List The Direct References of Stereolab

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<a href="";>Stereolab - University Microfilms International</a> vs. <a href="";>Liliental - Wattwurm</a>

You be the judge!

3×5, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Well I sure butchered that post. Anyway you can still make the comparison.

3×5, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:56 (two years ago) Permalink

University Microfilms International Vs. Liliental - Wattwurm

3×5, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:58 (two years ago) Permalink

That Liliental track is fantastic.

I uploaded this a number of years back thinking of Stereolab xp

PappaWheelie V, Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

the lyrics to 'john cage bubblegum' =

c'est le plus beau
et c'est le plus triste
c'est le plus beau
paysage du monde

are from 'le petit prince'

donna rouge, Friday, 23 September 2016 00:06 (two years ago) Permalink

That Jacques Siroul record is very Stereolab. There's a lot of 70s library music that sounds quite a bit like Stereolab.

Guy Boyer & Guy Pedersen - Manège Concerto

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 01:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Stereolab - Refractions In The Plastic Pulse Vs. Kraftwerk - Ananas Symphonie

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 01:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Olv 26 off Emperor Tomato Ketchup has the lyrics "nous irons tous au paradis", surely a reference to Polnareff's "on ira tous au paradis".

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 23 September 2016 01:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Strange that this was never on that Stereolab Origins series.
Stereolab - Revox (+ a few other tracks) vs. The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 01:58 (two years ago) Permalink

from moodles' spotify list:

The 5th Dimension - Up, Up and Away (2:45)
ABBA - Dancing Queen (3:50)
Alain Goraguer - Déshominisation (I) (3:50)
Erik Satie - Six gnossiennes - 1. Lent (3:02)
Alessandro Alessandroni - Una storia (3:08)
Olivier Messiaen - Chant d'amour 1 (8:00)
Olivier Messiaen - Turangalîla 1 (5:05)
Andrew Rudin - Hybris (7:27)
Archie Shepp - Bakai (9:59)
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar (2:47)
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (3:02)
Brigitte Fontaine - Une fois mais pas deux (2:47)
Can - Father Cannot Yell (7:03)
Canned Heat - On the Road Again (4:56)
The Castaways - Liar, Liar (1:52)
The Casualeers - Dance, Dance, Dance (2:40)
The Cinderellas - Baby Baby (I Still Love You) (2:37)
Cluster - Caramel (3:09)
Don Cherry - Brown Rice (5:15)
Donna Summer - Down, Deep Inside (6:06)
Eden Ahbez - Myna Bird (2:19)
Emil Richards - Garnet (January) (2:28)
The Fall - Slates, Slags, Etc. (6:34)
Faust - It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl (7:32)
Francis Hime - Passaredo (3:06)
Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia (3:38)
Gal Costa - Divino, maravilhoso (4:20)
Gustav Holst - Neptune, the Mystic (7:58)
John Barry - 007 and Counting (3:31)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (22:43)
Krzysztof Komeda - Pushing the Car (1:49)
Krzysztof Komeda - Main Title (2:16)
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (For Massenet) (8:27)
Marcus Belgrave - Space Odyssey (12:34)
Neu! - Hallogallo (10:07)
Neu! - Für Immer (11:17)
New Birth - Got to Get a Knutt (7:37)
Perrey & Kingsley - One Note Samba/Spanish Flea (2:07)
Peter Thomas - Angel of Promise (1:08)
Piero Piccioni - Blue Rhythm Festival (3:45)
Sérgio Mendes - Primitivo (3:57)
Silver Apples - Ruby (2:32)
Steve Reich - Four Organs (15:38)
Steve Reich - Section VIII (3:28)
Suicide - Cheree (3:42)
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop (10:26)
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play (2:54)
Sun Ra - Love in Outer Space (3:53)
The Velvet Underground - European Son (7:52)
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On (4:55)
The Velvet Underground - Sister Ray (17:27)
Yes - Starship Trooper (9:28)

always need more tbh

mookieproof, Friday, 23 September 2016 02:13 (two years ago) Permalink

sadly, a lot of the cool stuff you all are finding isn't available on spotify

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 02:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Maybe not a perfect match, but there's a couple places in the three-part Jenny Ondioline that sound inspired by the two-part Shoulder Pads by The Fall.

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 02:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Vs. Beach Boys - Look

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 03:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Refractions In The Plastic Pulse Vs. Electric Light Orchestra - The Whale

Again, how direct a reference is this? I can hear elements of a number of Stereolab songs in The Whale.

Two other Prog instrumentals that sound like Stereolab are Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off by Todd Rundgren, and The Fish by Yes. I haven't been able to connect them directly to any specific Stereolab songs, though.

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 03:28 (two years ago) Permalink

The Rundgren track reminds me of a lot of their later-period stuff

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 03:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Beach Boys - Look also reminds me of People Do It All The Time

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 03:52 (two years ago) Permalink

The biggest stretch in the Stereolab Originals series is the link between Cybele's Reverie and Une fois mais pas deux by Brigitte Fontaine, I think. However, there are Brigitte Fontaine elements across Emperor Tomator Ketchup.

Monstre Sacre Vs Brigitte Fontaine - Brigitte

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 04:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Moodles, absolutely. Your match is better than mine.

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 04:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Stereolab Origins Compared Anamorphose to Four Organs by Steve Reich. They both have the same gimmick of holding the note one beat longer, then another beat longer, but other than that, they don't sound too much alike, and Four Organs is a pretty irritating record. I would choose Palm Springs by Social Climbers as a replacement.

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 04:32 (two years ago) Permalink

…and The Fish by Yes. I haven't been able to connect them directly to any specific Stereolab songs, though
The bass at the start of "Retrograde Mirror Form" (on Microbe Hunters) sounds a lot like The Fish

Jeff W, Friday, 23 September 2016 11:47 (two years ago) Permalink

another Astrud Gilberto - Beginnings

mahb, Friday, 23 September 2016 13:53 (two years ago) Permalink

re: Monstre Sacre, there's also an Erik Satie piece on my list that sounds like a strong precursor, I wonder if Brigitte Fontaine was influenced by the same piece

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 14:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Miss Modular <- Jean-Pierre Mirouze - Sexopolis?

(sorry if already posted, couldn't see it)

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 23 September 2016 15:05 (two years ago) Permalink

ooh, good one!

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 15:18 (two years ago) Permalink

The first time I ever heard Stereolab, the immediate connection I made was Sesame Street. The first song I heard was Brakhage and it immediately reminded me of a vintage Sesame Street vignette. It might have been this, specifically. But I've never heard them list Sesame Street as an influence.

I've read a handful of 90s Stereolab articles that cite Esquivel as an influence, but I don't know that Stereolab themselves cite Esquivel, and I don't actually here the connection there at all.

3×5, Friday, 23 September 2016 17:55 (two years ago) Permalink

^There was an Esquivel comp called Space Age Bachelor Pad Music out at the time, is why?

Jeff W, Friday, 23 September 2016 21:16 (two years ago) Permalink

I think it's because there was a lounge revival in the mid-90s, right when Stereolab changed their sound, and for some reason Esquivel also made a comeback, and so they got lumped together. When I listen to him, or Martin Denny, it just doesn't have that association for me. The letter h, however...

3×5, Sunday, 25 September 2016 05:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Esquivel is pretty awesome, one of the more experimental artists from the whole "lounge" era who used theremins and synths in his stuff. Martin Denny is pretty much straight jungle lounge music whereas Esquivel can be far freakier.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 25 September 2016 16:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Stereolab (ft. Herbie Mann!) covered Esquivel in the latter part of this medley of "One Note Samba/Surfboard":

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Here's the original:

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Also the people who are looking for Smile-era Beach Boys connections, you'd probably have a field day with Stereolab member/muse/svengali Sean O'Hagan's project The High Llamas' records Gideon Gaye & Hawaii.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:45 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Another prog interlude: Camel - Migration

3×5, Monday, 2 January 2017 19:47 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Another Todd Rundgren: The Night The Carousel Burned Down

3×5, Monday, 25 September 2017 17:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I think that "One Note Samba/Surfboard" medley was done as reparation for nicking bits of both too blatantly previously.

Mark G, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:48 (one year ago) Permalink

The bass line of Metronomic Underground is awfully close to The Revolution Will Not Be Televised... hadn't really caught that before

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

iirc it's stolen directly from a Yoko Ono track on Appproximately Infinite Universe

sleeve, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink

got a flexidisc of "famous instrumentals" recently that had "One Note Samba" on it

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Metronomic Underground/Revolution Will Not Be Televised similarity is already noted upthread.

The Yoko Ono song in question is Mind Train, from "Fly"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:23 (one year ago) Permalink

thank you!

sleeve, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:25 (one year ago) Permalink

that track is so siqq

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

That Yoko track sounds like Can with yoko instead of damo.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I've often wondered how Ono & Lennon connected to krautrock - like, who actually gave them those records and what were they listening to - cuz its impact is really obvious on those first few Yoko records

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Probably Klaus, right?

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:08 (one year ago) Permalink

that's my guess, but I've never seen it specifically discussed anywhere

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:09 (one year ago) Permalink

CAN seems like the most obvious thing they must have heard, maybe Faust (they initially made something of a splash in the UK press), maybe Schnitzler and Roedelius too idk

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:13 (one year ago) Permalink

they were jacked into the German experimental art scene from the beginning

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:44 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So that Hilma af Klimt exhibit... anyone else reminded of the cover of a certain Stereolab album?

Milton Parker, Monday, 29 October 2018 19:03 (six months ago) Permalink

(Less direct of a reference than usual, but this is so precisely up their alley)

Milton Parker, Monday, 29 October 2018 19:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Perhaps a reach but I want to believe

Thought I typed Klint on first post, apologies for error

Milton Parker, Monday, 29 October 2018 19:40 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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