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Dots and Loops


Download links and information about Dots and Loops by Stereolab. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:05:52 minutes.

Artist: Stereolab
Release date: 1997
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:05:52
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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 17:32
8. Parsec 5:34
9. Ticker-Tape of the Unconscious 4:45
10. Contronatura 9:03



On Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Stereolab moved in two directions simultaneously — it explored funkier dance rhythms while increasing the complexity of its arrangements and compositions. For its follow-up, Dots and Loops, the group scaled back its rhythmic experiments and concentrated on layered compositions. Heavily influenced by bossa nova and swinging '60s pop, Dots and Loops is a deceptively light, breezy album that floats by with effortless grace. Even the segmented, 20-minute "Refractions in the Plastic Pulse" has a sunny, appealing surface — it's only upon later listens that the interlocking melodies and rhythms reveal their intricate interplay. In many ways, Dots and Loops is Stereolab's greatest musical accomplishment to date, demonstrating remarkable skill — their interaction is closer to jazz than rock, exploring all of the possibilities of any melodic phrase. Their affection for '60s pop keeps Dots and Loops accessible, even though that doesn't mean it is as immediate as Emperor Tomato Ketchup. In fact, the laid-back stylings of Dots and Loops makes it a little difficult to assimilate upon first listen, but after a few repeated plays, its charms unfold as gracefully as any other Stereolab record.