Lab Rat XL ‎– Mice Or Cyborg

Clone ‎– C#31-lp
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album


A Lab Rat 1 7:49
B1 Lab Rat 6 2:47
B2 Lab Rat 5 6:26
C Lab Rat 3 7:50
D1 Lab Rat 2 5:28
D2 Lab Rat 4 5:17



This album is the 7th and last storm from Drexciya.
R.I.P. James Stinson

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  • Barcode: 8711751100032

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C#31-lp Lab Rat XL Mice Or Cyborg(2x12", Album, RP, Cle) Clone C#31-lp Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
C#31-cd Lab Rat XL Mice Or Cyborg(CD, Album) Clone C#31-cd Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
C#31 Lab Rat XL Mice Or Cyborg(6xFile, AIFF, Album) Clone C#31 Netherlands 2015
C#31 LP Lab Rat XL Mice Or Cyborg(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Clone C#31 LP Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version


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March 26, 2017
Really hoping for a repress on this one. Lab rat 3 is such a gem


May 22, 2016
Phenomenal album- praying Clone repress this. Please comment here if anybody finds out any information.


November 17, 2014

This record is so good it scares me. C side is heartbreaking, what a melody, damn, James I know you're getting this vibe back, thank you!


October 30, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
Lab Rat 3 is a beautiful dark track. So good


October 6, 2007
edited over 4 years ago

At a certain time in space James and i discussed productionmethods. An easy way to approach the quality achieved using professional methods is the 3-way method. I won't get into technical details, but it involves adding noise to the recording prior to post-processing and then making the best out of it :) We kind of hoped that Alden Tyrell would understand that the noise didn't belong into the recording. James thought no producer would do it and i thought that any pro would make the best out of the initial recording. James was right.


July 7, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

I don't mind starting proceedings off (surely three years post this release, comments are long overdue.) There have been detractors of this late-life James Stinson project, as there have been against many of his records which were released in fairly quick succession before his death. But in my opinion, Mice Or Cyborg can stand against the best of vintage Drexciya, and not pale in comparison. This is mature, sophisticated, highly musically-literate work. There are only six tracks, but there is not a single unremarkable one amongst them, in my opinion. This is 'grown-up', yet in many ways classic Drexciyan electro. The underpinnings appear to rely on the staple 808s and analog/FM synth sounds, but the loose construction of the songs, the adventurous production (which still nevertheless retains a certain rawness: live hiss at times, for instance, highly corrupted vocal contributions at others) lift Mice Or Cyborg above many attempts at similar models of work by other artists. One example: Lab Rat 3. A superb, elegaic, lead shimmers over an irresistible but simple deep bass and kick pattern, which is interspersed with repetitions of a sharp, stinging, reversed pad sample. When I played this track once at a 'musical appreciation' evening with friends, the wives of my mates who'd not heard this before, all spontaneously got up and started dancing. Straight up. As for myself, the first time I heard this, I thought, 'am I really this high?' I reiterate, make no mnistake, this LP is first-rate Stinson material and if for any reason you've been swayed by those who doubt the relative quality of this versus more obviously branded 'Drexicya' music, I believe you're making a mistake.