Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sonic Youth's latest...a soundtrack

Simon Werner a Disparu is a French-language murder mystery movie, apparently starring attractive high school students of both sexes...I don't know much more about it, except that it was the occasion for Sonic Youth's latest musical endeavor, an all-instrumental soundtrack that is far more austere and atmospheric than anything Sonic Youth has done in a while. I've been liking it a lot, especially the last two tracks, "Au Cafe" and "Theme D'Alice", which have that have a casual, epic heft to them that reminds me of "Diamond Sea." I'm not sure that the whole album can stand on its own, but these two cuts are really, really good.

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