A Hair in the Chimney

by Sam Andreae/David Birchall/Otto Willberg



"Top-notch weirdo jams from the north of England. Featuring Sloth Racket’s Sam Andrae on saxophone, David Birchall on guitar, and Otto Willberg on double bass, Hair In The Chimney brings an underground sensibility to free improvisation, with the musicians using unconventional techniques to defamiliarise their instruments."
Stewart Smith on The Quietus

"Hair in the Chimney is an ultra-complex, lovingly-layered and nuanced peak into a virtually infinite system of sax, guitar and double bass techniques....and for that matter refreshingly free of improv cliché"
Radio Free Midwich

Sam Andreae: saxophone
David Birchall: guitar
Otto Willberg: double bass

Recorded during one day July 2016 at Ouse Studios, Leeds

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Shakeeb Abu Hamdan

Heavy Petting 004 // Vernacular Recordings 004

Artwork and design by Mio Ebisu

Also available via Ftarri in Tokyo



released April 27, 2017


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David Birchall Manchester, UK

I am a musician living and working in Manchester.

I make music solo and with others using the guitar & things I've found.

I run the label Vernacular Recordings which documents my own and colleagues work with improvisation and sound in Manchester and interconnected cities.
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