Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements

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Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
Studio album by Stereolab
Released August 1993 (US)
Recorded May 1993
Genre Experimental rock, Noise pop
Length 62:11
Label Elektra (US)
Duophonic (UK)
Stereolab chronology
Peng!
(1992)
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
(1993)
Mars Audiac Quintet
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Originally released in August 1993, Stereolab's Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements was the group's major-label debut. The majority of the first 1500 vinyl copies had to be destroyed because of bad pressing quality.[3] Also, the track "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" had to be re-recorded because it used a George Harrison sample which the band was unable to receive permission to use.[4] The end of the last track, "Lock-Groove Lullaby", extends into a lock groove repeating a phrase sampled from Perrey and Kingsley's The Savers on their album Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Tone Burst" – 5:35
  2. "Our Trinitone Blast" – 3:47
  3. "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" – 5:06 * Embodies portions of "Strangers in the Night", written by Burt Kaempfort,[5] Charles Singleton, and Eddie Snyder

Side two[edit]

  1. "I'm Going Out of My Way" – 3:25 * embodies portions of "One Note Samba", written by A. Jobim, J. Hendricks, and N. Mendoca
  2. "Golden Ball" – 6:52
  3. "Pause" – 5:23

Side three[edit]

  1. "Jenny Ondioline" – 18:08 * contains samples from "Channel Recognition Phasing & Balance", used courtesy Haymarket Publishing

Side four[edit]

  1. "Analogue Rock" – 4:13
  2. "Crest" – 6:04
  3. "Lock-Groove Lullaby" – 3:38 * embodies portions of "The Savers", written by Jean Marcel and Gershon Kingsley

Personnel[6][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 - bouzouki, Vox organ, percussion
  • Mary Hansen - vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Duncan Brown - guitar, bass, background vocals

Produced and Engineered by Phil Wright

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Stereolab". Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stereolab discography: Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements". Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stereolab discography: Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements". Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  5. ^ The insert credits "Burt Kaempfort", but the correct spelling is "Bert Kaempfert".
  6. ^ "Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1993-08-24. Retrieved 2011-11-29.