Sonic Youth Gossip

Sonic Youth Gossip (http://www.sonicyouth.com/gossip/index.php)
-   Sonic Gossip (http://www.sonicyouth.com/gossip/forumdisplay.php?f=3)
-   -   Lee's NEW ALBUM: LAST NIGHT ON EARTH • DROPS OCT 8 (http://www.sonicyouth.com/gossip/showthread.php?t=96630)

The Soup Nazi 10.11.2013 06:31 PM

AMG's review:

Quote:

As Sonic Youth's members explored their individual careers during the band's hiatus, it was fascinating to hear their projects develop. Between the Times and the Tides allowed Lee Ranaldo's more pastoral, mystical side to flourish, and it's in even fuller flower on Last Night on Earth. This is also the debut of Ranaldo's group the Dust, and while two of the group's key players, Alan Licht and Steve Shelley, appeared on his previous album, these songs feel like the work of a full-fledged band. Ranaldo and company sound more confident; where he tried a little bit of everything on Between the Times and the Tides, here he and his band concentrate on expansive songs filled with shimmering melodies and epic solos. "Lecce, Leaving" begins the album by defining this approach, with quickly shifting tempos and subtly changing moods that flow over elaborate buildups and breakdowns before drifting to a close; "The Rising Tide"'s psychedelia is so expansive that it flirts with acid rock. It was always assumed that Thurston Moore was Sonic Youth's main classic rock fan, but Ranaldo's solo work also shows an affinity for the sounds of the '60s and '70s. "Key/Hole"'s sweet, breezy melody could be avant-garde soft rock as it moves from tender to tempestuous, while the lyrics' clever parallel rhyming structure is a reminder of what an accomplished songwriter Ranaldo is. Throughout Last Night on Earth, he and the Dust achieve an alchemy where experimental rock, classic rock, and even hints of prog sound made for each other. All of this is especially true of "Ambulancer," one of the album's more urgent tracks. While its searing guitar work has roots in Ranaldo's Sonic Youth days, its acoustic flourishes feel more modern as well as timeless. Last Night on Earth leaves room for a few tangents, such as the pretty chamber pop vignette "Late Descent #2," that end up heightening the album's rainy-day moodiness. If possible, these songs have even more of a feeling of moving on and letting go than Ranaldo's debut did; the 12-minute album closer "Blackt Out" is at once mournful and exhilarated as it ponders being freed from a longtime lover. An album in the old-school sense, with expansive tracks and detours that still add up to a cohesive whole, Last Night on Earth offers more proof that Ranaldo's music is just as satisfying, if not more so, on its own as it was as part of one of alternative rock's supergroups. -Heather Phares

E. Noisefield 10.11.2013 08:45 PM

Yay it's out and it's awesome!!! Do not think I can compare it to other works just yet, but I'm smiling.

diskaholic-anonymous 10.13.2013 06:47 AM

nice reviews . i'll give it a try.

RanaldoNecro 10.13.2013 03:18 PM

The bells during Lecce Leaving are incredible. What a highlight!

Magic Wheel Memory 10.13.2013 09:22 PM

This record is full of sweet sugar, and I love it! I think it's far better than Times and Tides. That record had its moments, but on this one, even my least favorite song is good.

RanaldoNecro 10.14.2013 08:55 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-GathPHDvQ

Moshe 10.15.2013 07:18 AM

http://caughtinthecarousel.com/way-p...w-lee-ranaldo/

The Soup Nazi 10.15.2013 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moshe


Quote:

These days I’ve been getting more into a singer-songwriter mode of re-exploring in a kind of personal rotation a lot of different solo musicians—people like Leonard Cohen and old favorites like Joni Mitchell to Neil Young and Bob Dylan to modern people like Bill Callahan or Sean Marshal or a bunch of less well-known singer-songwriters who are working today whose records I really like.

Obviously that's actually Chan Marshall. That's gotta hurt: you interview LR and get a cool thing going and then the transcriber kills your shit.

hirsute_biped 10.15.2013 08:31 PM

I couldn't get that stream to work, was it limited time or something?

_tunic_ 10.16.2013 12:21 PM

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Live from Electric Lady Studios with Wild Honey Pie
 
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Live from Electric Lady Studios with Wild Honey Pie



there's two videos behind that link, well worth the watching

sirki 10.16.2013 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _tunic_
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Live from Electric Lady Studios with Wild Honey Pie

there's two videos behind that link, well worth the watching


Thanks. Just watched them both, very good session. Great energy vibe. Like 'Lecce, Leaving' a lot.

I noticed that Lee is playing on his Fender Signature Jazzmaster. I recently saw a some clips where Thurston was also playing on his. It's just nice to see them playing on those guitars.

dasx 10.17.2013 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Buy it goddammit!


Yea yea, I will.

Toilet & Bowels 10.17.2013 02:17 AM

Which is better, this or Glacial?

A Thousand Threads 10.17.2013 05:36 AM

Glacial

Lee is Free 10.17.2013 02:00 PM

Glacial is abstract music, LNOE is songs - kinda hard t compare these two...

-L

Rob Instigator 10.17.2013 02:30 PM

Lee sets suckas straight.

Get them all!

sy2004 10.17.2013 03:36 PM

LNOE is just great and as BTAT, porbably even better live

SuchFriendsAreDangerous 10.17.2013 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lee is Free
Glacial is abstract music, LNOE is songs - kinda hard t compare these two...

-L


 

talk about splitting the baby...

Moshe 10.17.2013 11:45 PM

http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/1...ight-on-earth/

RanaldoNecro 10.18.2013 09:43 AM

baby?

I was thinking about the crucifixion ....

http://31.media.tumblr.com/b6b390f21...r7vro1_500.jpg

Toilet & Bowels 10.18.2013 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lee is Free
Glacial is abstract music, LNOE is songs - kinda hard t compare these two...

-L


Yeah, but I could only afford one! I went for Glacial, really enjoying it so far.

blunderbuss 10.18.2013 12:56 PM

Enjoying this a lot more than I thought I might.

SuchFriendsAreDangerous 10.18.2013 09:14 PM

 

Severian 10.20.2013 12:17 PM

This is a really great album. Better than the last. Hard to find fault in it, really. A surprisingly solid and focused jam record.

A wee bit reminiscent of Phish, to be honest. And late '70s Dead.

Rob Instigator 10.21.2013 11:02 AM

My friend, my friend, he's got a knife....

dasx 10.22.2013 05:04 AM

I finally ordered vinyl version of this album.

Chris Lawrence 10.22.2013 05:35 PM

This finally arrived at my local record shop and damn, it was worth the wait! Fantastic songwriting, fantastic musicianship and FANTASTIC SOUND! I know there were some comments about the sound quality of the first album, but I have no complaints this time around. Beautiful production, really nice full sound, and killer tunes, too!! Listened to it 4 times yesterday.

RanaldoNecro 10.23.2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Lawrence
This finally arrived at my local record shop and damn, it was worth the wait! Fantastic songwriting, fantastic musicianship and FANTASTIC SOUND! I know there were some comments about the sound quality of the first album, but I have no complaints this time around. Beautiful production, really nice full sound, and killer tunes, too!! Listened to it 4 times yesterday.


I feel the same way. I love the soaring guitar in Ambulancer. It cuts against the music so well.

Chris Lawrence 10.24.2013 02:30 AM

No additional songs in the 2xLP mp3 download zip, if that hadn't been confirmed yet.

Mortte Jousimo 10.24.2013 12:23 PM

Got the vinyl this week, just listened it first time. As the most people here, I also love it a lot! Between the times & this have same 60-70 atmosphere, but Lee goes this new one a lot deeper, there are no easy listening-songs here as there are in between times. Last night is like a big brother of Between the times. I think I will listen this a lot & it will open more. Now Late Descent is my favourite, I really love that mad cembalo in the begin & end of it & also the "floating in the dark river"-middle part. I like the production too, itīs also better than in Between.

sy2004 10.24.2013 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
Now Late Descent is my favourite, I really love that mad cembalo in the begin & end of it & also the "floating in the dark river"-middle part.


Funny, that's the only track I would have dropped on this othewise excellent album.

Mortte Jousimo 10.24.2013 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sy2004
Funny, that's the only track I would have dropped on this othewise excellent album.

I really love artist who have courage to put this kind of "mad" tracks to their albums, because these days albums are mostly just the same from the begin to the end.

greenlight 11.05.2013 06:52 PM

wow. i didn't even know he has new album out and wow all them november show (from post above) you having there. record store time tomorrow.

The Soup Nazi 11.05.2013 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenlight
wow. i didn't even know he has new album out


Where ya been, son?

greenlight 11.05.2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Where ya been, son?


between times and tides.. ;-)

Aaaadrpk 11.09.2013 01:32 AM

Anyone here bought the vinyl? It's a clear (transparent) vinyl? [I still have to wait :( ... and I'm very curious]

Mortte Jousimo 11.09.2013 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aaaadrpk
Anyone here bought the vinyl? It's a clear (transparent) vinyl? [I still have to wait :( ... and I'm very curious]

I got the vinyl & itīs normal black. I havenīt heard anywhere it will be released in any different vinyl. Thurstonīs Demolished Thought first pressing was clear & second green.

Chris Lawrence 11.09.2013 06:17 AM

My Demolished Thoughts is clear blue...! My Last Night on Earth is black. :)

Aaaadrpk 11.09.2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
I got the vinyl & itīs normal black. I havenīt heard anywhere it will be released in any different vinyl. Thurstonīs Demolished Thought first pressing was clear & second green.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Lawrence
My Demolished Thoughts is clear blue...! My Last Night on Earth is black. :)




Oh, really??! didn't know about T's Demolished Thought ! by the way I'm waiting this one (and body/head too) shows up this week.


About Lee, when I looked the cover picture + album title, I imagined a clear or a clear pink vinyl. @_@ This one I will have to wait a little to get mine vinyl copy. [ I can't stop listening, I really enjoy a lot. ]

Mortte Jousimo 11.09.2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Lawrence
My Demolished Thoughts is clear blue...! My Last Night on Earth is black. :)

Sorry, I remembered the second pressing was green (after putting the last message I began to thought "or was it blue?"). I got that first pressing that is clear. Those colour vinyls were in pre-order at Matador and even before the release date they started to inform that clear vinyl was out of print & the next ones will be blue. Of course I was very excited about which one I got.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content Đ2006 Sonic Youth