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Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))

Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition), 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP + Exp, (Mint (M))

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Inner panelTracks A1 to A3, B2 to B4, C3, D2 recorded at Blackwing Studios LondonTracks B1, C1, C3, D3 recorded at Idful Music Corp Chicago Remastered at Calyx, BerlinThankyou to a266089, Bryan Smith, urlhttpswwwdiscogscomartist56273DouglasMcCombsDoug McCombsurl, a55549, a44570, a254025, a55122, a60682, Piggy, Mike McCutchen, a194127, Chris Holmes, Brian Welsh, a587991, a266586, a587939, a1212860, Bettina Richards, C Castoriadis, a10945, Darren B, Steve, C, Tanya S, Brigitte F, Nicolas E, a3824615, a3506178, Brian ONeill, Grubb, a388667, a97498 &amp a567144Sleeve at TroublePublished by Domino Publishing Co LtdContact martinurlhttpswwwdiscogscomartist4916007AssociatedLondonManagementassociatedlondonmanagementurlcomOn 24” x 24” posterOriginal sound recording made by Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks 1996P 1996 Duophonic Ultra High Frequency DisksC 2019 Warp Records”Metronomic Underground” originally called ”Chrome Tubby” The second track written for ”Emperor Tomato Ketchup” This was the beginning of the arranged in the studio studio as instrument” approach that Stereolab would adopt There were no computers or samplers used in recording ”Emperor Tomato Ketchup””Cybeles Reverie”, the urlhttpswwwdiscogscomStereolabCybelesReveriemaster41125singleurl from the LP (not forgetting the US promo ”urlhttpswwwdiscogscomStereolabTheNoiseOfCarpetrelease2238794Noise Of Carpeturl”) It was released as a single in edited form”Percolator” is in 78 time”Les YperSound”, the first song on the LP to be recorded in Chicago John ended up gatingshaping the guitar chords with a hihat pattern and then filtering it through a synthesizer”OLV 26”, an earlier attempt at this basic electronic rifferama in early a4654 style became part of the ”m41134” recording with a26101”The Noise Of Carpet” was indeed a kind of urlhttpswwwdiscogscomStereolabTheNoiseOfCarpetrelease2238794singleurl in the US, albeit a promo”Emperor Tomato Ketchup”, sped up the vocals by slowing the tape down This was all done on the demo which normally meant the vocal melody was too high to sing Instead of changing the key of the song to suit the vocal range Stereolab again slowed the tape down because they liked the effect of speeding up the vocals This is a track that would have turned out totally different if they had recorded it in London”Motoroller Scalatron”, another Lab song named after a keyboard instrument This was Duncans last record with Stereolab Morgane had only learnt the organ just before joining the band and this was her first record with them (give or take some urlhttpswwwdiscogscomStereolabFuxaYouUsedToCallMeSadnessSkyhighmaster200421limited 7”url or something)”Slow Fast Hazel”, demo on the Fostex cassette recorder”Anonymous Collective”, final song on the LP and final song recorded at Idful, ChicagoFreestyle Dumpling Percolator (Original Mix Version)”Freestyle Dumpling” was recorded in London for Emperor Tomato Ketchup but didnt make the LP It was released a couple of years later as one side of a 7” single available with the Japaenese urlhttpswwwdiscogscomStereolabAluminumTunesrelease1918875boxset editionurl of m30666, where it was incorrectly titled as ”Freestyle Dumping” Tim Gane invited Ray to come down to Blackwing Studios during the early stages of recording the album to add saxophone on a number of tracks, but on the final LP Ray only appears at the very end of ”Percolator” After two weeks of recording Stereolab had about ten tracks of just drums with bass and alto sax playing exactly the same thing laid of the top of it Sean wrote the descending line for Wurlitzer and strings That broke the impasse and opened up all the tracks again Rays sax got edged out of the final mixes for the LP ”Percolator (Original Mix Version)” dates from a week or two before the final LP versions, is a bit longer and has a different arrangement, and theres a bit more of Rays sax at the end”The Noise Of Carpet (Original Mix)”, earlier and more abrasive version of the song which had the working title ”Broken Face””Old Lungs”, although not a previously unreleased track (it appeared on an urlhttpswwwdiscogscomVariousAllTomorrowsParties11master27029ATP festival LPurl) Tim Gane wanted it included here because it was the first track written for ”Emperor Tomato Ketchup” and acted as a kind of catalyst for the whole thing It was the blueprint for some songs in particular, and set down the path for the overall feel and sound identity of the LP as a whole It was written a couple of months ahead of most of the other tracks on the album, and Stereolab had already played it live on a short tour with a50984 in the UK It built up into a frenzy when played live but didnt translate to the recording studio Stereolab tried a second version (”Young Lungs”), playing it live in the studio but that also didnt make the LPMastering notesThis series of reissues were mastered from the original 12” tapes at Calyx Mastering, BerlinAs Stereolab started the project it became obvious that most of the tapes were showing signs of deterioration and some of the earliest ones were already at an advanced stage of decay and were actively shredding They would need to be baked Baking is not done to improve the quality of the sound and can lead to some softening and loss of fine detail but the process was necessary to preserve the contents of the tape long enough to transfer the tracks Great care was taken during the baking of the tapesThe earliest tapes would not have been able to withstand the stress put on them by a normal tape machine set up, with its high tension mechanism and multi head configuration, plus the 12” tapes needed to run at 30 inches per second this increased tension and would have most likely snapped the tapeAs a solution Bo decided to commission a bespoke tape block which consisted of a single playback head and a simple, no tension tape guide This allowed the tape to be simply held in place as it passed over the single headDemosThe demos were all recorded onto a Foster X15 4track cassette recorder mainly using a DId Fender Jaguar guitar and a microphone for Laetitias vocals Sometimes Tim Gane would use a keyboard tooThe demos were mixed onto 12 ” tape using some analogue EQ, compression limiting and a spring reverbThese demos were just working material to play to the band at the rehearsals or in the studio to show the rough structure of the song As they were not meant for public release not much care was taken in the presentation, just something to show the general idea and for Tim Gane and Laetitia to get the parts down on tape so they wouldnt forget themEvery so often Mary would come over to the house and record a vocal or two but as the songs were normally knocked out pretty quick, and they didnt live that close together, Mary doesnt feature on most of the demosThe demos from around Emperor Tomato Ketchup are still generally representative of the final recorded versions except for the tracks with Moog chords which are played on guitar here Stereolab still rehearsed some of the songs before recording them but not many On later albums the demos and the final recorded versions would take different paths and vary quite a bit moreThroughout all the LPs recorded up to m30705 the demos were recorded to cassette tape The interpretations, once Stereolab ditched rehearsing before recording, changed enormouslySticker, front coverExpanded EditionRemastered album plus a bonus disk of demos and alternate versions, fold out poster and DL cardOther notesGatefold cover


Tracklist
A1. Metronomic Underground
A2. Cybeles Reverie
A3. Percolator
B1. Les YperSound
B2. Spark Plug
B3. OLV 26
B4. The Noise Of Carpet
C1. Tomorrow Is Already Here
C2. Emperor Tomato Ketchup
C3. Monstre Sacre
D1. Motoroller Scalatron
D2. Slow Fast Hazel
D3. Anonymous Collective
. Bonus Tracks
E1. Freestyle Dumpling
E2. The Noise Of Carpet (Original Mix)
E3. Old Lungs
E4. Percolator (Original Mix)
F1. Cybeles Reverie (Demo)
F2. Spark Plug (Demo)
F3. Spinal Column (Demo)
F4. Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Demo)
F5. Les YperSound (Demo)
F6. Metronomic Underground (Demo)
F7. Percolator (Demo)
F8. Tomorrow Is Already Here (Demo)
F9. Brigitte (Demo)
F10. Motoroller Scalatron (Demo)
F11. Anonymous Collective (Demo)


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Recorded At Blackwing Studios
Recorded At Idful Music
Remastered At Calyx Mastering
Designed At Trouble (11)
Published By Domino Publishing Co Ltd
Phonographic Copyright (p) Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks
Copyright (c) Warp Records
Pressed By Optimal Media GmbH