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This review is from: Dots & Loops (Audio CD)
As with all Stereolab Albums that drastically change their sound from previous albums, I really didn't like this album at first. I was embarrased to listen to it becuase of its happy spacious melodies and horn arrangements were reminiscent of the 1960's and go-go music.
This album could best be described as an "Impressionist-Electro-Brazilian-Lounge-Pop"
This album just gets better every time I hear it. Stereolab is a very subtle group, and the amount of complexity and work that went into making this album simply isn't apparent the first or even tenth listen. But the use of odd metric groupings, the horn voicings, the use of vocal harmonies, and all of the interlocking melodies are simply genious. I'm still discovering new layers of complexity in this beautiful music.
The horns remind me of Gil Evans, and the lush harmonies harken to Ravel or Debussy.
This album is simply genious.