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Konkurrent's 9th release of the "In The Fishtank" series pairs Sonic Youth (less Kim Gordon) with ICP (Instant Composers Pool) and Luc & Terrie of The Ex, recording in the studio while Sonic Youth was in Amsterdam for the 2001 Holland Festival.

Sonic Youth & I.C.P. & The Ex
In the Fishtank 9

Sonic Youth & I.C.P. & The Ex: In the Fishtank 9 (Fishtank)
Label: Fishtank    
Released in: The Netherlands    

The ninth volume of the "In The Fishtank" series that pairs up artists and gives them a limited amount of time to produce some type of collaborative soundwaves.

In June 2001 Sonic Youth played the Holland Festival as part of their "Goodbye 20th Century" tour. The band (augmented with Jim O'Rourke but minus Kim) teamed up with members of The Ex and I.C.P. (Instant Composers Pool), recording in the studio these 8 tracks of wild freeform creation featuring no fewer than 10 participants (Thurston, Lee, Steve, Jim, and William Winant from Sonic Youth, Wolter Wierbos, Ab Baars, and Han Bennink of I.C.P., and Terrie & Luc Ex).

The pieces are delicate, abstract & elusive miniatures that fit in the jazz tradition rather than pop music, based on sounds, instant composing & fantasy, as if the music went out on a stroll without a specific direction, open for surprises & unexpected turns.

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Product Information:

UPC: 018752038325

Label: Fishtank
Catalog ID: fish009cd
Squidco Product Code: 17623

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2002
Country: The Netherlands
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in June 2001 by Zlaya at E-sound Studio in Weesp, Holland.


Lee Ranaldo-guitar

Thurston Moore-guitar

Steve Shelley-drums

Jim O'Rourke-electronics

William Winant-percussion

Ab Baars-reeds

Han Bennink-drums

Wolter Wierbos-trombone

Luc Ex-bass guitar

Terrie Ex-guitar

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Track Listing:

1. III 3:28

2. IV 4:29

3. V 2:46

4. VI 3:04

5. II 4:15

6. VIII 2:17

7. IX 3:25

8. X 5:50