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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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U.K. release for new joint venture by Stereolab's Tim Gane &Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas. NME has already praised it:'There is a thin line between genius and wank. And hats offto these silly men for walking it'. 11 retr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Turn on
Title: Turn on
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drag City
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Album Type: EP
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Indie & Lo-Fi, Experimental Music, Dance Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078148413129

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U.K. release for new joint venture by Stereolab's Tim Gane &Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas. NME has already praised it:'There is a thin line between genius and wank. And hats offto these silly men for walking it'. 11 retro-lounge/ ambienttracks soaked with keyboards & synthesizers.

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Electronic Pop Muzak
Brian Chidester | 06/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like this EP a lot. The songs are short, each one playing out a simple melody or idea before moving on to the next one, but the record flows together nicely. The music is both playful and trippy, perfect for background music at your next Tupperware party."
You will not regret buying TURN ON
Brian Chidester | 08/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a smash. If you like Stereolab, I can't see you wanting to stop listening to this one. Not a thing to complain about here."
Avant-Electronic-Folk Ambience
Brian Chidester | Los Angeles, CA United States | 11/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As far as post-rock goes, this EP by Turn On might be the most overlooked excursion in the entire genre. The use of feedback, tape loops and sound effects as counter-melody and percussion had only been hinted at during the extended parts of Stereolab's mid-'90s albums, and the link tracks of the High Llamas' HAWAII and COLD & BOUNCY albums. So when Tim Gane and Andy Ramsey of Stereolab teamed up with High Llamas leader Sean O'Hagan for this detatched, near-anonymous record, the notion of it being a pet project was transparent and inspiring. There is a tonal freedom that makes Turn On strangly pastoral and totally urban at the same time. These guys were able to combine the far-out electronica of '80s Acid House with gentler tones inherent to '50s easy listening, '60s minimalism and '70s ambient music. The combination is nothing short of extraordinary."