“Silencio feels as timelessly hip as a pair of Wayfarers or an Eames chair. The album matches Sadier’s husky alto with lush synths, pretty melodies, and the occasional presence of a café-infused Latin-style acoustic strum “
Best known as the lead vocalist for Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier was born in France and relocated to London and to form the band with partner Tim Gane in 1990. The pair was inspired by lounge-pop, bossa nova, film music, and Krautrock, but Sadier’s hypnotic vocals and leftist lyrics made the band’s sound distinctive. Stereolab earned huge critical acclaim for their albums Transient Random Noise Bursts with Announcements, Mars Audiac Quintet and Emperor Tomato Ketchup. From the mid ‘90s until 2009, Sadier additionally released three albums with her side project Monade whilst continuing to tour and record with Stereolab until the band’s hiatus in 2009. It was then she began work on her first solo album and, in 2010, release her debut ‘The Trip’. Its follow up, ‘Silencio’ came two years later.