Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements

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Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
Studio album by Stereolab
Released August 24, 1993 (US)
Recorded May 1993
Length 62:11
Label Elektra (US)
Duophonic (UK)
Stereolab chronology
Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
(1993)Space Age Bachelor Pad Music1993
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
Crumb Duck
(1993)Crumb Duck1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 9/10[6]

Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements is the second album by British group Stereolab, originally released in August 1993. The majority of the first 1500 vinyl copies were destroyed due to bad pressing quality.[7] The third track "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" was re-recorded because the song initially had a George Harrison sample in which the band was unable to receive permission to use.[8] 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.

The LP's sleeve design and liner notes are adapted from a hi-fi test record issued by Hi-Fi Sound magazine in 1969. The record itself is sampled in the track "Jenny Ondioline".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Tone Burst" 5:35
2. "Our Trinitone Blast" 3:47
3. "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" (Embodies portions of "Strangers in the Night", written by Burt Kaempfort,[9] Charles Singleton, and Eddie Snyder) 5:06
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "I'm Going Out of My Way" (embodies portions of "One Note Samba", written by A. Jobim, J. Hendricks, and N. Mendoca) 3:25
5. "Golden Ball" 6:52
6. "Pause" 5:23
Side three
No. Title Length
7. "Jenny Ondioline" (contains samples from "Channel Recognition Phasing & Balance", used courtesy Haymarket Publishing) 18:08
Side four
No. Title Length
8. "Analogue Rock" 4:13
9. "Crest" 6:04
10. "Lock-Groove Lullaby" (embodies portions of "The Savers", written by Jean Marcel and Gershon Kingsley) 3:38


  • 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


Chart Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 62


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements – Stereolab". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (24 October 1993). "Stereolab: Transient Random-NoiseBursts With Announcements (Elektra)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Stereolab: Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  5. ^ Sarig, Roni (2004). "Stereolab". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 779–81. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  7. ^ "Stereolab discography: Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements". Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stereolab discography: Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements". Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  9. ^ The insert credits "Burt Kaempfort", but the correct spelling is "Bert Kaempfert".
  10. ^ "Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements CD Album". 1993-08-24. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  11. ^ "Stereolab". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 

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