Countless Centuries Fled into the Distance Like So Many Storms
Table of the Elements continues to celebrate its 15th anniversary with the sixth installment in its Guitar Series Vols. 3 & 4. It’s a 12xLP romp of deviant fretnoise by some of experimental music’s most prominent players, including Christian Fennesz, Thurston Moore, and Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley.
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo was part of the original Table of the Elements "Guitar Series" in 1993; now he returns with Countless Centuries Fled into the Distance Like So Many Storms. It's an epic earful, replete with shimmering textures and an inimitable charging clangor. With ecstatic, rocking squalor, he summons some dazzling shronk, reminiscent of early SY, the soaring drone of John Cale, and even the looping orientalia of Dream Syndicate-era La Monte Young. So duck and cover, as Lee fires an impeccably aimed fusillade across the screaming fields of sonic love.
"Those willing to lose themselves in slow, loving washes of almost delicate sonic minimalism will be rewarded with music that approaches the almost mystical satisfaction of a perfectly pulsating drone. There are real frontiers being traveled here.” SALON.COM.
"An absolute treat for the ears and mind." STEVE ALBINI.
- Format: Vinyl 12" LP
- Catalogue Number: TOE97LP
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Table of the Elements
- Release Date: 21 July 2008