Stereolab - Dots and Loops (Expanded Edition)
LPx3 - Black vinyl. Remastered from original tapes. Comes with a Bonus album of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes. Fold-out poster insert with lyrics and sleeve notes from Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane.
This was their fifth album and features 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.