The Power Out

2 07 2010

I came up with a cunning plan yesterday to try and get me to listen to more music. I finally put one of my stereo’s on my office desk so that whilst I am editing or writing I can listen to some tunes.

This will mean re-igniting the passion hopefully and re-discovering some artists that have been tucked away on the numerous shelves.

The first such artist is Electrelane and I listened to their second album called The Power Out (2004) this morning. In hindsight I wonder why I hadn’t really given it much time. Tinged with blues, jazz and a certain hint of Stereolab the album is great.

Now going to go off and listen to the debut album again called – Rock it to the Moon, 2001.

Going to have to check on more releases now.


Socialisme Ou Barbarie?

13 04 2010

Socialism or Barbarism as it translates in english is the debut album released in 2003 by Monade.

Monade are a French post-rock band that features Leatitia Sadier, one half of Stereolab. It has been a while since I have listened to this album and you can certainly hear the Stereolab resemblance. The album is very down beat with Sadier’s well known hushed vocals.

Sung almost exclusively in French the album is a real delight.

From what I read Sadier has said that a September 2009 concert would be her last under the Monade name and she was moving onto to specialist solo projects.

I only have the first album but there are three in total with the last released in 2008.

You can find them here:

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