Emperor Tomato Ketchup (album)

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Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Studio album by Stereolab
Released April 1996
Genre Post-rock
Experimental rock
Alternative rock
Length 57:15
Label Duophonic (UK), Elektra (US)
Stereolab chronology
Mars Audiac Quintet
(1994)
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
(1996)
Dots and Loops
(1997)

Emperor Tomato Ketchup is the fourth album by British alternative rock band Stereolab, released in April 1996. At the time it was their greatest success to date both commercially and critically. Three singles were released from the album: "Cybele's Reverie", "Metronomic Underground" and "The Noise of Carpet". It takes its name from the 1971 Shuji Terayama-directed Japanese film Tomato Kecchappu Kôtei (Emperor Tomato Ketchup).

It was ranked the 51st greatest album of the 1990s by the online magazine Pitchfork Media.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (A−) link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier.

  1. "Metronomic Underground" – 7:55
  2. "Cybele's Reverie" – 4:42
  3. "Percolator" – 3:47
  4. "Les Yper-Sound" – 4:05
  5. "Spark Plug" – 2:29
  6. "OLV 26" – 5:42
  7. "The Noise of Carpet" – 3:05
  8. "Tomorrow Is Already Here" – 4:56
  9. "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" – 4:37
  10. "Monstre Sacre" – 3:44
  11. "Motoroller Scalatron" – 3:48
  12. "Slow Fast Hazel" – 3:53
  13. "Anonymous Collective" – 4:32

Personnel[edit]

Emperor Tomato Ketchup was created by the following:[1]

  • Laetitia Sadier - vocals, various instruments
  • Tim Gane - guitar, various keyboards
  • Andy Ramsay - drums, programming
  • Mary Hansen - guitar, vocals
  • Duncan Brown - bass guitar
  • Morgane Lhote - keyboards
  • Sean O'Hagan – string arranger, electric piano, organ, vibraphone
  • Marcus Holdaway, Sally Herbert, Mandy Drummond, Meg Gates – strings
  • Ray Dickarty – alto saxophone
  • John McEntire – vibraphone, guitar, synthesizers, maracas, tambourine

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Emperor Tomato Ketchup > Credits )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-01-25.