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DOTS & LOOPS
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The Groop have been among my favorites for the past decade. They're quite capable of reaching the part of you where all artists aspire to, and they do so regularly. In my humblest, this is the pinnacle of of their talent.
Make this album a chapter in your life.
"Dots and Loops" is Stereolab in their prime. I must have listened to this album hundreds of times over the years, to the point where it has become part of my life. It's one of their more subdued albums - very soothing and hypnotic.
This album represented a marked shift in style compared with their previous, electro-rock albums. Out went the surging guitars and swirling synthesizer. In came brass, strings, and more of a beep-beep-beep electronic sound (the eponymous dots and loops?). The back-and-forth sing-song vocals are more beautiful and entrancing than ever. The whole album is a remarkable montage of multi-layered musical textures.
I have a habit of playing it on Sunday evenings, when its calming tones are the ideal antitode to the approaching trauma of another busy week ahead!
But from Emperor Tomato Ketchup onwards they started to branch out more, incorporating elements of Krautrock and easy listening into a broader richer sound. All this means that it's likely you won't always love everything they do. The positive side of their eclectic and adventurous musical exploration is that they sometimes unearth a diamond.
This album is perhaps not an even and easy ride throughout because it covers so much territory - but it's all worth it for the first two tracks alone: 'Brakhage' is a kind of psychedelicized krautrock trance-out, propelled by superb drumming, a strong feature of Stereolab during a period when John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke were collaborating with and producing them.
'Miss Modular' is a funkily kitschy pop anthem with a nice brass arrangement, bubbling with a knowing naiveté. Open-minded hungry ears will find a lot to chew over and many and varied spicy flavours to enjoy on this, one of Stereolab's better wider ranging albums.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just brilliant really...but that's just my opinion...I think this is a really good introductory album to stereo lab and really it's best served through headphones.....oh yes..Published 13 months ago by Red Baron
'Dots and Loops' really is something special from an incredibly creative band- 'Miss Modular' is a bouncy, attractive little filly, but the genius is in the details here; 'Flower... Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2009 by Lord KitchenKnife