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Transient Random Noise Burst With Announcements

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  • Audio CD (20 Jan. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002HDV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,489 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Our Trinitone Blast
  2. Our Trinitone Blast
  3. Pack Yr Romantic Mind
  4. I'm Going Out Of My Way
  5. Golden Ball
  6. Pause
  7. Jenny Ondioline
  8. Analogue Rock
  9. Crest
  10. Lock-Groove Lullaby

Product Description

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On Stereolab's first proper American full-length, the group skillfully dissects past musical genres and recombines them in their own Dr. Moreau-like sonic laboratory-garage. The recording is among Stereolab's least labored, most groove-oriented efforts. There are experiments like the French-pop-flavored "Pack Yr Romantic Mind," but it's mostly a lovely, loud, decadent '90s rock record. The song titles reference obscure equipment, the sounds are made with arcane instruments, the repetitive guitar work is directly lifted from Michael Rother, and the cover image pledges devotion to vinyl (the musical obscurantist's medium of choice), but somehow the band never comes off as snobbish. Stereolab's music would not only spawn dozens of imitators, but the very stuff they drew inspiration from (Esquivel, Can, Moondog, Os Mutantes) was suddenly the starting point for any self-respecting hipster's record collection. More important, it totally rocks ("Our Trinitone Blast") while beaming sunny vibes ("Jenny Ondioline"). --Mike McGonigal

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Format: Audio CD
This is very distictively classic Stereolab, although because of their chameleon approach to music, it sounds quite unlike their later work. The groop's magpie tendency is revealed in small snippet references to easy-listening and hi-fi test records, but is combined in places with a heavy, pulsing, rock character derived from Neu! and the Velvet Underground in particular. The lyrics are typically thoughtful and left-leaning. Sudden shifts and musical surprises add to the great pleasure which this album creates. Beautiful melodic twists and experimental ideas are happily married in this album which no fan should be without.
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Format: Audio CD
I was actually a bit surprised to discover that this album is regarded by many Stereolab afficianados as Stereolab's greatest album. That's not because I don't like it - I think it's amazing! - but because it's their most esoteric album.

Stereolab are more adventurous here than on any of their other albums. Surprising use is made of spoken words and phrases. Hypnotic repetition is used even more than usual. The extended instrumental interlude on "Jenny Ondioline" is like an acid trip, becoming progressively more frenetic and distorted until returning the listener, happy but bewildered, to planet Earth.

Don't let any of this put you off! If this sounds like a daring musical experiment, it was a very successful experiment. These "transient random-noise bursts with announcements" are not really random and not simply noise, but an artfully woven tapestry of musical contrasts. The songs have an adrenalin-pumping intensity that is certainly a bit different from Stereolab's later, more sedate sound.

All of which would explain why this album is so highly regarded among Stereolab connoisseurs. Why not become one too?
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Tremendous album from "The Groop" one of the best albums from the early nineties for sure and I never tire of listening to this incredible mixture of styles and sounds, ultra cool is what this album is.
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By A Customer on 19 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I cannot believe it.....A Stereolab Album that I enjoy, I have tried and failed in the past, but this one......pure pleasure......tremendous ambient sounds, for you to just sit back, relax and let all those troubles flow from your body....Come on it must be great...I am buying a copy !!!!
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Excellent!
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