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Stereolab - Dots And Loops flac album
Dots And Loops
Indie Rock, Post Rock, Drum n Bass, Future Jazz
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1834 mb
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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 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

Album Name Dots and Loops.

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.

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

This album has an average beat per minute of 125 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 88/170 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Dots and Loops. BPM Profile Dots and Loops. Album starts at 138BPM, ends at 117BPM (-21), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Stereolab.

Roughly nested in the middle of their musical canon, Dots and Loops marks what many have taken to be Stereolab’s magnum opus. I think this is right. In music, there are some worlds that never lose their luster. This is an album where a group of people discovered the algorithm for producing a very particular sort of beauty. Just glossy enough; what you wish you heard in hotel lobbies and elevators. Bubbly, yet still suited to the winter months. These are songs with identity, an unmistakably consistent output of nostalgia, melancholy and optimism.

Tracklist Hide Credits

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

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Idful Music
  • Recorded At – Soma Electronic Music Studios
  • Recorded At – St. Martin Tonstudio
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Published By – Island Music
  • Manufactured By – Key Production
  • Distributed By – Vital


  • 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
  • Mastered By – Nick Webb
  • Performer – Andrew Ramsay*, Laetitia Sadier, Mary Hansen, Morgane Lhote, Richard Harrison, Tim Gane
  • Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Organ [Farfisa] – Sean O'Hagan (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Producer, Mixed By – Stereolab
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Synthesizer [Analogue], Electronics, Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba – John McEntire (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Strings – Maureen Loughnane, Poppy Branders, Rebecca McFaul, Shelley Weiss


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.

Issued with printed inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5024545046915
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): DUHFD 17 A-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): DUHFD 17 B-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped): DUHFD 17 C-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped): DUHFD 17 D-1-1-

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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
CD 62065 Stereolab Dots And Loops ‎(CD, Album) Elektra CD 62065 Canada 1997