Instant 0 in the Universe

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Instant 0 in the Universe
EP by Stereolab
Released 7 October 2003 (US)
October 13, 2003 (UK)
Recorded 2003
Genre Art pop, indie pop
Length 23:01
Label Elektra (US)
Duophonic (UK)
Stereolab chronology
ABC Music: The Radio 1 Sessions
(2002)ABC Music: The Radio 1 Sessions2002
Instant 0 in the Universe
Margerine Eclipse
(2004)Margerine Eclipse2004
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Instant 0 in the Universe is a 2003 EP by Stereolab. It was released as three 7" singles in a slipcase as well as on CD. This was the first release by the group after the death of longtime member Mary Hansen in December 2002. It was also the first release recorded at Stereolab's "Instant Zero" studio, north of Bordeaux in France.

The tracks "...Sudden Stars" and "Hillbilly Motobike" also appeared on the following full-length album Margerine Eclipse. The EP is mixed in "dual mono" - that is, with each instrumental or vocal part hard-panned to either the left or right channel, a technique which would also be used throughout Margerine Eclipse.

Track listing[edit]

  1. ""...Sudden Stars"" – 4:40
  2. "Jaunty Monty and the Bubbles of Silence" – 4:10
  3. "Good Is Me" – 5:25
  4. "Microclimate" – 4:16
  5. "Mass Riff" – 4:25
  6. "Hillbilly Motobike" – 2:23

Hillbilly Motobike only features on the 7" vinyl edition. It is not listed anywhere on the package and appears on side two of the third record.[1]