sonicmod: Stereolab is here
sonicmod: Say hello to Stereolab.
Stereolab: Hi, I have arrived. It's Tim.
kaotik_funk: Where can I find out where the
Stereolab: The gigs will be listed on The web
site, we start playing gigs on November 3 and go until December
10. Most major US cities.
erika_and_sarah: Hello, Tim! Have you ever
met Chris Murphy of Sloan? He thinks that Laetitia is "god's
gift," apparently he followed her around NYC one day.
Stereolab: Erica, yes in a clothes store. We
played with those guys. They are really funny guys.
Fresh: Tim, when are you doing a transparent
limited edition 10" with Tom Jenkinson?
Stereolab: Fresh, tomorrow.
Dina: Tim, any dates in Amsterdam planned?
(Not that I can't cross the channel if necessary!)
Stereolab: Dina, yes there is one in October
at the Paradiso. I am not sure. I should have brought my list
Fresh: Tim, what's with all the horns these
days man? You sound like a marching band!
Stereolab: Fresh, have you heard it then?
Donnergotter: Tim, what's this about a French
split single with Fugu?
Stereolab: Yeah, it's coming out next month I
think. It's a single that we recorded 2 &1/2 years ago and
its taken this long to come out. The guy who is doing it is with
a fanzine, it's very old.
Fresh: Timmy, are you going to bring a horn
section along on tour?
Stereolab: Fresh, no but maybe the High
Llamas will be playing with us. So maybe we can borrow theirs.
B-612: Hey Tim! So Singapore! How about it?
Stereolab: I would love to go to Singapore, I
just found out we have got some fans there.
CharlieV: Tim will play at my birthday party?
Stereolab: Only the if it's on February the
Fresh: Tim, why don't you bring along Tommy
J? You can drug him when you put him on the plane like BA from
Stereolab: Yeah, we have played with him
before, I would love to drug him and bring him along.
StinkE: When's the album drop?
Stereolab: Stinke, September 23.
Stereolab: Yes, on Elektra, Vinyl is on Drag
Dina: Tim, have you heard Piano Magic?
They're from London.
Dito: Tim, will you play here in Brazil?
Stereolab: Dito, we are planning to come to
Brazil early next year. I want to buy loads of records there.
B-612: So, how will the vinyl look like?
Stereolab: B-12, it will be round. One white
vinyl and one green vinyl in the UK.
Fresh: Tim, any more tracks like "Les
Yper Yper Sound" in the pipe? That track is a fucking
monster...it's like the Minotaur on crack.
B-612: Talking about that, did you like the
Dick Hyman Moog albums, Tim?
Stereolab: Yeah I like the Hyman Moog albums.
CharlieV: Tim, which one of your albums is
Stereolab: I don't have a favorite really,
maybe the one we haven't made yet!
Dina: Please illuminate what's the Hyman
Stereolab: The Hyman Moog , Dick Hyman is a
jazz maestro, made electronic cash in albums in the late 60's.
One had a James Brown song which is amazing.
Fresh: Tim, any more remixes in the work? The
Luke Vibert mix was the fucking daddy.
Stereolab: Fresh, I think that we may be
doing some mixes with The Automator and Autechre. And some
Donnergotter: Tim, I heard that Sonic was
planning a reissue of the Spectrum split. True?
Stereolab: Donner, no reissue, apparently one sold for $1000
someone told me.
Fresh: Switched on Bach is crap, you should
check out Jean Jacques Perry, he will blow your fucking lid off.
Stereolab: Fresh, yeah.
B-612: Will you all be working with Luke
Stereolab: I would like to or one of his
Donnergotter: What about the UI
Stereolab: Don, I have the 24 track with me.
And we will do our mix next week. We will release it in November
Fresh: Tim, are you into Gescom stuff and
Skam and stuff like that?
Stereolab: Yeah, I like Gescom.
Fresh: Do you like any of the other Skam
Stereolab: Fresh, I don't know Skam is it the
same as Worm Interface?
Fresh: No, Skam is a label run by a mate or
Rob and Sean. They release Gescom and other stuff in a similar
vein like Jega and Boards of Canada.
Donnergotter: What was the Boredom's 12"
you played last Thursday at Smithfield's and where did you get
it? I'm desperate to hear it again.
Stereolab: The Boredom's was called
"2000" 12" Mr. Eye, they gave it to me in Japan.
Fresh: Worm Interface is different. They are
totally nice at Ambient Soho. Ed from DMX Krew works there.
Stereolab: Thanks for the information, Fresh,
I really like the ambient Soho shop and it's opposite Simply
Stereolab: Laetitia loves the Petit
B-612: Great book, that one. Did you read it?
Stereolab: B-16, I never read that book, but
I saw a documentary about him.
B-612: Well, read it if you can.
Fresh: I saw Laetitia last year at the
Panasonic/Boards of Canada/Autechre/Cylob show in London. She
didn't stick around for Cylob though, what's up with that?
Stereolab: Fresh, I have no idea, maybe it
was way past her bedtime.
CharlieV: Is Laetitia with you at the moment?
Or any other members?
Stereolab: Laetitia is not here right now.
B-612: Y'all heard the Sukia album?
Stereolab: Yeah, we are touring with Sukia
soon and we may do a split single for it.
Donnergotter: Tipsy are better than Sukia
Stereolab: I like Tipsy and Sukia.
B-612: You are? Argh. It's not going to be
one of those limited things, is it?
Stereolab: Only as limited as the amount of
people that turn up I suppose.
Mike: When is Stereolab
coming to Atlanta?
Stereolab: We are going to Atlanta
CharlieV: Tim, is there any way I can get a
hold of any of your Music Videos?
Stereolab: Charlie, there are no video
releases. But we can make a copy if you really want one. We made
another video now for "Miss Modular". By Nick and
Michael. I haven't seen it yet.
CharlieV: Is Stereolab a
band that enjoys making videos or no?
Stereolab: Charlie- I am hardly ever in the
videos, but generally I hate videos. Which is why we have our
friends do them.
ss23: Who books your U.S. shows, normally? I
loved your last appearance at 1st Ave. and the in-store at Let
It Be was cool, too.
Stereolab: Ellen books them SS, she is from
Fresh: Tim, you should do a Stereolab
CD-ROM and put all the videos on threads.
Stereolab: Fresh, we would love to do that.
hp3: Stereolab, please see
if you can arrange to play Boston, MA, USA this tour. Your last
gig here was phenomenal (in spite of some broken strings) . Any
chance? Also, what is the latest address to write to in order to
get merchandise/etc.? I wrote to the address given on the last CD
along w/ 2 IRC coupons (along with some Boston clippings for your
perusal) & never got any reply. This was about a year ago.
Stereolab: hp, Never got your letter. But I
cannot remember the address. The address is on the website.
Mike: Is there going to be a Switched
On Volume 3?
Stereolab: Next year Switched on
Volume 3 when we have enough tracks. We have 3 more
singles coming out this year.
Donnergotter: You could release a Switched
On compilation once a year at your rate.
Stereolab: Yeah that's the plan.
Amanda: Tim, answer this, if you will. How
many copies was the glittery version of ETK limited
Stereolab: Something around 2000, I think.
B-612: Will there be any more cheesy stuff
like the mugs and coasters?
Stereolab: Yeah, lots of cheesy stuff. Any
B-612: Yep, pencil cases would do fine. A Stereolab
stationery set. Talk about novelty.
CharlieV: Lunch boxes!
sonicmod: Stereolab asthma
Stereolab: Aphex Twin has done the asthma
Dina: Suggestions for cheesy merchandising:
make it available! I was never able to get anything mail order.
Stereolab: Yeah, we have our mail order
sorted out now everything will be easily available I hope.
ss23: If you've got any videos left, I'd love
to feature them on my video show, can I grab a promo somewhere?
(I can send my private e-mail...).
Stereolab: You have to call Victor in the
Elektra video department.
B-612: Where did you first see the Cliff
Stereolab: In a book about underground
Fresh: How about a Stereolab
Stereolab: Maybe a Cliff
mousepad. Okay, I will make a note of all these suggestions.
CharlieV: Tim, what three singles will be
coming out off Dots and Loops?
Stereolab: The three singles are not off the
album, they are separate. Two of the singles are from Duophonic.
Fresh: Tim have you heard the new Aphex Twin
single? It's hardcore. You should do something with Richard. But
Richard's a dodgy one.
Stereolab: Yeah, I know.
CharlieV: Tim, how do you choose who to work
Stereolab: Charlie, we meet them and we
either ask them or they ask us. We like to work with as many
different people as possible. The more the merrier.
Fresh: Tim, whatever happened to the LFO
Stereolab: Fresh, it became very confusing.
CharlieV: Are there just bands that you guys
are fans of?
Stereolab: Charlie, Broadcast, Squarepusher,
Profan stuff, German Studio 1, Kid Loco.
B-612: Is that Grimsby Fishmarket
compilation still available somewhere?
Stereolab: B, Maybe in Sweden.
yaniv: Stereolab, do you
have any idea about where Lucia Pamela is today?
Stereolab: Yaniv, she is still alive in the
Fresh: Tim, did you like that new Broadcast
record on Warp? I'm not too sure about that.
Stereolab: Fresh, it's brilliant. It's great.
Amanda: Tim, I recently bought this 7"
by some group called Monade that Laetitia did vocals for. Do you
know if she plans on recording anything else with that setup?
B-612: Will there a Monade album?
Stereolab: No idea about a Monade album.
Fresh: Tim, do you like Sam and Valley?
Stereolab: What's Sam and Valley?
Fresh: Sam and Valley is a new group from
Japan that just released an album on Rephlex entitled My Favorite
Stereolab: Yeah. Have you heard the Doopees
from Japan? They are great.
Fresh: Really? The Doopees huh? No, I
haven't. There is always brilliant music coming out of Japan,
they seem to have a brilliant take on things.
Stereolab: She is a singer in Japan who we
wanted to do a single with but couldn't get it together. They
have some CD's out.
CharlieV: This is an off question, Tim, but
do you like any Brad Laner stuff?
Stereolab: Charlie, I don't know Brad Laner
Dina: Tim, have you heard anything by Piano
Magic? They're from London.
Stereolab: I never heard Piano Magic, but I
know the name, I will check it out.
hp3: Tim, are there any snippets of the new
CD available on any of the websites?( I just got on the Internet
Stereolab: Soon on the Elektra site. Check
back at the end of the month. www.elektra.com. Maybe we will do a
5 second track so that you can hear it all.
CharlieV: I love " Refrations in the
Plastic Pulse", what or who inspired that song?
Stereolab: Charlie, this was for Charles
Long art exhibition in London but it never
Fresh: I want to make www.stereolab.com one
of these days.
Stereolab: We don't do our site, someone in
Australia does it, but if you want to do another one feel free.
B-612: There's just not enough Stereolab
stuff on the 'Net.
Stereolab: I think that there is loads.
B-612: How so?
Stereolab: 'Cause I have seen it!
Fresh: I want to do an Official site with
real audio and video lovelies and screensavers and desktop themes
and the whole nine!
Stereolab: I would have to speak to you
fresh, I think it's better when sites are not official.
Fresh: Tim, the problem with official sites
is that they are done by a bunch of label suits that have no idea
what the fuck is going on. Not true with me, I only make sites
for stuff I am really into.
Stereolab: The girl who does our site for
Elektra is a cool girl who never wears suits.
Fresh: Yeah, they did a good job with the
background at the Elektra site but it isn't much more than
a press release.
Stereolab: She just tries to do her job, she
is going to be more creative, they are in the process of updating
the new site with even more graphics.
Fresh: Tim, drop me some mail:
Stereolab: Okay, I will email you.
B-612: Aside from one really good site there
isn't really much else except for scattered articles here and
Stereolab: B-6 get a hold of a search engine.
I don't have Internet but I have seen it.
ss23: Do you have or want the Lucia Pamela
album? It's on Arf Arf records.
Stereolab: SS- I have the Lucia CD but not
CharlieV: Tim will you email me with info on
how I can make a music video for you?
Stereolab: Okay, Charlie. I will make a note.
CharlieV: Thank you so much, it's
Charlie@IDO.net, sorry for the inconvenience!!
B-612: Have you heard the new As One album?
Stereolab: No, I haven't heard the As One
Donnergotter: Is there any support at
Southend next week?
Stereolab: Donner, Scott Bond. Scott Bond did
a single with Monard.
B-612: I've the single.
Exactly what/who are Scott Bond?
Stereolab: Avant Gaurde boogie piano. Our new
LP is all about experimental films anyway.
B-612: Really? Specifically what?
Stereolab: Well, we did the music like these
people did their films or how I imagine they did anyway. Dots
And Loops is the title of a
experimental animation film from the 1930's.
CharlieV: What inspired the song
"Contact"? That song rips. That song has its own
Stereolab: Charlie, I can't remember.
CharlieV: Tim, in a perfect world, my first
feature film will solely be a Stereolab
soundtrack, with the song "Contact" ripping up the
Stereolab: Charlie, those are pretty long
opening credits then.
ss23: Tim, got to confess, I used
"Metronomic Underground" for the closing credits on a
short avant-garde video about decay. I was wondering what your
policy is on not-for-profit/educational uses of your music. We
credited you, and everyone digs the song.
Stereolab: SS, That's fine. Yeah.
CharlieV: Do you have a favorite film?
Stereolab: Charlie, I like Roman
Polanski's early films.
drone: Hey, cool cats from Stereolab.
What kind of organs and synths did you use in the past?
Stereolab: What didn't we use?
Stereolab: Okay, I gotta go. Yeah yeah. But
we are pretty loose about stuff on the Internet. And yeah we
prefer for people to do their own things but I have got too much
to do, to do it myself.