Kim Gordon / Ikue Mori / DJ Olive
5.Stuck on gum
6. Fried mushroom
7. What do you want? (Kim)
9. We are the princeses
10. Take it to the hit
11. Take me back
TOTAL TIME 55'42
Notes: Taking a breather from the snazz that is/was Free Kitten (Miss Julie birthing Alice and teaching inner city high school, Yoshimi about 10,000 miles away and Mark Ibold aswamp in the madness that is Pavement) Sonic Youth�s femme-mystere has created a distinctly NEW trio of spontaneous composition and prose. Since reclaiming the electric guitar (her original instrument w/ SY) and developing a newfound post-Patty Waters free-vox technique she has enjoined her vision w/ the improvisational meta-talents of Ikue Mori (ex-drummer of no wave legends DNA - currently in a class by herself w/ other-world sampling) and DJ Olive (he of the wizardly WE, coiner of the ill term "illbient" and regarded by those in the heavy underground of post-beat turntable/drum + whatever as "the heaviest"). Together they hit the local boards throughout 1999 and created a unified concept of sound/energy dynamix. They recorded w/ engineer Wharton Tiers and mixmaster Jim O�Rourke for what will be the first recording on SYR not by Sonic Youth proper (a situation which will be, possibly, expanded upon). The results, which also feature the magic fingers of CIBO MATTO's Yuka Honda on a track, are at once sensuous, elegant and completely blistering. This is truly the new illprovisation rising up from ground zero.
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Tribeca Recording Center, NYC. Mixed by Jim O'Rourke. Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling sound, NYC. Graphics by Chris Habib.
2000 CD / 2xLP on SYR/Smells Like Records (SYR5, US)
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