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Stereolab - Dots and Loops Expanded - Vinyl Record 3LP

Stereolab - Dots and Loops Expanded - Vinyl Record 3LP

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1997's Dots and Loops is Stereolab's fifth studio album and the first to completely ditch the motorik drone that had been a trademark since their inception. Predominated by lush lounge and jazz textures, it showcases the band's most complex set of rhythms yet. Stereolab is aided by members of The High Llamas (like-minded travelers in the production of whimsical '60s sounds), Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse on Mars, and John McEntire of post-rock pioneers Tortoise. The album was recorded in Chicago and Düsseldorf and bridges a unique American-Euro influence.

The new rhythmic approach separates the LP from the band's previous output, as does a Beach Boys influence which adds to the band's standard brand. Bossa nova and '60s Euro pop are still major touchstones and give the album a deceptively light vibe; however, further listens reveal an elaborate work, with almost every track featuring odd time-signatures and more complicated and layered arrangements. "Parsec" is space-rock meets drum and bass; "Brakhage" marries a minor key bass line to clinking vibes and a shuffling beat; the segmented, 20-minute "Refractions in the Plastic Pulse" is sunny and appealing, yet intricately constructed. The dividing line between the band's first phase and what would be its more experimental latter period, Dots and Loops is the type of album that reveals its charms over many listens and is one Stereolab aficionados point to as among their best work!

1. Brakhage
2. Miss Modular
3. The Flower Called Nowhere
4. Diagonals
5. Prisoner Of Mars
6. Rainbo Conversation
7. Refractions In The Plastic Pulse
8. Parsec
9. Ticker-Tape Of The Unconscious 
10. Contronatura 
11. Diagonals Bode Drums 
12. Contranatura Pt. 2 Instrumental 
13. Brakhage Instrumental 
14. The Flower Called Nowhere Instrumental
15. Bonus Beats
16. Diagonals Instrumental 
17. Contranatura Demo 
18. Allures Demo
19. Refractions In The Plastic Pulse Demo 
20. I Feel The Air Demo 
21. Off On Demo 
22. Incredible He Woman Demo 
23. Miss Modular Demo 
24. Untitled in Dusseldorf Demo

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