I used to love Stereolab. Early Stereolab, when they were in thrall to the likes of Neu! and did interesting things with the whole repetitive, metronomic, drone thing. I lost interest when they abandoned that for the drippy lounge Europop that made them sound like cousins of the appalling St Etienne: kitsch music for kitsch people. Stereolab always had – and still have – the potential to be so much better than that.
This, from the b-side of the 1996 Cybele’s Reverie single (which also features the marvellous Young Lungs), is basically their Krautrock obsession taken to its logical, and thrilling, conclusion.