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Stars Of The Lid - The Ballasted Orchestra mp3

Stars Of The Lid - The Ballasted Orchestra mp3 Performer: Stars Of The Lid
Album: The Ballasted Orchestra
Country: US
Released: 07 Jan 2013
Style: Ambient, Drone
Label: Kranky
Genre: Electro / Rock
Catalog #: KRANK 015
Size MP3: 2593 mb.
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 954
Record Source: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered


2 Lid Three 21:33
3Music For Twin Peaks Episode # 30, Part I8:01
4Central Texas3:43
5Sun Drugs12:20
6 Lid Four 20:52
7 Lid One 22:04
8Music For Twin Peaks Episode # 30, Part II13:32
924 Inch Cymbal6:01
10The Artificial Pine Arch Song20:52
11Fucked Up (3:57 AM)8:32
12 Lid Two 22:27
13Down II1:22


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
KRANK 015Stars Of The Lid The Ballasted Orchestra ‎(2xLP, Album)KrankyKRANK 015US1997
KRANK 015Stars Of The Lid The Ballasted Orchestra ‎(CD, Album)KrankyKRANK 015USUnknown
KRANK 015Stars Of The Lid The Ballasted Orchestra ‎(CD, Album)KrankyKRANK 015US1997
KRANK 015Stars Of The Lid The Ballasted Orchestra ‎(CD, Album)KrankyKRANK 015US1997


  • Artwork [Nitrous Tank Drawing]David Dennis
  • Design [Artwork Assembled As Always By]Craig McCaffrey
  • Lacquer Cut By [Vinyl Laquer Cut By]Jason Ward
  • Recorded ByAdam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, Brian McBride
  • Remastered ByPieter De Wagter


2013 remastered reissue, comes in a gatefold sleeve. Sticker on shrinkwrap reads: "'87 minutes of Robitussin drones without the tedious intrusion of drums or vocals. Trouble sleeping? Not anymore...' -Chester Desmond, MD"

"24 Inch Cymbal" is not included on the CD release. Unlike the original vinyl issue though, "The Artificial Pine Arch Song" is the same length as the CD version.

SOTL 1996-1997

Recorded on a Yahama MT-120 and a Tascam Portastudio 424 4-track cassette recorder by Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and Brian McBride in East Austin, Texas.

All songs © & ℗ 1997 LidMusic (BMI)


  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Barcode: 796441801510


  • Copyright (c) – Lid Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Lid Music


Stars of the Lid. The Ballasted Orchestra. The Orchard Music от лица компании kranky Wise Music Group, BMI - Broadcast Ballasted Orchestra - Stars of the Lid. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Includes unlimited streaming of The Ballasted Orchestra via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. Buy Compact Disc. Buy RecordVinyl. The Ballasted Orchestra is the third studio album by Stars of the Lid and their first to have its initial release on Kranky. It was released simultaneously as a double LP and a single CD in March 1997. The album features minimal, droning compositions, of varied length, some of which blend into each other. The track Taphead is a reference to the Talk Talk song of the same name while Music for Twin Peaks Episode 30 Part I and Part II are named as a tribute to the. Stars of the Lid's 1995 debut was called Music for Nitrous Oxide and it had a track called Tape Hiss Makes Me Happy those two phrases offer a serviceable definition of what SOTL's early music was all about. For their third album, 1997's The Ballasted Orchestra, which has been out of print for some time and has now been reissued on vinyl by Kranky, they did away with the voices and followed their drones to a place where words have no meaning. Listen album. Drone Ambient. Stars of the Lid - Music For Twin Peaks Episode 30 Part I. Stars of the Lid - Music For Twin Peaks Episode 30 Part II. Stars of the Lid - The Artificial Pine Arch Song. Album 1996 8 Songs. Alternative 1996. free to Stars of the Lid The Ballasted Orchestra Central Texas, Sun Drugs and more. 8 tracks 78:04. Wish I had the vinyl so I could play it on 16rpm and let the tracks last longer. So much ballast. Stars of the Lid - Music For Twin Peaks Episode 30 part 1 6:20. Stars Of The Lid - Fucked Up 3:57 AM 8:33


Pressing is very off centre. Some sides unlistenable because of loud pops that cannot be cleaned away
Just bought this tonight, listening and halfway through I had to come here to post how amazing/quiet it is, only to see your comment. Either I got lucky or you got unlucky, or both. Maybe write Kranky and see if they'll send a replacement? My copy is stunningly quiet. I almost never hear 'ambient' records this flawless.
To all of you people with this in their wantlist, there is a thing called google. PLEASE don't support people who overcharge.$20 including shipping.http://www.kranky.net/
The label seems to inflate their shipping. Especially in the US. And their return declaration is not the best invitation to mail ordering from them. The label owner appears to dislike the production of the format.
Yes, it can be about twice that price worldwide, once the exchange rate is factored in, but thanks for the timely reminder to support a great label/distributor.
It's 30$ including worldwide shipping though. We're not all from the US.
Thanks for the heads-up. Just ordered a copy for 20 bucks including shipping!