Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements is the second studio album by English-French avant-pop band Stereolab. It was released on 24 August 1993 in the United Kingdom by Duophonic Records and in the United States by Elektra Records; the majority of the first 1,500 vinyl copies were destroyed due to bad pressing quality. The third track "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" was re-recorded because the song had a George Harrison sample the band was unable to receive permission to use; the end of the last track, "Lock-Groove Lullaby", extends into a lock groove repeating a phrase sampled from Perrey and Kingsley's "The Savers" on their album Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog. The LP's sleeve design and liner notes were adapted from a hi-fi test record issued by Hi-Fi Sound magazine in 1969. All tracks are written by Lætitia Sadier. Sample credits"Pack Yr Romantic Mind" embodies portions of "Strangers in the Night", written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder. "I'm Going Out of My Way" embodies portions of "One Note Samba", written by A. Jobim, J. Hendricks, N. Mendoca.
"Jenny Ondioline" contains samples from "Channel Recognition Phasing & Balance", used courtesy Haymarket Publishing. "Lock-Groove Lullaby" embodies portions of "The Savers", written by Jean Marcel and Gershon Kingsley. Credits for Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements adapted from album liner notes. Stereolab Lætitia Sadier – vocals, Vox organ, Moog synthesiser, tambourine Tim Gane – guitar, Vox organ, Moog synthesiser, percussion Duncan Brown – guitar, background vocals Mary Hansen – vocals, tambourine Sean O'Hagan – guitar and Farfisa organs Andy Ramsay – bouzouki, Vox organ, percussionProduction Stereolab – mixing Phil Wright – production, mixing Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements at official Stereolab website Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements at Discogs Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements at MusicBrainz
The Battle of Czarny Ostrów took place on July 20, 1657, during the period in Polish history known as the Deluge. The Polish Crown army commanded by Hetmans Stefan Czarniecki, Jerzy Lubomirski and Stanisław Potocki, supported by Crimean Tatars, defeated a Transilvanian-Cossack-Moldavian-Wallachian army under George II Rakoczi. In early 1657, following the Treaty of Radnot, southern Poland was invaded by Transilvanian army of George II Rakoczi. Since the main Polish forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth were engaged in fighting the Swedish Empire, only a division of Stanisław Potocki was sent southwards. Meanwhile, Rakoczi's army headed towards Kraków, its march was marked by widespread looting and destruction. In May 1657, during a meeting in Sokal, Polish leaders decided to carry out a revenge attack on the Principality of Transylvania. In June of the same year, Swedish forces abandoned Rakoczi, headed to Denmark, due to the outbreak of the Dano-Swedish War. Meanwhile, Hetman Lubomirski with 4,000 soldiers concentrated his forces in Sambor, together with thousands of peasants, invaded Transilvania.
Lubomirski stayed in Transilvania until July, when he returned, joined forces with the division under Potocki. This took place near Stryj. On July 11, Stefan Czarniecki defeated the Transilvanian-Cossack-Moldavian-Wallachian army of Rakoczi in the Battle of Magierów. On July 16, Czarniecki's division joined the forces of Lubomirski and Potocki, the hetmans decided to destroy Rakoczi. Meanwhile, the Cossacks of Anton Zdanowicz abandoned the Transilvanians, their situation became desperate. Under these circumstances, Rakoczi sent envoys to the Poles. Lubomirski and Potocki were willing to sign a treaty, while Czarniecki and his soldiers wanted to fight, hoping for rich booty. On July 20, near the village of Czarny Ostrów in Podolia, Polish forces attacked the Transilvanian camp. Rakoczi decided to abandon all wagons with booty, retreated towards Miedzybóż, where negotiations began. Czarniecki tried to prevent this, but was overruled by other leaders, on July 23, a treaty was signed by both sides.
Rakoczi was obliged to break the alliance with the Swedish Empire, pull his garrisons out of the occupied cities of Kraków and Brest, pay 1.2 million Polish złotys to the Polish-Lithuanian Treasury. Furthermore, he was obliged to pay 1 million złotys to the Polish hetmans, 2 million to the Polish soldiers; the treaty did not prevent Rakoczi's army from total annihilation. Three days the Transilvanians were attacked by Crimean Tatars, who at that time were allied with Poland; the Tatars disregarded the treaty, on July 31, they entered Rakoczi's camp, located in Trembowla. Some 11,000 soldiers were captured, including high-ranking officers, such as Janos Kemeny. Rakoczi himself managed to escape the trap, returned to Transilvania with a handful of men. Miroslaw Nagielski, Warszawa 1656, Wydawnictwo Bellona, Warszawa 1990, ISBN 83-11-07786-X Leszek Podhorodecki, Rapier i koncerz, Warszawa 1985, ISBN 83-05-11452-X