Following the release of her brand new album Something Shines recently on Drag City, Stereolab’s lead singer Laetitia Sadier returns to Berlin for a live show of her solo material.
Laetitia Sadier’s new album has just been delivered, and it’s a joy! Some- thing Shines was recorded and ma- tured more slowly than either Silencio or The Trip. It took nine months, and you know what that means, baby! New life….Something Shines was initially re- corded in Switzerland, where Laetitia’s collaborator David collects amazing old keyboards and organs from peo- ple who have inherited them but find no space or usage for them — so they let go of these useless things (useless to them, mind bogglingly desirable and necessary for us!) for a symbolic franc.Scattered through Europe are the component players of the Something Shines band; drummmer Emmanuel Mario in Paris and bassist Xavi Munoz in Castellon near Valencia, so addition- al parts were laid down in those cities.
The strings were done in St. Etienne by Jean-Christophe Chante, whom Laetitia had met on a tour with French band, and friends, Angil in the fall; she found his playing mesmerizing and felt compelled to ask him if he would like to participate on her album — which he did, bringing a great emotional charge to the record. Laetitia recorded a lot of the content in London, including all the vocals, guitars, additional electron- ics and soundtrack effects as well as final mixing, which wrapped up this Spring.at is being led against the low- er classes of this world — whose ranks are being joined by ever-greater num- bers — by the ultra-rich to rob them (us!)
The desire was for the songs of Something Shines to alternate be- tween a riveting caress and an invig- orating shake. To start from the Earth and to tilt up, towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again. Additionally, Something Shines is an exploration — yes another — through Debord’s La Société du Spectacle, and how it is still up to us to guide and shape our fate, individually and collectively. Therefore, Something Shines examines several relevant questions — such as the main enqui- ry of “Oscuridad”: “Do the rich need the poor to be rich?” This looks into the old tricks of scapegoating and the war that is being led against the low- er classes of this world — whose ranks are being joined by ever-greater num- bers — by the ultra-rich to rob them (us!)
Laetitia Sadier LIVE
Wednesday, 26th Npvember 2014 | 20:00 CET
KULE | Auguststraße 10 | 10117 Berlin/Mitte