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  • Audio CD (1 Sept. 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)
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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)

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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars some delightful ditties 17 April 2001
By veloatro - Published on
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
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hey man, This is a cool album 22 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The future of twee? 25 Jun. 2000
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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.
4.0 out of 5 stars looper endears with lofi creativity 25 Jun. 2000
By Walker A Starling - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Looper, apparently doomed to forever live in the shadow of that other Scottish band (and no I'm not talking about Arab Strap) have released an album that follows up one of the quirkiest, but also cutest, recordings of last year. As unlikely as it sounds, I found some of the songs on this cd to have a decidedly pop mentality (which in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing). Mondo 77 and bugrain are all instantly memorable and seem to reverberate through your head for days to come, but I think the real strength of this album is These Things, a song whose touching lyrics and gentle beat and melody begs to be listened to again and again. I wouldn't want to be misleading though, because I don't think this is a perfect album, just a good one, some songs scream filler, and one utterly misguided. These are faults that most albums are succeptible too, and ones that can be forgiven considering the strength of the rest of the album.
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