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Screaming Skull 09.20.2017 06:14 AM

The Pitchfork review...

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums...electric-trim/

greenlight 09.20.2017 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Screaming Skull


"Lee Ranaldo’s latest album is his finest post-Sonic Youth solo effort" and review gave him 6.5... iteresting

I bought the album last Sunday on wax, but haven not had a chance to listen to it.

cheers for the link.

The Soup Nazi 09.20.2017 05:34 PM

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Well this is odd — https://leeranaldorock.bandcamp.com doesn't seem to exist. https://lee-ranaldo.bandcamp.com is still around, though...

Hey HBJ, is everything OK with you over there? We're earthquake buddies, y'know... :(

Chris Lawrence 09.21.2017 04:48 AM

Hey, the Japanese version has a bonus track!

hipster_bebop_junkie 09.22.2017 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Well this is odd — https://leeranaldorock.bandcamp.com doesn't seem to exist. https://lee-ranaldo.bandcamp.com is still around, though...

Hey HBJ, is everything OK with you over there? We're earthquake buddies, y'know... :(



lee-ranaldo bandcamp is related to Starlight Furniture. There is also a Text of Light site: https://textoflight.bandcamp.com/

Don't know why they removed the Electric Trim Bandcamp, and would find it pointless to speculate, but at least that candid pic of Lee and his moustache (a happy face, for sure), lives on in this thread.

I am fine. All my friends and family from Mexico City are all ok as well, all things considered. There is a strong spirit of solidarity, and real hard work among the wreckage. Hope is not gone at all.

Body/Head was supposed to play there on Wednesday. The show got cancelled (official word says "postponed" at the moment). I believe Kim Gordon is/was in Mexico City and has been witness to what's been going on so far in the aftermath of this awful eartquake. She has tweeted about it.
 

Moshe 09.27.2017 08:12 AM

http://www.clashmusic.com/features/i...on-lee-ranaldo

Severian 09.30.2017 12:37 PM

I still haven’t purchased it. Or listened all the way through. First time that’s happened with a post-SY solo album. I’m usually on that shit the moment it drops. I can’t really say why, but I haven’t been as invested this time around.

noisereductions 09.30.2017 11:26 PM

It's good. I like it. Will need more listens to elaborate.

Mortte Jousimo 10.04.2017 01:15 AM

I think it´s really great, the greatest album of this year, also greatest solo outside SY (Thurston´s Demolished is also really close). Listened it very much. Really sad never got the redvinyl version Mute promised to send me at first (did someone get it?) I think Lee has made really great album from the Beatles Sgt Pepper-style musicmaking. You can say it hasn´t got any attention into any music media here Finland, I think the reason is that´s awful eighties style that seem to be in the very great respect of all the serious music medias (War On Drugs, Arcade Fire and that boring shit).

Severian 10.04.2017 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
I think it´s really great, the greatest album of this year, also greatest solo outside SY (Thurston´s Demolished is also really close). Listened it very much. Really sad never got the redvinyl version Mute promised to send me at first (did someone get it?) I think Lee has made really great album from the Beatles Sgt Pepper-style musicmaking. You can say it hasn´t got any attention into any music media here Finland, I think the reason is that´s awful eighties style that seem to be in the very great respect of all the serious music medias (War On Drugs, Arcade Fire and that boring shit).


Oh man, War on Drugs is the WORST. Holy Jesus.

I feel stupid for liking a song of theirs back in 2011 or so, before I realized they were just less interesting Springsteen + less interesting Dire Straits.

Listening to the War on Drugs is like slowly dying of old age to music. It puts me to sleep faster than ambien.

vish 10.04.2017 03:19 PM

hey there,

I just did a lengthy interview with Lee about Electric Trim for my Kreative Kontrol podcast. We went song-by-song and he also said some interesting stuff about how Sonic Youth would write songs and how everyone's getting along these days.

Any way, it's on Apple Podcasts and most other podcast things. And here on my site too.

Lemme know if you listen to it and have anything to share about it.

thanks,
vk

greenlight 10.04.2017 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by vish
hey there,

I just did a lengthy interview with Lee about Electric Trim for my Kreative Kontrol podcast. We went song-by-song and he also said some interesting stuff about how Sonic Youth would write songs and how everyone's getting along these days.

Any way, it's on Apple Podcasts and most other podcast things. And here on my site too.

Lemme know if you listen to it and have anything to share about it.

thanks,
vk


this is great. thanks very much!! will listen to it.

Mortte Jousimo 10.05.2017 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Oh man, War on Drugs is the WORST. Holy Jesus.

I feel stupid for liking a song of theirs back in 2011 or so, before I realized they were just less interesting Springsteen + less interesting Dire Straits.

Listening to the War on Drugs is like slowly dying of old age to music. It puts me to sleep faster than ambien.

Their new album was the album of the week in the Radio Helsinki, that´s only channel you can listen here. To me it seems at least Finnish hipsters it seems to be very cool now to listen all that plastic eighties shit, for example Foreigner. I hated that in the eighties and still hates it. Anyway I like still the stuff of Yes and Genesis (not all that Genesis made, for example invisible touch-song is horrible), but I really can´t understand, why the stuff like Sonic Youth, Nick Cave and the bad seeds, Minutemen, Wipers, Nomeansno etc. are not cool in this "eighties boom"? Well, they`ve played some SY and Wipers songs in Radio Helsinki, but only some. And what I am really afraid next comes nineties boom and bands like Rednex and Army Of Lovers become "cool". BTW I like Springsteen in albums Greetings from - Nebraska, also some his later acoustic albums, also Dire Straits in albums first - Love Over Gold. Brothers in Arms was/ is really boring.

vish 10.05.2017 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by greenlight
this is great. thanks very much!! will listen to it.


much appreciated!

p.s. I had to pee the whole time we were speaking. the need to go got progressively worse but we were outside and not close to a bathroom. I can hear the need to pee in my voice.

noisereductions 10.05.2017 05:02 PM

Haha thanks for the podcast link

Severian 10.05.2017 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
Their new album was the album of the week in the Radio Helsinki, that´s only channel you can listen here. To me it seems at least Finnish hipsters it seems to be very cool now to listen all that plastic eighties shit, for example Foreigner. I hated that in the eighties and still hates it. Anyway I like still the stuff of Yes and Genesis (not all that Genesis made, for example invisible touch-song is horrible), but I really can´t understand, why the stuff like Sonic Youth, Nick Cave and the bad seeds, Minutemen, Wipers, Nomeansno etc. are not cool in this "eighties boom"? Well, they`ve played some SY and Wipers songs in Radio Helsinki, but only some. And what I am really afraid next comes nineties boom and bands like Rednex and Army Of Lovers become "cool". BTW I like Springsteen in albums Greetings from - Nebraska, also some his later acoustic albums, also Dire Straits in albums first - Love Over Gold. Brothers in Arms was/ is really boring.


I don’t love any Springsteen albums. Just songs here and there. Unlike War on Drugs, he knew how to make rustic pop sound interesting and energetic.

I know hip kids love War on Drugs, but I don’t understand why. It’s partially due to a huge void in the indie rock world right now. But I’d rather have no indie rock than piss poor boring indie rock that sounds like ambien (except ambien kinda gets you buzzed if you don’t fall asleep, so AMBIEN > WAR ON DRUGS)

There will be another “boom” for ‘80s music. Remember, the ‘80s underground had a really big boom in the early-mid 2000s with bands like Broken Social Scene, Deerhunter, No Age, Liars, etc. Lot of bands drew from Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr and Hüsker Dü and so on for a while. There was a brief shoegaze revival. It’ll happen again.

Until then just tell everyone that War on Drugs is the boring Drake of indie rock. Stupid awful fucking band.

Mortte Jousimo 10.06.2017 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
I don’t love any Springsteen albums. Just songs here and there. Unlike War on Drugs, he knew how to make rustic pop sound interesting and energetic.

I know hip kids love War on Drugs, but I don’t understand why. It’s partially due to a huge void in the indie rock world right now. But I’d rather have no indie rock than piss poor boring indie rock that sounds like ambien (except ambien kinda gets you buzzed if you don’t fall asleep, so AMBIEN > WAR ON DRUGS)

There will be another “boom” for ‘80s music. Remember, the ‘80s underground had a really big boom in the early-mid 2000s with bands like Broken Social Scene, Deerhunter, No Age, Liars, etc. Lot of bands drew from Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr and Hüsker Dü and so on for a while. There was a brief shoegaze revival. It’ll happen again.

Until then just tell everyone that War on Drugs is the boring Drake of indie rock. Stupid awful fucking band.

Well, I think those Springsteen albums I mentioned, are more rock style than pop. Of course there are some pop songs too, for example Hungry Heart in the River album. Anyway the rock style is that I like. Still not ever been the biggest Springsteen-fan.

I don´t think bands you mentioned never achieved the greatness of those eighties bands. Hard to believe there will ever been any great "booms", I think grunge was the last one (it was not really the greatest one). Don´t also understand, why people seem to need to listen new music, there are made so much great music in the world, so I can live with that rest of my life. I still find every day new old great albums I´ve ever heard before.

themawt71 10.06.2017 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by vish
hey there,

I just did a lengthy interview with Lee about Electric Trim for my Kreative Kontrol podcast. We went song-by-song and he also said some interesting stuff about how Sonic Youth would write songs and how everyone's getting along these days.

Any way, it's on Apple Podcasts and most other podcast things. And here on my site too.

Lemme know if you listen to it and have anything to share about it.

thanks,
vk


I really enjoyed yr interview. I also liked the one with Matthew Shipp. I like this format where you go through each song.

It'd be great if you interviewed more jazz folks too!

Severian 10.06.2017 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by vish
hey there,

I just did a lengthy interview with Lee about Electric Trim for my Kreative Kontrol podcast. We went song-by-song and he also said some interesting stuff about how Sonic Youth would write songs and how everyone's getting along these days.

Any way, it's on Apple Podcasts and most other podcast things. And here on my site too.

Lemme know if you listen to it and have anything to share about it.

thanks,
vk


How did I miss this? This is great! Thank you!

vish 10.06.2017 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by themawt71
I really enjoyed yr interview. I also liked the one with Matthew Shipp. I like this format where you go through each song.

It'd be great if you interviewed more jazz folks too!


oh, thanks a lot! yeah, it's been interesting for me to go through each song with people. in my interview prep, it encourages deeper listening from me. hopefully it inspires others to do the same.

I liked the Matt episode too. thanks for listening!


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