Babble ‎– The Stone



The Downward Pull Of Heaven's Force 1:38
Tribe 5:49
You Kill Me 6:13
Spirit 6:51
Take Me Away 6:42
The Stone 3:31
Beautiful 6:22
Space 5:50
Sunray Dub 2:23
Drive 6:03

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 45387-2 Babble The Stone(CD, Album, ARC) Reprise Records 9 45387-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
WPCP-5533 Babble The Stone Japanese Release(CD, Album) Reprise Records WPCP-5533 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
9362-45387-2 Babble The Stone(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45387-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CDW 45387 Babble The Stone(CD, Album) Reprise Records CDW 45387 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
9 45387-2 Babble The Stone(CD, Album, SRC) Reprise Records 9 45387-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2 453874 Babble The Stone(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 2 453874 Canada 1994 Sell This Version



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June 3, 2015
referencing The Stone, CD, Album, ARC, 9 45387-2
There is a large white room at the top of the house. The house itself was an asylum in the days of the Raj. From barred windows, wide-eyed inmates gazed upon Her Majesty’s most infamous penal institution, and either laughed or cried.

In 1991 the inhabitants of the white room escaped. In India they recorded the noise of the bazaars and temples, then returned to the tranquillity of the asylum. Life had somehow changed. They built themselves a studio the size of a shoe-box and painted it sugar pink.

There, the mysterious sounds from their recordings were welded to affluent melodies, dubbed into dance grooves and gradually carved into ‘The Stone.’ This debut of heavy sunshine has a secret ingredient - two members of Babble were part of electro-pop trio The Thompson Twins. Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey now have a young child and an elegant new album on their hands

From the boisterous sonic distortions of ‘Space’ to the hazy laziness of ‘Beautiful’ (with its lullaby rap from Q. Tee) Babble have an open-minded approach to making studio music; incorporating ideas from beatnik photographer and poet Ira Cohen, London song-bird Amy St. Cyr, and Dublin-based artist/biker Charlie Whisker. Some how it all seems to work together.

(written and published 1994)