Turn On

Turn On

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The group's largely instrumental, eponymous debut is considerably less complex and arranged than Emperor Tomato Ketchup or any High Llamas record, but it isn't quite as primitively droney as early 'Lab records. Instead, it's a subtle record, with each track sustaining a particular mood. There are jazzy overtones, but not much jazz improvisation, and there are hints of easy listening arrangements that are never kitschy. While it doesn't reach the heights of the best Stereolab records, Turn On does provide similar thrills, and for dedicated listeners, that's enough to make it necessary listening.

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