1.) "On The Rooftops Of London" CD single
Originally Mailorder Only 2007 [art]
People Like Us - "On the Rooftops of London" (mp3) was a session for the final edition of BBC Radio 3's "Mixing It", broadcast on 9 February 2007.
2.) All Together Now CD
Originally Mailorder Only, Released October 2006 [art]
People Like Us proudly present 27 minutes of new songs following visits to several music libraries, and appropriating favourites from the western world into a musical pantomime
1. Blue Bayou 2. Everyday 3. Crazy 4. Stand By Your 5. Green, Green Grass 6. I Walk The Line 7. Singin' In The Shower (mp3s)
3.) Breaking Waves
In March of this year, Forma commissioned People Like Us to make a series of new soundworks for the AV Festival "Now Hear This". Now Hear This is a series of site–specific audio works presented in various public spaces across Middlesbrough, UK. The project featured audio works by artists including Marcus Coates and Zoe Irvine, selected for their various interests in the complex relationships between sound, space and location. Adopting diverse modes of broadcast and public address, Now Hear This offers a range of listening experiences and unexpected sonic interventions into our everyday urban environment, creating surprising and engaging encounters with broadcast material.
People Like Us produced this series of short audio works to be broadcast via Bluetooth in Middlesbrough Town Centre. These brief musical compositions explore the humorous side to communication breakdowns in all their varied and surprising forms. Pair up with People Like Us for a series of misfiring musical arrangements, exploring the entertaining aspects of miscommunication, disharmony, bad connections and missed calls: Hello Hush (mp3), Hello I'm Talking (mp3), Hello, Sorry It's Alright (mp3), Let Them In (mp3), Please Hold (mp3), Silence (mp3), Something (mp3), The Telephone Call (mp3), Uncle Campbell (mp3), Webster Lineman (mp3)
UPDATE 8/5/08 -- one more!!!
4.) Daphne Oram reworkings
In June 2008 People Like Us were invited into the archives of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram to rework them into new compositions, which were presented at a day-long symposium at London's South Bank Centre. Here are the results. 1. Daphne Speaks (mp3), 2. Daphne Inuit Song (mp3), 3. Daphne Bird in a Teacup (mp3), 4. Daphne Everybody's Calling (mp3), 5. Daphne Reggae Lady (mp3), 6. Daphne Waltz (mp3)
More info on the Daphne Oram Collection at Goldsmiths: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/ems/oram.php
Do or DIY on WFMU
All the while, People Like Us is back with a new season of the Do or DIY radio program here on WFMU. Today's guest is Ergo Phizmiz, who's got a new album out on Gagarin Records called Handmade in the Monasteries of Nepal and Eloise My Dolly. On August 11th, People Like Us plays host to Gwilly Edmondez, formerly of Radioactive Sparrow. Subscribe to the Do or DIY podcast here (iTunes). Program archives are here.