STEREOLAB Announce ‘Electronically Possessed’ (Switched On Volume 4) – Out Feb 26th

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Today, Stereolab announced the arrival of Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4], the fourth addition to their Switched On series with single ‘Dimension M2’. This new volume will be released via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks on February 26th.

Following on from the first volume released in 1992, 1995’s Refried Ectoplasm, and 1998’s Aluminum Tunes, the long-awaited fourth instalment spans 1999 – 2008 in the Stereolab story and collates 3 LPs worth of material, all remastered where possible from the original tapes and overseen by the band. It features all the tracks from out-of-print and sought after mini-album The First of the Microbe Hunters, one-off and hard to find tour 7″s, compilation tracks, art installation work and a couple of unreleased outtakes from the Mars Audiac Quintet and Dots and Loops recording sessions.

‘Dimension M2’ was first released in 2005 on the Disko Cabine CD compilation. Speaking about the track, Tim Gane explains: “After the making of Dots & Loops in which we really loved recording with the computer we wanted to build up our own small home recording studio. We bought an Apple desktop computer, a MOTU sound card and Logic 2 software and started to record very simple tracks mainly using samples as inspiration and overlaying them with some guitar, keyboards, and more often than not, Laetitia and Mary would add often wordless vocals.

Personally, it was the cutting and chopping up of sounds and rhythms that I liked, trying to make little pulse-y songs that were much smaller and simpler than the main Stereolab recordings. Most of these tracks ended up either on tour singles or compilations. Dimension M2 went onto a compilation LP from our friends Paul & Hervé who had their own design company called Cabine. I wanted to do something upbeat and party-ish for them and this was as close as I could get to that kind of thing – still a bit cool and detached though.”

Listen to ‘Dimension M2’ – BELOW:

The vinyl will be presented in a bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a polythene wallet. Initial vinyl and CD editions will be available on mirri board stock and include a sticker insert. There will also be a limited colour edition of the vinyl available on their Ochre store. Stereolab are also launching their new Homeware range which is now available to pre-order with Switched On 4 from their Duophonic store. This consists of four different styles of collectable mug, metal tray, tea towel, a set of eight Melamine coasters and a tote bag.

Electrically Possessed follows on from the 2019 year-long reissue campaign which saw seven Stereolab albums reissued via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and remastered editions on vinyl, compact disk and digital.

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CD/Digital Tracklist
DISK 1

01 – Outer Bongolia
02 – Intervals
03 – Barock-Plastic
04 – Nomus Et Phusis
05 – I Feel The Air {Of Another Planet}
06 – Household Names
07 – Retrograde Mirror Form
08 – Solar Throw-Away [Original version]
09 – Pandora’s Box Of Worms
10 – L’exotisme Interieur

DISK 2

01 – The Super-It
02 – Jump Drive Shut-Out
03 – Explosante Fixe
04 – Fried Monkey Eggs [Instrumental version]
05 – Monkey Jelly
06 – B.U.A
07 – Free Witch and No Bra Queen
08 – Heavy Denim Loop Pt 2
09 – Variation One
10 – Monkey Jelly [Beats]
11 – Dimension M2
12 – Solar Throw-Away
13 – Calimero
14 – Fried Monkey Eggs [Vocal]
15 – Speck Voice

Vinyl Tracklist

A1 – Outer Bongolia
A2 – Intervals

B1 – Barock-Plastic
B2 – Nomus Et Phusis
B3 – I Feel The Air {Of Another Planet}

C1 – Household Names
C2 – Retrograde Mirror Form
C3 – Solar Throw-Away [Original version]
C4 – Pandora’s Box Of Worms
C5 – L’exotisme Interieur

D1 – The Super-It
D2 – Jump Drive Shut-Out
D3 – Explosante Fixe
D4 – Fried Monkey Eggs [Instrumental version]
D5 – Monkey Jelly
D6 – B.U.A

E1 – Free Witch and No Bra Queen
E2 – Heavy Denim Loop Pt 2
E3 – Variation One
E4 – Monkey Jelly [Beats]
E5 – Dimension M2

F1 – Solar Throw-Away
F2 – Calimero
F3 – Fried Monkey Eggs [Vocal]
F4 – Speck Voice

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