Dots and Loops

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Dots and Loops
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Studio album by Stereolab
Released 22 September 1997 (UK)
Recorded March 1997 – April 1997
Genre Art pop, electronic, space age pop, lounge, exotica, krautrock
Label Elektra (US)
Duophonic (UK)
Producer Andi Toma, Stereolab
Stereolab chronology
Fluorescences
(1996)
Dots and Loops
(1997)
Miss Modular
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Spin 8/10[9]
The Village Voice B[10]

Dots and Loops is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band Stereolab, released in September 1997. Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars contribute to several tracks, and the album was co-produced by Andi Toma with the band. The song "Parsec" was used in the launch of the Volkswagen New Beetle.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier, except where indicated.

No. Title Length
1. "Brakhage" 5:30
2. "Miss Modular" 4:29
3. "The Flower Called Nowhere" 4:55
4. "Diagonals" 5:15
5. "Prisoner of Mars" 4:03
6. "Rainbo Conversation" 4:46
7. "Refractions in the Plastic Pulse" (Gane, Ramsay, Sadier) 17:32
8. "Parsec" 5:34
9. "Ticker-Tape of the Unconscious" 4:45
10. "Contronatura" 9:03
11. "Off-On" (Japanese bonus track) 5:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Lætitia Sadier – vocals
  • Tim Gane – guitar
  • Mary Hansen – guitar, vocals
  • Richard Harrison – bass
  • Morgane Lhote – keyboards
  • Andy Ramsay – drums
  • Sean O'Hagan – piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Farfisa organ
  • Rebecca McFaul – strings
  • Shelley Weiss – strings
  • Poppy Branders – strings
  • Maureen Loughnane – strings
  • Paul Mertens – brass
  • Dave Max Crawford – brass
  • Jeb Bishop – brass
  • Ross Reed – brass
  • Xavier "Fischfinger" Fischer – piano
  • John McEntire – synthesizer, percussion, vibraphone, marimba
  • Douglas McCombs – acoustic bass
  • Andi Toma – electronic percussion, sound effects
  • Jan St. Werner – sound effects, insect horns

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dots and Loops – Stereolab". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (26 September 1997). "Stereolab: Dots and Loops (Elektra)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (26 September 1996). "Dots and Loops". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Stereolab: Dots and Loops (Duophonic)". The Guardian. 26 September 1997. 
  5. ^ Ali, Lorraine (27 September 1997). "Stereolab, 'Dots and Loops,' Elektra". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Dalton, Stephen (20 September 1997). "Stereolab – Dots And Loops". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Wisdom, James P. "Stereolab: Dots and Loops". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on March 21, 2005. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Hoskyns, Barney (29 October 1997). "Stereolab: Dots & Loops". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 28 August 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  9. ^ Sutton, Terri (November 1997). "Stereolab: Dots and Loops". Spin. 13 (8): 144. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (3 March 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  11. ^ Parker, Doug (27 September 1998). "Stereolab – Dots and Loops". Blue Cricket. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 

References[edit]

  • "Biography". Stereolab. All Media Guide/All Music. Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  • "Dots and Loops". Stereolab. All Media Guide/All Music. Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  • "dots and loops". Stereolab Official Site. Stereolab. Retrieved 2007-05-04.