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Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (LTD Clear Vinyl)

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Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks - D-UHF-D05RC

Includes Digital Download

Stereolab's 7 album reissue campaign continues with 1994's Mars Audiac Quintet reissued, via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions. Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material includes alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.

In 1994, the 'lounge' revival was just barely getting underway, but much of Mars Audiac Quintet incorporated loungy elements, from the Peter Gunn twang of Sean O'Hagan's guitar in Ping-Pong to the exotic Martin Denny-Arthur Lyman feel of the closing marimba-and-vibes instrumental Fiery Yellow and the lyrical salute to exotica queen lucia pamela in International Colouring Contest. Otherwise, the album further refines Stereolab's talent for obsessive one-chord drones mated with krautrock-style rhythms, Astrud Gilberto-inspired vocals, marxist themes and analogue synthesizers. The synthesis of these elements is best exemplified by the overwhelming Nihilist Assault Group and the lovely Des Etoiles Electroniques. In large part because of the poppier elements, this album is an excellent introduction into Stereolab's unique and wonderful aesthetic.

3LP+ - 27 Track Triple Clear Numbered Vinyl with a poster / insert containing sleeve notes by Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane. Vinyl comes in bespoke Gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet. There is also a lottery style scratch card - all winners will receive a limited edition 12" EP.

Side A:
Three-Dee Melodie
Wow And Flutter
Transona Five
Des Etoiles Electroniques

Side B:
Ping Pong
Three Longers Later

Side C:
Nihilist Assault Group
International Colouring Contest
The Stars Our Destination
Transporte Sans Bouger

Side D:
L'Enfer Des Formes
Outer Accelerator
New Orthophony
Fiery Yellow

Side E:
Ulan Bator
Klang Tone
Melochord Seventy-Five [Original Pulse Version]
Outer Accelerator - [Original Mix]

Side F:
Nihilist assault Group - Part 6
Wow and Flutter [7"/EP Version - Alternative Mix]
Des Etoile Electroniques - Demo
Ping Pong- Demo
The Stars Our Destination - Demo
Three Longers Later - Demo
Transona Five - Demo
Transporté Sans Bouger - Demo