Wednesday, 18 November 2015


New release on the New Wave of Jazz label - CINEPALACE. Named after the venue in Kortrijk, Belgium, where this set was recorded, the album captures the first meeting of this trio with Dirk Serries on guitar and Martina Verhoeven on double bass.

The album is available as a limited edition LP on heavyweight vinyl from here.

Line-up: Dirk Serries - Guitar, Martina Verhoeven - Double Bass, Colin Webster - Tenor Saxophone.

"Think of it as abstract sound painting writ large, with the participants sensitive to the creative entity forming via their pointillist interactions." - Textura

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Recent Press

DunningWebsterUnderwood - Bleed
"..a slow, steady exploitation of applied pressure, an improvisation structured on deep breath-blooms like monolithic, dry ice-shrouded Sunn O))) riffs, stretched and slowed." Tim Owen, Dalston Sound

Birchall/Cheetham/Webster/Willberg - Night Streets Of Madness
"Even in the realm of free improvisation, music rarely sounded this brutally physical. Each of these four virtuoso instrumentalists is given the space to produce some of their best individual improvisations and solos to date, but Night Streets Of Madness works best when they play as one single instinctive entity, somehow twisting punishing impulsiveness into densely textured long form (spontaneous) compositions." Tristan Bath, The Quietus

Reviews of 'Bleed', 'Night Streets Of Madness', and Dikeman/Serries/Lisle/Webster - Live at Cafe Oto 
"Webster.. has an instinctive gift for hooking up with sound-makers of all stripes, his questing drive to produce far-out sounds balanced only by the generosity and egalitarianism of his own musical practices. You could say that he plays ‘in the pocket’ – a strange term to use for a horn player, yet it reflects Webster’s ability to lock into a groups’ dynamic, neither dominating it with his contributions nor becoming submerged." Paul Margree, We Need No Swords.

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Photo credit: Dawid Laskowski

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Live at Cafe Oto

New release on Raw Tonk Records, 'Live at Cafe Oto' captures the first meeting of this quartet featuring Dirk Serries on guitar, John Dikeman on tenor sax, Andrew Lisle on drums, and myself on baritone sax.

This blistering live set is available on limited edition CDR and download from here.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Night Streets Of Madness

New release on the excellent Manchester based Tombed Visions label. 'Night Streets Of Madness' is the debut album by Birchall / Cheetham / Webster / Willberg quartet.

Recorded at the legendary Islington Mill in Salford, Night Streets Of Madness is available on limited edition cassette and download.

Line-up: David Birchall (guitar), Andrew Cheetham (drums), Colin Webster (tenor and baritone saxophones), Otto Willberg (double bass).

Thursday, 10 September 2015

DunningWebsterUnderwood - Bleed

DunningWebsterUnderwood is a new project adding 'drone-doom' tubaist Sam Underwood to my long-running saxophone and turntable duo with Graham Dunning. Our debut album 'Bleed' was recorded last year in an improvised session at Sam's studio in Worcestershire.

"..a slow, steady exploitation of applied pressure, an improvisation structured on deep breath-blooms like monolithic, dry ice-shrouded Sunn O))) riffs, stretched and slowed." - Tim Owen (Dalston Sound)

The album is available on CD and download from Adaadat Records.

Line-up: Graham Dunning - turntable & effects, Colin Webster - baritone saxophone, Sam Underwood - tuba

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Dead Neanderthals Endless Voids Album

Recorded live at last year's Incubate Festival in The Netherlands with an expanded Dead Neanderthals line-up, the full Endless Voids concert is now available here on double LP or double CD.

The full line-up for this performance was:

René Aquarius (Dead Neanderthals) - drums, percussion
Otto Kokke (Dead Neanderthals) - saxophone
Thomas Ekelund (Trepaneringsritualen) - voice, electronics
Peter Johan Nÿland (Distel) - string percussion
Dirk Serries (Vidna Obmana) - guitar
Steven Vinkenoog (Donne et Desiree) - guitar
Colin Webster - saxophone, clarinet
Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) - electronics

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Dead Neanderthals UK Tour 2015


2nd Sept - Power Lunches, London

3rd Sept - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

4th Sept - Islington Mill, Manchester

5th Sept - The Exchange, Bristol

6th Sept - The Cowley Club, Brighton