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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 Jun. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Mute
  • ASIN: B000063JBV
  • 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: 309,077 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Snare
  2. Sugarcane
  3. New York snow
  4. Peacock Johnson
  5. Driving myself Crazy
  6. Lover's Leap
  7. Good Girls
  8. She's a Knife
  9. This Evil Love
  10. Fucking Around

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Looper - Snare - Cd

Started primarily as a multimedia project by Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David, over the course of three albums Looper have evolved into something that is only now beginning to resemble a proper band. The Snare is certainly the outfit's most focused collection yet, doing away with the bubbly, ambient doodles of 1999's Up a Tree and 2000's The Geometrid, in favour of a bare-bones soundtrack feel. A slight Burt Bacharach vibe runs through songs such as "Lover's Leap" and "Fucking Around," but this is distinctly dark stuff. Punctuated by squawking saxophones, delicately plucked strings and twitchy lo-fi beats, it's kind of like Air without the B-movie naïveté. For those who like that kind of thing. --Aidin Vaziri

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You'll probably be thinking of buying this because you loved The Geometrid or because you're a Belle and Sebastian fan. Don't.
Buy it, but just find a different reason.
This is a darker and stranger album than The Geometrid. The band has been through a lot of mysterious transformations since then. This has completely changed their musical direction. They've found a new sound that is a more guttural, bass-guitar based, jazz sound with thick, slow bass-lines. Gone are the kooky lyrics and clever synths and I'm not entirely convinced that it is for the better. Imagine that the original band died and were resurrected as zombies - this is the music they would produce.
If I'd never heard The Geometrid then I'd probably have loved this but expectation is such a nasty thing. After 5 minutes I had to eject the CD to check that it really was by Looper. I only listened to it once and left it aside in my pile of CDs to forget. But somehow, it found its way into my car and I gave it a second chance. Hmm, that was better. Only after many repeated listenings did it finally make its full effect felt. It is a fantastic album, reminiscent in oddness to Portishead's Dummy when it was first released.
If only I could forget the Lopper of old then I would fully appreciate that "Good Girls" is actually a better song than "Bug Rain". Overcome your expectations and give it a try. Just forget Bell and Sebastian or the Looper of old and you're away.
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