Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balazs Pandi
- TROST 181LP
New York based producer and engineer Marc Urselli had the idea to bring people together who had never met before and let that meeting of minds create beautiful soundscapes. Film director and musician Jim Jarmusch, Sonic Youth co-founder and guitarist Lee Ranaldo shared space with versatile drummer Balázs Pándi (projects with Keiji Haino, Venetian Snares, Merzbow) for a night session at Urselli's EastSide Sound studio in downtown New York. These are the unfiltered results. Absorbing instrumental patterns of cinematic sounds and improvised rhythms. No overdubs, no editing. All was recorded live and analog, produced and mixed by Marc Urselli. The front/back cover photos were taken by photographer William Semeraro in Norway. That is why Marc Urselli gave all the songs titles inspired by Norwegian mythology.
Personnel: Lee Ranaldo - guitar, pedals, bells; Jim Jarmusch - guitar, pedals, mini-synthesizer; Marc Urselli - bass, laptop; Balázs Pándi - drums.