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Ranaldo, Lee / William Hooker / Jim O'Rourke / Gianni Gebbia: Clouds: Victoriaville Concert May 1997 (Les Disques Victo)

"The mix between spoken words and drums was disturbing at first, especially since we sometimes miss a few lines because of all the noise, but we quickly got used to it. The whole show was a kind of conversation between the two performer...
 

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Lee Ranaldo-guitar, voice, synthesizer, tape

Gianni Gebbia-alto saxophone, saxophone

William Hooker-drums, voice

Jim O'Rourke-organ, electronics


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UPC: 777405005427

Label: Les Disques Victo
Catalog ID: VICCD054
Squidco Product Code: 741

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1997
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at the 14th Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville on May 19, 1997, by Wharton Tiers.

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"The mix between spoken words and drums was disturbing at first, especially since we sometimes miss a few lines because of all the noise, but we quickly got used to it. The whole show was a kind of conversation between the two performers. But as Ranaldo wandered on the stage, supervising the "duel" and playing a couple of soft notes on his guitar, we realized the two musicians didn't have to speak to understand each other. The improvisation session went smoothly and it was incredibly easy to be attracted in the private world of the two men. That's probably why the whole crowd was so quiet. When the first piece of the show ended, the audience waited until the very last note was played before reacting. Hooker and Ranaldo were later joined by Jim O'Rourke on keyboards (from Gastr Del Sol, who were performing later that day) and Gianni Gebbia, a saxophone player from Italy. This was really when the show reached its paroxysm. During a couple of minutes, I was really unsure about theorigins of the sounds. The two newcomers really helped Ranaldo to counter Hooker's agressive drum sounds and the overall balance that resulted was simply delightful. Both Ranaldo and Hooker came back for a short encore to what was already a very complete show. They finally left the stage with a simple wave to the fans. Simple, but how effective."- Christian Hinse, Junkyard Language


Artist Biographies

"Lee Mark Ranaldo (born February 3, 1956) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer, visual artist and record producer, best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ranaldo at number 33 on its "Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list. In May 2012, Spin published a staff selected top 100 guitarist list, ranking Ranaldo and his Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore together at number 1.

Ranaldo was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, studied art and graduated from Binghamton University. He has three sons, Cody, Sage and Frey, and is married twice, first with Amanda Linn in 1981 but later divorced, and now with experimental artist Leah Singer.

Ranaldo started his career in New York in several bands, and joined the electric guitar orchestra of Glenn Branca. In this orchestra he played mainly electric guitar, but also some of Branca's harmonic guitars Branca had designed and built himself. In 1981, he and David Linton briefly joined the band Plus Instruments formed by Truus de Groot. With this line-up they recorded the album February - April 1981, released on the Dutch Kremlin label. After the release of the album, Ranaldo left the band and started Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Ranaldo)
6/12/2024

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"William Hooker is an American jazz drummer and composer.

Hooker has performed as a leader of many ensembles of improvised and new music. "Recognized as an iconoclast, and one of the most innovative musicians and drummers of his generation, William knows no genre bounds and ceaselessly searches for new forms of music, always with the intent to inspire."

Accompanying musicians have included: Billy Bang, Thurston Moore, David Murray, David S. Ware, William Parker, Melvin Gibbs, Donald Miller, DJ Olive, Elliott Sharp, Malachi Thompson, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, DJ Spooky, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, Mark Hennen, Steven Bernstein, Roy Nathanson, Jason Hwang, Dave Soldier, Sabir Mateen, Glenn Spearman, Joseph Celli, Ellen Christi, Liudas Mockūnas, and many others."

-William Hooker Website (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hooker_(musician))
6/12/2024

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"O'Rourke was born on January 18, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. He is an alumnus of DePaul University. He has released albums of jazz, noise, glitchy electronica and rock music. O'Rourke has collaborated with Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Derek Bailey, Mats Gustafsson, Mayo Thompson, Brigitte Fontaine, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Merzbow, Nurse with Wound, Phill Niblock, Fennesz, Organum, Phew, Henry Kaiser, Flying Saucer Attack, and in 2006 mixed Joanna Newsom's album Ys. In 2009, he also mixed several tracks on Newsom's follow up Have One On Me.

He has produced albums by artists such as Sonic Youth, Wilco, Stereolab, Superchunk, Kahimi Karie, Quruli, John Fahey, Smog, Faust, Tony Conrad, The Red Krayola, Bobby Conn, Beth Orton, Joanna Newsom and U.S. Maple. He mixed Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album and produced their 2004 album, A Ghost Is Born, for which he won a Grammy Award for "Best Alternative Album". During the recording of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, O'Rourke collaborated with Wilco member Jeff Tweedy and pre-Wilco Glenn Kotche under the name Loose Fur. Their self-titled debut was released in 2003 with a follow-up in 2006 entitled Born Again in the USA. He also mixed the unfinished recordings that made up a planned third album by the late American singer-songwriter Judee Sill, recorded in 1974 and mixed by O'Rourke for a 2005 release.

O'Rourke was once a member of Illusion of Safety, Gastr Del Sol (with David Grubbs) and Sonic Youth. Beginning in 1999 he played bass guitar, guitar and synthesizer with Sonic Youth, in addition to recording and mixing duties with the group. He withdrew as a full member in late 2005, but continued to play with them in some of their side projects. In the early 1993, O'Rourke formed an avant-rock group with Darin Gray and Dylan Posa called Brise-Glace. The band released one studio album, When in Vanitas..., in 1994. They also released a 7" in the same year titled In Sisters All and Felony/Angels on Installment Plan.

O'Rourke has also released many albums under his own name on a variety of labels exploring a range of electronic and avant-garde styles. His most well-known works may be his series of releases on Drag City, which focus on more traditional songcraft: Bad Timing (1997), Eureka (1999), Insignificance (2001), The Visitor (2009) and Simple Songs (2015). The titles of the first four albums all refer to films by the British director Nicolas Roeg; the first three by direct reference to film titles, the fourth being titled after a fictional album within Roeg's film The Man Who Fell To Earth. With music director Takehisa Kosugi, he played for the Merce Cunningham dance company for four years. O'Rourke received a 2001 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_O'Rourke_(musician))
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Vast Beings 5:53

2. 25 Views Of Florence 13:30

3. New Thought Life 3:46

4. Trees Lie Cut 6:37

5. Junkyard Language 3:01

6. No Apples Fell 7:40

7. Train Wreck 5:36

8. Nothing Was Revealed 6:17

9. Cloud Nine 5:21

Related Categories of Interest:

May 2017
Victo
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Quartet Recordings

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