Yo La TengoThe Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science

Label:Egon Records – Egon 07, Egon Records – ole-549-2, Egon Records – OLE-549-2
CD, Album
Genre:Rock, Stage & Screen
Style:Indie Rock, Experimental


1Sea Urchins10:22
2Hyas And Stenorhynchus9:12
3Shrimp Stories
Mixed ByJohn Agnello
4How Some Jellyfish Are Born8:22
5Liquid Crystals
Recorded ByJames*
6The Love Life Of The Octopus11:59
7Acera Or The Witches' Dance8:15
8The Sea Horse
Mixed ByJohn Agnello

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"All songs written for The Sounds of Science which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival of 2001. This program consists of eight underwater documentaries by Jean Painlevé, with live accompaniment by us. Thanks to Doug Jones and Rachel Rosen."

Most songs recorded at the Bank of Woodland, Nashville. Track 5 recorded at Yo La Tengo's practice space, USA.
Most songs mixed at the Bank of Woodland, Nashville. Tracks 3 and 8 mixed at Water Music, Hoboken.

All songs published by Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI).

Catalog number Egon 07 on spine, rear cover, and disc face; catalog number ole-549-2 on rear cover and disc face; catalog number OLE-549-2 inside booklet.

© ℗ 2002 Yo La Tengo.
Manufactured by WEA Mfg.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: wea mfg. OLYPHANT X17515 LN OLE 549-2 01 M0S1
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U8A

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science (8×File, MP3, Album, Stereo, 256kbps)Egon RecordsEgon 07US2008
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The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science (8×File, FLAC, Album, Stereo, 16-Bit CD Quality / 44.1 kHz - Stereo / 1411 kbps)Egon RecordsEgon 07UK2011
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The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science (2×LP, Album)Egon RecordsEgon 14US2023



  • nikoko's avatar
    Edited 4 years ago
    So glad I saw them live at Sònar in 2002 presenting this album with the original old documentary projected in the background, one of my desert island album, for sure... please make a vinyl version asap!
    • Antifon's avatar
      Yo La Tengo's post rock album. Amazing. Closer to 'And Then Nothing..' than any other YLT release.
      And, in my opinion, one of their 'must have'. A few bands in rock tested their inspiration in almost any possible nuance, with such humilty and never missing the 'trademark' and their qualities and traits like YLT. The Love Life Of The Octopus is one of the best post-rock tracks ever written. Take care of it.
      • mphtmnslt's avatar
        A beautiful album. I listen to this a lot when I'm reading sci-fi books and it's great to listen to while studying as well. The instrumentation of YLT really shines in this album and these albums are very strong. 5/5


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