Saturday, 4 October 2014

CRAM at Hundred Years Gallery - 26/10/2014, 3pm

CRAM is thrilled to have it's next outing at the pioneering Hundred Years Gallery.

The 26th of October will feature a concert spread over the late afternoon and into the autumnal evening. It will be comprised of three fabulous duos made up of some of the most exciting players on the London scene.

Daniel Thompson (guitar)
Steve Noble (percussion)

Lawrence Upton (voice/spoken word)
Benedict Taylor (viola)


Colin Webster (reeds)
Graham Dunning (turntables)


Live Recording - Ed Lucas


With the space, art, bar, coffee, food and people this venue is a super place for catching a relaxed afternoon gig.

There will be records on sale from CRAM Records alongside the artists individual merchandise. Bring a good sized bag to collect some cd gems!

Doors 3pm

Music 3.30pm

Entrance £5+ (suggested donation)


http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/cram-records-present/






Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry CRAM Christmas & A Happy New Year

Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

It has been a very busy and exciting first year for CRAM, hence the very occasional mail out!

Most importantly a huge thanks for all interest in this project, in attending concerts, listening and of course to all performers and recording artists so far.

After the early releases last Winter/Spring of Compost & Transit Check, we followed up with two autumn launches and an exciting new collaboration.

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It was thrilling to announce the releases of these recent albums available on CD & as a download here:

Chamota

Javier Carmona - solo percussion

Dark Voices
Lawrence Upton (voice) & Benedict Taylor (viola)
(graphic scores Upton)

Check out these albums at the CRAM Bandcamp site here:

http://cramrecords.bandcamp.com/

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In early November, 9 artists....

Steve Beresford, Tom Jackson, Daniel Thompson, Miya, Terry Day, Stephen Crowe, David Leahy, Benedict Taylor & Javier Carmona!!!

....travelled to Usurp Art Space the excellent venue/gallery curated by Poulomi Desai, where they played a concert of three trios. It was a superb night and one which starts an ongoing collaboration between Usurp & CRAM.
See more about Usurp here:

http://www.usurp.org.uk/

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As a teaser, two confirmed releases for 2014 will be the ace duos of:

Anton Mobin & Roberto Lazzarino,

&

John Russell & Phil Minton

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Keep up with all CRAM albums, artists & news here:

http://cramrecords.blogspot.com/

or tweets:

@cramrecords

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Peace

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

CRAM Records Nos. 3 & 4 release in Oct/Nov 2013

Thrilled to add CRAM Recs 3 & 4 to the collection.


October saw the release of two new CRAM albums, finally with the online bits and pieces done, it's a pleasure to have these album up online.

CRAM Record No. 3 - CHAMOTA by Javier Carmona
CRAM Record No. 4 - DARK VOICES by Lawrence Upton & Benedict Taylor

See here for listening & downloads: 

CRAM collaborate with Usurp Art Space

It's very exciting to be teaming up with Usurp Art Space for a long term collaboration.

Saturday the 2nd of Nov 2013, saw an excellent concert take place in this very special art space in North London.

Thanks to all the artists involved: Miya, David Leahy, Terry Day, Steve Beresford, Stephen Crowe, Tom Jackson, Javier Carmona, Daniel Thompson & Benedict Taylor.

Also a huge thanks to Poulomi Desai and the team of creative folk at Usurp. A wonderful space for art and performance. We look forward to more.

A lot of excellent footage was taken by Poulomi, and a recording was made by Mr Leahy which we eagerly await for a listen.

Additional thanks to Nadjib Le Fleurier for his photography work.

http://www.usurp.org.uk

Friday, 6 September 2013

More CRAM reviews just in...from across the pond!

Super review for CRAM disc TRANSIT CHECK by Benedict Taylor.

Hot off the press from Bruce Gallanter & Downtown Music Gallery:

Featuring Benedict Taylor on solo viola... Benedict has a unique sound as he twists notes on his viola in all sorts of bent ways...There is a tradition of free/jazz violin from Michael Sampson (who played with Albert Ayler), to Ornette Coleman to Leroy Jenkins and Billy Bang. Taylor sounds like he is drawing from that tradition while doing things his own way. He pushes hard and plays intensely with passion and finesse. His music is concentrated, consistently fascinating and at times extreme yet focused... This disc is an incredibly powerful effort and remains both enchanting and unsettling throughout. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

- Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG


Read in full here:

http://search2.downtownmusicgallery.com/lookup.cgi?item=2013_08_08_21_11_46

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

CRAM Record No. 2 - Transit Check - Benedict Taylor (solo viola) brings excellent reviews

The solo album Transit Check for violist Benedict Taylor has brought excellent reviews.

Good news for the artist and for the label.

Read all about it here:

http://ears4eyes.blogspot.com/2013/06/benedict-taylor-transit-check-cram.html

Here's to more of the same...


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

TRANSIT CHECK released - 22nd April 2013

The solo album by Benedict Taylor releases this week at a concert of fabulous music from Veryan Weston, Tom Jackson, Daniel Thompson and Benedict Taylor.

see here for more info:

http://cramrecords.blogspot.co.uk/p/transit-check-benedict-taylor.html

http://cramrecords.bandcamp.com/releases