Published Aug 14, 2013Arty English popsters Stereolab have been chronologically working their way through their back catalogue and giving their LPs vinyl reissues, and now we've got confirmation regarding the next two releases in the campaign.
Following 1996's Emperor Tomato Ketchup and 1997's Dots and Loops, which were reissued last year, the band are progressing on to 1999's Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night and 2001's Jim O'Rourke-produced Sound-Dust. These will come out on October 29 through reissue label 1972.
Tracklists have not yet emerged, but these look to be simple represses without any bonus material. Both are long enough that they require double-vinyl.
A press release notes that the pop-oriented Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage is an "alluring collage of '60s jazz, French pop and shimmery, ambient guitars, and an underrated piece of Stereolab's oeuvre." Sound-Dust, on the other hand, "brings a lighter, almost orchestral touch."
Presuming that the band continue to work their way through their full-lengths in a linear fashion, we can expect to see 2004's Margerine Eclipse and 2008's Chemical Chords emerging next.