2 Lone Swordsmen* ‎– Stay Down

Warp Records ‎– WARP LP 58, Warp Records ‎– WARPLP58
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Hope We Never Surface
A2 Ink Cloud
A3 The Big Clapper
A4 Ivy And Lead
A5 We Change The Frequency
A6 No Red Stopping
B1 Spine Bubbles
Drums – Mickey PowersFeaturing [On A Vast Array Of Lovely Ladies] – Bob 'Honey' Dubray*Instrumentation By [Live] – The Autistic Bongo Novices
B2 Mr. Paris's Monsters
B3 Light The Last Flare
B4 We Discordians (Must Stick Apart)
B5 Alpha School
B6 As Worldly Pleasures Wave Goodbye...

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Recorded at The Rotters Golf Club.

(p) 1998 Warp Records Ltd.
(c) 1998 Warp Records Ltd.

"Sometimes in a fight it's best to just stay down" (A. Innes).

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603058118
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): WARPLP 58 A-1-1- | F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): WARPLP 58 B-1-1- |
  • Label Code: LC2070

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE 374-2 2 Lone Swordsmen* Stay Down(CD, Album) Matador OLE 374-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
WARPLP58P Two Lone Swordsmen Stay Down(LP, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPLP58P UK 1998 Sell This Version
WARP LP 58 Two Lone Swordsmen Stay Down(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARP LP 58 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AICT 38 2 Lone Swordsmen* Stay Down(CD, Album) Sony Music AICT 38 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
WARP CD 58 P Two Lone Swordsmen Stay Down(CD, Promo) Warp Records WARP CD 58 P UK 1998 Sell This Version


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September 15, 2020

Such a petty annoyance, but when i bought it way back then, it had no proper cover.
"As Worldly Pleasures Wave Goodbye..."
An adventure in a record.


July 23, 2020
Their best if you ask me. The cover image really matches the music perfectly.
Godspeed Mr. Weatherall.


February 18, 2020
My favorite electronic album, pure genius! R.I.P Andrew, thanks for all the amazing music..


January 7, 2019
Where is the reissue when you need it, bit surprised it hasn't happened.


March 2, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
Major hit of the electronic underground. Amazing that they didn't have to repress this. A major expo of how the current idm sound at that time could be harnessed back into a more humanized analog sound with groove with absolute uniqueness. Many a fond memory listening to this album with friends and just enjoying my early 20s. Ambient noodlings with trip hop, electro and house. Casting a big net to find those who resonate with this amazing sound.


June 12, 2014

Without a doubt their finest and most accessible release to date.
a classic piece of electronica.


November 5, 2010
This entire LP is devoted to creating the Two Lone Swordsmen experience for the listener.
A perfectly great album to track down and to share often.


May 5, 2004

My favorite LP from the duo. It all flows naturally from a 'concept album' approach (how dope are those suits?) as well as a motorcity-style ambient odyssey. the bookend tracks really seal it up! definitely worth tracking down...