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meanchico
meanchico
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Re: Find Me Finding You

Did a song-by-song rundown of my take on it:

Undying Love For Humanity – One of the most inspired songs I’ve heard from Laetitia. This is what we all want from her and I was slightly sad this type of sound wasn’t continued throughout. Really a remarkable song. I find myself thinking about it and humming it a lot.

Double Voice, Extra Voice – I like how she plays with the vocal arrangements in this song. It starts out in a simple, confessional fashion and slowly blooms. For being a bit all over the place, it has a certain ease to it…I suppose she always has a certain ease to her work.

Love Captive – Slow and wistful. Laetitia does duets so well. Her voice pairs well with many. Certainly could be a very telling song based on the lyrics (open relationships?). This isn’t the first we’ve heard about long-distance relationship frustrations.

Psychology Active (Finding You) – I think this is my least favorite song off the album. As it builds, the sound of the lyrics starts to get that distinct “must fit these words in the music” feeling that later Stereolab had when she would just be sent songs to lay down vocals for. I’ve always thought Laetitia’s vocals are strongest when she doesn’t sing quickly. Her vocals are so much stronger when she draws out her words more. It’s such an exceptional voice and deserves the room to breathe. The slow/fast/slow/fast rhythm is just kind of weird here.

Committed – I get major Silencio moments in this song (and throughout the album). Seems like more of a transition than a song.

Reflectors – A very strong song. It feels like it’s in motion and moving forward. Lyrics lead me to believe she was at a turning point when writing this album. The drawn out high notes in the middle of the song are heavenly.

Deep Background – Pleasant song that doesn’t seem like one I’ll ever develop a lot of strong feelings about. She talks about “takers” in it. Who’s that?

Galactic Emergence – The signature jangly Laetitia guitar sounds. All French, so I’m not sure what her message is. I mostly just think about the sounds and how they remind me of moments from prior albums (Monade to solo). It sounds like a handful were patched together. I like how she sings in this song.

The Woman with the Invisible Necklace – The clapping elements and “AH!” sounds are great. Kind of ties back to the opener in a way. The album picks up again here.

Sacred Project – Clearly written to be a closing track and it works well. It kind of sounds like birds and bugs buzzing and swirling around. “No opposite of love, no opposite of life.” Is she thinking about balance? Yin-yang? Whatever it is, it sounds lovely coming from her. I like how Laetitia wistfully sings her wordless vocals at the quiet end.

It’s been about a week of listening to the album. It’s definitely getting better the more familiar I get with it. I don't think I'll become as fond of it as Silencio or Monstre Cosmic (my personal favorite solo-ish effort), but that's ok. Her voice is what’s most important to me and I’m happy she continues to create music, collaborate and tour. She keeps getting better and better as far as live performances go.

Mar 30, 2017, 22:29


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jeff w
jeff w
684 posts

Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

Nice review from the Brighton show a few days ago.

http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/laetitia-sadier-source-ensemble-green-door-store-brighton

Apr 15, 2017, 15:01


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Harold Bissonette
Harold Bissonette
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Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

Video of Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble performing Love Captive at the BBC (may not be available to everyone): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050f5wg

Apr 19, 2017, 14:18


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peturv
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Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

the whole session (audio only) with Marc Riley is here (also a short interview):


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0503m5q

Apr 19, 2017, 18:34


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jeff w
jeff w
684 posts

Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

Hello Americans, you finally have some tour dates, a month of shows in August and September - most if not all of these by the full quartet. Having seen them play in Coventry yesterday, can confirm you are in for a treat.

8/4/17 (WFMU performance, Jersey City, NJ)
8/5/17 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
8/6/17 DC9 Nightclub, Washington, DC
8/8/17 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
8/9/17 The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
8/10/17 Third Man Records, Nashville, TN
8/11/17 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA (Athens Popfest 2017)
8/12/17 Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
8/14/17 Walter’s, Houston, TX
8/15/17 Mohawk, Austin, TX
8/16/17 Three Links, Dallas, TX
8/18/17 Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
8/19/17 Pico Union Project, Los Angeles, CA
8/20/17 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
8/22/17 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
8/23/17 Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
8/24/17 Neurolux, Boise, ID
8/25/17 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
8/26/17 Lost Lake Lounge, Denver, CO
8/28/17 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
8/29/17 Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
8/30/17 El Club, Detroit, MI
9/1/17 Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
9/2/17 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
9/3/17 BSP, Kingston, NY
9/5/17 Great Scott, Allston, MA

May 26, 2017, 02:15


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jeff w
jeff w
684 posts

Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

Another video. This one was made by Olia Eichenbaum rather than David Thayer, so a bit more interesting visually.



Jun 19, 2017, 19:31


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FFSLouis
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Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

Is she coming to America , today?

Jul 04, 2017, 01:06


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jeff w
jeff w
684 posts

Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

FFSLouis wrote:
Is she coming to America , today?


In one month's time.

Jul 04, 2017, 15:44


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jeff w
jeff w
684 posts

Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

One more video. Again directed by Olia Eichenbaum.



Jul 16, 2017, 14:50


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jeff w
jeff w
684 posts

Re: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

…and here's some nice HQ gig footage from May this year c/o ARTE



Jul 16, 2017, 14:59

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