I just bought Switched On after listening to some Stereolap MP3s (Lo Boob Oscillator, Parsec, etc.), and... OMG... it's sweet!
The disk serves as a good reminder that... well... electronica existed before it became electronic, and that the machines are really just extensions of good old guitars and bass. Nothing really special was used in the creation of anything in Switched On... guitar instruments and a moog... but it's just as cool in a space-agy-type way as the later stuff I've heard, and it's easily one of the most addictive CDs I've purchased (on sale, no less!)
I guess this post isn't so much about Stereolab as about my self-elation with buying a good CD and not being able to avoid it on the CD player in my room, but... oh well... I'm pleased!
>>By hondamatic (Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 07:56)
i love stereolab!!!!
>>By noonicases (Friday, 14 Mar 2003 22:12)
take a look at http://koly.com/stereolab/ - a realy good fan site about stereolab
>>By monolabor (Sunday, 29 Jun 2003 17:42)
in the past year, i saw a live music/movie event which remixed/sampled huge bits of emperor tomato ketchup and played it as a soundtrack to the otherwise namesake of this album - that being a japanese director (terayama) of wildly subversive imagery from the 1970's. not much makes me crawl in my seat, but that certainly had an effect.
>>By dawidek (Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 05:42)
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