Laetitia Sadier: Rooting for Love (digital outlets)

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Don't Forget You're Mine
Laetitia Sadier: Rooting for Love (digital outlets)

Mostly known for her central role in Britain's wide-reaching, alternative band Stereolab, French-born singer and multi-instrumentalist Sadier has enjoyed a diverse solo career and interesting collaborations with the likes of San Francisco's Deerhoof and the Brazilian band Mombojó (as Modern Cosmology).

For this fifth solo album she embraces nuanced art-pop (Protéïformunité), borrowings from minimalism (the repeated substructures of the expansive Panser L'inacceptable and La Nageuse Nue), subtle electronica, the layered backing vocals from The Choir ensemble (notably on the refined The Inner Smile) and the lighter end of the French yé-yé pop tradition (Une Autre Attente, The Dash).

It makes for a melodically rich palette of electronic music with reference points in Laurie Anderson (Cloud 6), Meredith Monk's hypnotic vocal arrangements (Who + What) and – on songs like the psychedelic pop of Don't Forget You're Mine – an attention to the intricate details of arranging that Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys once commanded.

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