- Duophonic Records
Duophonic Records Founder Stereolab Country of origin United Kingdom Location London, England Official Website http://www.duophonic.com
Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks Limited, known as Duophonic Super 45s, is a London based independent record label formed by the British pop group Stereolab. The label has two imprints: Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks for UK Stereolab releases licensed to various labels worldwide, and Duophonic Super 45s for releases of other artists and certain Stereolab UK only releases (mainly very limited 7" vinyl records).
The label's first release was Stereolab's debut EP Super 45, a 10" vinyl record, limited to 880 copies. 40 had handmade covers who were produced by Martin Pike in his father's garage. These copies regularly achieve three figure sums at online auctions. The early Duophonic releases were famous for coloured vinyl only releases.
Bands who released records on Duophonic include Broadcast, The High Llamas, Labradford, Tortoise, Pram, Yo La Tengo, The Notwist and Apparat Organ Quartet. Daft Punk, one of the 1990s most successful electronic bands, released their first songs under the name Darlin' on the Duophonic compilation Shimmies in Super 8 (1993). A review of this compilation described the music of Darlin' as "daft punk" and the band subsequently changed their name.
Duophonic's most successful record is Stereolab's Emperor Tomato Ketchup which was licensed to Elektra Records outside the UK. It has sold more than 60,000 copies worldwide. "The Book Lovers". a single by Broadcast, was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery which increased revenue payments due to the label.
Duophonic Records is managed by Martin Pike. The label is owned by Tim Gane (34%), Laetitia Sadier (34%) and Martin Pike (32%). Although founded in 1991, the record label did not become a limited company until 25 August 1993 when Pike relocated from Horsham, West Sussex to East Dulwich in the London Borough of Southwark. From there he also runs Associated London Management  Ltd, a company dedicated to the management of bands such as Stereolab, Broadcast, Deerhunter, Atlas Sound and The High Llamas.
Duophonic Super 45 Discography
DS45-01 Stereolab Super 45 10" Stereolab's first ever release. A mail order only 10" 880 copies (40 with handmade sleeves)
DS45-02 "Stunning Debut Album" 7" tracks featured are "Doubt" and "Changer" 985 copies on clear vinyl and 200 on multi-colored vinyl all w/an insert
DS45-03 Arcwelder "Favor" b/w "Plastic" 1000 copies on black 300 on amber
DS45-04 "Harmonium" b/w "Farfisa" 7" 1306 copies on amber vinyl all came w/a fluorescent orange sticker
DS45-05/06 Shimmies in Super 8 Double pack with a fold out sleeve. Each band had a side and they were: Stereolab with "Revox"; Huggy Bear with "Trafalgar Square," "Godziller," "More Music From Bells," "Snow White Rose Red"; Colm with "Soundtrack"; Darlin with "Cindy So Loud" and "Darlin'" 800 copies of which 400 had stickers. all copies were numbered. One 7" was green vinyl, one was white.
DS45-07 Herzfeld "Two Mothers" and "Who the Scroungers Are" 1000 copies
DS45-08 Herzfeld "The Sack" mini LP 1000 copies
DS45-09 Tortoise "Gamera" b/w "Cliff Dweller Society" 12" 1500 on red vinyl 1500 on clear 1500 on black and 1000 on fluorescent yellow
DS45-10 Split tour 7" with Yo La Tengo "The Long Hair of Death" by Stereolab and "Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop" by Yo La Tengo 3000 on fluorescent yellow vinyl with a fluorescent yellow sticker
DS33-11 Stereolab/Nurse With Wound "Simple Headphone Mind" 12" 3000 on black vinyl, 1000 on translucent yellow vinyl A limited run of promo CDs were also pressed
DS45-12 Labradford "Scenic Recovery" b/w "Underwood 5ive" 10" 2500 copies on black vinyl
DS45-14 Broadcast "Living Room" b/w "Phantom" 3092 copies on black vinyl
DS45-15 Pram "Music For Your Movies" CD-EP/12" 1488 copies on black vinyl 2213 copies on CD
DS45-16 Broadcast "The Book Lovers" CD-EP/12" 1968 copies on black vinyl 2882 copies on CD
DS45-17 Splitting the Atom "Splitting The Atom Parts 1 and 2" b/w "Monkey Brain" 7" Features Andrew Ramsay and Simon Holliday augmented by Mary Hansen and Sonic Boom 3234 copies on black vinyl
DS45-18 Turn On - Turn On (CD, MiniAlbum) Features Tim Gane, Sean O'Hagan and Andrew Ramsay
DS45-19 Uilab - Fires (12")
DS33-20 Clear Spot - Moonman Bop (7")
DS45-21 Designer - Designer (12")
DS45-23 Notwist, The - Shrink (LP)
DS45-24 Dymaxion - Forty Five Revolutions Per Minute Sound (7")
DS45-CD25 Stereolab & Brigitte Fontaine / Monade - Caliméro / Cache Cache (CD, Single)
DS45-CD26/DS33-26 Kev Hopper - Whispering Foils
DS45-27 Imitation Electric Piano - Imitation Electric Piano (12", EP)
DS45-28 High Llamas - Buzzle Bee
DS45-CD29/DS33-29 Dymaxion - Dymaxion*4+3=38:33
DS45-30 Stereolab - Free Witch And No-Bra Queen (7")
DS45-CD31 Minnow - Out Of The Woods
DS33-32/DS45-CD32 Monade - Socialisme Ou Barbarie
DS33-33/DS45-CD33 Imitation Electric Piano - Trinity Neon
DS45-CD34 Apparat Organ Quartett - Romantika
DS45-CD35 High Llamas - Beet, Maize & Corn
DS45-36 Seeland - Wander / Pherox
DS45-37 The Monincs/Zinade - Play Kevin Ayers (7", Single)
DS45-38 Stereolab - Solar Throw-Away (7", Single, Ltd)
DS45-CD39 Imitation Electric Piano - Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds
DS45-40 Seeland - Crimson EP (12", EP)
DS45-41 Harry Kari Connection, The - I Can't Sleep / How I Feel / Haunted (7", Lim)
DS45-42 Junior Electronics (LP, 300 copies)
DS45-43 Stereolab - Explosante Fixe (7", Single, Ltd)
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