Stereolab ‎– Dots And Loops

Elektra ‎– 62065-2
CD, Album

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1 Brakhage
Acoustic Bass – Douglas McCombs
2 Miss Modular 4:29
3 The Flower Called Nowhere
Piano – Xavier "Fischfinger" Fischer*
4 Diagonals 5:15
5 Prisoner Of Mars 4:03
6 Rainbo Conversation 4:46
7 Refractions In The Plastic Pulse 17:32
8 Parsec 5:34
9 Ticker-Tape Of The Unconscious 4:45
10 Contronatura 9:04

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℗ © 1997 Elektra Entertainment Group.
Made in the USA by WEA Manufacturing Inc.
Printed in USA.

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9 recorded at Idful Music Corp., Chicago, March 1997. Tracks 2, 6, 8, 9 & parts A & B of 7 mixed at Soma Recording Studio, Chicago, May 26th - June 4th 1997. Chicago tracks recorded directly onto hard disk.

Tracks 3, 5, 10 recorded at Academy of St. Martin in the Street, Düsseldorf, April 1997.

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Sleeve @ Intro.

Instrumentation: Vocals, Farfisa organ, electric guitar, bass, analog synthesizers and other electronic devices (for sound generating and filtering), Fender Rhodes piano, drums, beatbox, percussion, piano, clavinet, nylon string acoustic guitar, electronic percussion.

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  • Barcode: 0 7559-62065-2 5

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
D-UHF-CD17 Stereolab Dots And Loops(CD, Album) Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks D-UHF-CD17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2358 Stereolab Dots And Loops(CD, Album) EastWest Japan AMCY-2358 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
WPCR-75438 Stereolab Dots And Loops(CD, Album, RE) Elektra WPCR-75438 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
D-UHF-CD17 Stereolab Dots And Loops(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks D-UHF-CD17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
62065-2 Stereolab Dots And Loops(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra 62065-2 US 1997 Sell This Version



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December 31, 2010

Stereolab deliver great records over and over again. Here with 'Dots and Loops' they deliver a slightly more electronic and experimental record than the previous and oft lauded 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup'. While 'Dots' may not be as immediate as 'Emperor' it is a far more interesting record IMHO. It blends stuttering electronics with smooth melodies and soft vocals that leave one with that 'drifting away on summertime clouds' feel. Stereolab suffered with the 2002 death of the wonderful Mary Hansen in a bike accident and the loss seemed to rob them of some creativity and is not until most recently that they seem to have fully recovered. Dots and Loops captures the band at their peak. Highly recommended.