Side-long electric guitar duets, one by THURSTON MOORE and JEAN-MARC MONTERA recorded in New York 1997, one by LEE RANALDO and Montera recorded in Marseille 2010. Gatefold jacket, insert, 180-gram vinyl.
LABEL : DYSMUSIE
REF : DYSLP1
TITRE : “LES ANGES DU PECHE”
Side A “From another room ” LEE RANALDO (electric guitar) / JEAN-MARC MONTERA (electric guitar) 20’57” Recorded at GRIM Studio, Marseille, France on May 26, 2010.
Side B “In memory of Martin Stumpf” THURSTON MOORE (electric guitar) / JEAN-MARC MONTERA (electric guitar) 20’27″ Recorded at Echo Canyon, New York, January 1997.
Les Anges Du Péché
There are the most incredible encounters. Behind the one I had with the two guitarists of Sonic Youth lies the amazingly sharp eyes of a journalist, or more accurately a musical historian of our times, who recognised the spine of an album on which I appear, from a photo in a magazine of an interview w Thurston Moore.
Thurston is sitting in front of part of his immense record collection. This was enough to prompt a meeting prior to the group taking the stage in Marseille and opened the door to a collaboration, sporadic but ongoing since 1997. The duet with Thurston was recorded in NY, in January 1997 at SY’s studios and the one with Lee at the Grim studios, the musical stage of Montevideo, in May 2010.
Coming after the release of “MMMR” on Numero Zero Audio / Xeric, and of “A Possible Dawn” on Hat Noir with Loren Mazzacane Connors, where the two guitarists played together for the first time in a project other than SY since the formation of the group, the release of these two duets on a young French label confirms, as if there was any need, the interest that these two musicians inspire on the old continent.”
—- Jean-Marc Montera