The Mirror

by People Like Us

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Extralife
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Extralife Weird wild wonderful stuff.
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I listened to your set on 6 music freak zone and absolutely loved it
dj bennett
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dj bennett You've been my favorite mixologist for about a decade now. Always glad for new ways to recover history.
Jennifer Jupiter
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Jennifer Jupiter Pure genius. How does she do it? Vicki never fails. Even if you have thirty other PLU albums, this one is as good as it gets and absolutely essential. Totally trippy brilliance. Wizard of Oz meets “Strawberry Fields”, “Revolution 9” and Stockhausen multiplied by infinity.
Hip Priest
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Hip Priest This is like every song I've ever heard mixed up to sound like nothing I've ever heard.
A hypnotic collage not only from my own record collection but also songs that have been with me my whole life.
A whole new window on easy listening.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    NOW OUT ON DISCREPANT, THE MIRROR ON VINYL!
    This item is on pre-order. Shipping date is expected for 18 October 2019. Includes digital pre-order of The Mirror.

    Previously released on CD accompanied by “Gone, Gone Beyond”, “The Mirror” is the dreamy soundtrack of an a/v project from collage artist extraordinaire Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us. With ‘’The Mirror’’ Bennett continues her eternal disassembling of popular music by exploring how the narrative of familiar sounds/songs can change dramatically under a new context, with that context always changing, in a never-ending flow.

    Each song is singular. And each song is a collage of and undefined number of other songs from other artists. It sounds familiar because that has been the modus operandi of People Like Us since the early 1990s. But “The Mirror” plays with the notion of familiar, driving around a collection of famous pop songs/artists, messing around with the memory of the listener and, of course, his unique comprehension of those specific songs applied in a new context.

    Because of the use of familiar pop sounds, “The Mirror” is often grandiose. Like an epic film only with highs, never letting the listener down or letting him doubt the power of pop. Even, of course, when the coordinates are twisted, mixed, over or underrepresented. Each moment feels like something that could only happen in a parallel universe.

    Although that may sound naïve, it’s just a lost thought of reaction to the beautiful collages of People Like Us in “The Mirror”. This mirror doesn’t reflect an image of ourselves or an image of pop. But an image on the way memories drift and are being constant rebuilt. An unfinished collage. -- Discrepant www.discrepant.net/product/people-like-us-the-mirror/

    Tracks:
    **Please note that vinyl order is not the same as the digital and CD versions.***

    The Mirror
    Do You See What I Hear
    Step Inside
    Zoetrope (Digital/CD only track)
    Feel it Steal It (Digital/CD only track)
    World of Wonder (Why We’re Here) (Digital/CD only track)
    Till The End of Time
    Free My Prayer
    Bing Bong (Digital/CD only track)
    The Other Side
    Forever

    Pressing Information
    One time pressing of 500 units
    Mastered by Mark Gergis
    Cut by Rashad Becker

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mirror via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This album contains all new audio work, sourced from both our live a/v performance The Mirror [2018], and also from Gone, Gone Beyond [2017+], our ongoing 360 surround cinema work.  It also contains additional tracks composed during the creation of these pieces that never were used.  We are joined on two tracks by Ergo Phizmiz, and the packaging has artwork from the above works and also specially made for the CD.  Two collages are made in collaboration with other artists Peter Knight and Hearty White. 

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mirror via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 45 People Like Us releases available on Bandcamp and save 75%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of No One Is An Island, Nothing Special, Early Radio Works Vol1, Dreaming 8" Single, Honeysuckle Boulevard, Perpetuum Mobile, Recyclopaedia Britannica, There Goes Nothing, and 37 more. , and , .

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This album contains all new audio work, sourced from both our live a/v performance The Mirror [2018], and also from Gone, Gone Beyond [2017+], our ongoing 360 surround cinema work.  It also contains additional tracks composed during the creation of these pieces that never were used.  We are joined on two tracks by Ergo Phizmiz, and the packaging has artwork from the above works and also specially made for the CD.  Two collages are made in collaboration with other artists Peter Knight and Hearty White. 

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released October 1, 2018

The CD was mastered by Mark Gergis

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People Like Us London, UK

Since 1991, Vicki Bennett has been repurposing pre-existing footage to craft a/v collages, seeing sampling as folk art in the age of mechanical reproduction, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant. ... more

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