Stereolab - Not Music
Stereolab - Sun Demon
Stereolab once released a record called ‘Stunning Debut Album’. It was neither their debut, nor an album. You can therefore rest easy that Not Music – the motorik-pop voyagers’ twelfth long-player – is entitled with a similarly cool approach to verity.
While it’s no great departure from the beloved London-based group’s unmistakable sound (vintage keys, astral beats, chanson-on-ice), Not Music boasts some fine brass theatrics (‘Supha Jaianto’) and an interstellar krautrock wig-out (‘Silver Sands’).
Stereolab announced a recording hiatus last year. (These tracks date from 2007). Let us hope they’re as wry with their proclamations as they are with their record names.