 10 minute piece titled ‘FIXES’. The duo strip their sound to bare components. Beginning with the sound of fireworks, the pair then work through stuttered snare shots and warbled, interplaying saxophone.Lolina presents ‘FM’; some of her strangest and most subtle work to date. Echoing and furthering the abstract turntablism found on previous records ‘Who Is Experimental Music?’ and ‘Fast Fashion’. We hear found sounds, close and distant, rhythmically gathered and dissolved in a swirl of dub tone and timbre.

@xcrswx & Lolina

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