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Stereolab - Dots And Loops album mp3
Dots And Loops
Indie Rock, Post Rock
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Dots and Loops is the fifth studio album by English-French rock band Stereolab. It was released on 22 September 1997 in the United Kingdom by Duophonic Records and in the United States by Elektra Records. Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars contributed to several tracks, and the album was co-produced by Andi Toma with the band. By August 1999, the album had sold over 75,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan

Stereolab ‎– Dots And Loops. Label: Elektra ‎– 62065-2. Stereolab deliver great records over and over again. Here with 'Dots and Loops' they deliver a slightly more electronic and experimental record than the previous and oft lauded 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup'. While 'Dots' may not be as immediate as 'Emperor' it is a far more interesting record IMHO. It blends stuttering electronics with smooth melodies and soft vocals that leave one with that 'drifting away on summertime clouds' feel

Dots And Loops by Stereolab, released 23 September 1997 1. Brakhage 2. Miss Modular 3. The Flower Called Nowhere 4. Diagonals 5. Prisoner of Mars 6. Rainbo Conversation 7. Refractions in the Plastic Pulse 8. Parsec 9. Ticker-tape of the Unconscious 10. Contronatura "Though Stereolab would continue at a fairly prolific clip for the next 12 years before declaring a hiatus in 2009, they never again made anything as singularly wonderful and of its time as Dots and Loops  . Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.

Stereolab released the EP, Super-Electric in September 1991, and a single, titled Stunning Debut Album, followed in November 1991 (which was neither debut nor album). Under the independent label Too Pure, the group's first full-length album, Peng! was released in May 1992. Released in September 1997, Dots and Loops was their first album to enter the Billboard 200 charts, peaking at number 111.

Dots and Loops is Stereolab's fifth studio album and the first to completely ditch the motorik drone that had been a trademark since their inception; predominated by lush lounge and jazz textures, it showcases the band's most complex set of rhythms yet. Stereolab is aided by members of the High Llamas (like-minded travelers in the production of whimsical '60s sounds), Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse on Mars, and John McEntire of post-rock pioneers Tortoise. The album was recorded in Chicago and Düsseldorf and bridges a unique American-Euro influence.

For its follow-up, Dots and Loops, the group scaled back its rhythmic experiments and concentrated on layered compositions. Heavily influenced by bossa nova and swinging '60s pop, Dots and Loops is a deceptively light, breezy album that floats by with effortless grace. Even the segmented, 20-minute "Refractions in the Plastic Pulse" has a sunny, appealing surface - it's only upon later listens that the interlocking melodies and rhythms reveal their intricate interplay

The Flower Called Nowhere. Refractions In The Plastic Pulse. Ticker - Tape Of The Unconscious. MusicBrainz: Dots and Loops. this site: Dots and Loops.

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A1 Brakhage
Bass – Douglas McCombs
A2 Miss Modular
A3 The Flower Called Nowhere
Effects [Special Electronics, Insect Horns], Engineer [Electronics] – Jan St. WernerElectronics, Percussion [Electronic], Recorded By, Mixed By, Producer – Andi TomaEngineer [Additional] – Max StammPiano – Xavier "Fischfinger" Fischer*
B1 Diagonals
B2 Prisoner Of Mars
Effects [Special Electronics, Insect Horns], Engineer [Electronics] – Jan St. WernerElectronics, Percussion [Electronic], Recorded By, Mixed By, Producer – Andi TomaEngineer [Additional] – Max Stamm
B3 Rainbo Conversation
C Refractions In The Plastic Pulse
D1 Parsec
D2 Ticker-Tape Of The Unconcious
D3 Contronatura
Effects [Special Electronics, Insect Horns], Engineer [Electronics] – Jan St. WernerElectronics, Percussion [Electronic], Recorded By, Mixed By, Producer – Andi TomaEngineer [Additional] – Max Stamm


  • Arranged By [Brass] – Andy Robinson , Sean O'Hagan
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Marcus Holdaway, Sean O'Hagan
  • Brass – Dave Max Crawford, Jeb Bishop, Paul Mertens, Ross Reed
  • Performer – Andrew Ramsay*, Laetitia Sadier, Mary Hansen, Morgane Lhote, Richard Harrison, Tim Gane
  • Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Organ [Farfisa] – Sean O'Hagan (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3 to D2)
  • Producer, Mixed By – Stereolab
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Synthesizer [Analogue], Electronics, Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba – John McEntire (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3 to D2)
  • Strings – Maureen Loughnane, Poppy Branders, Rebecca McFaul, Shelley Weiss


The first vinyl pressing had one green disk and one white disk both housed in coloured inner sleeves and presented in a single sleeve outer sleeve.
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9 recorded at Idful Music Corp., Chicago, March 1997. Tracks 2, 6, 8, 9 & parts A & B of 7 mixed at Soma Recording Studio, Chicago, May 26th - June 4th 1997. Chicago tracks recorded directly onto hard disk.

Tracks 3, 5, 10 recorded at Academy of St. Martin in the Street, Düsseldorf, April 1997.

Instrumentation: Vocals, Farfisa organ, electric guitar, bass, analog synthesizers and other electronic devices (for sound generating and filtering), Fender Rhodes piano, drums, beatbox, percussion, piano, clavinet, nylon string acoustic guitar, electronic percussion.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024545 046915

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
D-UHF-D17 Stereolab Dots And Loops ‎(2xLP, Album) Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks D-UHF-D17 UK 1997
AMCY-2358 Stereolab Dots And Loops ‎(CD, Album) Elektra, EastWest Japan AMCY-2358 Japan 1997
WPCR-75438 Stereolab Dots And Loops ‎(CD, Album, RE) Elektra WPCR-75438 Japan 2008
D-UHF-CD17 Stereolab Dots And Loops ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks D-UHF-CD17 UK 1997
62065-2 Stereolab Dots And Loops ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra 62065-2 US 1997