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Sonic Youth

Silver Sessions CD/Digital

In stock

SYR29
Track Listing:

1. Silver Panties
2. Silver Breeze
3. Silver Flower
4. Silver Wax Lips
5. Silver Loop
6. Silver Shirt
7. Silver Son
8. Silver Mirror

We didn't really know jason knuth-its possible we had met him, or had been in the same room as him, but we didn't recall..... we heard about his passing on the internet-a flurry of grievous and surprised reaction-people were asking us if we were aware of how much he identified and championed our music-as program director for kusf he seemingly used sy as a standard for playlisting-indeed at his memorial his friends played 'the diamond sea' in acknowledgment of his enthusiasm towards us-he was affectionately referred to as 'sonic knuth' Šhere in nyc, so far from the sf community, we were touched and more than intrigued. we learned jason was a vibrant, well loved guy on the music scene w/ a completely genuine exuberance towards art & music. his demeanor obviously shrouded a complex inner life which led to suicide. what jason's feelings were towards his own human existence we may never know but we do know he will be missed by many as a companion. sonic youth wanted to make some gesture towards him as well as focus on suicide prevention. a portion of the proceeds from this cd goes to local charities in nyc, sf and beyond and in the past have included www.sfsuicide.org.

a note on the music: silver sessions were taken from an evening when sy had to do vocal overdubs for 'a thousand leaves'-the band upstairs was hammering out some funky metal overdrive and we couldn't "sing" properly (?!) -we decided to fight fire with molten lava and turned every amp we owned on to
10+ and leaned as many guitars and basses we could plug in against them
10+ and they roared/HOWLED like airplanes burning over the pacific-we could only enter the playing room with hands pressed hard against our ears and even then it was physically stunning-we ran a sick outmoded beatbox through the p.a. and it blew out horrendous distorted pulsations. of course we recorded the whole thing and a few months later we mixed it down into sections, ultra-processing it to a wholly other "piece"-in a way, it's my favorite record of ours-I hope jason digs it.---keep on keep on keep on---thurston/sonic youth/nyc 1998. --

Available in CD 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.
$7.00

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Track Listing: 1. Silver Panties 2. Silver Breeze 3. Silver Flower 4. Silver Wax Lips 5. Silver Loop 6. Silver Shirt 7. Silver Son 8. Silver Mirror We didn't really know jason knuth-its possible we had met him, or had been in the same room as him, but we didn't recall..... we heard about his passing on the internet-a flurry of grievous and surprised reaction-people were asking us if we were aware of how much he identified and championed our music-as program director for kusf he seemingly used sy as a standard for playlisting-indeed at his memorial his friends played 'the diamond sea' in acknowledgment of his enthusiasm towards us-he was affectionately referred to as 'sonic knuth' Šhere in nyc, so far from the sf community, we were touched and more than intrigued. we learned jason was a vibrant, well loved guy on the music scene w/ a completely genuine exuberance towards art & music. his demeanor obviously shrouded a complex inner life which led to suicide. what jason's feelings were towards his own human existence we may never know but we do know he will be missed by many as a companion. sonic youth wanted to make some gesture towards him as well as focus on suicide prevention. a portion of the proceeds from this cd goes to local charities in nyc, sf and beyond and in the past have included www.sfsuicide.org. a note on the music: silver sessions were taken from an evening when sy had to do vocal overdubs for 'a thousand leaves'-the band upstairs was hammering out some funky metal overdrive and we couldn't "sing" properly (?!) -we decided to fight fire with molten lava and turned every amp we owned on to 10+ and leaned as many guitars and basses we could plug in against them 10+ and they roared/HOWLED like airplanes burning over the pacific-we could only enter the playing room with hands pressed hard against our ears and even then it was physically stunning-we ran a sick outmoded beatbox through the p.a. and it blew out horrendous distorted pulsations. of course we recorded the whole thing and a few months later we mixed it down into sections, ultra-processing it to a wholly other "piece"-in a way, it's my favorite record of ours-I hope jason digs it.---keep on keep on keep on---thurston/sonic youth/nyc 1998. -- Available in CD 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.