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LISTEN: More Previously Unreleased Stereolab
Christian Eede , August 14th, 2019 16:26

The instrumental version of 'The Flower Called Nowhere' is one of the group's most sampled songs

Stereolab have shared some more previously unreleased material ahead of the release of their second batch of reissues next month.

The track, the instrumental version of 1997 song 'The Flower Called Nowhere, has gone on to be one of Stereolab's most sampled songs thanks to its popularity in the hip-hop world with Madlib being amongst those to make use of the track. You can listen to it below.

"This song was recorded with Jan Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars," explains Stereolab's Tim Gane, "and remains one of my absolute favourite Stereolab tracks. I was very interested to find a chord that would evoke the feeling I got when listening to the music of Polish jazz musician and film composer Krzysztof Komeda. I eventually found a chord that I liked, probably by accident, and with it I wrote the music for this song. We also tried to capture some of that mid/late '60s European exploitation film music vibe with the rolling harpsichords, trap drums, ethereal vocals and other colourful sounds."

The track will feature amongst the bonus material for Stereolab's impending reissue of their 1997 album Dots and Loops. That record will be reissued alongside Emperor Tomato Ketchup and Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night through Warp Records and Stereolab's Duophonic UHF Disks on September 13. All will come with expanded extra material that didn't feature on the original releases.

Find out more about the forthcoming reissues here.