Stereolab are on the phone with your hi-fi’s lab results, prescribe new reissues of their Switched On comp series

Stereolab are on the phone with your hi-fi's lab results, prescribe new reissues of their Switched On comp series

BAD NEWS from the lab, my friend. The doctors just called, and apparently, your little home stereo is (in their words) “deficient as fuck” in several key nutrients.

But don’t worry; there’s also GOOD NEWS. They’ve called-in the prescription already: three volumes of their famed Switched On compilation series — comprising 1992’s Switched On, 1995’s Refried Ectoplasm [Switched on Volume 2], and 1998’s Aluminum Tunes [Switched on Volume 3]. (Feel better already, don’t you?)

Each disk has been remastered by Calyx Mastering of Berlin and pressed to pure, detoxifying discs of organic clear vinyl (there’s also a CD boxset that’ll include all 3 compilations “in individual card wallets plus an insert,” plus digital versions, of course…but let’s wait until your record player is feeling healthier before we discuss those options further).

These life-saving meds will be ready for pick-up on September 28 from Duophonic UHF Disks. Until then, just try to keep your stereo comfortable and listen two example cuts from the new reissues here and here. Don’t worry; everything’s gonna be FINE.

Switched On LP tracklisting:

A1. Super Electric
A2. Doubt
A3. Au Grand Jour’
A4. The Way Will Be Opening
A5. Brittle
B1. Contact
B2. Au Grand Jour
B3. High Expectation
B4. The Light That Will Cease To Fail
B5. Changer

Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2] LP tracklisting:

A1. Harmonium
A2. Lo Boob Oscillator
A3. Mountain
A4. Revox
B1. French Disko
B2. Exploding Head Movie
B3. Eloge D’Eros
B4. Tone Burst [Country]
C1. “Animal Or Vegetable [A Wonderful Wooden Reason…]” [Crumb Duck]
D1. John Cage Bubblegum
D2. Sadistic
D3. Farfisa
D4. Tempter

Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] LP tracklisting:

A1. Pop Quiz
A2. The Extension Trip
A3. How To Play Your Internal Organs Overnight
A4. The Brush Descends The Length
A5. Melochord Seventy-Five
A6. Space Moment
B1. Iron Man
B2. The Long Hair Of Death
B3. You Used To Call Me Sadness
B4. New Orthophony
C1. Speedy Car
C2. Golden Atoms
C3. Ulan Bator
C4. One Small Step
D1. One Note Samba / Surfboard
D2. Cadriopo
D3. Klang Tone
E1. Get Carter
E2. 1000 Miles An Hour
E3. Percolations
E4. Seeperbold
F1. Check And Double Check
F2. Munich Madness
F3. Metronomic Underground (Wagon Christ Mix)
F4. The Incredible He Woman

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