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Chemical Chords


Download links and information about Chemical Chords by Stereolab. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 50:17 minutes.

Artist: Stereolab
Release date: 2008
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 50:17
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No. Title Length
1. Neon Beanbag 3:49
2. Three Women 3:45
3. One Finger Symphony 2:05
4. Chemical Chords 5:12
5. The Ecstatic Static 4:43
6. Valley Hi! 2:14
7. Silver Sands 3:07
8. Pop Molecule (Molecular Pop 1) 2:15
9. Self Portrait With “Electric Brain" 3:16
10. Nous Vous Demandons Pardon 4:51
11. Cellulose Sunshine 2:36
12. Fractal Dream of a Thing 3:37
13. Daisy Click Clack 3:28
14. Vortical Phonothèque 3:08
15. Spool of Collusion (Bonus Track) 2:11



London, England’s Stereolab stick to what they know for their eleventh album, 2008’s Chemical Chords. Their French-inspired pop tweaked with what’s now well-known as “space-age bachelor pad” instrumentation makes for their familiar loose and free atmospherics. It sets the stage for Laetitia Sadier’s pop leanings to take firm hold with “Valley Hi!,” “Nous Vous Demandons Pardon,” and “Silver Sands,” while Sean O’Hagan’s brass and string arrangements perk things up throughout. The meandering inquisitions of “Neon Beanbag,” “Pop Molecule (Molecular Pop 1),” and “Vortical Phonotheque” are among the many deliberately obscure compositions that were allegedly boiled down from 32 potential tracks. Stereolab never settle for easy listening. Their rhythms consistently challenge and their melodies frequently hide behind ornate arrangements that threaten to fly away in the breeze. However, this lightness of being juxtaposes well against what initially feels like an intense intellectual study. Despite its high-brow allusions, this isn’t laboratory pop. It is birthed in the studio and heavily manipulated as a rule, but there’s an ease and sweetness that never veers towards abrasion.