Personalities | Stereolab | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1991–2009)

Fronted by French-speaking Laetitia Sadler, Stereolab actually formed in London with boyfriend Tim Gane, Mary Hansen and Andy Ramsay being the other essential core members. Delighting in limited-edition vinyl releases their fascination with 1960s music, bossa nova, lounge, ambience, John Cage and even dance resulted in startling music and cult success that rippled outwards. Mars Audio Quintet (1994) and compilation Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Volume 2) (1995) are good places to start.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
Personalities | Stereophonics | Nineties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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