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Serene Velocity - a Stereolab Anthology


Download links and information about Serene Velocity - a Stereolab Anthology by Stereolab. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:53:24 minutes.

Artist: Stereolab
Release date: 2006
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:53:24
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No. Title Length
1. Jenny Ondioline (Part One) (2006 Remastered 7" Version) 3:40
2. Crest (2006 Remastered) 6:04
3. French Disko (2006 Remastered Single Version) 3:33
4. Ping Pong (2006 Remastered) 3:00
5. Wow and Flutter (2006 Remastered 7" Version) 3:01
6. Cybele's Reverie (2006 Remastered) 4:41
7. Metronomic Underground (2006 Remastered) 7:51
8. Percolator (2006 Remastered) 4:14
9. Brakhage (2006 Remastered) 5:28
10. Miss Modular (2006 Remastered) 4:12
11. Infinity Girl (2006 Remastered) 3:54
12. Come Andy Play In the MIlky Night (2006 Remastered) 4:38
13. Space Moth (2006 Remastered) 7:33
14. Double Rocker (2006 Remastered) 5:31
15. Vonal Declosion (2006 Remastered) 3:24
16. "...Sudden Stars" (2006 Remastered) 4:41
17. Serene Velocity (Interview) 37:59



Whittling Stereolab's impressive (in terms of both size and quality) discography down to a single-disc retrospective is a daunting task, but Rhino's collection handles it well enough that only the fussiest completists could complain. Granted, Serene Velocity — a title so apt it feels like it was borrowed from some long-lost, limited-run 'Lab 7" — gets a head start by concentrating on the band's output during their time with Elektra, but that's still 13 years, seven albums, and several EPs worth of material to choose from. Nevertheless, the collection hones in on each release's definitive tracks with lock-groove accuracy: "Jenny Ondioline" and "Crest" capture Transient Random Noise-Bursts with Announcements' bracing, droning sound, while "Ping Pong" and "Wow and Flutter" reflect the more overtly pop direction of Mars Audiac Quintet. Emperor Tomato Ketchup is the only album to have three tracks culled from it ("Cybele's Reverie," "Metronomic Underground," and "Percolator"), all of which show how the group incorporated jazz, funk, hip-hop, and chamber pop into what many consider their masterpiece. The more abstract, aloof feel of Stereolab's work from Dots and Loops to Sound-Dust is well-represented by "Brakhage," "Infinity Girl," and "Double Rocker," while "Vonal Declosion" and "...Sudden Stars" mark Margerine Eclipse's return to poppier terrain. Indeed, the whole collection is so even-handed that it may bore long-term fans (the inclusion of Sound-Dust's "Space Moth" instead of its lead single, "Captain Easychord," is the only remotely controversial choice here), but it works very well as a primer for new listeners.