Cybele's Reverie

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Cybele's Reverie
CybelesReverie.jpg
EP by
Released19 February 1996
Studio
Length20:36
LanguageFrench
LabelDuophonic
Producer
Stereolab chronology
Refried Ectoplasm: Switched on, Vol. 2
(1995)
Cybele's Reverie
(1996)
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Cybele's Reverie is an EP by English-French rock band Stereolab, released on 19 February 1996 by Duophonic Records. Its title track serves as the lead single from their fourth studio album Emperor Tomato Ketchup. The four-track EP is the only one by Stereolab on which none of the songs are in English: the title track, "Brigitte", and "Young Lungs" are in French, and "Les Yper-Yper Sound" is an instrumental.

The title track was voted number eleven on John Peel's Festive Fifty for 1996.

Composition[edit]

"Cybele's Reverie" itself is an early fade of the album version, and "Les Yper-Yper Sound" is a radically different arrangement of the album track "Les Yper-Sound". "Brigitte" pays tribute to Brigitte Fontaine, whom the band would later collaborate with on the single "Caliméro".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Tim Gane, Laetitia Sadier

  1. "Cybele's Reverie" – 2:56
  2. "Les Yper-Yper Sound" – 5:19
  3. "Brigitte" – 5:45
  4. "Young Lungs" – 6:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Mary Hansen – Vocals
  • Sally Herbert – Strings
  • Marcus Holdaway – Strings
  • John McEntire – Synthesizer, Maracas, Tambourine, Producer, Engineer, Vibraphone, Mixing, Electronic Devices
  • Sean O'Hagan – Organ, Piano (Electric), String Arrangements, Wurlitzer, Vox Organ
  • Stereolab – Producer, Mixing
  • Paul Tipler – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Brad Wood – Saxophone

References[edit]

  • "Cybele's Reverie [EP]". Stereolab. All Media Guide/All Music. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  • "cybele's reverie". Stereolab Official Site. Stereolab. Retrieved 2007-05-05.