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Local Person   Leave a comment

If you want to see me on the 25th I’m afraid it’s going to cost you £32. Also, apologies to anyone who plays guitar.

Rare Frequency   Leave a comment

Grateful for these stateside props. Looks like Rare Frequency doing good work there.

Blunt translation of latest review.   Leave a comment

“PETE UMNO PRESSURE

Pete Um’s songular short stories of almost noise-core shortness actually demand in the rarest cases more time for verification on our part. When he e.g. in “floorclothes”* (as a Genesis P. Orridge as such would understand it) in “The God Of War” calls “Mr. Tony Blair” in a short mantra, no further minutes of filler are needed. Pete Um presents himself here as the master of the uber strangeing* of cantilevered Vaudeville/Air conglomerations and through this he reaches a partial depersonification and an onomatopoeic utopianism, as perhaps only the Residents have ***** him during their best moments. One may also gladly label something like this modern Krautrock. At any rate, Gagarin Records serves as exactly the right place of refuge for this pictoral music existing in a world of wonder to the power of 18. (Gagarin Rec.) Donis”

* a direct translation. I think it might be as meaningless in German.
***** no idea.

Persona non grata? The last review?   Leave a comment

Perhaps the last review of No Pressure, but a goodie.

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A hurried translation from Felix:

Pete Um’s short story songs in concise noise-core format indeed don’t
require any more length in most cases in order to be verified fom us.
For example, when he conjures “Mr Tony Blair” in a “floor dress” – as
Mr P-Orridge would consider (wear) it – it really doesn’t need any
more “filling” minutes to express that.
Pete Um impersonates a master of “incredible alienation” of
cantilevered Vaudeville-air-mixes and sometimes achieves a
de-personalization and onomatopoetic utopia that arguably only the
Residents have touched (sharpened) in their best moments. This can be
easily labeled as modern Krautrock in the best sense. At any rate,
Gagarin Records is the perfect address for this 18-track-wonderworld
of imaginary music. 

Mullen & Maya Vision   Leave a comment

A young friend of mine has used some of my stuff for the soundtrack to this footage of Cambridge stencil artist Maya at work.

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Hamburg 11-12-08 gig.   Leave a comment

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No Pressure Blow-Up review in Italian.   Leave a comment

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Skug review! Nathan Blunt to the front desk please…   2 comments

Felix says that this guy is of the opinion that some of my songs could be hits if they weren’t so odd.

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Radio Libertaire plays the whole album in awe-struck rapture!   Leave a comment

Or at least that’s what it looks like from this playlist. Seems my man Ed at Dense promotions continues to do solid work.

—– Ursprüngliche Nachricht —–

Montag, 13. Oktober 2008 12:02:11 Uhr
Speichern unter…
Nachricht
Von: Ed Benndorf
Thema: GR2018 – Radio Libertaire
An: Felix Knoth
SEPPUKU
1 DIMANCHE SUR 2 DE 22 H – 24 H
SUR RADIO LIBERTAIRE PARIS
PLAYLIST SEPPUKU 19 : 21/09/08

ALVA NOTO “UNITXT” RASTER-NOTON
COH “IRON” WAVE TRAP
MYRA DAVIES “CITIES AND GIRLS” MOABIT
WILLITS & SAKAMOTO “OCEAN FIRE” 12K
VAN DER PAPEN “MAJESTIC” PARVOART
LAWRENCE ENGLISH “KIRI NO OTO” TOUCH
THE BOATS “FAULTY TONED RADIO” FLAU
O.M.D. “PEELS SESSIONS 79 – 83” VIRGIN
PADDED CELL “NIGHT MUST FALL” DC RDINGS
FRA LIPPO LIPPI : VA “COSMIC DISCO?! NAH COSMIC ROCK !!!” ESKIMO
PARA : VA “KLINIK PROJECTS” HANDS
KANGDING RAY “AUTOMNE FOLD” RASTER-NOTON
STARTING TEETH “I WON’T DO ANYTHING I CAN DO” CREAKED
FLYING LOTUS “LOS ANGELES” WARP
EINOMA “UNDIR FEINOTUM” VERTICAL FORM
MICHAEL SANTOS “THE HAPPY ERROR” BASKARU
MERZBOW / SHORA “SWITCHING RETHORICS” B.B.I.
FUCK BUTTONS “COLOURS MOVE” ATP/R
WIRE “OBJECT 47” PINK FLAG
LEILA “BLOOD, LOOMS AND BLOOMS” WARP
PETE UM “NO PRESSURE” GAGARIN
PHONORAMA CD WIRE

Shy Pete Um (Ox review in English).   2 comments

“PETE UMNo Pressure

LP |Gagarin/A-Music |gagarinrecords.com | 35:02

|| Shy Pete Um needed a long time before he could admit to himself and his environment that he’s something like an artist. Indeed the “tape artist” spent just as much time pottering around on his cassettes in good lo-fi style until he procured a computer in 1996. From then on he was unstoppable. Pete’s art consists in storing lots of different sound segments on different sources, adding singing or shreds of conversation to them and knocking them together into songs. The gentleman from Cambridge recently brought out his debut work on Gagarin Records, the label which is the home of, among others, Brezel Göring (STEREO TOTAL) and Jaques Palminger (STUDIO BRAUN). “No Pressure” is electronic, the root is avant-gardely poppy. Some tracks are minimalistic, purely instrumental and come across as heavenly, ambient and saturnine, appearing to spring from a creative chaos, which is admittedly coherent within itself and leaves behind a feeling of unsettling harmony. Pete Um is going to be on tour in Germany for the label’s 10th anniversary. You should definitely pay the gentleman a visit! (9)

JeNnY Kracht”