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Abridged Too Far album now on Vinyl on Discrepant

PEOPLE LIKE US – ABRIDGED TOO FAR [Discrepant LP CREP41]
Release date 31st March 2017 – available now!

ABRIDGED TOO FAR is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums. First released in digital-only form in 2004 exclusively for UbuWeb, this album includes Vicki’s John Peel session and performances for WFMU, amongst others, both from 2003, and now comes packaged with brand new artwork designed by Vicki Bennett.

People Like Us LP launch at Cafe Oto

DISCREPANT PRESENTS: PEOPLE LIKE US, MIKE COOPER + TYPHONIAN HIGHLIFE (SPENCER CLARK) at CAFE OTO, LONDON
TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2017, Doors open 7.30PM
£12 (door) £10 ADVANCE £8 CAFE OTO MEMBERS

People Like Us will perform at Cafe Oto in February as part of an evening hosted by the label Discrepant, to celebrate the release of LPs by People Like Us, and Mike Cooper. People Like Us will be doing a combination from four different previous performances, commencing at approximately 8.30pm. Full listing here.

Abridged Too Far” is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums.  It has only ever been available in digital form on UbuWeb.

The LP pressing has been held up at the pressing plant and will not be ready for the concert, but you can pre-order direct from us NOW: https://peoplelikeus.org/2017/abridged-too-far-album-now-vinyl/

OR… IF you come to the concert you can fill in your email address at the merchandise table to exclusively purchase Abridged Too Far for £10. This is exclusive to this concert only.  The Mike Cooper album is already available on Discrepant’s site.

No One Is An Island now on UbuWeb

No One Is An Island, a radio piece by Vicki Bennett originally broadcast on WDR in 2016 is now available for listening and download at UbuWeb. http://www.ubu.com/sound/plu_noone.html

Thanks to the following for taking their time to give their thoughts about ideas:
Ergo Phizmiz, Savanna, Rowen, Mathilde, Lila, Andrew Sharpley, Ava, Cameron, Katja Seltmann, Rick Prelinger, Iain Chambers, Jeff Carey and Falco, Graham Duff, Kenneth Goldsmith, Charlie Lewis, Henry Lowengard, Tim Maloney, Kevin Hamilton, Akāshamitra, Dorian Jones and Lenny, Marcus Boon and Jesse, Saraka, Suddhaka and Sunayaka.  

No One Is An Island
Where do ideas come from? Are they our own or are we channeling some spark from a larger flame? In this programme we examine the relationship between artists, writers, scientists and philosophers and the receiving, possession and transmission of ideas.
Culture is a complex process of sharing and signification. Meanings are exchanged, adopted, and adapted through acts of communication. The tools we use – the photocopier, camera, computer, encourage, in fact insist upon the act of cutting, copying and pasting – it is second nature. Through mimicry and repetition we learn.

Original post with more info on the initial broadcast: https://peoplelikeus.org/2016/radio-premiere-wdr-no-one-is-an-island/

Discography

This is by no means the full list, but it’s what we remember! We also are constantly adding new digital-only downloads to bandcamp: https://peoplelikeus-vickibennett.bandcamp.com/

“Rhapsody in Glue” – (LP) Limited Edition 100 copies lathe cut PLUERGO November 2022
“Free Money | Eve of Sunshine” – (7″) Limited Edition 100 copies lathe cut Heaven’s Lathe HL14 July 2022
“Welcome Abroad” – (LP) Discrepant June 2021
“Listen With Your Eyes” – (digital) bandcamp July 2019
“The Mirror” – (LP) Discrepant October 2019
“Wide Open Spaces” – (with Matmos and Wobbly) – (LP) Discrepant February 2018
“Citation City OST” – (digital download) Bandcamp 2018
“Recyclopaedia Britannica” – (cassette) Discrepant August 2018
“The Mirror” – (CD) Cutting Hedge October 2018
“25 Years of People Like Us” (digital) bandcamp October 2018
“Abridged Too Far” – (LP) – Discrepant March 2017
“Early Radio Works Vol. 1 – (cassette) Discrepant August 2017
“Optimized!” – (Split LP with Porest) – Discrepant October 2017
“A Fistful of Knuckles” and “Nothing Special” reissued on cassette – Megaphone Records 2015
“Dreaming” square flexidisc postcard – (8′) – Hasenbart Records 2014
“Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice” – (CD) – Cutting Hedge October 2013
“The Keystone Cut Ups” – (DVD) – with Ergo Phizmiz –  Illegal Art May 2012
“Magic Moon” -(7″) – with Ergo Phizmiz – Illegal Art May 2012
“Welcome Abroad” – (CD) – Illegal Art May 2011
“Music For The Fire” – (CD) – Illegal Art June 2010
“This Is Light Music” – (LP) – Edinburgh Printmakers/Prints Of Darkness exhibit – August 2010
“Le Xerox et l’Infini” – (cassette) Tapeworm June 2009
“Rhapsody In Glue” – (online album) – bleep.com  May 2008
“Smiling Through My Teeth” – (CD) – Sonic Arts Network May 2008
“Withers In The Waking” – (7″) Touch October 2008
“Honeysuckle Boulevard” – (10″) – self released collaboration with Ergo Phizmiz January 2007
“Perpetuum Mobile – (CD) – Soleilmoon Recordings April 2007
“On The Rooftops Of London” – (CDS) – self released May 2007
“Fom Fom” – (CD) – track for Chicks On Speed’s compilation Girl Monster – Chicks on Speed Records Summer 2006
“All Together Now” – (CD) – self released August 2006
“Story Without End” – (DVD) Sonic Arts Network October 2005
“A Call For Silence” – (CD) Sonic Arts Network February 2004
“Abridged Too Far” – (mp3) online album at Ubuweb. August 2004
“Windpipe Moods” – (CD) Mukow October 2004
“Volatile Media” Lovebytes label (DVD) March 2003
“Wide Open Spaces” Tigerbeat6 label (CD) collaboration with Matmos and Wobbly May 2003
“Nothing Special” Mess03 (CD) collaboration with Kenny G June 2003
“Recyclopaedia Britannica” Mess Media/Mess (CD) April 2002
“Preserved Cowgirl” Asphodel – remix of Tipsy (CD) August 2002
“Stifled Love” – Mess Media/Mess 2 (12″) October 2002
7″ single – Rough Trade label For Us Records October 2002
“Swing Largo/Going Out Of My Town” Klang Galerie (7″) 2001
“Home-Roam-Play/Work-All-Day” (split 12″ with remix by Matmos) Wicked Witch Records (12″) 2001
“Thermos Explorer” Hot Air (CD) 2000
“A Fistful of Knuckles” Caciocavallo (CD) 2000
“People Like Us Meet The Jet Black Hair People In Concert” Audioview (CD) 1999
“Hate People Like Us” (remix of PLU by Coil, Negativland, Death in June, Barbed, Christoph Heemann, Bruce Gilbert, Stock, Hausen & Walkman, Rehberg & Bauer, Mika Vainio, Boyd Rice, Dummy Run, Farmer’s Manual and Sons of Silence. 2CD features additionally Cyclobe, Req1, V/VM, Sniper, Mr Rotorvator, Felix Kubin, Xper. Xr, Venoz [TKS], Katy Brown and Dr P Li Khan. There was an additional remix by Andy Votel/Badly Drawn Boy, excluded for legal reasons. Caciocavallo/CAD1 (CD) and Staalplaat (2CD) 1999 2CD
“Lassie House” Staalplaat (10″ Picture Disc) 1997
“Blundersonix/Special Mix” (split with TFU) Kleptones(LP) 1997
“People Like Us and Sniper Play The Three DJs of The Apocalypse” (with Sniper) Kleptones (LP) 1997
“Hate People Like You” Staalplaat (CD) 1997
“File Under Easy Listening/File Under Sleazy Listening” (split with Sniper) Kleptones 1 (LP) 1996
“Jumble Massive” Soleilmoon Recordings (LP) 1996
“Guide To Broadcasting” Staalplaat (3″CD) 1994
“It’s Terrorific!” Staalplaat (DAT) 1994“Lowest Common Dominator” Staalplaat (CD) 1994
“Another Kind of Humor Another Kind of Murder” (split with Abraxas) World Serpent (CD/LP) 1992