Who’d have thought that a member of shouty indie-dance Pop Will Eat Itself would go off in 1995 to make ambient orientated sounds? Graham Crabbe did (Geddit?).


Golden Claw Musics was the main musical project of Crabb after he left Pop Will Eat Itself in 1995. Crabb had been making music which was leaning more towards the ambient genre and therefore too chilled for a PWEI release for up to five years prior to the split. In 1993, he remixed Pop Will Eat Itself’s “Get the Girl, Kill the Baddies” as a B-side called “Part Man Part Machine”, prompting him to release more of his ambient material. A remix of Pop Will Eat Itself’s song “Cape Connection” was released on the limited 2CD edition of the album, Two Fingers, My Friends!. Crabb released the album All Blue Review, as well as an accompanying single for “Digging the Dancing Weed”, with Eno engineer Marcus Dravs on Infectious Records in July 1994 to critical acclaim. Despite Crabb leaving PWEI to focus on Golden Claw Musics, they have not released any more material to date, which is a shame as it was an accomplished album.


Golden Claw Musics – Long Ships


Golden Claw Musics – Byron Bay


Golden Claw Musics – The Pregnant Male


~ by acidted on June 30, 2009.

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