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LAETITIA SADIER Finding thee… find shapes of thou.

The voice and co-instigator of the much loved Stereolab, last seen in these environs 8 years or so ago on the Laneway Festival, returns… the transpiral, lyrical sanguiness finally assembles this way à la mode configuration ‘Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble’. Following invitation from Melbourne’s NGV to perform at the DIOR exhibition closing event further dates are upon thee…

Laetitia Sadier. whose work spans 25 years, formed Stereolab with Tim Gane in 1990, receiving critical acclaim for albums such as Transient Random Noise Bursts with Announcements (1993); Mars Audiac Quintet (1995); and Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996). Other collaborations have included work with Blur, Luna, the High Llamas, Mouse on Mars and Tyler, the Creator. Sadier’s first solo album The Trip was released in 2010, with albums Silencio and Something Shines following in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The latest – Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble: Find Me Finding You’ is out now on Drag City.

In such unified space… sounds of reflex form.

Consume presents

LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE

THUR 2 NOV brisbane THE FOUNDRY https://thefoundry.net.au

FRI 3 NOV melbourne HOWLER http://h-w-l-r.com

SAT 4 NOV melbourne NGV DIOR closing night https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/saturday-night-at-ngv-laetitia-sadier/

SUN 5 NOV sydney OXFORD ART FACTORY http://oxfordartfactory.com

Plus guests eventually…

Tickets usual scenarios relative to place…

Latest track and video – THE WOMAN WITH THE INVISIBLE NECKLACE

http://www.dragcity.com/artists/laetitia-sadier/videos/the-woman-with-the-invisible-necklace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs0z_f3T8io

‘Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble: Find Me Finding You’.

Out now on Drag City.

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‘Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble: Find Me Finding You

Another New Year, and new shapes are forming — if only we are fortunate enough to notice them! As we spin through this world, we are witness to all manner of combinations unfolding before us — familiar arcs and breaking waves alike, upon all of which it is our choice, our chance and our challenge, to possibly ride. Find Me Finding You, the new album from the new organization called the Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, manages to strike new chords while touching familiar keys in the song of life.

From its percolating opening beat, Find Me Finding You locates new systems within the sound-universe of Laetitia Sadier. This in itself isn’t a surprise — Laetitia has relentlessly followed her music through different dynamics and into a variety of dimensions over the course of four solo albums since 2010 (not to forget her three albums with Monade and the long era of Stereolab) — but the nature of the construction here stands distinctly apart from her recent albums. Laetitia was inspired by a mind’s-eye envisaging of geometric forms and their possible permutations. As she sought to replicate the shapes in music, this guided the process of assembly for the album.

Part of the freshness of Find Me Finding You comes from working and playing within the Source Ensemble and exploring new sound combinations via a set of youthful and evolving musical relationships. Laetitia recognized the energy of the tracks in their initial form, and sought to preserve their vitality by not retaking too many performances — instead, the rawness in the tracks was retained and refined at the mixing stage, maintaining an edge throughout. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble.

A key to Laetitia’s music is her use of vocal arrangements. Throughout Finding Me Finding You, the shifting accompaniment creates space to bring this element gloriously forward. Arranged by Laetitia with Joe Watson and Jeff Parker making string charts that were subsequently transposed to vocal parts for several songs, richly arranged choirs of voices provide depth along with the thrilling presence of extra breath in the sound. Laetitia’s community-politic is well-served by the groups of voices lending support to the machining of the song craft, providing additional uplift to her quintessentially forward-facing viewpoint — as well as massed voices from three different countries sharing space in harmony!

Working in collaboration is Laetita’s traditions, and a key to this album’s view on being free together (it is necessary, preferable and right!). The designation of Source Collective implies a new togetherness phase; alongside long-time collaborators Emmanuel Mario and Xavi Munoz, keyboard and flutes parts played by David Thayer (Little Tornados) were essential contributions, as well as further keys, synths and electronics from Phil M FU and several intense guitar sequences from Mason le Long. Chris A Cummings (aka Marker Starling, Laetitia’s favorite composer) graciously wrote “Deep Background” for her. The duet with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor on “Love Captive” (not to mention Rob Mazurek’s distinctive coronet playing!) gives voice to an ideological cornerstone of Find Me Finding You — that, should we be responsible enough to endeavor into a world of basic incomes and open relationships, we would make astonishing strides as a society. These sorts of things can only be done in agreement with others.

Expressing great compassion and expectation with startling immediacy, as well as an abiding belief in an underlying unity that permeates and intimately binds all things and beings, Find Me Finding You combines a rigorous process for music-making with a deeply invested mindset, making captivating music that promises many stimulating spins to come!

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