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Cyland Audio Archive   Leave a comment

Just wanted to big up the…

*turns off very hectic live Weather Report, realizing it’s entirely the perfectly wrong thing to try and compose something about what’s good about CAA*

…uh, dudes at Cyland Audio Archive  for not only for releasing something of mine that I’m almost limitlessly chuffed came into being, but also doing the same-thing-but-differently with loads of other artists in a manner ‘n’ mode that seems almost fiendishly designed to tickle the aesthetic of self-styled weirdo noise-botherers and hep record-Jonesters alike, and I say that like it’s a bad thing!

I dunno, in 2013 I got to have a release described thus:

 Two 7.5″ polycarbonate squares 3mm thickness with lathe cut. Cutted on american vintage lathe from 50s using soviet tube amp. Silk-screened antistatic sleeves with handwriting. Numbered. Playable on any turntable. Monaural.

I mean for a certain type of musician this is a bit like going on Top Of The Pops.

And the press was great too:

The use of amateurism
and error as a means
of composition characterize
the art of Pete Um.
It is important to understand
that to be able to appreciate
Pete’s work for CAA.
His off-kilter methodology
and stumbling attitude is still
present, but it’s drenched
in an abrasive and tape-hissy
Worth it alone
for transmutation.
Here are the most intricate
drones one has ever heard,
analog meditations on life,
anxiety, and death, bringing
an incredible depth
to what could have been
a very flat sound, tape hiss
clear as day with the distant
warbles and close ripples
sounding as if they’re inside
your head, immaculate dreams
filled with soft synths,
galvanic and calming
on so many levels, the silence
is anything but, embedding
the slightest shred
of suddenness into every
next moment, and going full
on lumpy euphoria
in the most restrained way,
a heaven we never knew existed
and never want to leave, this
is masterful in its
strange beauty, a perfect
goddamn record.

So yeah, I know they’re fancy things and Petersburg may seem a distant place and you don’t necessarily have any space in your section for lathe cuts at the moment but check the URL because there’s mountains of great polycarbonate shizzle therein.


And I was only listening to Weather Report to check the condition yeah? Fine musicians though they are.

Every possible Tuesday on Panik   Leave a comment


Very pleased to be included in another relational outburst outta Brussels.

Show #298, 10th December 2013 w/ Selvhenter, Pete Um, Post-Materialists, The Stranger, Daniel Spicer a.o.

Mis en ligne le mercredi 11 décembre 2013 par L’étranger

L’étranger broadcasts every possible Tuesday 21h00 – 22h00 (CET) on Radio Panik 105.4FM. A relational outburst.

Scrambling radio art/art of radio, social imaginary significations, occulture cries & whispers, collective fictional space, fluxional artcore, post-economic music, queer diasporas

Audio of Show #298 is here : OGG (34MB) or mp3 (54MB)

The following were scrambled with tape manipulations of a random pluck from Eland Faxjaran’s shortwave cassette archive :

1. Violet Ferrer V.S. Raglani – Untitled
mp3 from artist’s Soundcloud site, 2012
2. The Stranger – We Are Enemies But Not Here
mp3 from ’Watching Dead Empires In Decay’ digital release (Modern Love, UK) 2013
3. Post-Materialists – No
mp3 from ’Return to Dope Mountain’ net release, 2013
4. Panelak – Theodoroperou
mp3 from ’S/T’ digital release, 2013
5. Gabriel Saloman – Music for Prisons
mp3 from artist’s Bandcamp page, 2012
6. The Capybaras – The Doctor’s on Holiday
from ’Stropicalia’ digital release / CD, 2013
7. Jerry Modjesk & Chuck Isle – Ethereal Honky Tonk
mp3 from ’Another Flask of Weird – Wake Up Weird #2’, 1983
8. Jessica Meor – wwm
from Vimeo video, 2013
9. Samantha Vacation – Ms. Hotel’s Indiscretion
mp3 from artist’s Soundcloud site, 2013
10. Anton Heyboer – Regeneration
from ’Rules Of The Universe’ 2XLP (Kye, USA)
11. Trouble Dove – In The Luminosity
mp3 from ’S/T’ digital release, 2013
12. н.о.ж. – Я достаточно красива
mp3 from artist’s LastFM page, orig. release 1994
13. Disism – DisClean
mp3 from ’Finished Products In The Making’ net release, recorded1993
14. Marta Sainz – Hellas
mp3 from FMA, 2013
15. Гражданской Обороны – Всё пройдёт
from ’Инструкция по выживанию’ CD, orig. release 1990

Lyrics somewhat translated by the Russian coleman : “Lovely night, couple in love / Flowers and lilac, normal things / Ordinary objects of life / They meet two division servicemen / And here she is raped / And he has a torn liver / Chorus : Everything passes, sadness, and joy / Everything passes, that’s the way to the light / Everything passes, just have to believe / That love does not pass, no. / pass, no / Spring in October, talk about peace / strengthen your troops, otherwise certain destruction / Finnish winter, Europe on the assault bayonets / The cold war was the mutual guilt of the giants / CHORUS / A Beautiful face, obscure books / Talk about how we all have every right / A bottle of wine, casual insults / Broken faces of friends, humiliation, bloody foam / CHORUS”

16. Daniel Spicer – Sans Titit
mp3 from ’Classwar Karaoke – 0017 Survey’ digital release, 2012
17. Selvhenter – Bali
from ’Frk. B. Fricka’ LP (Eget Værelse, Denmark) 2012
18. Pete Um – A Different Time
mp3 from ’CAA#8’ digital release / 2×7.5″ Polycarbonate lathe cut (Cyland Audio Archive, Russia) 2012
19. Bing Selfish & The Ideals – Hotline To A Hothead Intro
from ’The Legendary Conway Hall Concert & Other Live Gems’ CD (El Frenzy, Spain) 2005

Posted December 13, 2013 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Care in the community recordings presents @ THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS THURSDAY 19TH DEC   Leave a comment

Playing at this next week, as you can see.

Some explanations here of sorts:

Mucky Sailor : Relentless, distorted and deranged prog-rhythm-rock duo of drums and large keyboard array that includes a bespoke ships wheel oscillator. Phenomenological.

Ergo Phizmiz: “Hailed in some quarters as the missing link between Viv Stanshall and Robert Wyatt”(Uncut) the song-writer,composer and performer opened the year with the album Eleven Songs (Loud and Quiet record of the week ) and his crazed music theatre piece Gargantua touring the UK and Europe .Both were loving detailed in a four page feature in The Wire. Ergo continued his year in typically prolific style with an opera commission from Trinity Laban and Tete-a-Tete, music for a Channel 4 animation series ,started a movie soundtrack and has just begun a residency with the Opera Group. Ergo will perform either solo or with his three or four piece band with music from Eleven Songs and his forthcoming LP The Peacock.

Pete Um: A master of the miniature electro-acoustic song-poem, a form he has more or less invented and crystallised himself, his work displays a sardonic wit combined with a healthy misanthropy in micro-collages of voice, instruments, samples, and electronics.

Sasha Ilyukevich: London-based Belarusian Sasha Ilyukevich sings in Russian, his lyrics play on images from Eastern Slavic Folklore and Russian Literature. His vocals swoop from soft whispered melodies to raucous screams creating what he calls ‘Belarusian Rock ’n’ Roll’. Sasha will be joined on keyboard by composer Dave Maric (The Steve Martland Band).

Thursday 19th December at The Shacklewell Arms.  8-11pm. 

71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London ,E8 2EB.

Entry £5 on the door or slightly cheaper in advance:

Roads Out Of Shropshire And Into Darkness; Or, What The Hell Are They Putting In The Waters Of The Tyne And Why Can’t We All Have Some?   Leave a comment

That nice C Joynes did a mix with a bit of old Pete Um in, “representin’ for the shipwreck milieux” as he says.

How do I embed the player? I don’t know.

Perhaps we’re all embedded players, I don’t know.


Posted December 12, 2013 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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