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hito
hito
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Re: Where you stand as a fan?

I still listen to them pretty regularly. If my iPod is on shuffle, a track or two usually come up.

I probably don't seek out anything that hasn't grabbed me before so nothing post Mary and rarely pre-Transient. I have little time for their noise experiments.

If I had to pick a favourite I would say Cobra but I don't so I won't.

I have enjoyed Tomato a bit recently. It is somewhat cold compared to Dots, MAQ and Cobra and I had thought it a bit poppy but I now see it as quite avant garde in a Clockwork Orange / Fellini / Goddard kind of way.

Tracks that I probably return to a bit include Tomorrow is Already Here, Crest, Young Lungs, Seeperbold and Blue Milk.

There are also other tracks, often where I think what is it called and when does that bit come in? Like the end of Anamorphose or Velvet Water. I never remember which album or where on the album or the track title.

Jul 19, 2017, 13:38


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matthew6
matthew6
1897 posts

Re: Where you stand as a fan?

hito wrote:


I have enjoyed Tomato a bit recently. It is somewhat cold


Cold and choppy like the Baltic Sea.... or something like that. There is something about the vibe of the album that is off putting. Even a comparatively minor work like Space Age has a more attractive vibe.

Also that sound effect opening to Motoroller Scalatron drives me up a wall. Who thought that this was a good idea? And it just drags on unlike how they did it on their early pre Transient songs (haven't bothered remembering which ones)

In terms of vibe I also dislike Margarine Eclipse (though I love the songs). It sounds overly processed and artificial... like margarine perhaps? The drumming doesn't even sound like it was done by a human.... was it?

Jul 20, 2017, 00:59


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: Where you stand as a fan?

matthew6 wrote:


In terms of vibe I also dislike Margarine Eclipse (though I love the songs). It sounds overly processed and artificial... like margarine perhaps? The drumming doesn't even sound like it was done by a human.... was it?


I like Margerine Eclipse. I know I'm in the minority by my categorizing it in my head as the era from Dots through ME. I know it's not quite up to the others and of course horrible that it's without Mary, but still... They have always been the ones I listened to most. And the ones after it I think of as post ME. Though I enjoyed FFS in concert, so happy and dance-able, I rarely listen to it or anything more recent.

I've tried not to say much about this, as I love Laetitia wholeheartedly, but I lean toward Tim's music. Even so, I like some of each of their output immensely, but not all. Whereas when they were together, I liked just about all of it.

Jul 20, 2017, 05:48


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matthew6
matthew6
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Re: Where you stand as a fan?

cyberpainter wrote:
[quote="matthew6"]

I've tried not to say much about this, as I love Laetitia wholeheartedly, but I lean toward Tim's music. Even so, I like some of each of their output immensely, but not all. Whereas when they were together, I liked just about all of it.


What do you think of Next Time I See You?

That seems to be the closest thing we will get to a Lab song from now on.

Jul 20, 2017, 18:31


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: Where you stand as a fan?

matthew6 wrote:
cyberpainter wrote:
[quote="matthew6"]

I've tried not to say much about this, as I love Laetitia wholeheartedly, but I lean toward Tim's music. Even so, I like some of each of their output immensely, but not all. Whereas when they were together, I liked just about all of it.


What do you think of Next Time I See You?

That seems to be the closest thing we will get to a Lab song from now on.



You mean Next Time You See Me.

Love.

Tim has some that are very lab-like also. The Other Voices single makes me very happy!

Jul 20, 2017, 20:33


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matthew6
matthew6
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Re: Where you stand as a fan?

cyberpainter wrote:

You mean Next Time You See Me.




Yes I am such a dork!

Jul 20, 2017, 22:27


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
5921 posts

Re: Where you stand as a fan?

No way, I had to look it up and listen again, as I forgot which song it was.

Jul 21, 2017, 00:04


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peturv
183 posts

Re: Where you stand as a fan?

cyberpainter wrote:


I've tried not to say much about this, as I love Laetitia wholeheartedly, but I lean toward Tim's music. Even so, I like some of each of their output immensely, but not all. Whereas when they were together, I liked just about all of it.


void beats/invocation trex is definitely the best thing out since the groop went on hiatus, although I've always liked The Trip a lot (I think Laetitia is best when she's doing more minimal stuff - Monade's Socialisme ou Barbarie is probably the best thing she's done outside the groop, imo)

Jul 21, 2017, 00:21


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flatironsteak
flatironsteak
341 posts

Re: Where you stand as a fan?

cyberpainter wrote:
matthew6 wrote:
cyberpainter wrote:
[quote="matthew6"]

I've tried not to say much about this, as I love Laetitia wholeheartedly, but I lean toward Tim's music. Even so, I like some of each of their output immensely, but not all. Whereas when they were together, I liked just about all of it.


What do you think of Next Time I See You?

That seems to be the closest thing we will get to a Lab song from now on.



You mean Next Time You See Me.

Love.

Tim has some that are very lab-like also. The Other Voices single makes me very happy!


you made a good point about where tim and laetitia are as active musicians of today. i know i am gonna sound harsh but none of them are making anything even 15% as good/interesting as the stuff they made together (of course with some other very important members). us fans are still looking for the trace of the broken stereolab's sound here and there and it will stay that way until they finally reunite. i was a fan of monade but even that got old much quicker than any lab's songs. i think the last good thing laetitia did music wise was tha song with giorgio tuma.

personally i revisit stereolab music weekly but not as passionated as i used to be. i used to care so much about which album is the overall best but i have been super tired of listening to an album from top to the bottom. the songs that i found myself still very much into are rainbo conversation, you used to call me sadness, the free design, super falling star and percolator. not that i don't like/love listening to the rest of their songs but i have been trying to stay away from them a bit to rediscover some freshness from listening to them.

Jul 22, 2017, 05:59

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