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Sublime - one of the 'Lab's best.,
This review is from: Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (Audio CD)
Some people have said to me 'Stereolab always sound the same'. But they are very wrong. If you only knew there first few albums I can see why you might think that, as they are both far more primitive and homogenous. But from around about the time of this album, and although the same spirit may inform throughout their catalogue, they've grown ever more refined in their dark arts.
This album is fantastic - superbly subtle rhythmically, deeply layered, with obscure poetical-philosophy in the lyrics. Trance inducing cosmic riffs ('free design' and 'milky night' - yes please!) - krautrock meets bossa - both artful and naieve, joyous and darkly brooding. If you like music that dares to tread it's own path, yet conjures up a whole world of influences and flavours whilst retaining a distinctive taste all of it's own, then come play in the milky night.