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Silver Session

Sonic Youth Audio CD
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The Eternal is Sonic Youth’s 2009 celebration of newfound freedom. After many years signed to an ever precarious corporate label, the band has been liberated and is releasing this CD with their friends at Matador. Inspirations ran high in preparation for the recording. Abandoning the time tested routine of writing and rehearsing a cycle of songs in one time ... Read more in Amazon's Sonic Youth Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Dec 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SYR
  • ASIN: B000007RVT
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for those who love feedback 10 May 2011
By to_mt
Format:Audio CD
Before buying this record, i recommend listening to it first or at least acknowledge that all this essentially is, is feedback.
Personally, I actually think this record is quite good, the howling guitars and the fuzzy drum machine in the background sound great, but it is just roughly 30 mins of feedback so it was never going to be anything absolutely amazing but for what it is, it is very good and this will be a good buy for any noise fans. For Sonic Youth fans, this is a very unique record but it might not be what you are looking for depending on how much into nise you are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100% feeback need i say more? 16 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
this session is for a true sonic youth fan who commited suicide then after sonic youth found out about this guy jason he was gone the story is on the sleeve of the cd packaging. this is 8 tracks of nothing but feedback i bought this and at first was furious because it has no music but then as i listened more to sonic youth i found out it was music so worth buying if you are a top fan of sonic youth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Similar to Brian Eno's "On Land" 9 Oct 2003
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Format:Audio CD
The liner notes talk about how the band plugged every guitar they owned into every amp they had and turned everything up to 10 and recorded the ear-splitting oceans of feedback in their Tribeca studio one day in a fit of frustration over an upstairs band that was drowning out their attemts to put vocals on what would become "A Thousand Leaves". Apparently they then took the tapes of this apocalyptic noise assault and mixed them down into something very, very different from what you would expect from such a description.
I am very familiar with the band's side projects so I thought this might sound like something along the lines of "Terry's Carrot" or Thurston's "Barefoot In Your Head" w/Borbotomagus.
The "Silver Sessions" EP is unexpected! The result is gorgeous and very, very soothing. What a beautiful album! Grating, ear-splitting and annoying? Nope. Minimal? Yep. Dense? Yep. Ambient? Weirdly... yep. The sounds on this CD sound like distant airplane or dolphin noises far off on a breezy Summer day. Like something out of a wonderful dream. A beautiful, beautiful CD that I listen to again and again... and I think is as transcendant as Brian Eno's "On Land" album.
Also... recorded as a tribute to a troubled fan (Jason Knuth) who commited suicide... and all prodeeds go to the suicide prevention hotline or something.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cosmic lullabies 6 Jun 2000
By Micah Newman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Granted, this isn't actually music. But the sound etched onto this CD is a glorious one, like stars conversing to each other across space. It sounds reverent, glistening, and multidimensionally spacious. And all it is is guitar feedback and amp noise. This is the only CD I can actually fall asleep to; actual music keeps my attention and thereby keeps me awake, but this stuff just streams out of the speakers and flows over you like radiant waves. Not for everyone, sure, but I like it a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If guitars were glaciers 20 Sep 2002
By "skfl" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have seen reviews of this calling it Sonic Youth's "Metal Machine Music". Well, I don't really rank that as an insult, but I guess that is for another review... The idea would be by labelling it as such, the listener would find this harsh, chaotic, even unlistenable. Nothing could be further than the truth. This is what guitars would sound like if played by glaciers. Feedback rolls in and out, creating beautiful beating patterns as the different waves of noise crash against each other. This isn't music to get you pumped for a Saturday night on the town, nor should you throw this on for a first date (if you could, though, that one's a KEEPER) - this is music to be absorbed by and to get lost in.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SY's ambient adventure 20 Oct 2002
By Jon H - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This disc could very appropriately be titled 'the Freezer Burn EP'.. and that's a good thing. I would consider this, without too much pretending, to be a genuine ambient record. I was expecting searing, winceworthy shards of noise in the tradition of SY's album freakouts; what I got was half an hour of rather soothing, sedate drones of feedback. Short guitar washes occasionally make an appearance and serve as small melodic fragments in this ocean of vague aural bliss. The track separations seem a little haphazard and gratuitous, but I suppose some editing was necessary to make it reasonably accessible. In some ways, I could've used a good noise record, but this is actually a nice change. Very relaxing stuff. Part of the conceptual appeal of this record is its purity: no vox, no melodies per-se, little rhythm.. I can see why this is one of Thurston's favorite recordings. There's plenty of documentation on this record, so I won't beat a dead horse. Bottom line: not a good intro to Sonic Youth, but essential if you are a fan, or if you like well-done (but unconventional) ambient music.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the best of the SYR releases 28 April 2002
By Pen Name? - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Sonic Youth has been experimenting alot with guitar/feedback style noise for awhile and have used their own SYR label to release a lot of these endeavors, none really come through like Silver Sessions. Out of the madness of their blaring amplifiers and a broken beat box, the band mixed and mastered a smooth, sonic soundscape that perhaps fulfills this side of sonic youth more than any other recording. Other SYR releases have offered some very interesting material, but this one is the most consistent piece. It's not for everyone and is a big departure from the structured rock of their Geffen releases. Silver Sessions is actually quite un-abnoxious compared to SYR3, or Thurston Moore's side projects like "Barefoot in the Head". If you are just getting into sonic youth, this probably isn't a representative introduction, but it is the perfect intro into the band's independent noise outings.
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