Monade / A Few Steps More
Album: A Few Steps More   Collection:General
Artist:Monade   Added:Mar 2005
Label:Too Pure  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-04-24 Pull Date: 2005-06-26
Week Ending: Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 05, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
4. Oct 13, 2006: The Late Plate
Wash and Dance
2. Jun 17, 2008: The Afterthought
La Salles Des Perdus
5. Mar 05, 2006: Dancing in Outer Space: Stereolab Marathon!
Wash and Dance
3. Aug 28, 2007: Lost and Found
Wash and Dance
6. Jul 25, 2005: Plastic Fantastic Lover
Wash and Dance

Album Review
Princess D
Reviewed 2005-04-21
Basically a carbon-copy of Stereolab, Monade (mo-NAHD) is a side project of Stereolab co-founder Laetitia Sadier. This is Monade's second album. The sound is toothache sweet French pop, with very little substance. You either love it or hate it, but Monade does a nice job.

** (1) Instantly transported me to a cafe in Paris in the sunshine. Harmonized "bap bap bap", lyrics in French, female and male voc. As sickly sweet as a chocolate bon-bon, lovely all the same.
(2) Happy tune, instrumental, 60's "Austin Powers" feel. Fem vocs chime in at 2:30, inane but cutesy.
** (3) French lyrics, slightly melancholy. Horns lend ambience.
(4) Pleasant, lyrical, not very exciting.
(5) Long, boring instrumental intro, goes into rhythmic female vocs at 2:30 that sound like a whole new track. Doesn't work so well.
(6) 30 seconds of wind noise.
(7) High pitched fem vocs, dreamy, kinda repetitive but easy to listen to.
(8) Faster tempo, some interesting melodies.
(9) Similarly pleasant, has a nice rhythmic flow. Strumming, fem French vocs.
(10) Cutesy vocals, layered. Sadly only 41 secs.
** (11) Soft and mellow. French fem vocs, synth, horns.
(12) Short fem vocalization, no words.

Track Listing
1. Wash and Dance   6. Becoming
2. A Few Steps More   7. Pas Toujours
3. La Salles Des Perdus   8. Sensibl Et Extensible
4. Das Kind   9. Dittyah
5. 2 Portes, 7 Fentres   10. Paradoxale
  11. There Are Things that no One