Song: Miss Modular
From 1997’s Dots and Loops, Sterolab's fifth studio album, comes Miss Modular, an upbeat nod to the 60s filtered through a late millennium lens. The London-based group’s easy-going retro-loungey pop is often accompanied by a leftist political bent in its lyrics - a layer of abstraction courtesy of French-born lead vocalist Laetitia Sandler. On this number as with many others Sandler sings in French, with capable bandmate Mary Hansen providing her lively trademark vocal counterpart (veteran Australian-born singer, guitarist and vocalist Hansen was to die in a 2002 road accident, five years after this album's release). This time out Sandler eschews political commentary, engaging instead in some rather loose talk about the nature of perception. The fresh buoyancy of this track owes much to its light percussion, great horns and funky 60s-saturated guitars. Check out this clever fan vid mating a Gogdard film clip with the effervescent, enigmatic Miss Modular.
Posted by Max MacDonald