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A relational outburst of Groupe L'etranger.   Leave a comment

My man in Brussels has been good enough to include some of my spuzz in his outburst here:

L’etranger, Radio Panik 105.4FM, Brussels

Every possible Tuesday 21h00- 22h00 (CET).

Quixotic: adjective : exceedingly idealistic ; unrealistic and impractical : a vast and perhaps quixotic project.

A relational outburst of Groupe L’etranger.

Show #258, 31st July 2012

The elements scrambled: JD Zazie and Anton Mobin, Pete UM, DDV, Necklacing, Underrated Close-Ups, Lepke B, Garbage Patch Traitor, Nacho Knees, Johnny Scarr, April Larson, Leerstukken van de Stalinitische School, Kremlin, Astma Tom Smith, Vom Grill, Lieutenant Caramel, The Tobacoonists, Schizophasia, Harry Merry, Christian Galarreta & Karl Schmidt, Keith Rowe, Woebot, IOSS, Eric Duyckaerts, Rainier Lericolais.

Interjections & Overlays courtesy of: Flutator, The London Sound Survey, JD Zazie and Anton Mobin, John Zerzan.

Full playlist with active links to artists is here:

Rave Bum   Leave a comment

Woebot: Rave Bum from Matthew Ingram on Vimeo.

Good, innit? Some people saying brave move but apparently he’s got some previous with words and the great thing about this is that big, flat space the vocals sit in. Kind of ready-storyboarded stuff, unsurprisingly perhaps.

Are some of the songs too short? Uh… no, I don’t think so. or Boomkat for the CD

Posted June 13, 2012 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Sunglasses For The Visionary   Leave a comment

Rejected a lot of bad puns for the title of this post before deciding to use the name of the actual event. Why not, right?


Feels like an exciting gig, although I’m sure I’ve played with some of this lot before. Very pleased to have the Woebot (DJ) onboard. If he thinks he isn’t going to have me and Dave standing at the booth like question-asking twits he’s probably mistaken. Big up Jonny Mugwump – looking forward to it!

Blissblogged   2 comments

I bought Blissed Out (to be fair, it had been reduced) back in the day so it’s weird to think that Simon Reynolds has typed my name. I mean, he’s typed a lot of people’s names but I remember lying in the sun out the back of Blossom St in the early 90s and my bandmate’s girlfriend being more or less unable to accept that people wrote like that about stuff like that. She even said “You should do that Pete.” And I was like, “Ooh no…”

“…actually it’s Woebot full-spectrum dominance this month: check out Matthew’s piece on the Cambridge Scene in this month’s Wire… with figures like Pete Um (Position Normal if he’d recorded for Mille Plateaux, kinda, some of the time anyway) he’s really onto something, as per bleeding usual.”

I’m not sure about this Postion Normal comparison, if only because I’m listening to them for the first time as I write this, but since it’s got Mille Plateaux counterweighting it I think it’s probably an illustrative example. I don’t think I sound like a post-pub Vicki Bennett jammin’ on a Residents tip though, ha ha. Actually I quite admire what they’re up to here but there’s something really nauseatingly sincere about my music that makes all these “Pete Um: madcore English nuttah!” characterizations a bit baffling to me. Like, there is quite a bit of humour in what I do but it isn’t meant to be particularly funny, lol. Once I remember performing the old Um song Goat to a couple of tables of bemused randomers at The Boat Race and they roared with laughter at the first couple of lines, then chuckled at the next few, then fell awkwardly silent. I mean, that’s a funny story, but what it’s about isn’t funny. Oh I don’t know.

Ha ha, just downloaded some Headcleaner by mistake, and then bought the 12″.

Adventures In Modern Music   Leave a comment

My copy hasn’t arrived yet, but I saw one in the shops this afternoon. No thumbnails today.

Big up Matt Woebot & my fellow adventurers! And Jon Baker the photographer. And The Wire.


Posted February 10, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Woebot's End of Year Thing.   1 comment

Matt’s done a list at Cybore.

I’ll c&p the text right here:


Doing a year end thing is a bit weird for me this year for a few reasons. Firstly when you crash through the mirror and actually start making music yourself you immediately lose a degree of impartiality that you have as a critic. In making a favourites list you’re not just trying to blindly endorse stuff, you’re inevitably making explicit your connections to other people making music, your peers. You want the people who you value as fellow-travellers to be aware that you’re rooting for them. I shouldn’t get so twisted about it really because, if you dial back, the reason you’re keen to get behind them is, er, because they’re brilliant!

People who follow particular critics, maybe they fail to realise that those critics’ choices are also inflected by what amounts to community politics. I suppose where it gets interesting in fact is when an individual critic gets bedded within a movement, and actually yes, when a greater proportion of objectivity (what is it anyway?) goes out of the window. It’s a tricky balance to keep though, and I’ve come in extreme conflict this year at those points where I’ve actually had to come up for air and say, well no, something, such-and-such, ain’t so good really – and although I’m ring-fenced by its protagonists and it would be easier to just kiss ass….. not like I’m saying I’m the Julian Assange of music blogging – the whistleblower ha!

The other reason why a year-end list is suddenly quite tricky is that whenever I do these things they’re invariably made up of 75% old stuff. Doing my new record this year I’ve been deep in research, discovering things I imagine not many people were aware of, certainly in this socio-cultural context, and it’s stuff I really have to keep under wraps. Not just because it will weaken the surprise of my new tracks, but also because from a legal POV I need to be a bit clandestine about what I’m sampling – ya get me.


Connect_Icut: Fourier’s Algorithm
Raime: Blackest Ever Black EP
Vampire Weekend: Contra
Broadcast and The Focus Group: Familiar Shapes and Noises
Belbury Poly and Mordant Music: Welcome to Godalming
Oneohtrix Point Never: Returnal
Sculpture: Rotary Signal Emitter
Sun Araw: Deep Cover
Nochexxx feat Sensational: Smashing Your System
Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me
Gonjasufi: A Sufi and A Killer
Rangers: Suburban Tours
Young Hunting: Attachment in a Child and the Subsequent Condition
Ariel Pink: Before Today
Internal Tulips: Mislead Into a Field By A Deformed Deer
Mount Kimbie: Crooks and Lovers
People Like Us and Wobbly: Music For The Fire
Pete UM: Godelmingum & Gyldeforda
DJ Roc: The Crack Capone
Ekoplekz: Stalag Zero/Distended Dub
Moon Wiring Club: A Spare Tabby at the Cat’s Wedding


VA: The Minimal Wave Tapes
VA: Shangaan Electro
Arthur Russell/Allen Ginsberg: Ballad of The Lights
Method Actors: This Is Still It
Charanjit Singh: 10 Ragas to a Disco Beat
Walter Gibbons: Jungle Music

Obligatory commentary

Next to no dance music (been a bit boring really).
Shame there have been no big LPs from Ghost Box.
Has everyone forgotten the Vampire Weekend disc?
The year the synth underground blew up.
Some awesome stuff but yeah, apologies that it isn’t more juicy – but them’s the breaks.

Watch out for Woebot “Chunks” on vinyl in, maybe February/March. I’m out.

Posted December 15, 2010 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Woebot blogs Man from Uranus!   Leave a comment

The other day MFU told me he had a cool gig in cold Oslo and I said “Wow, give them my email address. ” and he said “No I fucking won’t” and we laughed kind of semi-humourously.

And now I’ve just seen this.

That is his greatest video though, and made in difficult times on earth.