Dots and Loops is Stereloab’s fifth studio album co-produced in Chicago by Tortoise’s John McEntire and in Düsseldorf with Andi Toma, one half of electronic duo Mouse on Mars. Inspired by Neu! and Klaus Dinger’s motorik drumming, the group moved away from their post-rock origins into a more futuristic drum loop-based electronic sound for this album with jazz, bossa nova, and ’60s pop flavorings. The sharp production and pop stylings made for Stereolab’s most accessible effort to date and landed them a number 19 spot on the UK Albums Chart, as well as number 111 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
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Tags: Bossa Nova / Krautrock / Post Rock