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Stereolab – Dots And Loops (2LP)

$52.00
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne

Description

Dots and Loops is the fifth studio album by English-French rock band Stereolab. It was released on 22 September 1997 and was issued by Duophonic Records and Elektra Records. The band co-produced the album with John McEntire and Andi Toma, and recording took place in Chicago and Düsseldorf. The album explores jazz and electronic sounds, and is influenced by bossa nova and 1960s pop music. Its lyrics address matters such as consumerism, the "spectacle", materialism, and human interaction.

Dots and Loops reached number 19 on the UK Albums Chart, as well as number 111 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The track "Miss Modular" was issued as a single and as an EP, and peaked at number 60 on the UK Singles Chart. Several music critics have praised Dots and Loops for its blend of accessible music with experimental and avant-garde sounds, and some have considered it to be one of the band's finest works. The album was reissued in 2019 with bonus material.

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Release details

Artist: Stereolab
Label: Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks, Warp Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Vinyl, LP, All Media
Units: 2
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 2019
Genre: Rock, Electronic

Tracklist

A1 Brakhage
A2 Miss Modular
A3 The Flower Called Nowhere
B1 Diagonals
B2 Prisoner Of Mars
B3 Rainbo Conversation
C1 Refractions In The Plastic Pulse
D1 Parsec
D2 Ticker-Tape Of The Unconscious
D3 Contronatura
Bonus Disk
E1 Diagonals Bode Drums
E2 Contranatura (Pt 2 - Instrumental)
E3 Brakhage (Instrumental)
E4 The Flower Called Nowhere (Instrumental)
E5 Bonus Beats
F1 Diagonals (Instrumental)
F2 Contranatura (Demo)
F3 Allures (Demo)
F4 Refractions In The Plastic Pulse (Demo)
F5 I Feel The Air (Demo)
F6 Off On (Demo)
F7 Incredible He Woman (Demo)
F8 Miss Modular (Demo)
F9 Untitled In Dusseldorf (Demo)