Lee Ranaldo, Jim Jarmusch, Marc Urselli, & Balázs Pándi announce new album

Lee Ranaldo, Jim Jarmusch, Marc Urselli, & Balázs Pándi announce new album

It’s no dream: an upcoming release from Trost captures the results of a nighttime jam from Lee Ranaldo and Jim Jarmusch, two of New York’s most iconic indie figures. Rounding out the ensemble is Marc Urselli on bass and laptop, and Balázs PándiIt (who has worked with the likes of Merzbow, Venetian Snares, and Keiji Haino) on drums.

Everything was recorded live in single analog takes without editing. The results, which you can pre-order now over at Forced Exposure (mere cruel snippets of much longer tracks, including the 20-minute “Groa”) sound promising, full of processed guitars and deranged washes of sound situated within the world of Sonic Youth’s experimental output.

It’s kinda crazy that Ranaldo and Jarmusch had never met before this, but we can thank Urselli for arranging the meeting-and-greeting-and-jamming. Let’s get Björk and FKA Twigs together next, yeah? Or how about Oneohtrix and Holly Herndon? Kamasi Washington and Lil’ Pump? Okay, now I’m just being ridiculous…or maybe not.

Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balazs Pandi is available to the waking world on May 24.


Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balazs Pandi tracklisting:

01. Gulltoppr
02. Bergelmir
03. Groa
04. Andvari (CD-only bonus track)
05. Haar (CD-only bonus track)

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