Mars Audiac Quintet

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Mars Audiac Quintet
Studio album by Stereolab
Released 9 August 1994 (US)
Recorded 1994
Genre Post-rock, Indietronica
Length 66:57
Label Elektra (US)
Duophonic (UK)
Stereolab chronology
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
(1993)
Mars Audiac Quintet
(1994)
Refried Ectoplasm: Switched On, Vol. 2
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Mars Audiac Quintet is an album by the band Stereolab, released in August 1994. Initial releases of the CD came with bonus two-track disk, the double vinyl album came with a 7". During the recording of the album, guitarist Sean O'Hagan left as a full-time member to form his own group, while keyboardist Katharine Gifford was added.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier.

  1. "Three-Dee Melodie" – 5:02
  2. "Wow and Flutter" – 3:08
  3. "Transona Five" – 5:32
  4. "Des Étoiles Électroniques" – 3:20
  5. "Ping Pong" – 3:02
  6. "Anamorphose" – 7:33
  7. "Three Longers Later" – 3:28
  8. "Nihilist Assault Group" – 6:55
  9. "International Colouring Contest" – 3:47
  10. "The Stars Our Destination" – 2:58
  11. "Transporté Sans Bouger" – 4:20
  12. "L'Enfer des Formes" – 3:53
  13. "Outer Accelerator" – 5:21
  14. "New Orthophony" – 4:34
  15. "Fiery Yellow" – 4:04

The bonus disc contained the songs "Ulan Bator" and "Klang Tone", later re-released on Aluminum Tunes: Switched On, Vol. 3.

Personnel[edit]

  • Laetitia Sadier - vocals, guitar, Vox organ, Moog synthesizer, tambourine
  • Tim Gane - guitar, Vox organ, Moog synthesizer, percussion
  • Sean O'Hagan - guitar, Vox & Farfisa organs
  • Andy Ramsay - drums
  • Mary Hansen - vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Duncan Brown - guitar, bass, background vocals
  • Katharine Gifford - keyboards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mars Audiac Quintet". Stereolab. All Media Guide/All Music. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Stereolab". Retrieved October 8, 2013.