January 19, 2008

Lætitia Sadier

If you’ve been in withdrawal of all things Stereolab since 1996’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup, things may be looking up. While Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier’s one-of-a-kind euro-francophone mood-moog outfit’s powers may have peaked around that time before fading into the background of quiet blips and beeps, Lætitia Sadier returns with her former side-project, now turned proper band, Monade.

It’s not that Sadier seems to be letting go of the past, since Stereolab remains an active musical force, having announced plans to play a festival in Norway as far in the future as July 2008. And it’s not that she’s abandoned that musical legacy either, since Monade shares more in common than Stereolab than just Sadier’s voice (such as record label, and the moody mid-tempo faux-future-electro-lounge vibe).

The first track off of their new record, “Regarde,” could easily be a new Stereolab track, though the instumentation lends itself to a more organic-sounding (read: less keyboards, more brass and guitar) musical exeperience.

Look for the record February 18, 2008.

Stereolab – (the wonderous) “Cybele’s Reverie”

Listen: “Regarde” from the forthcoming Monstre Cosmic, available soon on Too Pure.

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