Sounds of the Satellites

Laika - Sounds of the Satellites
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
1997 Ratings: #143
Liked by 2 people
February 24, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
Trip Hop, Dream Pop / Genres
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Without understanding why, this is the album that I choose for my forthcoming, intergalactic journey, hoping that will help me feel comfortable.


Laika managed to create their own sound, that differentiate them from other trip-hop artists. Their music is a blend of several electronic sub genres like dub, downtempo and drum and bass. The mix of these genres leads to complex layered songs and rhythmically fast songs. I personally found their sound a bit complex for my taste, and the vocals are a bit boring, but I dig some of the songs from this project.

Highlights: "Almost Sleeping", "Bedbugs", "Shut Off/ Curl ... read more


Definitely an interesting trip hop album for sure. It’s less compact than most trip hop I’ve heard so far and the sense of space fits the theming of the album really well.

Of course I tend to like how tight a lot of trip hop album production is (Dummy, Deathmetal, etc.), so it doesn’t do it for me as much as some others, but I can acknowledge this album is pretty good!

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Track List

  1. Prairie Dog
  2. Breather
  3. Out of Sight and Snowblind
  4. Almost Sleeping
  5. Starry Night
  6. Bedbugs
  7. Martinis on the Moon
  8. Poor Gal
  9. Blood + Bones (Moody Mix)
  10. Shut Off / Curl Up
  11. Spooky Rhodes
  12. Dirty Feet + Giggles
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Added on: September 18, 2015