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The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café Album

The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café Album

The Other People Place
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café
Electro, Downtempo
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Let Me Be Me7:46
You Said You Want Me4:23
Lifestyles Of The Casual5:29
Moonlight Rendezvous7:07
It's Your Love7:31
Eye Contact5:30
Running From Love5:50


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WARP LP 90The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(2x12", Album)Warp RecordsWARP LP 90UK2001
WARPLP90 PThe Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe ‎(12", Promo)Warp RecordsWARPLP90 PUK2001
WARP LP 90The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(2x12", Album, W/Lbl)Warp RecordsWARP LP 90UK2001
WARPCD90The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(CD, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCD90UK2001
724381110522The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(CD, Album)Source, Warp Records724381110522France2001
WARPCD90The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPCD90UK2001
noneThe Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, Car)Warp RecordsnoneFrance2001
WARP LP 90 RThe Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(2x12", Album, RE, RP)Warp RecordsWARP LP 90 RUK2017
WARPCDD90The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(8xFile, FLAC, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCDD90UKUnknown
WARPCD90The Other People Place Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ‎(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Warp RecordsWARPCD90UKUnknown


Lifestyles of the Laptop Café is the only studio album by The Other People Place, a recording project by American electronic music producer James Stinson. It was released on September 3, 2001 through Warp. Stinson's identity as the album's producer was not confirmed until after his death in 2002. Largely overlooked at the time of its release, Lifestyles of the Laptop Café has since received retrospective critical acclaim. After being out of print for several years, the album was reissued by Warp in 2017. Формируйте собственную коллекция коллекцию записей The Other People Place. Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. Warp Records от лица компании Warp Records LatinAutor. 50 видео Воспроизвести все. The Other People Place. Electronic 2001. Eye Contact. Albums You May Also Like. Sunday Night Live at the Laptop Cafe - Single. Various Artists. Grava 4. Visible Cloaks. The Other People Place, Stella. Dj T. Body Language Vol. Lifestyles of Laptop Café - единственный студийный альбом The Other People Place, проект записи американского производителя электронной музыки Джеймса Стинсона. Lifestyles of the Laptop Café - это более унылый меланхоличный альбом со следами весьма концептуальной научной фантастики, посвященной творчеству Стинсона в качестве члена музыкального дуэта Drexciya. The only record by Drexciyas James Stinson as the Other People Place is prescient in imagining our current connected-yet-disconnected state. But Lifestyles couldnt have had a more star-crossed release, coming out on September 3, 2001 and vanishing soon after. Less than a year later, Stinson would be dead due to heart complications, Lifestyles the last record to be released during his lifetime. For the duration of Drexciya, neither member revealed their names, so attempting to draw a biographical connection is haphazard at best. Released on Warp records, Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe was the first and only album released by James Stinson under The Other People Place alias, which took him from his usual sea dwelling Drexciyan techno to a warmer, more human sound. The album itself seems to go through the falling in love and eventually separation of a man and a woman. Released originally in 2001 and going for very high prices on the 2nd hand market, due to high demand and a web address by fans, Warp records repressed this cult classic again on double vinyl in the end of 2016. Lifestyles of the Laptop Café Q&A. It was long rumored and later confirmed that the anonymous producer behind the Other People Place guise is James Stinson, one half of Detroit electro geniuses Drexciya, but with the familiar jazzy tech-house rhythms that fill most of Lifestyles of the Laptop Café, it could be anyone with an ear for early Detroit techno. In fact, very much of the record sounds like the work of second-wave visionary Carl Craig. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. Sunrays closes out the album with more cohesive lyrics, but the warmth and the groove is what comes through most clearly. This is a lifestyle worth living. Read more. The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe review: One of Detroit techno's great full-lengths, James Stinson's Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe is a simple, sweet album about the acceptance of technology. But in 2001, when James Stinson of the pioneering Drexciya released his solo debut Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe as The Other People Place, the Internet age was coming into sharp focus. The future became easier to predict, and Stinson responded to it with a simple, sweet record about the acceptance of technology. He died a year later


Listen to music from The Other People Place like Moonlight Rendezvous, Let Me Be Me & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Other People Place. The Other People Place was a project produced by James Stinson, who was one half of Drexciya. In 2001 he released the album Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café, about a love born which prematurely ended. Born on September 14, 1969, James Marcel Stinson grew up on Detroit's east si read more. The Other People Place: все альбомы, включая Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. It was long rumored and later confirmed that the anonymous producer behind the Other People Place guise is James Stinson, one half of Detroit electro geniuses Drexciya, but with the familiar jazzy tech-house rhythms that fill most of Lifestyles of the Laptop Café, it could be anyone with an ear for early Detroit techno. The Other People Place: American techno musician Sunrays, Running From Love, Lifestyles Of The Casual и другие песни. The Other People Place. Artists We Also Like: Drexciya, Clarence, Lab Rat XL, Shifted Phases, Transllusion. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Page created 26 January 2012. DJ Stingray. Population One. Формируйте собственную коллекция коллекцию записей The Other People Place. Eye Contact. Warp Records от лица компании Warp Records EMI Music Publishing, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. Warp Music Publishing и другие авторские общества 4. Moonlight Rendezvous. Other People's Songs is a cover album by Erasure. The album was originally conceived as a solo project for singer Andy Bell. Once Vince Clarke, the other member of Erasure, became involved, it was released as Erasure's tenth studio album. The tracks were handpicked by Clarke and Bell as ones that influenced them as musicians. It was released in the UK and the U. by Mute Records in 2003, and was a Top 20 success in their home country and in Germany. 280 fans. Top Tracks. It's Your Love. Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. Sorrow & A Cup of Joe. Sunday Night Live at the Laptop Cafe. Let Me Be Me. Running From Love. Top Ten Tracks. Let Me Be Me Original Mix The Other People Place Warp Records. Let Me Be Me Original Mix The Other People Place K7 Records. Its Your Love Original Mix The Other People Place Warp Records. Moonlight Rendezvous Original Mix The Other People Place Warp Records. Eye Contact Original Mix The Other People Place Warp Records. Sunrays Original Mix The Other People Place Warp Records. Sorrow A Cup Of Joe Original Mix The Other People Place Clone Records. Lifestyles Of The Casual Original Mix


  • I remember getting this when it came out. There was a bit of a buzz about it in the record store as people were debating whether it was actually a Drexciya record or not, most people seemed unconvinced as it wasn't really like what they'd put out before. Back then it was all still a mystery, just rumours, though store owner said it was hinted at by Warp. Remember there was no discogs (or it was just starting and pretty basic), no Drexiciya Research blog, very little information at all on the internet. I have to admit I wasn't sure myself, as I'd recently bought Harnessed The Storm which is a much harsher darker album. But I thought it sounded really good so I bought it regardless. After a few listens I was convinced it really was Drexciya, even if it was very different to their other records, much more mellow and groovy, lush and melodic. Yet, it seemed to me like only Drexciya could make something like this, it still had that live organic feel to it, though the aesthetic was quite different the way it was all put together seemed to me pure Drexciya. Over the next year or two, more albums by Shifted Phases, Transllusion, Abstract Thought and finally Lab Rat XL would drop, all with little fanfare, all exploring different moods and themes. It had become clear that there had been a "storm" of remarkable creativity and productivity in the Drexciya labs. Then the news of James Stinson's sad and untimely death came out. And over the years, more information has come out, we now know for example that most if not all of the storms were solo projects by James Stinson, who knew he was dying but still had so much to say. RIP.I do miss that about the pre-discogs days, when the internet hadn't completely taken over, local record stores were more important in terms of finding out about new music, things could be drip fed to people, you could keep a secret, create mystery and intrigue, we've since lost a lot of that mystery. Of course, it's the music itself that is the most important thing, and while Stinson has left this world, his music will live on for ever. Oh yeah, the music, this album is a masterpiece imo. Lush and melodic, really deep and contemplative, very relaxing. Let Be Me works well in a club environment at the right moment, but mostly it's for home listening. Also worth tracking down the Sunday Night Live At The Laptop Cafe 12" on Clone.

  • I just got this from amazon. Sound amazing! All sides sound excellent, zero surface noise. I cleaned it before I played it though, the sleeves warp uses are terrible. Lots of debris. Comes with a download card as well.

  • Classic album. I remember hearing "It's Your Love" during his interview with Liz Copeland and being completely enchanted by it. If you enjoyed this there is a good chance you'll enjoy this as well:

  • Came across this LP by accident...saw the ownership stats and the other reviews and thought I'd give it a listen. Needless to say, I don't understand the hype.

  • This is a great story and valuable contribution thank you

  • Quite simply sublime, I like to listen to this while I am poring over a 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle, as it is very relaxing!!

  • Running from love, running from love, running from love, running

  • Was the re-cut at D&M or Record Industry?Was the whole 2LP re-cut or just the faulty side?

  • My copy has 2A/B and 2C/D so that would suggest new stampers for both records. As to where it was cut, further etchings (hand) say: FEB @ D&M

  • It,s one of this classic albums, which never disapointed you....

  • purchased a copy of the 2018 (?) re-cut a few weeks back - sounds great!nice and punchy, no complaints to speak of - i suggest double checking, and checking again, the setup of your turntable if you're still having problems. what a treat to be able to finally own this record either way.

  • Really interesting that this release is *apparently* from 2017 but it would appear it indeed only hit shelves this 2018, are these different reissues?

  • this one makes the storm series much more specialsound never to forget

  • No punch in 2018 repress, sounds quieter, narrower and overall feeble compared to 2017. Pretty sure it was remastered and reissued, not repressed. I kept the faulty '17 version, it sounds awesomely raw, wide and loud, despite the distortion on one track. Has anyone else had a chance to compare these two, track by track? Or was it my bad luck again?

  • Unfortunately I can't compare to the original release. I didn't mean mono/stereo issues, picked the wrong word, sorry, I meant flat.

  • The original 2001 release was one of the narrowest releases I have come across, bar mono releases of course. Aside from the odd slightly panned percussion or light phasing on synths it was basically a mono release. So if it is a true reflection of the original release then any side information has been added via new mastering and not comparable to the original.I haven't done any testing on the new releases masters like I did on the originals but from just listening it sounds a lot wider then the original.

  • My very basic sound meter shows average 3 dB difference. Not that much but still audible. Yes, flat, that's the word.

  • So we were all complaining about distortion on the 2017 repress and we waited a year to get proper well-pressed records. Now we have a 2018 remaster without punch, quiet, feeble. Thank you Warp. This is a total piss-take.My 2018 copy sounds ok but flat. No distortion. Nothing to compare with.

  • Mine says 17309 2B, instead of 1B in the runout. I have the same on all four runouts (2 instead of 1 but with the corresponding letter for the side) The barcode and cat number are correct - anyone else have this variation?

  • Same matrix here. To me, this pressing sounds brilliant and very quiet. No distortion!

  • This points to a re-cut including new metal works at Record Industry (the pressing plant).

  • Same as yours. Another Discogs entry is needed.

  • Yeah I have the same runout on mine, it’s another variant.

  • No distortion in the 2018 repress! Sound quality is close to perfect. Both records are slightly off center. It's not audible. Quality control department shouldn't really be letting off-center records out of the factory.

  • Actually, about 65% of new vinyl I buy has at least one side off-center. Zero quality control here in the US.

  • Same here, no more distortion with the new repress from Bleep.

  • my copy has nasty distortion on high frequencies on track c2 - disappointing tbh

  • Redeye announces new copies for january 2018.

  • Redeye now has it in stock. Finally!

  • you legend! pre ordered my copywords words words words words

  • My copy has none of the mentioned defects, no distortion or rips to be heard on any side. It's a pretty average pressing, a few clicks fresh out of the sleeve. But nothing like non-fill or worn stampers. Bought it new back in the spring. Must've gotten an early copy or something. But there's probably more good copies than defective ones. Surprised to see this is now a $40 record. Don't be a dummy and get scalped on a momentarily out of print album. Warp kept on pressing new Boards of Canadas to meet demand.

  • Reader's Digest ~Warp had a lot of problems pressing clean-sounding copies of some of the Boards re-releases, especially Geogaddi.Now I read complaints below of pressing issues here. Sad because this Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe release is literally my most wanted reissue ever. (I'd attempted several times throughout the previous decade to get a copy on eBay but my bids were always just a few dollars short of the final price. And after it hit $100+ I just gave up entirely.)So...HOW DOES THIS LATEST PRESSING SOUND !?! Is it relatively noise-free? ~ Inquiring Minds---------------------------------------------------UPDATE SEPT 02, 2017Yeah D2 sounds like S H * T. Didn't bother listening to B1.WHY THE F*CK HAS WARP NOT RECUT THIS AND OFFERED REPLACEMENTS !?!!?!?THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER APPROVED THE TEST PRESSINGS TO BEGIN WITH.SHAME ON YOU WARP RECORDS !!!YOU SPOILED THE POTENTIALLY GREATEST REISSUE OF THIS DECADE.

  • test pressing copies were ok, and the regular series can get fucked in a million ways - it's not a binary process, you can mess any batch of 5-50-100 copies in certain circumstances.

  • Nothing wrong with my copy bought in Feb 2017 from Boomkat.

  • I found it at 2 separate record stores in my local hometown of Edmonton, AB, Canada. Way up northwest, depending on where you live get out there and check the record shops, they may have it in the electronic or alternative section.. good record store owners knew about this and stocked it

  • Edmonton? They have demand for this kind of music up there? Never would have guessed

  • this and Metro Area debut will always be 2 of my timeless faves

  • Hello people there is a 2nd repress of this record coming out it´s already available to pre-order and expected August 31st 2017 :) Check phonica for example

  • Yea I'm bummed about the B2 and D2 distortion! Is there any way I can for sure grab a clean copy? Judging by Redeye there's another pressing coming out on May 19th, maybe this'll be the one?

  • Maybe, but they keep delaying it. Let's see. November, still nothing.

  • What exactly went wrong here?Usually vinyl mastered at Dubplates & Mastering and pressed by Record Industry would be a recipe for success. Are there any plans by Warp to sort this out?

  • My thoughts exactly. My bet is on quality control issues or worse, a general lack of care/IDGAF for the release (I hope it's not the latter!).

  • 6 tracks never heard before from James Stinson being released on the Clone Aqualung Series. Recordings from around the same time as Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café:

  • I received a copy missing LP1. It had two of the second LP in it.

  • Here in Buenos Aires a friend who owns a record store had exactly the same issue with 1 of 4 ordered LPs.

  • Bought mine on Red-eye. Flawless copy. Totally Ace, Very happy with this repress

  • This might as well be marketed as a repress instead of a reissue, because they must be still using the original stampers. My copy's Disc 1 sounds all crappy with "blurb" noises in all tracks, while Disc 2 does sound pristine.

  • Mine had the B2, D2 distortion (D2 was pretty bad). I can't be bothered to try multiple copies - just hope they address the issue. Given what a stunning and sought after record this is, it's a shame more care wasn't taken. A balls-up.

  • Received 2nd copy from Juno but it still has B2 & D2 distorsion...WTF???

  • I bought one copy a few days ago, I opened it and there is just one record, the inner sleeve of the second one is there but there is no record. Anyone with the same problem? What´s going on with Warp?

  • Mine just showed up with everything in tact (though the sleeve is badly bent in one corner). The whole thing was shrink wrapped.Edit: I should add that this was ordered from Bleep.

  • Bought mine from, B2 and D2 have distortion on them.

  • s**t sounding repress, avoid. whats the point warp? pointless qc

  • it reminds me of the bad BOC repress, GG warp, repress the repress !

  • My copy sounds nice. Can't tell if there's a way to differenciate visually bad from good copies...

  • I don't think you can. My copy looks perfectly fine but sounds like crap.

  • What's to be said? A stone cold classic. Everyone needs this record.

  • After receiving three faulty copies from Bleep and contacting them (including a link to these comments) they sent me this email:--------------------------------------------Hi.Thanks for your patience and we're sorry for the delay in resolving this issue.We’ve now received an update from Warp regarding this issue which is as follows:“Dear Customer, We’ve had a small number of complaints regarding distortion on the recent The Other People Place repress. We’re currently investigating the issue and hope to resolve and update customers shortly. Thanks for your patience.Warp”We will update you on this as soon as possible once we’re provided with more information.Kind regards,Bleep Support--------------------------------------------Hopefully now that it has been officially acknowledged by Warp it will get sorted.

  • Nothing yet. Keep sending Bleep an email every week and they keep saying they're waiting to hear back from Warp.No idea what's taking them so long.

  • Any news? Haven't opened mine yet, but worried and think i need to give a listen ASAP

  • Still no reply from them. I'll give them until Monday then send another email.

  • Keep us updated please, hopefully they'll do a proper repress

  • Some non-fill issues and distortion in my copy - a symptom of a "tired" stamper. Fortunately only heard when I'm using IEMs. Still very disappointing, especially considering pressings by Record Industry are usually good.Edit: nope, also audible with my big speakers.

  • It looks like "the message" – better own original or nothing. Heard 5 different copies that arrived via local shop have all similar problems, weird hiss all over the tracks. AVOID!

  • There's a problem when a beat-up OG copy sounds "cleaner" than this reissue.

  • Some very light distortion on my copy, I ordered quite early on pre-sale.

  • Yeah same here with the distortion on d2 :-(. Didnt check b2 but i will probably find some also.

  • This pressing has audio issues...sending it back to juno. Lets hope i get back a good copy. Fingers crossed

  • Just received my 3rd copy of this from Bleep.It still has the same problem :(

  • any news ? no reply to my last email... GG blerp you're the best

  • have 4 copys, each 2 from different shops, all with the same problems... argh

  • Same here for the distortion on B and D ...

  • Resident Advisor rated "Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café" a 5/5

  • sorry to say i have the same distortion/noise issues others have mentioned in the right channel on b2 and d2. this edition would appear to be a crapshoot. buy at your own risk. and find a new pressing plant, warp (or at least do some QC).

  • picked mine up from Juno. sounds perfect. especially D2. yall mghtve gotten the presale batch? bought mine within hours of it dropping.

  • This repress is blamage, Warp.Besides the problem with the distortion my copy has cracks throughout the whole C side. Asked for replacement, fingers crossed that it won't be even worse.

  • I have the same distortion in the right channel on b2 and d2, quality control failed again Warp!

  • Your correct , it does have surface noise / distortion on the right facing speaker .

  • Complete crapshoot. Just got my replacement copy from Bleep and it is actually worse than the first copy!!So annoying.

  • Sounds phenomenal. James Stinson's vibes are alive and well. Must have repress for those that missed the original!

  • wow…great pressing. flawless. hi-fi-delity. finally ! obviously warp is back to form…and nailed it again. thanks*****

  • Thanks for the reply. Fingers crossed the new copy they send me is OK.I asked them if they could have a listen to the replacement copy for me to save further hassle but they said they don't have a record player in the warehouse.Really not having much like with Warp represses. Will soon have 3 copies of this and also had 2 copies of the repressing of Windowlicker by Aphex Twin that had loads of noise on the first track. Gave up on that in the end and am now just going to find an original pressing.Still very annoying though.

  • Hi Windowlicker 79yes, in fact there's no distortion on my copy at all. listening with a half-decent System ( toshiba sr-370 direct drive 'table / denon dl 103r / trichord dino 3 phono pre / exposure 3010s2 amp / dali Speakers ) my copy sounds really good...mastering and pressing well done...and i'm not easily satisfied here, see also my comments on autechre's incunabula reissue or yo la tengo's painful re. Hope you catch a nice copy as well. Cheers :-)

  • Can you just double check for me that you have no distortion in the right channel at all on D2 "Sunrays" please?I'm currently waiting for my 3rd copy to be sent by Bleep as my first and the replacement copy they sent both had the distortion/noise on B2 and D2 (more prominent on D2).I just want to make sure that decent copies actually exist and I'm not just going to build up a collection of faulty replacement copies!

  • amen brother. listening now don't understand the problem. keep it real

  • Seminal album which has stood the test of time and will continue to do so.Effortlessly beautiful and emotional electronica.

  • Mine sounds great on my TD 124. Just as good as the original.

  • Not impressed with this pressing at all. OG pressing sounds much clearer and cleaner. Anyone else with distortion on the right channel of B2?

  • Got my replacement copy (loose records between sheets of cardboard. Didn't even use cheap inner sleeves).It has exactly the same problem. In fact the noise on D2 is somewhat worse.Very unhappy. Contacting Bleep support yet again.

  • yup. exactly same issue on mine.10 words 10 words 10 words

  • Dofunkk It doesn't seem to be a problem with all copies, so you probably just got lucky.Please see my most recent reply to this comment for links to the videos I had to record to show the problem so Bleep would send out a replacement copy.

  • I had this issue and also a lot of noise in D2 "Sunrays".I contacted Bleep support, they asked me to send a video of it as proof. They are now sending a replacement. Will update when I receive it.Below are the videos if anyone is interested in hearing the problem.

  • Exact same issue on d2, I thought it was my set up and messed around with it for hours. Bit of a shame as the rest of it sounds decent.

  • Same problem here, distortion on the right channel of B2 (near the end of the track) And also on D2 (on half the track).

  • No distortion here, all sides sound excellent. . . .

  • Clearly plenty of people around with the same issue.And to think people wouldn't have already tried different stylus/decks before making a comment.Show me these tendencies. If you don't have anything to compare it to then how would you know?What difference would the choice of mixer make other than to let everyone know you bought a djr400? Grade A wanksta

  • Pfff...Supersonic ears you got mate...clean your needles, either change them for a new pair or get a good mixer. It sounds good with my shure 447 and djr400. I really dont get the tendency for saying official pressings of overpriced classics by discogs sharks, sound crap; when no human ear can find a difference.

  • Yes I have the same problem with B2 (also a bit of noise in B1 too).I've contacted Bleep support to see if they will replace it.

  • mine also has distortion on the track sunrays on the right channel, the rest sounds great. but yeah disappointed with sunrays!

  • No issues here though I can't compare it to the original, I'm very very happy with what I'm hearing. It sounds like you've been unlucky - contact your store/dealer and ask for a replacement.

  • Do we know how many of these 2017 editions were pressed? It'd be great to procrastinate like we did the first press.

  • It's a Warp repress, it will be held constantly in stock for the next few years.

  • How is the sound quality of this repress ? ?

  • Sound quality is superb, except b2 (near the end) and d2 (last half) have a distortion in the right channel.

  • Do you mean we should wait before purchasing it, because the first 100 copies are at the bottom of the pile? ;-)

  • CGB is a proper cutting master, but he cannot control the number of copies pressed with one set of stampers. if there are too many - the final copies will sound like shit compared to the first ..say 100.

  • CGB did the cut, he is THE guy... And I guess the original master was good.

  • I've just stuck it on and its sounding great! .

  • Yeah I was wondering the same thing. It would've been nice if this one went to Rashad Becker for a remaster just to spice the release up a bit rather than just a straight up reissue. Not that there's anything wrong with the original record though I guess...

  • The Gescom EP on Warp and Elecktroids album next please Warp. Much obliged.

  • Repress on the way,10th Feb 2017? Yay! Get yer pre orders in now....

  • Good for everyone with the re-press. The people who don't care about their vinyl gaining price over the years can get the re-press for a cheaper and more realistic price, and the other collectors who care about first pressing and limited rare versions can pay a little more. Elecktriods to be re-pressed next please warp :)

  • One of this piece of music You will never forget when listen first time

  • oh, well...let's hope it's not as crappy as the incunabula repress was...please ? anyways, am really looking fwd to this. thanks , warp.

  • I've never heard the og of Incunabula, but my repress copy is brilliant!

  • One of the most exciting represses ever, so happy. I feel sorry for whoever bought a VG copy for £140 just a few weeks ago. Hopefully lots more labels will start doing represses of highly sought after records like this.

  • i am the poor muppet you speak of. but not to worry, the record was a gift for my beautiful partner; sentimental value will always exceed financial.

  • dont feel sorry for him,,it was me who backed out the deal,& lost out on a 1a,.now im the one with tears :) o well,,its only money.....

  • Thanks for listening, Warp, and thanks to everyone who made this possible.Long live this wonderful LP, and James Marcel Stinson.

  • Tip to everyone who made it possible for the repress; well earned. Music for the people, not the facade!

  • Repress pre-order available at Comes with high quality DL which is available right away. Nice xmas present :)

  • will it go to other stores as well ??? 10 words

  • oooh look at all the copies suddenly being listed in desperation !! Haha suck it up people , no one wants your overpriced LPs now. Praise be to the repress god !! Elecktroids will be next ;) wait and see

  • fuck yeah repress, preordered, and fuck all the scum selling it for 300+

  • good luck for seeling this issue for like € 300,- HAHAHA>>>>

  • Please don't repress. Some records are made special by their elusiveness, such as this one.

  • so now that it's getting repressed is the record no longer special? i'll buy your copy for $5, if thats ok with you

  • You're posting on a website that destroys the idea of "elusiveness," man. But, hate to know how you're feeling now that it is being repressed. Maybe I can get a copy, now, and actually be able to support Warp and Stinson's heirs thru my purchase, and not some slime-head who's hoarding a copy for hundreds of dollars.

  • I like how people use the "helpful" tag as a FB "like" button on discogs. I do too :)

  • I could agree only when it is said by the artist himself

  • sounds elitist but ok

  • That was the case with Clarence G. Dub.: sought after release because rare one, but not very interesting once repressed. I'd like to see this one repressed just o be sure the music will still seem good after.

  • Records are made special by the music on them, not the price tag. And music is made to be shared. Absolutely no reason why this shouldn't be repressed.

  • album over too quickly ;) so good...i wish they didn't fade out so abruptly seen this on some Glenn Underground albums probably because the music is so good they never know when to cut it ;)........Sunrays is super smooth however.

  • why the hell are people selling this in the hundreds? I don't think of Warp as the kind of label to make 50 copies of an album

  • Because people are willing to pay that much for it. Just check recent auctions and sales histories.

  • Had a fever dream I owned this, woke to a sad reality

  • Repress coming from Warp next February. Available to preorder on Bleep :)

  • Anyone knows if the quality of this (promo) vinyl is just as good as the original album? Just something I wonder about

  • My promo is great quality and would recommend it.

  • yes, sound quality is good, as the original album!

  • Just discovered this album after 15, what an amazing record. :)

  • If you want to see this LP repress, i found a new website, Diggers Factory, where you can add every record you want to see repress, and it works like a petition. This LP is already on the website !

  • WOWee, this is excellent stuff - I missed it on WARP the first time around in 2001 (although remember it being released) and have kicked myself and hoped ever since that it would be reissued someday. Fingers crossed WARP does the right thing but their track record most likely means it won't happen. Such a shame as this truly is magical music.

  • Another vote for vinyl repress!

  • buying for 80-90 , If anyone wanna sell for fair price:)

  • 80-90 for a high res audio file? Deal :))

  • I must get this on Vinyl. It's so wonderful!

  • One of the greatest albums of all time. I need this on vinyl so bad!

  • Hi, I want to sell mine t`s in avery good condition! It`s nearly as new. There`s only a few light scratches on the second disc. Write me if you`re interested in buying it. greetz from germany

  • this is one of the best works from stinson, definitely.such a timeless, warm, classic album.a repress would be more than appreciated.i know sooo many record addicts like me whowould buy it instantly.clone did it right with the drexciya reissue compilation.that's how warp should also do with this piece of beauty.

  • Excellent album. a favorite!

  • Heard "Let Me Be Me" on a Miss Kittin mix back in 2003, which was one of the only tracks I had identified from the mix at the time. Happened to stumble across it at a local record shop after having just placed an order for the CD. Bought it anyway, and happy that I did now that I see the price its fetching! Not that I plan to sell it, as it has never left my crate in 9 years! Not always played, but always there when its needed. Groovy minimalism like no other. Probably my favorite (and intro to) the Drex-related releases. Hopefully I can thank MK in person one day if we ever cross paths!

  • 10 years on and this album is still as fresh and as relevant as any other classic Warp release to date. Choice!

  • After long talks on the internet she finally agreed to meet in real life. Eye contact was made. A simple kiss exchanged deep emotions, awoke peace of mind, confusion and love. People on the streets noticed and looked in awe. It's your love. Impressed, in a different city a moonlight rendezvous occured. She said she want me. She said i know what i want. Some days later the cavities of life reached out. Enough with that! Let me be what i wanna be. Suddenly she was gone. Was she running from his love? Gone? Back to earth, yet luckily there are the sunrays. Project produced by James Stinson about a love born which prematurely ended. James died exactly one year after the release. Rest in peace my friend.

  • I purchased this album during a visit to london in 2001; didn't even listen to it in the store (smallfish)... the guy at the front counter just told me to get it, in his eyes it was the album of the year. Man, that seems like such a long time ago! I of course began to play it, and while the music was incredible, the vocals really got on my nerves. But, the more I listened I saw how well they actually fit in with the music and completed the tracks. There are a couple without vocals as well (sunrays, midnight rondevous). Anyways, after 7 years of having this album I still listen to it often. Stinson created a certain magic with his analogue; you really get the impression that the gear was an extension of him. He was able to take what would normally be cold and mechanical and turn it into warm, emotional, human compositions that still inspire me to this day. The LP is well worn at this point, but thanks to the world of FLAC digital downloads I will have it forever preserved in pristine quality. This, like most of Stinson's work, has a timeless quality that will make it sound fresh for years and years.

  • Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe has a few of my most favorite Drexciya related tracks. I'm a bit more into these laidback sounds than the more electro ones that are on, say Neptune's Lair or UR. "It's Your Love" is the example i am speaking of. It's more sexy and accessible tempo really compliments the melodies that Stinson was so good at. "Moonlight Rendezvous"!! Whats to say?! I have played this track for hours and hours and hours. It's my most favorite Stinson track of all-time. The melody and the bassline works so well together making it one of the most infectious grooves i have ever heard. Thank you Stinson for not making some of these tracks only 2-3 minutes long like other records. Listening to dance art like "You said you want me" and others on here really make me sad on what the future of James Stinson held. I'm sure he's making some great melodies wherever he is. 9/10

  • I had this CD (a promo freebie from Warpmart) for about 4 years without giving it a thought. I'd played it once, thought "nice, but nothing special" and never looked at it again. Then a month or so back I stumbled across it and decided to give it a whirl...and realised I'd just missed 4 years of listening to this gorgeous, warm, subtle, perfectly pitched album. No real standout tracks, nothing flash or groundbreaking, just consistent high quality electro/techno excellence from James Stinson. A great pity there'll be no more.

  • This terrific album from the Storm series just has 'it'. The first time I listened to this album it didn't mean anything more to me than just a good chillout album. But after hearing it over and over for about a year now, I know I was terribly wrong. Nowadays this album is one of my alltime favorites. It is great music to listen by yourself, you can find inner rest and calmes you known and gives a great feeling inside if you let it.. The great depth and ongoing warm soul vibe of this record are anything but standard in electronic music, it is magical. The tracks create a specific mood, a mood no other album has provided in my eyes. It sounds very different from the other Drexciya and Drexciya related albums. No longer the dark, aquatic or aggresive sound but a sound that is warmer and moodier than ever. Some of the tracks contain vocals, in the first track I believe it's the voice of James himself. These vocals are definately contribute alot to this release, they are very well timed and fit in perfectly. My personal favorite track of the album would have to be; Running From Love. Moonlight Rendezvous, Let Me Be Me and Sunrays are just as good to be honest. I give this album 5/5 and then it, tou won't be disappointed.

  • If you lived in a laptop cafe, this is what it'd be like. And LIFESTYLES OF THE LAPTOP CAFE, The Other People Place's only album release, straddles techno, electro and house with the greatest of ease. Whether you like things dark and deep ("Eye Contact") or with a smidge of romance ("It's Your Love"), the not-quite-there vocals add a fascinating texture. The songs are simple, but never simplistic, an important distinction to make. "Let Me Be Me" crashes so many styles that its title becomes an appropriate mantra. "Sunrays" closes out the album with more cohesive lyrics, but the warmth and the groove is what comes through most clearly. This is a lifestyle worth living.

  • Anything Drexciya related always is quality. I'm definitely feeling the mood of this release. The mighty force that is Drexciya has once again proved to us how versatile it can be without losing its soul.

  • Other People Place is rumoured to be one half of the mighty Drexciya. This record is a must for lovers of electro and all things drexciya, with tracks like 'Moonlight Rendezvous', 'You Said You Want Me' and the brilliant 'Let Me Be Me'.