Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4] 3 X LP



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Release Date : February 26th 2021

The fourth in the Switched On series that compiles non-album tracks and sought after deep cuts by the groop. Following on from the first volume released in 1992, 1995’s Refried Ectoplasm, and 1998’s Aluminum Tunes, the long-awaited fourth installment spans 1999 – 2008 in the Stereolab story and collates 3 LPs worth of material, all remastered from the original tapes and overseen by the band. It features all the tracks from out-of-print and sought after mini-album The First Of The Microbe Hunters, one-off and impossible to find tour 7″s, compilation tracks, art installation work and a couple of unreleased outtakes from the Mars Audiac Quintet and Dots and Loops recording sessions.

DISK 1 01 – Outer Bongolia* 02 – Intervals* 03 – Barock-Plastic* 04 – Nomus Et Phusis* 05 – I Feel The Air {Of Another Planet}* 06 – Household Names* 07 – Retrograde Mirror Form* 08 – Solar Throw-Away [Original version] + 09 – Pandora’s Box Of Worms = 10 – L’exotisme Interieur ^

DISK 2 01 – The Super-It @ 02 – Jump Drive Shut-Out + 03 – Explosante Fixe ^ 04 – Fried Monkey Eggs [Instrumental version]@ 05 – Monkey Jelly @ 06 – B.U.A ** 07 – Free Witch and No Bra Queen ^^ 08 – Heavy Denim Loop Pt 2 = 09 – Variation One % 10 – Monkey Jelly [Beats]@ 11 – Dimension M2 *** 12 – Solar Throw-Away + 13 – Calimero ++ 14 – Fried Monkey Eggs [Vocal] @ 15 – Speck Voice ^^

Track source guide:

* tracks Originally released as The First Of The Microbe Hunters 29th May 2000 on Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks, catalogue number D-UHF-D25 as double vinyl [6500 copies pressed] and CD [12,000 copies pressed] editions.

+ tracks Jump Drive Shut-Out and Solar Throwaway were originally released 10th April 2006 as a 7″ tour single via Duophonic Super 45s. Catalogue number DS-4538. 3600 copies were pressed. Solar Throw-Away (Original Version) was unreleased at the time.

^ tracks Explosante Fixe and L’exotisme Interieur were originally released September 2008 as a 7″ tour single via Duophonic Super 45s. Catalogue number DS45-43. 2000 copies were pressed.

@ tracks The Underground Is Coming 7″ EP included The Super -It, Fried Monkey Eggs [Instrumental], Fried Monkey Eggs [Vocal] and Monkey Jelly, it was originally released as a 7″ tour single via Duophonic UHF Disks and cut at 33rpm. Catalogue number D-UHF-D24. Monkey Jelly [Beats] was unreleased at the time.

** track B.U.A was written for a further collaboration with Charles Long [Stereolab had previously worked with him on Music For The Amorphous Body Study Center in 1995]. The artwork is called B.U.A [Burnt Umber Assembly] : An Entanglement of Wholes [1998]. B.U.A is previously unreleased.

^^ tracks Free Witch And No-Bra Queen and Speck-Voice were originally released 31st August 2001 as a 7″ tour single via Duophonic Super 45s. Catalogue number DS45-30. 2000 copies were pressed.

% track Variation One was written for a film soundtrack and compilation CD for “Moog”, a documentary about Robert Moog. Originally released 14th September 2004 via Hollywood Records.

*** track Dimension M2 was written for the Disko Cabine CD compilation, released in June 2005. ++ track Calimero was originally released July 1999 via Duophonic Super 45s. Catalogue number DS45-25. A collaborative 7″ release between Brigitte Fontaine and Stereolab. The B side was Cache Cache by Monade. A total of 4100 vinyl copies were pressed [1800 on white vinyl and 2300 on black vinyl], there was also a CD edition of 7076 copies.

= track Pandora’s Box of Worms – an unreleased outtake from the Dots and Loops album sessions. Heavy Denim Loop Pt. 2 – any unreleased outtake from the Mars Audiac Quintet album sessions.