On September 10, 1994, British sextet Stereolab churned out a set of their distinctive electronic chant-pop at Metro. Vocalist Laetitia Sadier’s bombastic French accent, anchored by musical foil Mary Hansen’s sailing melodies, swayed in the uncomfortable purgatory between club music and aural atmospherics. And true to form, the synth-happy crew left audience floating in sonic grayness—as befuddled as they were impressed. Check out Chicago Tribune clipping of music critic Greg Kot’s take on the show above.
Also see below for Jim DeRo’s review of the show from the Sun-Times.