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Cornu Ammonis

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I had the same problem on Mozilla on my Mac a few months ago for another gig. I use the iPhone app now, that seems to be the most reliable way.

I never really explored Stereolab, I love the releases they did with NWW but the album I eventually bought by them was really dull (Chemical Chords). I listened to two albums today (Mars Audiac Quintet and Dots and Loops) and I have to admit, I’m struggling to hear the genius that everyone is attributing to them. There are a couple of tracks on MAQ that get into a cool Krautrock flow but essentially they are just knocking off Neu and Harmonia. The rest of it sounds like that band Nouvelle Vague doing covers of Tortoise using the keyboard preset “Dreary Organ Sound”. I’ll be saving my money.
 

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I had the same problem on Mozilla on my Mac a few months ago for another gig. I use the iPhone app now, that seems to be the most reliable way.

I never really explored Stereolab, I love the releases they did with NWW but the album I eventually bought by them was really dull (Chemical Chords). I listened to two albums today (Mars Audiac Quintet and Dots and Loops) and I have to admit, I’m struggling to hear the genius that everyone is attributing to them. There are a couple of tracks on MAQ that get into a cool Krautrock flow but essentially they are just knocking off Neu and Harmonia. The rest of it sounds like that band Nouvelle Vague doing covers of Tortoise using the keyboard preset “Dreary Organ Sound”. I’ll be saving my money.
And I don’t like Nouvelle Vague or Tortoise for the record.
 

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Margerine Eclipse didn't make much impression on me at the time but listening back today and yesterday it has shot up to number one in my personal Stereolab favorites chart
Love the last track on that album when it kicks into full disco mode
 

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Picked up one earlier. Maybe im underestimating their popularity but will this sell out fairly quickly? Would have thought not but wasn't taking the risk at the same time
was wondering the same. I was at the tripod gig and don't remember there being the same fuss about it. They had just released a new album (chemical chords?) at the time and it was a bit underwhelming.

Laetitia Sadier has also recently played a couple of shows with Monade. All of these shows were put on by a smaller promotor (Maximum Joy), the Stereloab one in conjunction with POD (and I know he didn't find them the easiest to work with). He wouldn't have had the resources to really push word out about the show in the same way that someone like MCD or Aiken could. In saying that, I know he was more than happy with the turnout, though whether it sold out or not, I don't recall.
 

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I love Chemical Chords! Some great Motowny numbers in there. 'Self Portrait with "Electric Brain"' is one of my favourite songs of theirs.

Tried 3 different browsers yesterday so I don't think it was that.
 

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On a huge Stereolab kick at the moment. Nice big trough of a back catalogue to get lost in. Came across this piece. Really informative, well written and a good guide for people looking for a way in.
 

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Ooh nice I might have a read of that tonight
 

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Another thing I read today was that 'Pack Yr Romantic Mind' on Transient originally sampled 'Wonderwall' by George Harrison and they didn't get clearance for the sample from Apple. They wouldn't have minded if they were self-releasing but they had just got a worldwide distro deal with Elektra and had to frantically collect the masters and redo a similar sounding bit last minute.
 

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Another thing I read today was that 'Pack Yr Romantic Mind' on Transient originally sampled 'Wonderwall' by George Harrison and they didn't get clearance for the sample from Apple. They wouldn't have minded if they were self-releasing but they had just got a worldwide distro deal with Elektra and had to frantically collect the masters and redo a similar sounding bit last minute.
Email newsletter? Just read it there now. Really interesting bits and bobs of info on there
 

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Getting stuck into those reissues this evening. The demos on TRNBWA are great
 

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Sound Dust. Although I'm really loving Peng at the minute. They're like two ends of the spectrum. The classic middle period is equally worthy too.
 

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