Tim Gane

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Tim Gane
Gane in 2020
Gane in 2020
Background information
Birth nameTimothy John Gane[1]
Born (1964-07-12) 12 July 1964 (age 57)[2]
Ilford, Essex, England
GenresPost-rock, avant-garde, indie pop
InstrumentsGuitar, synthesizers
Years active1985–present
Associated acts

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]


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-Matter[edit]

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 life[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Tim Gane". Repertoire.bmi.com. Archived from the original on 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". Search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  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 2017-02-02.
  6. ^ a b "Stereolab | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  7. ^ "Warner to Ax Eighty Artists: Stereolab : Rolling Stone". 2007-10-16. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2018-02-26.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 2017-02-02.
  9. ^ https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/02/stereolab-2019-tour-dates/
  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 2017-02-02.
  11. ^ "Cavern of Anti-Matter: Void Beats / Invocation Trex Album Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  12. ^ Awbi, Anita (4 March 2016). "Interview: Tim Gane - M Magazine". M magazine: PRS for Music online magazine. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  13. ^ Mackay, Emily (2016-03-01). "Cavern of Anti-Matter review – epic, glorious noise from Stereolab expats". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  14. ^ Eede, Christian (2 December 2016). "Reissued Cavern Of Anti-Matter". The Quietus. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  15. ^ "FACT mix 544: Tim Gane". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  16. ^ Pearis, Bill (May 12, 2020). "Tim Gane's Cavern of Anti-Matter release 'In Fabric' soundtrack". Brooklyn Vegan. Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  17. ^ "Stereolab | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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