SYR 3 "Invito al Cielo" CD-LP
The third SYR release documents Sonic Youth's first collaboration with Jim O'Rourke. This sharp Esparanto-addled edition contains 3 new songs, and 50+ minutes of music. Three platters in and no signs of slowing; more deep swells of clang from Echo Canyon. It's starting to get a little absurd calling these things "EPs" (number three clocks in at over 50 minutes of music), but why complain b/c it just means a mad bargain for you! Especially considering that these sessions were graced by the presence of yours and my favorite "omni musician", Chi- town's own Jim O'Rourke, whose impossibly numerous associations include Gastr del Sol, Faust, Tony Conrad, John Fahey, Smog and Henry Kaiser. While in town to join Takehisa Kosugi and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (which Thurston also participated in), J.O. swung by for an afternoon of intense improvised ensemble alchemy. This time around, the ill-fated "universal language" Esperanto adorns the sleeve, in keeping with the series' (ir)reverent faux Euro-art-music design themes. The opener "Invito Al Cielo" is all amp-moan and synth scratch, yet placid (in the storm-eye sense), featuring some inspired trumpet-Brut and more whispered scats from Kim. The shimmering vibes and sine-pulse of "Hungara Vivo" actually recalls the digi-mosaics of oh-so-au currant electronicsters like Microstoria, yet nonetheless was performed by the band in good ole real time and space. "Radio-Amatoroj" is another long-form spelunk into an audiotectonics of cathedralic proportion. More cymbal-spray and guitar-gong percussives, shifting textures ebb and fade in some kind of psycho-sensory algebra you don't even need to know how to solve. Just hear... Track Listing: 1.Invito Al Cielo 20:51 2.Hungara Vivo 6:12 3.Radio-Amatoroj 29:15 In CD, vinyl, or digital download format. The download is an ALAC file. The Apple Lossless Audio Codec is an audio format developed by Apple for lossless data compression of digital music. Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a, either in desktop operating systems (Mac OS or Windows) or iOS devices. All current iDevices can play ALAC–encoded files. For information on accessing download, click HERE.