Album: Emperor Tomato Ketchup
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1996’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup definitely showed off a new approach for Stereolab: while they were still interested in trance-inducing music, they were also interested in creating it through more artificial means, using the studio as more of an instrument than they had previously.
All of that is immediately apparent in the opening track, “Metronomic Underground,” one of those song titles that perfectly describes the song itself.