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Lo and LOAF presents: Sounds in Search of Ear
Various Artists

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ActionTrack NumberTrack NameDuration
Play 01 Monsters at Work - Magic Morning
Play 02 Europa 51 - Europa 51
Play 03 Paul Piot/Paul Guiot-Amour, Vacances Et Baroque
Play 04 Hatchback - Everything is Neu
Play 05 Bernard Fevre - Dali
Play 06 Kerrier District/Black Mustang - Mad as Hell
Play 07 Cursor Miner - The Sport of Kings
Play 08 Fischerspooner - To The Moon
Play 09 The Chap - I am Oozing Emtion
Play 10 GaBle - Noone Knows Why?
Play 11 Red Snapper - Brickred
Play 12 Vowels - On Up!
Play 13 Jean-Jacque Perrey & Luke Vibert
Play 14 Fourtet/Rothko - Rivers Become Oceans
Play 15 Vincent Oliver - Drunk Fun in London
Play 16 The Present - Space Meadow
Play 17 Susumu Yokota - Purple Rose Minuet
Play 18 Seeland - Library
Play 19 Dark Captain Light Captain - Jealous Enemies
Play 20 Omo - Oversized
Play 21 Milky Globe/James Holden = Sun Spots

As David Byrne once sang 'we are resplendent in divergence' and you know what? he might just be right. Think about it, here's a compilation with a whole gamut of sounds: soft sounds, hard sounds, pop sounds, rock sounds, out sounds, kraut sounds, dance sounds and sounds in search of a home. Sounds in search of your ears.

The tracks on this compilation span nearly 15 years of sonic exploration by the good folk at Lo and it's younger brother LOAF.

Commencing with the exotic island sounds of Monsters At Work the album continues with Stereolab offshoot Europa 51 and their lush filmic vibes, then into the deep library ambience of Paul Piot and Paul Guiot with a favourite from Barry 7’s Connectors compilation. Taking a left turn towards the dancefloor, San Fran cosmic dude Hatchback mixes Kraut vibes with sun kissed arpeggios before Bernard Fevre aka Black Devil Disco Club drops the classic soft sci-fi electronics of Dali.

Back to the floor for the killer analog disco of Kerrier District/Black Mustang’s ‘Mad As Hell’ and the epic electro intensity of Cursor Miner’s incredible ‘Sport Of Kings.

Who ever thought Fischerspooner would turn up on Lo? Not us but here they are sounding amazing with what for us was the standout track from their album.

More strange pop comes from Lo’s fave all time band The Chap….super super…and getting stranger still we have French mavericks Gable who inject a major slice of darkness into proceedings with ‘I Don’t Know Why’ before Red Snapper rescue our ears with the great Brickred. All this goodness and we’re only halfway through!

New Loaf signing Vowels rip it up in their unique style before the legendary Jean Jacques Perrey (in cahoots with Luke Vibert) gets trippy. Fourtet and Rothko keep it on a heavy eclectic groove tip to be followed by Vincent Oliver’s ‘outsider’ classic ‘Drunk Fun In London’. Next up the inscrutable, inimitable Susumu Yokota with the bizarre but beguiling ‘Purple Rose Minuet’, Into the home straight with a major dose of domestic pop from Seeland, Omo and Dark Captain, Light Captain before we disappear into the mystic distance with Milky Globe in association with the wonderful James Holden.

Phew…as the Grateful Dead once sang ‘what a long strange trip it’s been.