The Other People Place ‎– Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café

Warp Records ‎– WARPCD90
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This was a Dimensional Waves Transmission.

Drexciya Storm 3.

℗ © 2001 Warp Records Limited.
Made in England.

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  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 090187
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603090187
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD90 @@@ 70010203 0023 @@@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Label Code: LC 02070

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August 14, 2016
edited 14 days ago

album over too quickly ;) so good...i wish they didn't fade out so abruptly seen this on some Glenn Underground albums probably because the music is so good they never know when to cut it ;)........Sunrays is super smooth however.


February 6, 2016
Just discovered this album after 15, what an amazing record. :)


August 6, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe has a few of my most favorite Drexciya related tracks. I'm a bit more into these laidback sounds than the more electro ones that are on, say Neptune's Lair or UR. "It's Your Love" is the example i am speaking of. It's more sexy and accessible tempo really compliments the melodies that Stinson was so good at. "Moonlight Rendezvous"!! Whats to say?! I have played this track for hours and hours and hours. It's my most favorite Stinson track of all-time. The melody and the bassline works so well together making it one of the most infectious grooves i have ever heard. Thank you Stinson for not making some of these tracks only 2-3 minutes long like other records. Listening to dance art like "You said you want me" and others on here really make me sad on what the future of James Stinson held. I'm sure he's making some great melodies wherever he is. 9/10


July 4, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

I had this CD (a promo freebie from Warpmart) for about 4 years without giving it a thought. I'd played it once, thought "nice, but nothing special" and never looked at it again. Then a month or so back I stumbled across it and decided to give it a whirl...and realised I'd just missed 4 years of listening to this gorgeous, warm, subtle, perfectly pitched album. No real standout tracks, nothing flash or groundbreaking, just consistent high quality electro/techno excellence from James Stinson. A great pity there'll be no more.


October 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

If you lived in a laptop cafe, this is what it'd be like. And LIFESTYLES OF THE LAPTOP CAFE, The Other People Place's only album release, straddles techno, electro and house with the greatest of ease. Whether you like things dark and deep ("Eye Contact") or with a smidge of romance ("It's Your Love"), the not-quite-there vocals add a fascinating texture. The songs are simple, but never simplistic, an important distinction to make. "Let Me Be Me" crashes so many styles that its title becomes an appropriate mantra. "Sunrays" closes out the album with more cohesive lyrics, but the warmth and the groove is what comes through most clearly. This is a lifestyle worth living.