Stereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements (2-CD)
Spin: "...With TRANSIENT RANDOM NOISE, the 'groop' moves from Hanna Barbera spaceland straight to 2001 and beyond....[This album] has a mandate to wreak aural havoc..."
Special Order Item: Usually ships in 7-14 days
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: May 3, 2019
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Warp Records
Spin - 10/93, p.100"...With TRANSIENT RANDOM NOISE, the 'groop' moves from Hanna Barbera spaceland straight to 2001 and beyond....[This album] has a mandate to wreak aural havoc..."
Melody Maker - 1/1/94, p.76Ranked #15 on Melody Maker's list of the 'Albums Of The Year' for 1993.
Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #24 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Tone Burst
- 2.Our Trinitone Blast
- 3.Pack Yr Romantic Mind
- 4.I'm Going out of My Way
- 5.Golden Ball
- 7.Jenny Ondioline
- 8.Analogue Rock
- 10.Lock-Groove Lullaby
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.Jenny Ondioline [7"/EP Version Alernative Mix] - (mix, remix, alternate take)
- 3.Drum - Backward Bass [Jenny Ondioline Breakdown Full Version]
- 4.Analogue Rock [Original Mix] - (mix, remix)
- 5.Pause [Original Mix] - (mix, remix)
- 6.French Disco [Early Version Mix] - (mix, remix)
- 7.Jenny Ondioline, Pt.2 [Breakdown Mix] - (mix, remix)
- 8.Fruition [Demo]
- 9.I'm Going Out of My Way [Demo]
- 10.French Disco [Demo]
- 11.Lock-Groove Lullaby [Demo]
- 12.Jenny Ondioline [Demo]
- 13.Pause [Demo]
Stereolab: Laetitia Sadier (vocals, guitar, Vox organ, Moog synthesizer, tambourine); Mary Hansen (vocals, guitar, tambourine); Tim Gane (guitar, Vox organ, Moog synthesizer, percussion); Sean O'Hagan (guitar, Vox & Farfisa organs); Duncan Brown (guitar, bass, background vocals); Andy Ramsay (bazouki, Vox organ, percussion).
Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London, England in May, 1993.
Personnel: Laetitia Sadier (vocals, guitar, Moog synthesizer, tambourine); Mary Hansen (vocals, guitar, tambourine); Sean O'Hagan (guitar, Farfisa); Tim Gane (guitar, Moog synthesizer, bongos, tambourine); Duncan Brown (guitar); Andy Ramsay (bouzouki, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Phil Wright; Stereolab.
Audio Remasterer: Bo Kondren.
Recording information: Blackwing Studios, London (05/1993).
Stereolab's brilliantly-titled third album is the first fully-realized example of the band's unique vision that combined the mechanical rhythms of early-'70s krautrock and the lush romantic flourishes of '60s soft pop in the Astrud Gilberto/Dionne Warwick tradition. To this mix the band added the relentless drones and political fixations of late-'80s British indie guitar bands such as McCarthy (Stereolab leaders Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier's first band) and the gorgeous textures of vintage analogue synthesizers.
Packaged in a perfect reproduction of the sleeve of an early-'60s hi-fi test disc, complete with technical liner notes, TRANSIENT RANDOM-NOISE BURSTS WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS follows one wonderful track with another, culminating in the astonishing 18-minute "Jenny Ondioline," an obsessive explorations of all the sonic and melodic possibilities of one chord, overlaid with creamy Beach Boys-style harmonies and Sadier's melodic trill. The song, like the rest of the album, is a definitive moment in '90s indiepop.
Bob DylanThe Bootleg Series, Volume 15: Travelin' Thru (3-CD)
$53.98 on Sale