Band share “Freestyle Dumpling” outtake from the Emperor Tomato Ketchup sessions
Earlier this year the campaign to reissue a heap of Stereolab albums got underway when 1993’s Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements and 1994’s Mars Audiac Quintet were released via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks on 3 May.
Now they’ve just announced the second batch is due out on 13 September. These are: 1996's Emperor Tomato Ketchup, 1997’s Dots And Loops and 1999’s Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night. As with the first batch, these extended editions have been remastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Stereolab’s Tim Gane. They also come with bonus material featuring unreleased mixes, a poster, sleevenotes by Gane and a scratchcard offering a prize of an exclusive Stereolab record.
To mark the news, the group have also shared the track “Freestyle Dumpling”, an outtake from the Emperor Tomato Ketchup sessions that until now has only been released on a Japanese edition of the Aluminum Tunes rarities double LP.
The reissue campaign will be completed in November with Sound-Dust and Margerine Eclipse.
Stereolab’s 2019 world tour dates are listed on their website.