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Dystopia here we come.   2 comments


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Lunar Mervin presents   5 comments


Lunar Mervin presents Sunburned Hand of the Man, Pete UM, The Doozer, films etc

Thursday 2nd June 2011

Venue: Romsey Labour Club
Category: Gigs & Live Music
One Liner: The Psych Club
Price Info: £5
Time Info: 8PM

So our main man Lunar Mervin, having just returned from Locust Hunting on the Saudi Arabian peninsular has been contacted by those crazy American dudes going by the name of SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN to put on a show, biblical style. It’s one of only 2 in the UK and their first in Albion for over 3 years. You know the score with these dudes, get your senses ready.

Tickets on door ONLY at £5 per person.

2nd June 2010 at 8PM

Sunburned Hand of the Man (Ecstatic Peace, Manhand et al)
Pete UM (Gagarin)
The Doozer (Siltbreeze)

Sunburned Hand of the Man are a band from Massachusetts that formed in 1997 from the remnants of the Boston psychedelic punk trio Shit Spangled Banner.

Sunburned Hand of the Man has an amorphous lineup, with composition and instrumentation potentially varying from gig to gig. They release records on the Eclipse Records label, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth’s label Ecstatic Peace!, as well as a number of smaller labels, and produce a great number of limited edition albums on CD-R via their own Manhand label. In 2005 the band toured the United States to play Arthurfest in Los Angeles with Magik Markers. They have shared bills with a wide variety of artists, from Sonic Youth, to Mission of Burma, to Hair Police, Six Organs of Admittance, to Sunn O))), to Four Tet with whom they have collaborated on two LPs.

Many regard Sunburned Hand of the Man as contributors to the New Weird America folk revival.

Pete Um is a tape-poet from Cambridge, UK, with sardonic humour, unreliable MD player and a bunch of weird electronic miniatures. When not depressed, he can be a great entertainer. Meanwhile, his music had been boosted by eccentrics such as Ariel Pink.

Tonight will be an improvised DUOZER SET.

The Doozer is the psych-pop oddity from Cambridgeshire who’s renown for his Palimpsest festival, his Exploratory Music Services label and being part of MV&EE’s live band have all been eclipsed by the acclaim he’s been receiving of late for his ‘Great Explorers’ album.

His last record Great Explorers caused major flurries of excitement in the US. Legendary imprint Siltbreeze released the US version, a full East Coast tour with US Girls ensued, panting appreciation from the likes of Byron Coley/Thurston Moore’s Bull Tongue column for both the live show and the album gushing forth.


Fear The Opera   Leave a comment

PERFORMANCE EVENT: Who’s Afraid Of Modern Opera?

DE PLAYER presents
Who’s Afraid of Modern Opera
Late Night Performance Event

Saturday 28 May 22:00 – 03:00
location: DE PLAYER IV, Tolhuisstraat 107 BG, Katendrecht, Rotterdam

Frieder Butzman (DE)
Stephanie Pan (US)
Charlemagne Palestine (US)
Pete Um (UK)
Gerard Herman (BE)
EARR (various)

Frieder Butzmann’s ingenuity and innovative music continue to dumbfound his audiences. Butzmann composes operas of found sound, creates film music, lectures and writes books.

Charlemagne Palestine is a very influential experimental American musician, composer, performer and visual artist. He combines his musical activities with shamanistic performances that often include cognac, kretek cigarettes and stuffed animals as recurring images.

Stephanie Pan is a singer and performance artist who specializes in elaborate vocal techniques and live improvisations. The notion of pure communication, especially when she makes contact with her audience, forms the foundation of her work.

As long as Pete Um’s mini-disc player isn’t letting him down on stage, this erudite, Cambridge poet can prove he is a born entertainer who treads his own path through the electro-dadaistic pop landscape.

The young, upcoming Gerard Herman has already proven his worth as a tape poet with his unrivalled contemporary feel for abstract jazz rhythms and experimental sound poetry.

The contemporary EARR (Ensemble Artists Repertoire & Research) art ensemble, under the direction of the Belgian jazz musician Eric Thielemans, presents “Songbook,” a genre-transgressing database of sounds, songs, musical pieces, body gestures, scenic objects, texts and other visual material that leads to the creation of “songs.”

Featuring: Claron McFadden (soprano), Jorgen Cassier (vocals), Jean-Yves Evrard (guitar), Peter Jacquemyn (contrabass), Hilary Jeffery (trombone), Jozef Dumoulin (piano), Eric Thielemans (percussion, musical direction), and Ilan Manouach (comic artist).

Fix up, look sharp.   Leave a comment


A long overdue entry on this:

Chin17: Pete Um “Look Sharp! and hear the difference”

My old pal Ergs has been good enough to compile a selection of my tape-bothering efforts over the years, some of that shit being late 90s I suppose. Nice to get it heard after all this time so I am grateful to the tireless work of the aforementioned E. Phizmiz for squeezing it in a different way and also to Muggers here for spreading the word…

Zomes   Leave a comment

Got a Boomkat voucher for my birthday & couldn’t find a damn thing I wanted to spend my money on until I randomly moused this dudes music into my ears, and then had to spend about 3 hours & 30 quid acquiring it for the museum. This clip doesn’t do the 2 albums justice, but it looks half decent.

Posted May 7, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Out/In   Leave a comment


In my new pad with the proper comms now. Looking forward to a proper post soon when I get a minute.