Monday, September 11, 2017

Stereolab in, Metronomic Underground Versions (2017)


  • Art pop 
  • Noise pop 
  • Avant-pop 
  • Experimental pop 
  • Post-pop 
  • Indie 
  • Alternative 
  • Covers 
  • Drone pop 
  • Organcore 
  • Space pop 
  • Neokrautrock 
  • Psych-pop 
  • Post-rock

Comment: undoubtedly the first half of the 90s predicted what would be happening at the end of 00s and in the beginning of the 10s. By my opinion by experimental side there were many great experimental pop acts in advance but the most important ones were My Bloody Valentine with its Loveless which can freely be considered the most sultry guitar music ever made. It is the representative of perfect/ideal pop where tenderness was seamlessly intertwined with violet noise the music which is the candidate of your very deep dreams. I personally dreamed of Kevin Shields led combo's music for many years and when getting it finally it was bigger than my dreams used to ever be. Stereolab came from the tradition of C86 and jangle pop (from McCarthy to turning out into something very different. By the way, being partly influenced by MBV, and partly by krautrock-driven motorik beat, particularly by such artists as Neu!, and Faust. Yet the combo's idiosyncrasy come to appear and last for the coming decadences and artists because Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier led distilled something wondrous from a range of diverse styles. From quite straightforward drone pop/organcore in the beginning to more sophisticated incantations through incisive electronic music, psychedelic pop and krautrock and bossa nova and French pop. The future had been presented through the past and present. Like the philosophical proposition that the modes of time cannot be existed without each other. All of that brought the combo forward as a main proponent of the so-called ideal pop. On the other hand, the combo's music justified itself as post-rock essentially rather than the bare stylistic label. If such styles as chillwave came to the terrain it was very understandable for indie people the task of Stereolab as a main linkage and premise to it. The Brazil-based imprint The Blog That Celebrates Itself brings to us a bunch of 15 compositions reflecting upon other possibilities for Stereolab which wouldn't and shouldn't have been realised for. For instance, singing songs with male voices and by employing more rough, lo-fi approach. There are represented such artists as Pia Fraus, Lake Ruth And Listening Center, Nax, Brilliant Beast, The Ludovico Treatment, Sexores, Blue Unit with April Zimont (Glowfriends), A Thousand Hours, The Death of Pop, El Camino de Los Caminos, La Suma de Todos los Tiempos, Waving Blue, Verstarker, Leisure Walks, and Perfectos Extraños. Great miscellany for a great ensemble.
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