People Like Us

Vicki Bennett

Also known as People Like Us?, Peoplelikeus

Short biography of People Like Us: Vicki Bennett, under the name People Like Us, has been smash-and-grabbing from the shallows of cultural waters for eleven years. Over the course of more than ten solo albums, as well as dozens of contributions to compilations and collaborations with like-minded artists, dadaist samplings and reshuffling of cultural oddities have been recurrent themes.

Likewise, the use of "found" and recontextualised recordings into entirely new soundscapes has played a major role, exposing simultaneously the ridiculous and the sinister. People Like Us expose a surreal world of bad connections and faulty communications, where presenters, interviewees, lost stars and found sounds become trapped in a misfiring loop of reference and repetition. Bellowing a gagged love song in a stifled spew, this mean mash of psychobabble is a window into a world of monotony induced trance.

Using modern tools as afforded by the advent of desktop video/audio manipulation and editing, People Like Us create new landscapes where once were merely soundscapes; the two disciplines are seamlessly melded together. There is no limit to the possibilities for new emerging narratives in the visual and aural world of People Like Us, narratives spoken in a voice unique in the world of mixed-media appropriated art.

At present is working on a commission ("") for The Lux in London, for an online a piece about the benefits of keeping archives not just in the past, but available to the present. In September 2003, Vicki performed a concert at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and also took part in the symposium, Sample Culture at the Tate Modern.

Vicki also has a weekly radio show, "DO or DIY" on Wednesday evenings on WFMU in New York.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
36 People Like Us - Perpetuum Mobile Perpetuum Mobile 18
mp3, CD
2010 Free Music Archive
37 People Like Us - Music To Run Fast By Music To Run Fast By 2
mp3, CD
2008-06-08 WFMU
38 People Like Us - Codpaste Codpaste 14
mp3, CD
2008-05-15 WFMU
39 People Like Us - A Brief History Of Sound Collage A Brief History Of Sound Collage 190
mp3, CD
2011 UbuWeb
40 People Like Us - Home-Roam-Play Home-Roam-Play 2
mp3, CD
2001-07-18 Wicked Witch
41 People Like Us - Moon Magic Moon Magic 2
mp3, CD
2012-12-04 Illegal Art
42 People Like Us - DO or DIY - Wet Sounds - The Best Of All Things Particularly Avant Retard DO or DIY - Wet Sounds - The Best Of All Things Particularly Avant Retard 10
mp3, CD
2007 UbuWeb
43 People Like Us - Don't Think Right, It's All Twice Don't Think Right, It's All Twice 19
mp3, CD
2013-10-31 Cutting Hedge
44 People Like Us - All Together Now All Together Now 7
mp3, CD
2006 Not On Label
45 People Like Us - There Goes Nothing... There Goes Nothing... 11
mp3, CD
2002 Not On Label

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