Timothy John Gane (born 12 July 1964) is an English songwriter and guitarist who co-founded Stereolab with his then-partner Lætitia Sadier.[3][4]

Tim Gane
Gane in 2020
Gane in 2020
Background information
Birth nameTimothy John Gane[1]
Born (1964-07-12) 12 July 1964 (age 58)[2]
Ilford, Essex, England
GenresPost-rock, avant-garde, indie pop
Instrument(s)Guitar, synthesizers
Years active1985–present


Gane was born in Ilford, Essex, and began his musical career experimenting with harsh noise in the early 1980s, under the alias Unkommunitim, releasing self-financed cassettes on Black Dwarf Wreckordings along with fellow Unkommuniti members Kallous Boys and other noise projects.[4][5]

He was a key member of McCarthy from 1985 until their breakup in 1990.[4]


Gane later formed Stereolab with Lætitia Sadier. For the first incarnation of the band, they enlisted ex-Chills bassist Martin Kean, drummer Joe Dilworth and Gina Morris on backing vocals.[6] In 1993, the band were signed to the American major-label Elektra and were released from their recording contract in 2004.[6][7] In 2009, Stereolab announced their hiatus.[8] Stereolab reunited for a tour in 2019 to support a series of vinyl reissues.[9]

Turn On, Gane's side project with Sean O'Hagan, who Gane worked with in Stereolab, released their self-titled debut in 1997.

Cavern of Anti-MatterEdit

In 2013, he released Blood-Drums under the moniker "Cavern of Anti-Matter", a band formed together with Holger Zapf and Dilworth.[10] It was followed by the 2016 album Void Beats / Invocation Trex on Duophonic Records.[11] It featured contributions by Bradford Cox and Peter Kember and Jan St. Werner.[12] Live the band was reduced to a duo.[13] In January 2017, Blood Drums was re-released through Duophonic.[14]

In 2014, Gane compiled the tracks for Sky Records Kollektion 1, a collection of tracks from the German electronic-rock label, issued by Bureau B. In 2016, he presented FACT mix 544 for Fact Magazine.[15]

Cavern of Anti-Matter provided the original soundtrack for the 2018 British horror comedy film In Fabric.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Gane and Lætitia Sadier were romantically involved throughout Stereolab's early years but separated in 2002.[17] He lives in Berlin.[8]


  1. ^ "Tim Gane". Repertoire.bmi.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". Search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (1999). The Great Alternative & Indie Discography. Canongate. ISBN 0-86241-913-1.
  4. ^ a b c Gregory, Andy (ed.) (2002) International Who's Who in Popular Music, 2002, Europa Publications Limited, ISBN 1-85743-161-8, p. 183
  5. ^ Colletti, Justin (November 2013). "Tim Gane: Stereolab and Beyond". tapeop.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Stereolab | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Warner to Ax Eighty Artists: Stereolab : Rolling Stone". 16 October 2007. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ a b Lindsay, Cam (22 February 2016). "Learning a New Language: Tim Gane on Leaving Stereolab Behind and for Cavern of Anti-Matter". Noisey. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Stereolab announce 2019 comeback tour, reissue series - Consequence".
  10. ^ Minsker, Evan (19 November 2015). "Stereolab's Tim Gane Announces Cavern of Anti-Matter Album Featuring Bradford Cox, Shares "Melody in High Feedback Tones"". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Cavern of Anti-Matter: Void Beats / Invocation Trex Album Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  12. ^ Awbi, Anita (4 March 2016). "Interview: Tim Gane - M Magazine". M magazine: PRS for Music online magazine. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  13. ^ Mackay, Emily (1 March 2016). "Cavern of Anti-Matter review – epic, glorious noise from Stereolab expats". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  14. ^ Eede, Christian (2 December 2016). "Reissued Cavern Of Anti-Matter". The Quietus. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  15. ^ "FACT mix 544: Tim Gane". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  16. ^ Pearis, Bill (12 May 2020). "Tim Gane's Cavern of Anti-Matter release 'In Fabric' soundtrack". Brooklyn Vegan. Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Stereolab | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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