There's a little record store around the corner from where I live that I'd been meanings to go check out for the longest time but haven't due to the fact that my turntable is currently broken. Just for kicks, my friend Alex and I finally went to browse the little shop earlier today and to my surprise they had a little section of relatively cheap CDs. This was the first one that really grabbed my attention. I was unfamiliar with anything that came out really early in Stereolabs career (my favourite album of theirs is probably Dots and Loops) this came a really pleasant and unfamiliar listen. Apparently this is a compilation album of their first releases. Lots of motoriks, amazing synthesizer tones and simple but attractive hooks, a real sonic treat.
"Switched On (also known as Switched On Stereolab or Switched On Volume 1) is a compilation of Stereolab's first three releases, and was originally released in 1992. The album's name is in tribute to Switched-On Bach and other similar titles from the late 1960s to 1970s that feature Moog synthesizers as the primary instrument. Switched On was later licensed to Slumberland Records for a US release, and Rough Trade Germany, for that country, both in 1992."
DOWNLOAD: Stereolab - Switched On