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People Like Us. Recyclopaedia Britannica

Released by Sucata Tapes
SUC19 - MC

Release Dates
Worldwide: Oct 26, 2018


Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us returns to Sucata Tapes with another epic radio collage from the archives. “The work of People Like Us rests gingerly between two dangerous positions: on the one hand, the risk of fashioning merely stylish pastiche out of borrowed finery for the sake of self-conscious kitschiness; on the other hand, the risk of making simplistic, heavy handedly “topical” audio-jokes at the expense of one’s raw material to a smug effect. read more...

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Recyclopaedia Britannica Recyclopaedia Britannica
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MC - Oct 26, 2018
Wide Open Spaces Wide Open Spaces
by People Like Us / Matmos / Wobbly Discrepant
LP - Mar 02, 2018
Optimized! Optimized!
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LP - Nov 10, 2017
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by People Like Us Discrepant
LP - Mar 31, 2017

People Like Us. Recyclopaedia Britannica

Sucata Tapes - SUC19

Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us returns to Sucata Tapes with another epic radio collage from the archives.

“The work of People Like Us rests gingerly between two dangerous positions: on the one hand, the risk of fashioning merely stylish pastiche out of borrowed finery for the sake of self-conscious kitschiness; on the other hand, the risk of making simplistic, heavy handedly “topical” audio-jokes at the expense of one’s raw material to a smug effect. If the lounge creeps uncritically snack on their sonic ingredients and coast on being “groovy”, the cads of pseudo-critique take cheap shots at straw men and call it subversion. Happily, Vicki Bennett has yet to fall down either precipice, but yodels down contentedly from her own Alpine audio-cottage. There, with loving care, she snips and tucks at the lycra jumpsuit until the fit is snug, places every plastic shrub on the Happy Valley Ranch just so, and throws another dance record on the bonfire. Undercutting her own utopian mirages with formal breakdowns and sneaky semantic pranks, Vicki Bennett is One Funny Lady, with a deadly sense of comic timing that puts her in my personal pantheon of edit intensive music makers: -Steinski and Mass Media, Hank Shocklee, Tod Dockstader, Teo Macero, the Hanatarash, John Oswald, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock. Serving her birthday cake with a turd, her gags are always lined with a virulent creep factor. You get the feeling that the vacancy and pointlessness of empty speech is being lampooned and mourned in equal measure. In sticking to this balance of celebration and critique, People Like Us genuinely hates and loves People Like You. The least you can do is head up to the Happy Valley Ranch for a spell and have a listen.” – Drew Daniel

Cat.no.: SUC19
Format: MC

Tracklisting

1
1. Another Kind Of Humor
2. OB & Cha Cha
3. Guide To Broadcasting
4. Smash & Grab
5. The Sacred Erm
6. Sing With Melodious Inarticulate Sound
7. A Crossed Line
8. Clippety Carl Horse
9. In The Panto
10. Ursula Fahrt Ski
11. T424plu
12. More Plunderblunders
13. Ski Hell
14. We Believe
15. T424plu
16. Sound Escape
17. Sound Escape
18. HanDJob
19. If Someone Touches You
20. Music Of Your Own
21. Millenium Dome
22. My Son Jim
23. More Plunderphonics
24. Oompah Pumpah
25. I'm 89
26. Take A Walk
27. Morning Pedro
28. We Believe
29. Bran Mash & Crushed Beans
30. We're Gonna Be Around

Release Dates:
Oct 26, 2018 (Worldwide)