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Duster - Stratosphere Album

Duster - Stratosphere Album
Performer: Duster
Genre: Rock
Title: Stratosphere
MP3 album size: 2506 mb
FLAC album size: 2094 mb
Style: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
Country: US
Released: 24 Feb 1998
Catalog number: UP 050
Label: Up Records


1Heading For The Door
Drums – Jason AlbertiniProducer – Phil EkTechnician [Assistance] – Chris, Kip Beelman
2Earth Moon Transit
Producer – Phil EkTechnician [Assistance] – Chris, Kip Beelman
3The Twins/Romantica3:43
4The Queen Of Hearts
Drums – Jason AlbertiniProducer – Phil EkTechnician [Assistance] – Chris, Kip Beelman
5Shadows Of Planes
Recorded By – J. Pinn
6Two Way Radio0:19
8Inside Out2:21
11Moon Age1:06
12The Landing2:43
13Gold Dust2:06
14Reed To Hillsborough
Drums – Jason AlbertiniProducer – Phil EkTechnician [Assistance] – Chris, Kip Beelman
15Docking The Pod1:50
16Topical Solution
Recorded By – J. Pinn


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
NUM1286Duster Stratosphere ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cre)Numero GroupNUM1286US2019
NUM1286Duster Stratosphere ‎(LP, Album, RE)Numero GroupNUM1286US2019
001Duster Stratosphere ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Alacalma0012018
UP 050Duster Stratosphere ‎(CD, Album)Up Records UP 050US1998
050Duster Stratosphere ‎(LP, TP)Up Records 050US1998


  • PerformerC. Amber, E. Parton
  • Recorded ByDuster (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 7, 9 to 11, 15, 16)
  • Songwriter [All Songs By]Duster


©1998 Duster
©℗1998 Up Records

Back Cover:
Tracks 2, 9, 13 & 15 produced at AVAST! (Seattle)
Track 3 recorded at home on sixteen track.
Tracks 4 & 14 recorded at Mountain (San Jose), mixed to two tracks, then manipulated/tracks added/hiss applied at Low Earth Orbit (San Jose) on 4-track.
Track 5 recorded at Low Earth Orbit
Tracks 1, 6-8, 10-12, 16 & 17 recorded at home on 4 track machines

Other Notes:
The vinyl version omits the track 'Echo, Bravo' which is only available on the CD version.


  • Barcode (Text): 796818005015
  • Barcode (String): 7 96818-0050-1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): UP-050-A 2065.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): UP-050-B 2065.2


  • Copyright (c) – Duster
  • Copyright (c) – Up Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Up Records
  • Recorded At – Avast! Recording Co.
  • Recorded At – Mountain
  • Recorded At – Low Earth Orbit
  • Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 2065


There’s a reissue that’s on a lot of websites right now
I have a cover only for this record, in need of the record itself. If anyone has a record only they are willing to sell please message me. Thanks
Reissues available for pre-order via Numero Group in a 4xLP boxset:
Reissues 'eventually' coming on Numero Group :)from the horses mouth
Pretty sure it will happen. i just had confirmation from a reliable source :)
fake_blues Reissues 'eventually' coming on Numero Group :)from the horses mouth I hope this is true
but WHEN!? This is the perfect type of album to drop onto the table and kick back.
PSA: DUSTER RELEASING NEW MUSIC They now have an instagram page
Any recommendations for albums/bands containing similar spaced out melancholy guitar melodies and groans which possess the simultaneous heftiness/weightlessness of this album? I struggle to find much music that is able to produce the distancing yet earthing effect of this album (maybe only Codeine).
track star "communication breaks" album. also from bay area @ same time. probably were friends with duster or at least hated them
Bedhead, Low, Codeine, Idaho, the first two Death Cab albums...Red House Painters are more lush and full compared to the production on most of these artists but they have a similar melancholy melodic sense.
Eiafuawn. It's actually one of the guys from Duster. It is truly a worthy follow up.
Peaer's a good one, even lists Duster as an influence
Atineda are affiliated with duster and some are not enjoy
Bedhead - What fun life was and the album Beheaded
Try the album Love Tera by the band Eric's Trip. Also there's a Duster off-shoot band called Valium Aggelein and they have an extremely rare album called Hier Kommt Der Schwartze Mond.
Thanks! Appreciate the recommendations, already like Horse Jumper of Love
Sadaron above the Gods
Helvetia of course!... as well as: Haunter - Worm, Spencer Radcliffe - Looking in, Horse Jumper Of Love, and hundred heads - the expanding planet are a few I always come back to when I want to listen to something in the same type of category. Give 'em a listen if you haven't already! They're all similar but different at the same time...
Rollers from Abdun
Please Repress This Wonderful Album !!!! (and any unreleased Duster recordings)
And I spoke to Jason after a Helvetia show at the end of 2015 and he said that Duster was going to be working on new music, now that kids were out of the way for Clay. Kids DO ruin everything.
Kids ruined the OG lineup of Modest Mouse too, that's why I'm not having any
I emailed Numero group a few years ago to look into Duster. After they did Codeine and then Bedhead boxsets, I figured they would do a good job (they are solid, sturdy and very comprehensive). They also did great work with the Unwound compilations, I thought.
And lo and behold, Duster is now on Numero:
I figure the more of us asking for a repress the more likely it will happen.
Repress imminent, Helvetia is putting out their last record and then Duster is doing represses, touring, and a new album
Where did you get this information? If it’s true I’m stoked
in desparate need of this record [ten words blah blah]
i'm very much longing for a decent duster boxset that has the 2 albums + 4 LP's or so of singles & rarities compiled.
. . . . looks like you fished your wish
Light in the attic just released the Acetone comp, Duster seems right up there alley.
i guess good artist want us to suffer, we need a reissue atleast!!
Eh there'll probably be one at some point. It's not like they have a ton of means to easily reissue their stuff, and Jason is doing stuff with Built to Spill and Helvetia. I'd bet that they'll make a new album first!
What the hell is up with these current $250+ prices
I've seen people decline $200 offers.... . . . .
Saint Marie Records should do a reissue of this in their next shoegaze classic reissue series. It'd be part 4. Heck they did reissues for Secret Shine and The Emerald Down. I'd also throw in The Bethany Curve for a reissue as well.
We need a repress very badly. Preferably with Echo, Bravo on it.
Don't buy from the current seller that is selling for $325-ish, they are overcharging and they flat out called me a troll and to "fuck off" when I itold them the price was too high.
I understand users here are trying to make money, but you definitely do not have to be a prick about it.EDIT: the "you" i'm referring to is the person who is selling the Stratosphere record for $270+
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Yoooo, are there any other copies of this on the web (or in record stores??)? I'm going crazy!! I live in Chicago btw, don't know if that helps
Is it just my copy, or is there a lot of surface noise on this release?
Mine doesn't have too much. It's there, but not overwhelming.
Duster is bringing you in a painful research of liberty.
Terrific album. This and Contemporary Movement desperately need to be reissued.
This is one of the most underrated Bay Area albums ever.
lucky kitten
Everybody who has heard it, as far as I know, loves it to death. Isn't that all that matters?
Is Echo, Bravo really not on the vinyl edition?
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