Silencio - DRAG CITY
FILTER Grade: 86%
By Ken Scrudato on August 13, 2012
As Laetitia Sadier’s new solo effort Silencio opens with the breezy strains of “The Rule of the Game” set against such lyrical invectives as, “The ruling class again neglects responsibility,” it’s a relief to know that the Stereolab ideological mission has not been needlessly aborted. Indeed, Mlle. Sadier builds here on their utterly singular model of retro-futuro socialist Europa pop to stunning effect: all swelling organs, Teutonic strings and scathing political diatribes delivered in her winsome, insouciant vocal style.