Archive for the ‘no pressure’ Tag

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”

Ox review in German.   Leave a comment

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German Federal Radio shows some love.   Leave a comment

—– Ursprüngliche Nachricht —– Samstag, 20. September 2008 14:54:48 Uhr
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Bayerischer Rundfunk
Bayern 2 Nachtsession
19. September 2008, 0.05 – 2.00 Uhr
http://www.br-online.de/bayern2

Spike Jones & His City Slickers: William Tell Overture
Album: Smiling Through My Teeth
Sonic Arts Network – Spring 2008

Christian Bok: Ubu Hubbub
Album: Smiling Through My Teeth
Sonic Arts Network – Spring 2008

John Oswald: Pocket
Album: Smiling Through My Teeth
Sonic Arts Network – Spring 2008

People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz: Air Hostess
Album: Smiling Through My Teeth
Sonic Arts Network – Spring 2008

Christian Marclay: Maria Callas
Album: Smiling Through My Teeth
Sonic Arts Network – Spring 2008

Ground Zero: China White
Album: Smiling Through My Teeth
Sonic Arts Network – Spring 2008

Ergo Phizmiz: Ladies And Gentlemen
Album: Handmade In The Monasteries Of Nepal
Gagarin Records GR 2021

John Zorn: N.Y. Flat Top Box
Album: Naked City
Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79238-2 / 0286

John Zorn: Saigon Pickup
Album: Naked City
Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79238-2 / 0286

Buchanan & Goodman: The Flying Saucer Part 1
Album: The Golden Age Of American Rock ‘n’ Roll – Special Novelty
Edition
ACE CDCHD 980 / 5982

John Oswald: O’Hell
Album: Plunderphonics 69/96
Seeland 515

RadioMentale, Matthew Herbert, DJ Spooky: Cool Noises
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

James Joyce, Erik Satie, DJ Spooky: Eolian Episode/Gnossiene
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

Sun Ra, DJ Spooky: Imagination
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

Antonin Artaud, DJ Spooky:
Pour Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

Sonic Youth, DJ Spooky: Audience
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

Fanfare Savale/Vladimir Mayakovsky, DJ Spooky:
Rumba Lu Georgel/I Know The Power Of Words
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

Nam Jun Paik, DJ Spooky: Hommage À John Cage
Album: Sound Unbound
Sub Rosa SR 281

Rose Kemp: Nanny’s World
Album: Unholy Majesty
One Little Indian TPLP924 / 03275

Rose Kemp: Milky White
Album: Unholy Majesty
One Little Indian TPLP924 / 03275

Rose Kemp: Bitter And Sweet
Album: Unholy Majesty
One Little Indian TPLP924 / 03275

Rose Kemp: Wholeness Sounds
Album: Unholy Majesty
One Little Indian TPLP924 / 03275

Machinefabriek: Porselein
Album: Dauw
Dekorder 029 / 06790

Machinefabriek: Fonograaf
Album: Dauw
Dekorder 029 / 06790

UNKLE: End Titles
Album: End Titles… Stories For Film
Surrender All SURR009CD

UNKLE: Blade in the Back
Album: End Titles… Stories For Film
Surrender All SURR009CD

UNKLE: Open Up Your Eyes
Album: End Titles… Stories For Film
Surrender All SURR009CD

Giant Sand: Increment Of Love
Album: proVISIONS
Yep Roc YEP 2188

Giant Sand: Muck Machine
Album: proVISIONS
Yep Roc YEP 2188

Giant Sand: Saturated Beyond Repair
Album: proVISIONS
Yep Roc YEP 2188

The Dodos: Joe’s Waltz
Album: Visiter
French Kiss 0332

Pete Um: The Guru Let Me Down
Album: No Pressure
Gagarin Records GR 2018

Hauschka: Barfuß durch Gras
Album: Ferndorf
Fat Cat 130701

German interview translation for laffs   1 comment

Just in case you missed Nochexxx’s translation (presumably using an online translator thingy) posted in the comments box underneath the Hamburg interviewI’ll post it again here. I’m sure I said absolutely nothing of interest at the time.

is not now yet at all so for a long time ago that Mister Pete published the album “new Pressure” over on Gagarin record. And one hardly provides, stands themselves already the suitable label route before the entry door and the Britisher honoured completely Europe, for three concerts also Germany. In the course its we met Pete in Hamburg before the concert to a discussion over past, future and the role of the music in its life and the life of others. You are at present echo ill with ergo Phizmiz and on the Gagarin records Anniversary – route. How were the shows in Frankfurt and Berlin? Pete: That was really great! Even if always each appearance cannot be mad, in these cases was it like that. It makes also fun to be with both other volume on the way that is mad people and then brings sowas large joy. Do many people come to the concerts? Pete: In Berlin to the end many spectators were real! But the show began relatively so early, so that it is logical that the people needed one while, in order to appear itself there. In Frankfurt were still not in the comparison so many, but enough. The club, in which took place, in addition, was smaller a whole corner, therefore that was really acceptable. Did you play already once in Hamburg? Pete: Yes, that is already one while ago. But the public pleases me here much, that is a really interesting mixture from different humans in this city. Hamburg always particularly is. Does the music of your two route partners actually please you? Pete: In any case! Ergo Phizmiz know I already longer personally, therefore me its music was anyway already common and I always found it to super. Echo-ill I did not know before yet, but those also convinced me. Fantasti Live shows, full spontaneous elements, very anarchisch. Your new album “new Pressure” came out recently on Gagarin record. Can you tell us somewhat about it? Pete: The album consists partially of old and partially of completely new pieces, so that it falls me heavily to have there a neutral perspective drauf. But the plate looks beautiful! The Cover was arranged madly and I is pleased about the fact that the plate rauskommt with Gagarin record. Felix Kubin cobbled together the plate, made he the TRACK selection. Many my song are very short and it made certain that also some on the album found longer their way. The album would differently have felt with security, if I had made the selection. I am glad over the fact that he seized there me under the arms! And how the plate arrived in the public, review-technically…? Pete: Throughout positively! To a large extent the texts were rather short, but although, it did not participate one, which stamped “new Pressure” as failed. How was it added that you found your place with Gagarin record? Works for me somewhat unusually, since that is a German label. Pete: That came in such a way: Friends of me are Promoter and brought Felix, to who the label belongs, to Great Britain, in order to play there. And I was allowed to play the Eröffnungsshow for it in the evening and him pleased, what there I delivered. Thus it was added then that it brought me to Europe and organized also shows in Germany for me. And after we thought then a whole time long about an album, is it now so far that it could be finally published. Your music is relatively special. Which is more important for you: Humans reach, or even with that contently its, which one created? Pete: Naturally I would lie, if I said that it is not to me because of the heart that the music pleases also different humans than me. But if I would design it really to reach humans then I would convert that, which whispers the mass to me in the ear: Longer ones of song produce and konventionellere Songstrukturen create. Thus it is probably of both something. Is there a difference between the kind, how you make today music and how you made early music? Pete: I definitely constantly change. You learn your conception of the kind, as you want to make music, in the course of the time to it and change. But it is still the same operational sequence, it always was and remains probably always Rough& Ready. I read that you took up in former times only with Tape recorders. Was that, because you did not have other technical possibilities, or because the sound pleased you better? Pete: Both. My computer often fell, so that no other choice remained frequent for me, than changing back Tape recorders. But if you are then first times thereby, you notice also, how your music changes with the recording technology. The feeling is another, if you work with 4-Track-Tapes. That is a function, which assures to me much. Quick and spontaneous actions. And the sound is simply unmistakable, a mad sound. But if one works with the computer, then those of song have simply a better structure and one have a better overview of what actually makes there. On your homepage I saw that you are active as draughtsmen and writers also. Do you make something professional of it? Pete: Everything that I make in such a way, is like a large hobby. It would never ring someone at my door and to me to money for the fact would offer that I draw something for it. Would be beautifully, if that happens times, but at present is drawing simply a hobby for me, faraway any professionalism. And would you say that music making for you is also hobby? Pete: It does not make me no rich humans, I can of it not live, the music pays me a rent and no calculations. But it is simply a large fun. And so long it one makes happy, is only worthwhile. My life is not generally like a large hobby, I attaches importance on correct jobs. Even what vocational I make, brings me fun, therefore fits well into the raster. Everything clearly. Thank you for the interview! Pete: I have to thank! 

Uh, watch out Odin!!   1 comment

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Two short reviews.   Leave a comment

Some more reviews translated by the estimable Nathan Blunt once again. By the way I apologise for relentlessly posting all this press for the record and tour. It’s only driven in part by some desperate need to feel appreciated – the rest is just so I’ve got it all in one place for archival purposes. Nobody reads this thing anyway, right?

OK, the first one is from something called Schlendrian. What a great word.

“PETER UM
No Pressure: The Hamburg label for the particular taste in music with a futher nugget, for which amusement and artistic claims are not two separate things. Sketches and DIY, playfulness and almost finished pop songs in one colourful folded bag made of blotting paper. They disappear as fast as they arrive, but they leave something like resonant sweetness in the ear, which doesn’t so much stick, as crystalise.
Gagarin Records) ap” 

And the second is from something called Westzeit:

“Also fairly weird is the horse-breeder PETE UM, who on “NO PRESSURE” (Gagarin Rec./A-Musik/Stora) offers 18 more or less little quickies from twisted tape-loops, cheap synths and unorthodox song-writing. Dada love-songs which for example would appeal to Ariel Pink. I can understand.” 

Thanks again Nathan!