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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby AnthonyCinder on Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:54 pm

enframed wrote:Stereolab would not be without the singer, Laetitia Sadier.

Tried the new one recently, I'm just not digging most everything after Cobra and Phases.... Still, they'll never be crap.


What new one? You mean Not Music?
I agree that Laetitia Sadier is essential to the band. To my knowledge, she's on every single one of their releases.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby The Ditch on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:12 pm

I guess this is not the ideal time to say Cobra... and Sound Dust are my favourites. :wink: But I do think the last two albums lacked a certain spark and I've not been compelled to listen to them more than a couple of times each. Otherwise I love this band and Laetitia's voice. Really playful and unaffected.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby Isabelle Gall on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:59 pm

Chemical Chords and Not Music are so tightly wound and calibrated that they seem impenetrable initially but both contain some of their strongest material and are frequently dazzling. For better or worse, they're really not the kind of record which anyone makes anymore. I might as well be writing about Cupid & Psyche 85 or something. The more they perfected what they did the less people liked it, but I really admire them for doing it.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby aen on Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:53 pm

I guess theve put out a lot of tunes, but all Ive heard were these beep-beep, toot-toot baby talk bullshit songs.

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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby P.J. Craven on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:07 pm

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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby rashiedgarrison on Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:28 am

Laetitia was excellent at Cafe Oto last night. Her trio works really well, esp the harmony vocals.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby [Exit] on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:24 pm

Not crap.
I mean, c´mon; French Disko:

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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby matthew on Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:52 pm

Laetitia is and always will be a not-so-secret lingering adolescent crush for me.

Oh yeah, and Stereolab is not crap.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby matthew on Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:17 am

Mlle. Sadier talking about her life, music, playing music, and a bunch of other stuff about a year ago.

Very interesting to say the least.

A lovely, lively and thoughtful woman.

The curator kinda shoulda shut the hell up and go drink a Red Bull though.

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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby cjh on Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:31 am

Tim and Joe (drummer from the Super Electric/Peng! era) have been knocking it out of the park recently as Cavern of Anti-matter. I've had the pleasure of seeing them a couple of times and the gig last week in a small room here in Birmingham had everyone vibrating as one. Far more physical and rocking (vertically) as the following document suggests. The album is great too.

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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby ::: on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:51 am

cjh wrote:Tim and Joe (drummer from the Super Electric/Peng! era) have been knocking it out of the park recently as Cavern of Anti-matter. I've had the pleasure of seeing them a couple of times and the gig last week in a small room here in Birmingham had everyone vibrating as one. Far more physical and rocking (vertically) as the following document suggests. The album is great too.

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I like this.

Stereolab: not crap. I feel confident in this verdict even though I'm not familiar with their whole catalog. I got hold of Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements in late 1993 and enjoyed it and everything else I heard by them right up through the early '00s -- 1995's Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Volume 2) stands out -- but I haven't kept up since then and have heard nothing at all of their last two records. (I also saw them at least three times between 1994 and 2002; unfortunately I found them very boring live.)
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby jimmywahcrowbar on Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:52 am

My favourite song by Stereolab is Jenny Ondioline
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby Madman Munt on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:45 am

Sometimes people write things that make you reconsider previously held assumptions. This is one of those occasions.

I'd cooled on Stereolab's records around Sound-Dust, though I'd still go to see them live, to the point that I hardly listened to their newer stuff, and when I did, I wouldn't give it a fair shot.

Isabelle Gall wrote:Chemical Chords and Not Music are so tightly wound and calibrated that they seem impenetrable initially but both contain some of their strongest material and are frequently dazzling.


I now agree with this 100%.

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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby enframed on Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:33 am

Madman Munt wrote:Sometimes people write things that make you reconsider previously held assumptions. This is one of those occasions.

I'd cooled on Stereolab's records around Sound-Dust, though I'd still go to see them live, to the point that I hardly listened to their newer stuff, and when I did, I wouldn't give it a fair shot.

Isabelle Gall wrote:Chemical Chords and Not Music are so tightly wound and calibrated that they seem impenetrable initially but both contain some of their strongest material and are frequently dazzling.


I now agree with this 100%.

Thanks IG.


I'm in the same boat: Sound-Dust didn't really do it for me.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby Tommy on Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:33 am

enframed wrote:
Madman Munt wrote:Sometimes people write things that make you reconsider previously held assumptions. This is one of those occasions.

I'd cooled on Stereolab's records around Sound-Dust, though I'd still go to see them live, to the point that I hardly listened to their newer stuff, and when I did, I wouldn't give it a fair shot.

Isabelle Gall wrote:Chemical Chords and Not Music are so tightly wound and calibrated that they seem impenetrable initially but both contain some of their strongest material and are frequently dazzling.


I now agree with this 100%.

Thanks IG.


I'm in the same boat: Sound-Dust didn't really do it for me.


Sound Dust is also where I got off the bus.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby Thanasis on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:07 pm

Are they still going? Have not really cared for them for at least 10 years. Still, I vote Not Crap.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby Major on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:25 pm

For no good reason other than it rules, I have been listening to Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in The Milky Night A LOT. It might be my favorite, or at least tied for first with Dots and Loops. Sound Dust is fine, but definitely where I lost interest.

There was an article years ago mentioning that they were planning to reissue all the Elektra LPs. Wish they'd get on that.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby skoz on Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:32 pm

Stereo lab NC. I kinda stop listening to the new records at some point in the 90s but saw several great shows particularly right after Transient came out. I met Tim 20 years ago through mutually friends and he seems to be good guy. The old records have held up well. Cool band with a singular vision.
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby dfglove on Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:49 pm

They are on Bandcamp now. https://stereolab.bandcamp.com/
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Re: Band: Stereolab

Postby mattw on Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:26 am

I have returned to this band pretty consistently as of late, because of a song of theirs used in Better Call Saul. I'm like...'hey, that sounds like Stereolab...I bet it's Stereolab.' Although it was one of their songs ("Tempter") that I don't recall sticking out before. The very last song on Peng! is also so lovely- "Surrealchemist." They kinda had a pretty consistent format, but it worked very well, and certainly was a nice antithesis to the 90s moodiness that prevailed.
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