Album: Monade

Monstre Cosmic, Too Pure
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Monade is the side-project of Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and 'Monstre Cosmic' is their third album. There is a continuum between Stereolab's krautrock/ exotica cocktail and this, but Monade lie far out on an impressionistic wing of the spectrum. It's a deeply filmic album, which might have been teleported into the new millennium from an old Godard or Truffaut movie. Sadier alternates between English and her native tongue from song to song, but 'Monstre Cosmic' is thoroughly French. The sort of record you wish could follow you around, like your favourite perfume.

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