Pulse Of The Early Brain (Switched On Volume 5)


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Following much anticipated live dates and the fourth instalment of their Switched On series in 2021, the unparalleled Stereolab return with yet another helping of rare and unreleased material. The fifth volume in the series compiles out of print records and obscure tracks from limited splits and singles spanning from the band's beginnings with the 1992 Low Fi EP to some of their more recently released material in 2008 with Chemical Chords bonus tracks.

Pulse Of The Early Brain is a rollercoaster ride through Stereolab's career, showcasing a variety of musical moods from noisy drones through playful pop to amorphous acid jazz. The albums kicks off with two Nurse With Wound collaborations running ten and twenty minutes apiece: 'Simple Headphone Mind' chugs along to rebounding delicate guitar plucks and steely vocal musings, while 'Trippin' With The Birds' is an extended cut with slow as molasses mind-altering manipulations. 'Robot Riot' picks up the pace, strumming brightly into the colourful krautrock tune 'Spool Of Collusion'.


  1. Stereolab / Nurse With Wound - Simple Headphone Mind
  2. Stereolab / Nurse With Wound - Trippin' With The Birds
  3. Low Fi
  4. [Varoom!]
  5. Laisser-Faire
  6. Elektro [he held the world in his iron grip]
  7. Robot Riot
  8. Spool Of Collusion
  9. Symbolic Logic Of Now!
  10. Forensic Itch
  11. Ronco Symphony [Demo]
  12. ABC
  13. Magne-Music
  14. Blaue Milch
  15. Yes Sir! I Can Moogie
  16. Plastic Mile [Original Version]
  17. Refractions In The Plastic Pulse [Feebate Mix] - Autechre Remix
  18. Unity Purity Occasional
  19. The Nth Degrees
  20. XXXOOO
  21. Cybele's Reverie [Live at the Hollywood Bowl]

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