Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks Limited (also known as Duophonic Records or Duophonic Super 45s) is a British independent record label formed by English-French rock band Stereolab in 1991. 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. Duophonic's first release was Stereolab's debut EP Super 45 (1991), limited to 880 copies; of these, forty copies had handmade covers that were produced by Martin Pike in his father's garage.

Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks Limited
Country of originUnited Kingdom

Bands that have 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 most successful electronic bands of the 1990s, released their first songs under the name Darlin' on the 1993 Duophonic compilation Shimmies in Super 8. Duophonic's most successful release is Stereolab's Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996), which was licensed to Elektra Records outside the UK and has sold over 60,000 copies worldwide.

Duophonic is managed by Martin Pike, and is owned by Tim Gane (34%), Laetitia Sadier (34%), and Pike (32%). Although founded in 1991, the 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, Pike also runs Associated London Management [2008] Ltd, a company dedicated to the management of bands such as Stereolab, Broadcast, Deerhunter, Atlas Sound, and the High Llamas.

Duophonic Super 45 discography edit

Year Artist Title Type Copies Notes Catalog number
1991 Stereolab Super 45 10" 880 40 copies had handmade sleeves DS45-01
"Stunning Debut Album" 7" 985 on clear vinyl; 200 on multi-colored vinyl Tracks featured are "Doubt" and "Changer" DS45-02
1992 Arcwelder "Favor" b/w "Plastic" 7" 1000 on black vinyl; 300 on amber vinyl DS45-03
Stereolab "Harmonium" b/w "Farfisa" 7" 1306 on amber vinyl All copies came with a fluorescent orange sticker DS45-04
1993 Compilation Shimmies in Super 8 Two 7" 800 400 copies had stickers; all featured one 7" green vinyl and one 7" white vinyl. Bands included were Stereolab, Huggy Bear, Darlin', and Colm DS45-05, DS45-06
Herzfeld "Two Mothers" b/w "Who the Scroungers Are" 7" 1000 DS45-07
1994 The Sack Mini LP 1000 DS45-08
1995 "Gamera" b/w "Cliff Dweller Society" 12" 1500 on red vinyl; 1500 on clear vinyl; 1500 on black vinyl; 1000 on fluorescent yellow vinyl DS45-09
Yo La Tengo/Stereolab "The Long Hair of Death" b/w "Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop" 7" 3000 on fluorescent yellow vinyl All copies came with a fluorescent yellow sticker DS45-10
1996 Labradford "Scenic Recovery" b/w "Underwood 5ive" 10" 2500 on black vinyl DS45-12
Broadcast "Living Room" b/w "Phantom" 7" 3092 on black vinyl DS45-14
Pram Music For Yor Movies CD-EP/12" 1488 on black vinyl; 2313 on CD DS45-15
Broadcast The Book Lovers CD-EP/12" 1968 on black vinyl; 2882 on CD DS45-16
1997 Stereolab and Nurse with Wound Simple Headphone Mind 12" 3000 on black vinyl; 1000 on translucent yellow vinyl A limited run of promotional CDs were also released DS33-11
Splitting the Atom "Splitting The Atom (Parts One And Two)" b/w "Monkey Brain 7" 3234 on black vinyl Features Andy Ramsay and Simon Holliday augmented by Mary Hansen and Sonic Boom DS45-17
Turn On Turn On CD/MiniAlbum Features Tim Gane, Sean O'Hagan, and Andy Ramsay DS45-18
1998 Uilab Fires 12" DS45-19
Clear Spot "Moonman Bop" b/w "Psycho's Blues" 7" DS45-20
Designer Designer 12" DS45-21
The Notwist Shrink CD DS45-23
Dymaxion Forty Five Revolutions Per Minute Sound 7" DS45-24
Stereolab and Brigitte Fontaine/Monade "Caliméro" / "Cache Cache" CD DS45-CD25
2000 Kev Hopper Whispering Foils CD DS45-CD26/DS33-26
The High Llamas Buzzle Bee CD DS45-CD27
2001 Imitation Electric Piano Imitation Electric Piano 12", EP DS45-27
Dymaxion DYMAXION×4+3=38:33 CD DS45-CD29/DS33-29
"Stereolab" "Free Witch and No-Bra Queen" 7" DS45-30
2002 Minnow Out of the Woods CD DS45-CD31
2003 Monade Socialisme Ou Barbarie (The Bedroom Recordings) CD DS33-32/DS45-CD32
Imitation Electric Piano Trinity Neon CD DS33-33/DS45-CD33
Apparat Organ Quartet "Romantika" CD DS45-CD34
The High Llamas Beet, Maize & Corn CD DS45-CD35
2005 Seeland "Wander" / "Pherox" 7" DS45-36
2006 The Monincs/Zinade "Play Kevin Ayers" 7" DS45-37
Stereolab "Solar Throw-Away" 7" DS45-48
Imitation Electric Piano Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds CD DS45-CD38
Seeland Crimson 12" DS45-40
The Harry Kari Connection "I Can't Sleep" / "How I Feel" / "Haunted" 7" DS45-41
2005 Junior Electronics Junior Electronics LP 300 DS45-42
2008 Stereolab "Explosante Fixe" 7" DS45-43
2018 Cavern of Anti-Matter "Play In Fabric" 7" DS45-44
2020 Astrel-K "You Could If You Can" 7" DS45-45
2022 Compilation An UltraDisco Momento Cassette Features Andrew Pekler, Let Drum Beat, Memorials (3), Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier, Malphino, Astrel K, The High Llamas, Junior Electronics DS45-13MC

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References edit

  • "Discography". Stereolab Official Site. Stereolab. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2007.
  • "Discography". Duophonic Super 45s Home Page. Duophonic Super 45s. Archived from the original on 21 May 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2007.
  • "Tim Gane interview/Duophonic discography". Chunklet Blog post. Chunklet Magazine. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  • "Discography". Duophonic discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved 7 February 2010.

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