Friday, December 17, 2010

Laetitia Sadier

Hey, my Laetitia Sadier piece went up today at Blurt.

It was email, and so a little shallow...but maybe not terrible.

Reshuffle, Reshift: Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier

One door closes and another opens. And then sometimes, the first one opens again.

At least that's what happened to Laetitia Sadier when Stereolab went on hiatus after nearly 20 years. "I did fear that the ‘Lab going on indefinite hiatus would leave a massive emptiness," she said, in a recent email interview. "It was interesting to observe that as soon as there was room, my project naturally moved to the fore to occupy into this space."

Her project, a solo album called The Trip, came out on Drag City in September of 2010. Then, a bare two months later, Stereolab resurfaced with Not Music, a collection of songs originally created during the Chemical Chord sessions of 2007. Suddenly Sadier was at the center of a lot of activity, hardly the "massive emptiness" she'd been apprehensive about.



Jean-Luc Garbo said...

I thought that was good. I can barely describe this music to others so the descriptions were helpful. I think you got some good answers from her.

jenniferpkelly said...

Oh thanks, it was kind of a clusterfuck trying to get her on the phone, which is why it went to email. If I had my druthers, I'd never do another email interview again. They're always pretty superficial.

Ian said...

One of the best interviews I've done (not that I've done many) was over gmail chat; the same kind of back-and-forth you get with a phone conversation, but with a bit more thoughtfulness. And I didn't have to transcribe it, which I never have time for these days.

jenniferpkelly said...

Well IM at least allows for follow up. I've had one or two good email interviews, too, but I'd still rather not do them.