Abstractions album cover

Europa 51

Lo Recordings

A one-off album project by two long-serving Stereolab players, drummer Andy Ramsay and guitarist Simon Johns, as well as guitarist Steve Russell, Europa 51 brought in a slew of further performers from that general universe, including Mary Hansen and the High Llamas’ Marcus Holdaway, to create a quick, enjoyable collection of mostly lyricless or instrumental pieces. Touching on everything from country via steel guitar to quietly orchestrated lounge vamps – plus a great song title in “The Society For The Prevention of New Music” – it’s a fun little fillip.

Ned Raggett

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