From Spacemen 3 to Delia Derbyshire. From Spectrum to E. Pete Kember talks to Brian Coney about his bewildering back catalogue of work. The constantly progressing Spacemen 3 co-founder, musician and producer offers ten points of entry into his vast discography and talks to us about serial collaboration, Syd Barrett, Paul McCartney and Brian Jones. In the case of Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom one click finds his discography sprawl out like a serpentine tapestry of sound, woven, scene-by-scene, via countless projects, production credits and collaborations over four decades. By the time Spacemen 3 flamed out on their swansong, Recurring , Kember had already begun exploring other musical avenues in different guises and realms.
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Musical visionaries do not deserve to be booed off stage. But that is what happened to Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom , the founder of drone-rock legends Spacemen 3 this week. I didn't want to believe it at first. I clutched at straws, hoping they were shouting "Boom!
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Peter Kember born 19 November , also known by his stage name Sonic Boom , is an English singer and record producer. He was a founding member, bassist, vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Spacemen 3 , lasting from until the band's dissolution in As a solo artist, Kember has recorded as Spectrum and E. Experimental Audio Research , parallel musical projects with recordings under both names occasionally only featuring Kember. He has occasionally performed live under both monikers, most recently in —11 as Spectrum, touring as a band in America and Europe. Kember has played and collaborated with a number of artists, including Stereolab and Yo La Tengo. Kember's first solo album, Spectrum , was recorded in while Spacemen 3 were still a going concern, and featured the other members of the group. Kember recruited new musicians Richard Formby, who had previously contributed guitar and keyboards to Sonic Boom's side of the final Spacemen 3 album 'Recurring'   , and Mike Stout   for the group Spectrum in Initial Spectrum releases carried on from the sound of late-period Spacemen 3, featuring conventional songs and a regular band.