The Other People Place ‎– Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café

Warp Records ‎– WARP LP 90
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album


A1 Eye Contact 5:30
A2 It's Your Love 7:31
B1 Moonlight Rendezvous 7:07
B2 You Said You Want Me 4:23
C1 Let Me Be Me 7:46
C2 Running From Love 5:50
D1 Lifestyles Of The Casual 5:29
D2 Sunrays 8:15

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This was a Dimensional Waves Transmission

Drexciya Storm 3

℗ Warp Records Limited © Warp Records Limited

Made in england.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 090194
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): EURODISC MPO WARP-LP 90 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): EURODISC MPO WARP-LP 90 B1 TRANSFERMATION
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): EURODISC MPO WARP-LP 90 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): EURODISC MPO WARP-LP 90 D1 TRANSFERMATION
  • Label Code: LC 02070

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
724381110522 The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café(CD, Album) Source, Warp Records 724381110522 France 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCDD90 The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD90 UK Unknown
WARP LP 90 The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARP LP 90 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCD90 The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD90 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WARP LP 90 R The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café(2x12", Album, RE, RP) Warp Records WARP LP 90 R UK 2017 Sell This Version


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February 11, 2020

I remember getting this when it came out. There was a bit of a buzz about it in the record store as people were debating whether it was actually a Drexciya record or not, most people seemed unconvinced as it wasn't really like what they'd put out before. Back then it was all still a mystery, just rumours, though store owner said it was hinted at by Warp. Remember there was no discogs (or it was just starting and pretty basic), no Drexiciya Research blog, very little information at all on the internet. I have to admit I wasn't sure myself, as I'd recently bought Harnessed The Storm which is a much harsher darker album. But I thought it sounded really good so I bought it regardless. After a few listens I was convinced it really was Drexciya, even if it was very different to their other records, much more mellow and groovy, lush and melodic. Yet, it seemed to me like only Drexciya could make something like this, it still had that live organic feel to it, though the aesthetic was quite different the way it was all put together seemed to me pure Drexciya. Over the next year or two, more albums by Shifted Phases, Transllusion, Abstract Thought and finally Lab Rat XL would drop, all with little fanfare, all exploring different moods and themes. It had become clear that there had been a "storm" of remarkable creativity and productivity in the Drexciya labs. Then the news of James Stinson's sad and untimely death came out. And over the years, more information has come out, we now know for example that most if not all of the storms were solo projects by James Stinson, who knew he was dying but still had so much to say. RIP.

I do miss that about the pre-discogs days, when the internet hadn't completely taken over, local record stores were more important in terms of finding out about new music, things could be drip fed to people, you could keep a secret, create mystery and intrigue, we've since lost a lot of that mystery. Of course, it's the music itself that is the most important thing, and while Stinson has left this world, his music will live on for ever. Oh yeah, the music, this album is a masterpiece imo. Lush and melodic, really deep and contemplative, very relaxing. Let Be Me works well in a club environment at the right moment, but mostly it's for home listening. Also worth tracking down the Sunday Night Live At The Laptop Cafe 12" on Clone.


November 10, 2019
Classic album. I remember hearing "It's Your Love" during his interview with Liz Copeland and being completely enchanted by it. If you enjoyed this there is a good chance you'll enjoy this as well:


May 23, 2019

Running from love, running from love, running from love, running


May 14, 2018
It,s one of this classic albums, which never disapointed you....


July 7, 2017
this and Metro Area debut will always be 2 of my timeless faves


April 25, 2017
6 tracks never heard before from James Stinson being released on the Clone Aqualung Series. Recordings from around the same time as Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café:


March 3, 2017
What's to be said? A stone cold classic. Everyone needs this record.


February 10, 2017
Seminal album which has stood the test of time and will continue to do so.Effortlessly beautiful and emotional electronica.


January 28, 2017
The Gescom EP on Warp and Elecktroids album next please Warp. Much obliged.


January 14, 2017
Good for everyone with the re-press. The people who don't care about their vinyl gaining price over the years can get the re-press for a cheaper and more realistic price, and the other collectors who care about first pressing and limited rare versions can pay a little more. Elecktriods to be re-pressed next please warp :)