Stereolab's 7 album reissue campaign continues with 1994's Mars Audiac Quintet reissued, via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions. Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material includes alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.

In 1994, the 'lounge' revival was just barely getting underway, but much of Mars Audiac Quintet incorporated loungy elements, from the Peter Gunn twang of Sean O'Hagan's guitar in Ping-Pong to the exotic Martin Denny-Arthur Lyman feel of the closing marimba-and-vibes instrumental Fiery Yellow and the lyrical salute to exotica queen lucia pamela in International Colouring Contest. Otherwise, the album further refines Stereolab's talent for obsessive one-chord drones mated with krautrock-style rhythms, Astrud Gilberto-inspired vocals, marxist themes and analogue synthesizers. The synthesis of these elements is best exemplified by the overwhelming Nihilist Assault Group and the lovely Des Etoiles Electroniques. In large part because of the poppier elements, this album is an excellent introduction into Stereolab's unique and wonderful aesthetic.

 

3LP - 27 Track Triple Black Vinyl with a poster / insert containing sleeve notes by Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane. Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet.

 

Tracklist:

Three-Dee Melodie

 

Wow And Flutter

 

Transona Five

 

Des Etoiles Electroniques

 

Ping Pong

 

Anamorphose

 

Three Longers Later

 

Nihilist Assault Group

 

International Colouring Contest

 

The Stars Our Destination

 

Transporte Sans Bouger

 

L'Enfer Des Formes

 

Outer Accelerator

 

New Orthophony

 

Fiery Yellow

 

Ulan Bator

 

Klang Tone

 

Melochord Seventy-Five (Original Pulse Version)

 

Outer Accelerator - (Original Mix)

 

Nihilist Assault Group - Part 6

 

Wow And Flutter (7"/EP Version - Alternative Mix)

 

Des Etoile Electroniques - Demo

 

Ping Pong - Demo

 

The Stars Our Destination - Demo

 

Three Longers Later - Demo

 

Transona Five - Demo

 

Transporté Sans Bouger - Demo

 

 

Label: Duophonic/Warp

Catalogue Number: D-UHF-D05R

STEREOLAB - MARS AUDIAC QUINTET

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