Reviews of recent release

Hi - Some words about my recent release on Beartown Records now sold out but available as download for rock bottom price.

Radio Free Midwich

BBBlood – Untitled
Paul Watson is a current scene leader in what I’ve always thought of as ‘proper’ noise.  That is: a visceral racket created by rough-housing with physical objects, by combining field and domestic recordings and by filtering the lot through a rag-tag tabletop of battered and home-made electronics.  However, that is not to belittle the skill and care with which Paul puts these recordings together.  The sounds are not ends in themselves but chosen, ordered and edited as a means to establishing an atmosphere.  His latest recordings eschew ‘harshness’ almost entirely and the listener is led through a post-industrial landscape of broken glass and burning tyres with, dare I say it, delicacy and finesse.
I can sense the leather-jacket owning section of my readership twitching with unease but don’t worry – I’m not saying Paul has gone all Nick Drake on us.  He still get his balls out on occasion – and so magnificent are his plums that it is no wonder the crowd goes fucking apeshit when they are displayed.  What I’m saying is the flashes of nad are appropriate and proportionate to the larger task at hand.
Essential, of course.  Available from Beartown Records.

Muh Mur

"Untitled" (how original) is the latest BBBlood release on Beartown Records. A C30 tape complete with vellum insert. Four tracks are listed but each side plays like one long piece, Side one is like the onset of madness where everything is blurred yet crystal clear in thoughts, action and sounds … Quiet suffering, apologetic cutlery, the flicker of empty film spools, waiting for the night bus on Gunnersbury High Street … Hallucination Password.
Side two begins with junk noise played at high speed and very high volume. Train wreck electronics that come of the rails leaving silence and the sound of a Tibetan Bowl being struck in the distance. The sounds try to rise phoenix like from the wreckage not to recover but short circuit and continue along the wire ..
Wonderful stuff, both sides are totally attention grabbing. BBBlood runs a blog and Beartown have a website, both are easy to find via Google (or Bing).
I think it is only a matter of time that (like Putrefier is now Mark Durgan and Cheapmachines is Phil Julian) the Baron Bum Blood himself becomes Paul Watson. (Gut feeling……great song).*

*He's pretty much spot on

Thanks for the kind words!

The tape was going to be called 'Hallucination Password' but some way along the line the title was lost.




Crank Sturgeon
Mic'd up American mad man with PREVIOUS.
See him doing stuff like this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maTd4SJ2dcI.

Vile Plumage
Mad duo from blasted North.
Andy Jarvis and Darren Wyngarde perform rituals from 'Book of Alsager'.
Expect masks and occult murmuring.

Louie Rice (possible overlapping set)
Half of Hideous Porta performing a rare solo set - expect anything.
"Upon inquiring the cause of the attack, I was told she had been eating some grains of raw RICE in the morning" - T. Ogier Ward
"I now learned she had bought a half pound of rice the day before the attack, most of which she had eaten - indeed, she was eating it just before she was taken ill; and that her former illness was eating a pound of raw RICE she'd bought on the 10th" - [ibid]

BBBlood (possible overlapping set)
Improvised tape music centered around the notion of a hot balloon carrying Gaz Top, Armand from 3 Fonteinen & Neil Kinnock. Dance music

3 October at 20:00 to 4 October at 01:00
RYANS BAR 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UI
£4 On the door


Updates, Reviews etc..

Review of recent tape on Beartown Records here... Thank you Steve.

Copies still available from the label


More reviews.

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Radio Free Midwich on 'No religion..'


Reminder 5th September @ Power Lunches in Dalston in collaboration with Clive Graham, supporting Sweat Tongue / Sick Llama / Aqua Dentata / Ian Murphy.



Valencia Filter -  Demo / Vol 1. / Vol 2. CS
KIKS / Girlfriend CS


September 5th 2014 - Paul Watson & Clive Graham duo @ Power Lunches London.

Big thank you to everyone who came out for the Cordyceps is your friend event last Friday. Great times!

Next show I'm playing will be a collaboration with my friend Clive Graham (Morphogenesis, Paradigm Records, etc..) at Power Lunches in Dalston on Friday the 5th September 2014. I'm also doing some after show DJ murk as 'Plaistow-Facto' that evening.

Our collaboration is in support of Sweat Tongue from the Netherlands and Sick Llama from the United States. Also playing on the bill is Eddie Nuttal's Aqua Dentata and the excellent Ian Murphy. Ian will be doing a tape based set for this evening so I'm looking forward to that.

Here's the formalised details.  

Friday 5th September 
Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road Hackney,, E8 4AE London, United Kingdom
£6 Entry on the door.
Itchy no-wave power mess divinity from Rotterdam guitar/voice/drum trio

Cosmic sprawl and alien static abrasion from Fag Tapes magus

Skewed textures, tonal flutter, sonic fog

Coastal cassette anomaly from the hands and face of Hobo Sonn

Paradigm Discs/Morphogenesis guru meets stalwart noise sage
http://stalk.net/paradigm / http://bbblood.blogspot.co.uk/


8PM-2AM, 6 GBP


Next London Show, Café Oto, 15th August 2014

Big thanks to Sophie / Jake for organising Tor fest, it was great.

The next BBBlood London show Friday 15th August 2014 at Cafe Oto.


Full updated details on Facebook

Great line up, cheap entry please come along.

£4 adv / £5 on the door

Sonic seeds and spores from sound artist and improviser Lorah Pierre, Stoke-on-Trent-based doom/ambient trio Black Heath Coven, fractious noise musician Bbblood, minimalist dronemaker Anji Cheung and synth/cello improv duo Grapefruits. Plus filmprojektion from Laid Eyes.

Lorah Pierre's work is inspired by adopting scientific experiments and the process of forgotten technology, with performances displaying the sonification and optical realisations of these processes. Black Heath Coven feature members of Vile Plummage and Space Witch and build coruscating doom atmospherics which spill suddenly into acoustic reveries and tape loops. Bbblood is London-based Paul Watson, who makes noise scree that moves from the envelopingly abstract to the caustically brutal. Anji Cheung crafts repetitious, minimal and meditative drone space for the mind's psychedelic landscapes - purely subconscious and of the theta wave. Grapefruits are the synth and cello improvising duo of Tartaruga Records' Max Bondi and Oliver Barrett (Petrels/Glottalstop).

Recycled materials and a DIY approach have been centred on developing systems that expose technologies chemical and physical properties through experimentation in hardware electronics. From interactive installations, performance and laboratory settings, Lorah has collaborated with scientists, artists and musician, focusing on knowledge transfer as a central part of her artist practice. Inspired by adopting scientific experiments and the process of forgotten technology, performances display the sonification and optical realisations of these processes.

As a performer, Lorah explores feedback mechanisms in opto-electronics with electronic artist, Ewa Justka, and has also been commissioned to write traditional compositional accompaniments for performance artist, Nicola Canavan.


A very rare live performance from Black Heath Coven - a trio project from Stoke-on-Trent featuring Andrew Jarvis (Vile Plumage) and Daz Rowlands (Space Witch). Created in 2013 after a number of conversations between Andy and Daz about doing a project together in the vein of all things dark and all things art. Initially envisaged as a once a year occurrence of getting together recording and releasing the product of their experimentation. Bringing together acoustic and electric guitars, synths, FX, tape recordings of noise, recorders and bowed instruments. First release - ‘Cavern Of Mantras‘ - was released last Halloween on Cosmic Tomb Records. Drawing on drone, noise, vintage horror film soundtracks, doom, folk and more over its 36 minutes, it was one of the highlights of last year.

BBBlood is London born artist Paul Watson recording and performing since 2002.

Guitar/synth spell casting...bleak soundscapes and ritual drones...

Improvised sonic debris from Max Bondi (Tartaruga Records) and Oliver Barrett (Petrels/Glottalstop) making use of cello, synths, tape loops and electronics.

Laid Eyes is a video artist and film maker currently living in South London. With a background in visual anthropology, he is currently drawn to making digital music videos exploring abstract forms, and performing live improvised visuals for the likes of Petrels, Talvihorros, Pascal Savy and Time Attendant. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Excepter, Maria Minerva, Ensemble Economique, and Ekin Fil, and has had work screened at Denovali Swingfest in Essen, End Tymes Festival in New York, and Dunk Festival in Belgium.


Watch this space for more news and release details. By this show I should have copies of my new cassette on Beartown Records



Next BBBlood outing...

Band running order will be announced on the day.

Friday 25th July, 3 Wise Monkeys, doors 7.30PM - BBBlood / Debbie Sharp / Electric Knife Boa Melody Band

Saturday 26th July, Todmorden Unitarian Church, doors 1PM - Family Elan and guests Qawaal Party /
United Bible Studies / Bear Bones Lay Low / Bridget Hayden / Delphine Dora / These Feathers Have Plumes /
Kelly Jones & Pascal Nichols / Ben Reynolds / Lobster Priest / + installation by Helmut Lemke

Sunday 27th July, Bare Arts, doors 1PM - Jason Steel / Irma Vep

Check the Tor Press website for more information. And the Facebook event page.

Buy Tickets here.

Here's a playlist for the festival that features as unreleased BBBlood track.

Also have been informed the beer selection is pretty amazing too.

See you there hopefully.



Quiet on the communication front. Recovering.

The shows with Lettera 22 were great. Thank you to all involved and came to these shows.

New releases TBA soon. Show in Todmorden in July, another blog post to follow.

'Grot' free download soon.


This Saturday - Record Store Day

Record Shop Day
@ Electric Knife

Aqua Dentata
Phil Julian

Electric Knife Records

16b Fortess Green Road
Kentish Town

Saturday 19th April

2pm, Free


And then afternoon drinking and possibly something extra. More information TBA just turn up and see what happens, you know it's a free show so get a grip on yourself.

But the moneys no good...

PS: Lettera 22 tour updated check previous post for more information, see you down the pub.


Lettera 22 UK tour, 10th-14th May 2014

Currently booking dates for Lettera 22 in the UK. Between 10th-14th May 2014.

Lettera 22 are the duo of Matteo Castro (Second Sleep, Drug Age, Kam Hassah) and Riccardo Mazza (RM). They've been recording as a duo producing some of the most interesting noise, electro-accoustic, and concrete textured sounds around at the moment. Their releases on NNA tapes, Second Sleep and Ljud & Bild Produktion have been breath taking, pushing the boundaries of modern noise music. So bringing them to the UK is a real coup as they've not played over on these shores since the Broken Flag festival in London in 2012. Where they were one of the highlights. 

The dates confirmed are:

Saturday 10th May - London, The Apiary Studios, Hideous Porta,

HP12 | Saturday, 10.05.14 | Apiary Studios
Buy tickets [£6 advance]

Lettera 22
Dynamic, fractured concrète mass

Paul Dunmall
Solo pipes - uncompromising air supply

Spoils & Relics
Labyrinthic tape manipulations and entangled electronics

Birgit Ulher
First London performance in a decade
Trumpet, radio, metal, speakers

Bohman Brothers
Everyday objects and spoken collage

Seymour Wright & Patrick Farmer
First time duo. About Saxophone and Electricity

Daniel Jones
Disruption by minimal means
(also I'm selecting tracks under the name Valencia Filter, message/telegram/telepathic requests only)

Sunday 11th May - Down the pub

Monday 12th May - London, Electric Knife Records 

7:00pm (ish) start. Free Entry

Lettera 22
Vasco Alves & Louie Rice

Tuesday 13th May - Leeds, The Wharf Chambers (Membership required see website for information)

8:00pm Start. Live Projections, £5 Entry, Facebook Event

Lettera 22
Spoils & Relics

Stamina Nudes

Wednesday 14th May - Nottingham, The Chameleon, Rammel Club

8.00pm doors, 8.30pm START, £5 Entry, Facebook Event

Lettera 22
Aqua Dentata

I'm hoping to fill the missing dates and confirm the line ups ASAP so please get in touch if you are interested in booking a show.

baronbumblood AT hotmail DOT com



HANATARASHI 'We Are Hardcore!!!!!' 6 x CD-R + DVD-R set

...Posting on behalf of a friend....

HANATARASHI 'We Are Hardcore!!!!!' 6 x CD-R + DVD-R set

Extremely limited repress collecting everything from the original 5 x CD-R set of early cassette material PLUS OVER 90 MINUTES OF BONUS AUDIO with additional early compilation tracks added to each disc and a 6th disc of the Hanatarashi & Kyoaku Kyojindan 'Jigoku No Komoriuta' collab. cassette. The first 20 sets also come with a DVD-R of 'Cock Aktion' video.

Includes the largely uncirculated FULL COLOUR ARTWORK for the original 5 discs. New artwork contains rare early Hanatarashi articles from Japanese magazines such as Fool's Mate, P.O.W, Gekko-Luna, etc.

In production and taking orders now. Don't pay stupid prices like http://www.discogs.com/marketplace?release_id=1294623&ev=rb for an original set. For the same price the set was sold for on release you will get all that and more in this repress.

GBP £ 30.00 UK
GBP £ 32.50 EUROPE

Payment by PAYPAL ONLY please to :
blackoperations_uk @ hotmail.com (remove spaces)

Each set will be handmade with care. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery depending on location.