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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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Some old friends and family in this spacerock allstars vessel. First track is a fucking cooker!

C Joynes Questioned   Leave a comment

Great interview of the self-styled fretwonk here

A musician after my own heart, albeit a highly-skilled musician who isn’t a non-musician.


Dooze on down the road.   Leave a comment


Local performance for yer Doozers and fleet-fingered fifth-Beatle type C Joynes of Histon, conjured up in order for a kicking off of a small-but-worryingly-sexy tour of North Europe! Say hoi to our pals at The Swedish Embassy etc. Here’s the official blarb:

Dearest Friends and Acquaintances,

You may have seen and heard right as THE DOOZER will be hitting a town, hopefully close to you, in the next couple of weeks. That’s right, we’re touring in support of KEEP IT TOGETHER, that record recently released by WOODSIST. Here’s our itinerary:

19 – Romsey Labour Club, Cambridge (w/ C Joynes)
20 – The Drop, London
21 – Espace en Cours, Paris
22 – Hectoliter Galerie, Brussels
23 – OCCII, Amsterdam
24 – Maakhaven, Den Haag (w/ Man From Uranus)
26 – Fox & Newt, Leeds (w/ Herb Diamante & Mick Flower)
27 – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
28 – Night & Day, Manchester

First outing as a three piece, or TRIOZER if you will, with CB Radio on drums and Ben K on bass as per earlier DUOZER adventures. Bringing the sound of the colloquial to the sophisticates of various urban dwellings.

Come to shows! And please, Cambridge folks, attend the HOMEGROWN affair at the ROMSEY LABOUR CLUB on 19 MARCH with that gent C JOYNES also appearing. It’s DIY style and will be a fine and friendly atmosphere in this most auspicious of venues. WATCH OUT, LUNAR’S ABOUT!

On the MERCH STALL we’ll have the usual, plus KEEP IT TOGETHER LPs & BRAND NEW T-SHIRTS. GOLD, you say?

Join the force and be at one with yourself.


Posted March 15, 2012 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Thanet To Dogon   1 comment

That restless C Joynes has been nice enough to include thee Um pop hit Evil in a mix for The Liminal. Presumably the first & last time anyone will mix my stuff with Burial. Haven’t listened to all of it but Joynes is a safe pair of hands with a mixtape, basically.


Posted January 27, 2012 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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C Joynes Venn   2 comments

Chris has got back from Mongolia so we’re going out for a drink tonight to celebrate my fractional Irishness (on the drinkier side of the family as opposed to the West Country Methodist side) and presumably discuss the relaunch of a collaborative 7″ project that I was bemoaning having lunched-out of somewhere on these pages. Chris usually sends me a postcard when he gets straight outta Histon and goes somewhere exotic & that’s what the gold wolf or whatever he is is. The other side is addressed to “Pete out of that magazine”. Amusingly, at Bad Timing last week a young woman approached me after the show and began “Excuse me, are you… C Joynes”. I was literally just organising my face to not look too smug when I suddenly had to shift gear not to register an affronted surprise! It would have seemed silly to ruefully say “No, I’m Pete Um. ” so I just said: “No… er, he’s in Mongolia” and tried to look cheerful.

Anyway, cheers!


Posted March 17, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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C Joynes: Revenants, Prodigies and the Restless Dead   Leave a comment

My man C Joynes, who once described a typical reviewers reaction to his music as “Oh no, another Fahey wonk. Oh well, at least he’s English.” hassled the fuck out of me to write these sleevenotes, for which I would like to thank him, as it is really flattering to see my words printed multiple times in association with his unique and original musical vision. Chris even managed to coax me into a rare collaborative effort with him, Ben Doozer and Man From Uranus as C Joynes and the Restless Dead for a show in Cambridge, but I think we all agreed that the results varied in quality at alarmingly quick intervals. I never quite worked out how my tapes and electronics could sound great during one run-though of a piece and then agonisingly cacophonous the next, despite being almost entirely the same. I admire spontaneity I sometimes think, but from afar. Shame, cos as I say, bits were good.

Chris also wondered aloud to me whether I might want to be involved with those collaborative 7″s he’s been doing, but I lunched him right out on that. I’m a fucking idiot sometimes.




Posted October 7, 2010 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Background Noise.   4 comments

Background: Noise ft. C Joynes + Cambridge Free Improvisation Soc. + Babygrand + Pete Um + more
Sunday 7th March 2010

Venue: Kettle’s Yard
Category: Gigs & Live Music
One Liner: Improv/inventions
Price Info: FREE
Time Info: 12noon-1pm

Improvisation and inventions from local artists working with sound, noise and mixing instrumentation with environmental and mechnical sound sources.

C Joynes (Bo’ Weavil Records) Innovative Cambridge guitarist now getting deservedly wider attention. Presenting new work using tapes/soundtrack techniques.

Cambridge Free Improvisation Society
Cambridge improv collective formed a few years ago and now putting out their first releases.
Previously seen at Crushing Death supporting Eric Chenaux at The Shop, as well as elsewhere in Cambridge.

Babygrand Norwich duo who use field recordings, musical saws, bowed metal, music boxes, mechanical birds, endless loops to create beautiful sound and music for close listening.

Pete Um Tapes and processing

Local Radio Cambridge-based sound and drone project using localised radio transmissions and exploring lo-fi sounds and spaces which began with a temporary installation at Kettle’s Yard in 2008.

Album Launch Gig with The Doozer and C. Joynes!   2 comments


 22nd APRIL……
The Portland Arms

Press, yeah?

A celebration of 3 albums released by labels Bo’Weavil, Pickled Egg & Gagarin Records for C Joynes, The Doozer and Um respectively.

Each will perform a set as well as DJing tunes, in a night of hallucinatory guitar movings and pop inflicted experimentalism. They’ve been in their furrow, come join them.

C JOYNES see’s highly respected London based label Bo’Weavil recordings release his 2nd album (previously privately pressed on limited edition cdr) ‘God Feeds the Ravens’. Joynes plays guitar music in the post-Takoma tradition. He always maintains a distinct Englishness to his sound, as shown by his self-penned footnote ‘Anglo-Naïve And Contemporary Parlour Guitar’.

THE DOOZER see’s his debut album released by Pickled Egg Records (home to Daniel Johnston, Scatter etc). He recently toured the UK for 2 weeks with MV&EE (Ecstatic Peace) and formed part of The Golden Road. He write folk tales and hallucinations from the Mill Road area with wider eyes on gathering grounds.

UM needs no introduction round these parts, a singular entity who produces the most sublime experimental, unique and in some cases downright ‘pop’ classics. He sees some of his 4000 odd songs released on Felix Kubin’s label Gagarin.

Please come if you can. Latest indications are that I may actually have an album to launch at the album launch, which I think would be a real bonus conceptually, although of course it’s all grist.