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  • People Like Us 'Early Radio Works Vol1' - Cargo Records UK

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    People Like Us 'Early Radio Works Vol1'

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    Vicki Bennett’s People Like Us began life as a three hour radio show on Brighton’s Festival Radio in 1990 called Gobstopper. She went on to release around 20 solo albums based on her radio sound collages, and after a decade working primarily with sound, has increasingly worked with film and images.

    She has recently produced collage and multi-screen, multi-speaker work, including 2013’s touring film and performance piece Notations, a film used as a score for improvising musicians, and Gone, Gone Beyond (2017-?), a 10 screen, 8 speaker immersive cinema work for Recombinant Media Lab’s Cinechamber.

    An advocate of open digital distribution, Bennett’s entire back catalogue is available for download via UbuWeb, and she is also the host of long-running radio show DO or DIY on WFMU.

    She has collaborated extensively with Ergo Phizmiz, Negativland’s Don Joyce, Wobbly and Kenneth Goldsmith, and many others. Vicki Bennett also curated/programmed RADIO BOREDCAST in Winter 2011/Spring 2012. It was first broadcast on basic.fm and now is archived at WFMU. More recently, Vicki Bennett has programmed OPTIMIZED!, a week-long expanded radio stream on WFMU 6-10 June 2016.Early Radio Works Vol 1 is a re-compiled re-issue of Vicki Bennett’s aka People Like Us early radio collages from the 90’s and early 2000’s originally first broadcast on the radio then released on CD and vinyl.

    An enlightened insight into Vicki’s early radio collage work and a perfect addition to the People Like Us work cannon. Side A is a new collage created from People Like Us radio works from between 1992 & 1999. Originally released on Lowest Common Dominator (1994), Jumble Massive (1996), Beware The Whim Reaper (1996), Lassie House (1997), Thermos Explorer (2000) & A Fistful of Knuckles (2000). Side AA is from Guide To Broadcasting (1994) & Thermos Explorer (2000).

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Radio on the Radio

    Side B:
    Guide to Broadcasting / I’m 89

    Release Date: 29/09/2017
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  • Gonzo 'SE Asian Noise(s)' - Cargo Records UK

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    Kicking off the brand new SUCATA TAPES label is Gonzo with a new volume of the never ending Noise(s) series. This time presenting his alternate and surreal perspective of sounds and sights from the South East Asian sub-continent.

    Featuring recordings from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, SE Asian Noise(s) intersects randomly through AM/FM radio, field recs, in situ compositions and some re-interpreted recordings from Laurent Jeanneau's aka Kink Gong's massive archive of the region.

    Not to be taken as a document or representation of a time and/or place but rather a personal diary full of vignettes distorted by time, memory and subjectivism.

    Tracklisting:
    1. SE Asian pt1
    2. SE Asian pt2
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  • Ross Alexander 'Memorias Vol1 - Bugandan Sacred Places' - Cargo Records UK

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    Ross Alexander 'Memorias Vol1 - Bugandan Sacred Places'

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    Memorias Vol.1 - Bugandan Sacred Places is based on a series of recordings made by Ross Alexander in 2016 at sites of sacred importance to the Bugandan Kingdom and other associated clans.

    These recordings were combined with recorded sounds from urban Kampala, extracts from a recording session with musician Albert Sempeke and the sounds of a Nilotika Collective drum circle.

    Further notes and tones were added using the Yamaha DX7 and programmed FM synthesis.With deepest thanks and praise to the people of Uganda, Albert, JaJa and the Nilotika collective, Arlen, Derek, Richie Tevin, Vincent the driving king, Nessim and the Nyege Nyege tribe!

    Love is peace, and freedom is harmony!

    Tracklisting:
    1. Jinja On The Nile
    2. Wood Of The Lusamba
    3. Mbale
    4. Albert Plays The Flute
    5. Fresh Ice Cream
    6. Binding The Arched Harp
    7. The Story Of Walumbe
    8. Boda Has No Radio

    Release Date: 29/09/2017
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  • Ubek 'Ubek' - Cargo Records UK

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    Ubek 'Ubek'

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    Dystopian soundscapes weaving through insinuated actuality. A collection of paranoid realities, implied certainty through testimonies given freely, observed by ever watchful eyes, detected by attentive ears and committed to record. ''.... It was at this moment he realised that he was actually living two parallel lives, he was living in both worlds simultaneously.

    The memory of the other had come back to him in that moment. On leaving the bathroom he was now on an alternative track. An alternative reality which was reflective of the one he had just occupied yet different, and that everyone in it was somehow artificial, unreal. They were dead and only he was alive...''

    UBEK (SUC02) UB +‎ -ek, with UB being an initialism of Urząd Bezpieczeństwa (literally "Security Office"). 

    Tracklisting:
    1. Archimedes
    2. Parellelogram
    3. Radio Wolna
    4. Porpoise
    5. Conterfeit Worlds
    6. Zulawski
    7. Roaming Empire
    8. Altar Natives
    9. Confessional Method

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  • Hair & Treasure 'Double Dragon' - Cargo Records UK

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    Hair & Treasure 'Double Dragon'

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    Dread gulps and nonsensical ramblings from the Hair & Treasure unit.

    Hot on the wheels of their gurgling split with Blood Stereo, Gonçalo F Cardoso and Alex Jones return to discrepant under the new Sucata Tapes banner.

    Joined by Kenny 'PL' Hosepipe on violin/effects - bringing the do-si-doe down your ramp.

    High puking their way through the desolate western sky, cackling all night long on the little house in prairie’s back yard - there were no stars on this perimeter, everyone was happy. Except Michael Landon.

    Recorded and performed over a late summer afternoon at discrepant HQ… 

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Double Dragon I

    Side B:
    Double Dragon II
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  • Luar Domatrix 'Non Glance' - Cargo Records UK

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    Luar Domatrix 'Non Glance'

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    Luar Domatrix aka Rodolfo Brito from Yong Yong presents his dystopian non visions to Sucata Tapes.

    Last seen meddling with Portuguese workers chants on Antologia de Música Atípica Portuguesa, the glasgow based portuguese artist sketches an eerie sci fi inspired tape for the ever evolving Sucata Tapes imprint.

    Hesitant bass lines conflict with lush distant drones and unsteady beats to present an alternate reality where anything IS indeed what it seems.

    Like an episode of X-files gone awry. Mulder’s dead and Scully’s drunk joy riding a space saucer. 

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Non Glance I

    Side B:
    Non Glance II

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  • Porest 'Flimsy Tomb' - Cargo Records UK

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    Porest 'Flimsy Tomb'

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    Porest aka Mark Gergis comes to discrepant with a 'trapped in the box' experiment, featuring his non-nonsense radio collages, blurring the lines of reality with hard facts and proof...'''When you’re allowed to walk away from captivity, there’s a fairly good chance you’ll return on your own accord. 

    A mini-album created from Porest’s Hanoi, Vietnam base for Dr Klangendum. Framed by a claustrophobic radio drama, and featuring a wide range of sound and music from the Porest archives as well as material recorded exclusively for this program.

    Big and small songs, tape collage, on-location radio recordings, horror and humor – tightly sunk into a 30-minute tomb.'' Mark Gergis.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Porest Trap
    2. The Requirements of the Revolution in the New Context – Hanoi Radio Segment #1
    3. Kong the Chap
    4. Triumph of the Nataree
    5. Larry Burridge
    6. Transformation is Futile
    7. Bintanom
    8. The Next Flight
    9. No Recourse
    10. Identity Event 1
    11. FBI of Tarsus
    12. Hanoi Radio Segment #2
    13. Nullified
    14. Memorii
    15. Head Down
    16. Esau
    17. Critic’s Coroner
    18. Sharwaf
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