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Geometrid [CD]

Looper, ルーパー Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Sep 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jeepster
  • ASIN: B00004S5WT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mondo 77
2. On The Flipside
3. Modem Song
4. Uncle Ray
5. Puddle Monkey
6. All of These Things
7. Bugrain
8. My Robot
9. Tomorrow's World
10. Money Hair

Product Description

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Looper began as an electronic side project for Belle And Sebastian bassist Stuart David--a labour of love between himself and his pixie-like wife, Wee Karn. But here, David bids his parent band adieu, and he's immersed himself in The Geometrid--a world of squawking moogs, ramshackle beat-box hip-hop, and twee, sentimental--but often quite touching--monologues, all delivered in David's wide-eyed Scottish burr. This might be music pieced together on machines, but the closest parallel to Looper's endearing shamble is fellow Scottish fanzine heroes the Pastels--a band who share Looper's youthful innocence, their naive love of life, their kiss-chase romanticism. But while the likes of "These Things" and "On The Flipside" warm hearts like a home-made Valentine card, the cloyingly sweet "Uncle Ray" begs for a shred of Belle and Sebastian's elevated grace. Revelling in a child-like simplicity, The Geometrid is likeable, often loveable--but lacks a crucial depth. Looper still sound like a side-project, and here, remain in Belle And Sebastian's shadow. --Louis Pattison

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LOOPER The Geometrid (2000 UK 10-track CD album featuring the 2nd studio album from former Belle And Sebastian bassist Stuart David includes Mondo 77 and My Robot both of which would go on to appear on the soundtrack for Cameron Crowes Vanilla Sky with a fold-out picture sleeve inlay JPRCD009)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous 9 Jun 2000
Format:Audio CD
Sounds more fully formed than their debut - more like proper, crafted songs rather than home-made versions of nice, tricksy ideas. I don't think this is as twee as 'Up a Tree', which could get a little cloying sometimes, (though is still brilliant).
The main thing about the Geometrid is that it's one of those that needs two or three listens before the charm really works its way under your skin - well worth the effort as if you liked the ideas on 'Up a Tree', they're here again but just a bit more woven into the songs.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars some delightful ditties 17 April 2001
By veloatro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i was disappointed to see the low ratings for this album. i understand that this might be considered to be some derivative of belle and sebastian. so don't get confused : this is not belle and sebastian. this is looper! and to my knowledge they are not purporting to be b+s. this album is fun light playful experimental chill and maybe not danceable but definitely head-boppable. it's not techno and might be construed as electronica if only for the wide use of electronic devices to create the album. mondo '77 has an infectious beat that makes me put it on repeat every time i listen to the album + bugrain + money hair will make you want to boogie around a little bit. no, this is not the greatest album ever; no, this is not belle and sebastian; yes, it is good clean fun.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD 8 Jun 2000
By Dsc - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love Belle and Sebastian. I loved Looper's first album. This one definitely rocks. The songs on here are more 'danceable' for lack of a better word. Let's just say there's more of a beat and there are more samples which I haven't heard too much of on "Up a Tree." Just listen to the first track and you can get a pretty good idea of how the rest of the album unfolds. Much of the album was written while the band was on tour so naturally, some of the songs are a bit short and the album as a whole ends up feeling like it's over in forty minutes. The album is simply amazing to sit and listen to. I wouldn't be too caught up in the other criticisms about it. If you like catchy melodies and sophisticated ironic sampling and lyrics and you enjoy the Belle and Sebastian sound, or even if you don't, this album is more than worth listening to. Heck, you may even find yourself not being able to leave the house for work in the morning without listening to it.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey man, This is a cool album 22 May 2000
By "feppelsheimer" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big Belle and Sebastian fan, and I love that whole Scottish Sound. I always thought that Stuart David's stuff was cool with B et S, (i.e. Mars and Elvis.) Just because it doesn't sound like "Fox in the Snow" or "A Summer Wasting" doesn't make it bad. I liked the disc and I liked the Modem Song and burn me at the stake but I liked it.
Oh well, the thing is that you don't need substantial rhyme schemes when you have a good beat and I think that when you get this album it will definitely grow on you. (This album was a little harder to grasp than the better Up A Tree, but it's still good.) It's a nice CD to listen to whenever.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Weird...and I like it... 22 Feb 2002
By "the_mnomen@yahoo.com" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album really is weird, but not the kind of weird that some may think I am reffering to as obscure, ambient "noise". This is the kind of weird that at times makes you wonder, and other times, makes you shiver, and still just fun to listen to the beats. Really cool. I especially like the songs, "Bug Rain", "My Robot", and "These things."
I got into this band, Looper, after previously hearing the famous "Mondo 77" many tims in movies and commercials. Finally, after hearing it on Vanilla Sky, I HAD to find out the band's name. I looked up the Vanilla Sky soundtrack, and somehow, my first random choice on he racklisting was that familiar "Mondo 77" craziness.
Since then, I am very thankful I decided to see Vanilla Sky, or else I wouldn't have been introduced to such a great blend of Electronic and beutiful beeps and lyrics. I highly reccomend those that are into ambient, electonic, pop, or just great music to check this out. If you want to be pursuaded fully, listen to "Bug Rain" off Napster, WinMX, or whatever. It will pursuade you, and there is much more where that comes from, each with their own basic theme.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The future of twee? 25 Jun 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Stuart David's no longer a member of Belle and Sebastian, giving him more time to devote to Looper. This extra effort certainly shows on "The Geometrid." It's tighter, more diverse and song oriented than its predecessor. I never thought I'd say this about a Belle and Sebastian alumnus but with "Money Hair," he's written the party song of the summer and proven that Looper is more than a cutesy-pie novelty act. The musicianship is a lot more professional this time around, possibly because he's incorporated his touring band as full-time Loopers and their influence is felt on the sweet (but never sloppy) "On The Flipside". This is a record that shows that sweet, catchy pop need not be exclusive of rhythm.
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