Stereolab - Sound-Dust

Stereolab - Sound-Dust

  • £30.00


On their 12th release, art-pop act Stereolab float deeper into the post-rock atmosphere. They still draw from Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini when creating their own fantasy soundtracks, but Sound-Dust lacks the dynamic interplay that invigorated Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night. The disc is all easy-listening lounge that’s almost too gentle on the ears. There are no urgent sonic experiments, and only three tracks really spark to life: “Spacemoth,” “Captain Easychord,” and the Kubrick-inspired “Gus and the Mynah Bird.” “Easychord” is the catchiest song on the album, containing the CD’s most ebullient melody-emitting, warped, country-twanged notes. Beyond that, Stereolab fans should prepare for a very sedate, mature affair. –Jennifer Maerz

Tracklist

A1 Black Ants In Sound-Dust
A2 Space Moth
A3 Captain Easychord
B4 Baby Lulu
B5 The Black Arts
B6 Hallucinex
C7 Double Rocker
C8 Gus The Mynahbird
C9 Naught More Terrific Than Man
D10 Nothing To Do With Me
D11 Suggestion Diabolique
D12 Les Bons Bons Des Raisons