STEREOLAB has produced one of music's most acclaimed bodies of work. Founded by Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier in 1991, Stereolab's initial releases - Super 45, Simple Headphone Mind, Harmonium, and Stunning Debut Album - were limited pressings on vinyl super 45s. The group gained an immediate following and, since 1996's Emperor Tomato Ketchup, has attracted loyal audiences throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S.
Stereolab's newest release, Margerine Eclipse, is the group's first new recording since 2001's Sound Dust. These are also the first recordings since the tragic death in December 2002 of Mary Hansen, a pivotal and inspirational member since the group's outset. The new material was entirely recorded at Instant 0, Stereolab's own studios (just north of Bordeaux) and produced and mixed by the group with Fulton Dingley. All tracks feature Laetitia Sadier, Tim Gane, Andy Ramsay, and Simon Johns with their regular associate, Sean O'Hagan.
Margerine Eclipse expands Stereolab's countercultural musical explorations, sculpting a hypnotic musical landscape that mixes modern beats with a swinging-'60s go-go vibe. Jangle, groove, rhythm, melody, and dreamy singing combine to create a distinct vision - sometimes soothing, sometimes disturbing. As ever, the band turns its collective observations on a heady mixture of the personal, political, and metaphysical.