Those who have caught @xcrswx live have seen the intensity at which drummer Crystabel Riley and saxophone player Seymour Wright blast improvs 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
It contrasts the LIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpcpMnrJcNc [youtube video]
and the ANDROID
(cropped media [sounds+visuals]/impatience/Instant Publication):