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Album Review

Like the Disco Biscuits' Uncivilized Area, also released in 1998, Interplanetary Escape Vehicle — Sound Tribe Sector 9's debut release — captures the band on the cusp of a progression from its more innocuous jam band roots to an electronic-influenced sound. The feel of the all-instrumental disc is bright and upbeat, generally relying on straightforward funk and jazz rhythms to create a base for improvisation. The disc's opening sequence of "Moon Socket" into "Hubble," along with the closing "Evasive Maneuvers," provides a glimpse into what the band has since evolved into.

Customer Reviews

The Early STS9

This album is early STS9 before sampling beats on laptops and tickets sales being under 40 dollars. Nothing against the new sound, but if you do go to an STS9 performance, its a given that some of these tracks will be played and will always get the crowd jumping.


Freakin great they played this whole album for the first set on the night bf new years eve in 07. amazing

Jason Smith

Early Sound Tribe, before the beats and new funk. More instrumental than computer electronica.


Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Founded in Georgia in the late '90s, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (later STS9) quickly refined a style of dub-influenced, breakbeat-infused psychedelic music with a heavy emphasis on group improvisation, comparable to the work of jam band peers such as the Disco Biscuits and the New Deal. The group's debut effort, 1998's Interplanetary Escape Vehicle, was recorded soon after their formation and thus provided only scant hints of the sound the band would develop, instead focusing on instrumental funk and jazz...
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