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Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain (Switched On Volume 5) (2LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered)

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Pulse of the Early Brain is a compilation album by the English-French avant-pop band Stereolab, released on 2 September 2022 under Duophonic Records and Warp Records. It is the fifth installment of the band's "Switched-On" series which collects the band's rarities, such as the EPs Simple Headphone Mind (1997) and Low Fi (1992), bonus and exclusive tracks from Chemical Chords (2008), and individual tracks from other albums, split singles and flexi discs. Unlike previous "Switched-On" releases, which compiled each of the band's eras in chronological order, Pulse of the Early Brain covers rarities from all over their career.

The compilation was announced with the release of the single "Robot Riot" on June 2022 and the singles "Simple Headphone Mind" and "Trippin With the Birds" in August. Pulse of the Early Brain received universal acclaim from music critics, who praised the inclusion of Simple Headphone Mind and Low Fi, but some also consider it to be the most and least essential release in Stereolab's catalog. It ranked at number 3 on the UK Independent Albums Chart and at number 66 on the UK Albums Chart.

Release Info

Label: Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks D-UHF-D43MR
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country: UK
Released: 2022
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental


A Simple Headphone Mind
B Trippin' With The Birds
C1 Low Fi
C2 [Varoom!]
C3 Laisser-Faire
D1 Elektro [He Held The World In His Iron Grip]
D2 Robot Riot
D3 Spool Of Collusion
D4 Symbolic Logic Of Now!
D5 Forensic Itch
D6 Ronco Symphony [Demo]
E2 Magne-Music
E3 Blaue Milch
E4 Yes Sir! I Can Moogie
E5 Plastic Mile [Original Version]
F1 Refractions In The Plastic Pulse [Feebate Mix]
F2 Unity Purity Occasional
F3 The Nth Degrees
F5 Cybele's Reverie [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]

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