Release Date: Mar 23, 2018
Record label: Duophonic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Stereolab pushed the envelope of electro-pop niceties, and, years later, Cavern of Anti-Matter is pushing it further. With co-singer/songwriters Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier at the helm, Stereolab released a handful of seminal albums in the 1990s and early 2000s— attracting such big names in music as Damon Albarn from Blur and the band Tortoise. When Stereolab went on an indefinite hiatus in 2009, a decent chunk of the group formed alternative projects— the most prescient of these is Gane's Cavern of Anti-Matter, a trio whose third studio album is Hormone Lemonade.
Since Stereolab announced their "indefinite hiatus" at the close of the last decade, fans have been able to fulfill their desire for sleek political French yé-yé through former vocalist Laetitia Sadier's solo work and their thirst for tight post-rock motorik rhythms with multi-instrumentalist Tim Gane's Cavern of Anti-Matter project. Which is to say that the sonic sensibilities of Stereolab were always precise and fully-realized during their 19 year run. But with the release of Hormone Lemonade — the third release by Gane, former Stereolab drummer Joe Dilworth and instrumentalist Holger Zapf — Cavern of Anti-Matter attempt to broaden their musical landscapes and move from their comfort zones, as each musician recorded their parts separately (and without external input) before sending it off the next member to add to it.