We celebrate five years of marvellous clatter from improvised music label Raw Tonk this week, in an interview with label maestro Colin Webster and a wide-ranging mix from the label’s back catalogue.
Colin is also fantastic saxophonist in his own right and so we’ve also added a few highlights from his work with turntablist Graham Dunning and the earth-shaking vibrations of Dead Neanderthals.
In March, Colin and a bunch of Raw Tonk artists will be playing a series of birthday gigs, in London, Manchester, Belgium and the Netherlands. Check the label’s Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/rawtonkrecords/
Get along and get involved!
Colin Webster’s interview runs throughout the mix.
Colin Webster/Mark Holub: No Hidden Depths, from Claw (Raw Tonk, 2012)
Dirk Serries: Futility Wraith Allegory from Etched Above the Bow Grip (Raw Tonk, 2016)
Colin Webster/Mark Holub: Mutty Gutter from Gutty Mutter (Raw Tonk, 2013)
Tapiwa Svose/Julian Chalabi: 2 from Bracket Bracket Bracket (Raw Tonk, 2014)
Skullfuck: Mosquitoes from Fireflies and Mosquitoes (Raw Tonk, 2016)
Andrew Cheetham/Colin Webster/Otto Willberg: Part I from The Small Departs, The Great Approaches (Raw Tonk, 2016)
David Birchall/Andrew Cheetham/Colin Webster/Otto Willberg: Low Level Curfew from Plastic Knuckle (Raw Tonk, 2016)
David Birchall: For The Third Time That Week She Asked Herself “What Would Emma Goldman Do?” from Soft Vowels (Raw Tonk, 2015)
Ma/ti/om: Till Havs/At Sea from Ashes (Raw Tonk, 2016)
Benedict Taylor/Anton Mobin: Evermore Bound from Stow|Phasing (Raw Tonk, 2014)
Colin Webster and Graham Dunning: Bodo Saltans x2000 from Invertebrata (Raw Tonk, 2014)
Colin Webster and Graham Dunning: Side A excerpt, from Oval (Tombed Visions, 2016)
Dead Neanderthals and Colin Webster: Prime (Gaffer Records, 2014)
Saxoctopus: Nebula from Saxoctopus (Raw Tonk, 2015)
Colin Webster / Andrew Lisle: A1 from The Firehouse Tapes (Raw Tonk, 2015)