Album Review: Stereolab - Not Music
After recently announcing a hiatus coming off last yearís tour, Stereolab has released
three albums of material stemming from the Chemical Chords sessions: Chemical
Chords, Chemical Chords 2, and this yearís Not Music. The material on Not Music
incorporates more of Stereolabís ethereal, avant-garde leanings into the streamlined
pop sensibilities found on Chemical Chords. Krautrock fans will be hooked on the
mechanized beats while synth-pop enthusiasts will stay for the playfully layered
melodies. Imagine that itís the first Sunday of March; itís about 12:00 pm, and youíre
sipping a bloody mary on the moonÖ Thatís Not Music.
Recommended if you like: Kraftwerk, Air, Zero 7
Focus tracks: "Everybody's Weird Except Me", "Leleklato Sugar", "Laserblast"