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Syr 5 (2000)

Artist: Kim Gordon
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Format: CD
Sku: 60409487
UPC: 787996900520
UPC 14: 00787996900520
Release Date: 8/29/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Olive's Horn ~ Kim Gordon
2. International Spy ~ Kim Gordon
3. Neu Adult ~ Kim Gordon
4. Paperbag / Orange Laptop ~ Kim Gordon
5. Stuck On Gum ~ Kim Gordon
6. Fried Mushroom ~ Kim Gordon
7. What Do You Want? (Kim) ~ Kim Gordon
8. Lemonade ~ Kim Gordon
9. We Are The Princeses ~ Kim Gordon
10. Take Me Back ~ Kim Gordon
11. Take It To The Hit ~ Kim Gordon
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Kim Gordon (vocals, guitar); Ikue Mori (vocals, drums); DJ Olive (turntables).
Muze PNote Recorded at Tribeca Recording Center, New York, New York.
Muze PNote The fifth release in Sonic Youth's SYR series doesn't even feature Sonic Youth at all, but rather an avant-garde power trio of SY bassist Kim Gordon, turntablist DJ Olive, and programming electro-goddess Ikue Mori. The music is ultra-abstract and mood-driven, filling the listening space with a dark ambience constructed by Olive's incredibly resonant choice of samples and Mori's carefully tweaked bleeps. Gordon predictably contributes with a dose of noise guitar, though the source of sounds on this disc is heartily confusing -- Gordon calling into question the identity of the electric guitar while Olive and Mori try to carve out identities for their respective instruments. Throughout, Gordon contributes a free vocal style she has been experimenting with since the first SYR discs, released in 1998, and on the two intervening Sonic Youth albums, A Thousand Leaves (1998) and NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000). In combination with the lyrics, which dance the line between abstract poetry and frustrating downtown pretentiousness, many might find Gordon's vocal approach quite grating. It is more than made up for, though, by the utterly weird and compelling soundscapes the group creates -- a true headphone head trip. Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda contributes on "Take Me Back." ~ Jesse Jarnow

Engineer: Wharton Tiers

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Yuka Honda

Associated Artists and Works

Dresser, Mark
Friedlander, Erik
Gordon, Kim
Nauseef, Mark
Parker, Evan
Parkins, Zeena
Ratkje, Maja
Ratkje, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup
Simon Balestrazzi

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/29/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5
Music Label Name Label : SYR
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00787996900520

Professional Reviews

The Wire (1/01, p.34)
- Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year" [2000].

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