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Simon Werner a Disparu

Sonic YouthAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 15, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sonic Youth Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2011 soundtrack recording from the veteran Avante Garde Alt-Rockers. In Spring 2010, Sonic Youth gathered at their Echo Canyon West studio in Hoboken, New Jersey, to watch the rushes of a new film, Simon Werner a Disparu, by French director Fabrice Gobert. They spent the following few weeks recording music which was then shaped as needed to fit the various scenes. For this release, rather than present the small clips of music as used in the film, the band went back in the autumn to the original tapes and re-organized the various pieces for this original soundtrack release, sometimes montaging multiple tracks together, other times extending cues into new sonic realms.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Youth Being Sonic Youth October 6, 2012
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If this ends up being Sonic Youth's last record, I think it's appropriate, positive note to go out on.

The music on Simon Werner a Disparu is ranges from pastoral to somewhat menacing, but it is never intrusive. It's not particularly demanding or challenging (at least to a Sonic Youth fan), but avoids being boring and never stays in one place for very long. Imagine a quiet, uneventful rural New England car ride. You stare out the window, watching the trees and telephone wires and pine needles go by, occasionally passing through a small town and looking at old houses and small locally owned convenience stores. Nothing is exciting, but you're not bored with it all. You passively take it all in and remain content. It's almost hypnotic after a while.

Sonic Youth has gone down this path before. The underrated Murray Street album is what comes to my mind first, especially the extended jam on "Karen Revisited". It also reminds me of The Destroyed Room odds-and-ends compilation. I'm thinking that it might be the Jim O'rourke influence, although he only appears once in this recording, playing bass on the last track. This is the first time that it has truly dominated an album's entire running time, with the songs all tied together, uninterrupted and unbroken. It's like a successful extended jam session that leaves everyone happy and tired.

Also, keep an ear out for the lovely minimalist piano in some of the tracks, which makes some moments especially delicate and pastoral.
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5.0 out of 5 stars state of the art February 21, 2011
By B. Cox
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once again sonic youth demonstrate that they will never compromise their vision as a band. the sound on this album is so strong you forget that it is a soundtrack for a movie.sonic youth are one of the great bands of rock and roll for all time and are the best post rock band in the world. if you like sonic youth you will enjoy this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kind of cheeky ,make me an expression January 28, 2013
By Dim
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I listen to it like i always have an somthing other to fall back on.A very musica peak for the sonics,but nevertheless a stunning record that catches the right noise they have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Youth as they have always been May 8, 2011
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For decades, Sonic Youth has been everyone's influence. The genre people call "post rock" couldn't exist without them, as they single handedly bridge progressive rock, noise, punk, thrash, and basic rock and roll. However, they have always been a band whose music has had a message, and they have been involved in the world around them politically as much as aesthetically.

This soundtrack is just that: an instrumental record that captures Sonic Youth's core sound and casts atmospheres of anxiety, travel, and crisis without being itself narrative. Although the film the music accompanies may have a hard time penetrating the U.S. and U.K. markets, this soundtrack is fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for a reason October 12, 2011
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I haven't rated this 5 stars lightheartedly. is this album a cornerstone in their history like Sister or Daydream Nation, a culmination of their sound as Washing Machine, a polished piece of perfection like Dirty? no. but it is pure, it is an emotional trip, it gives me goosebumps, it is unchallanged compared to other bands' music and simply equals 5 stars judged on it's own. it's better than their last album (Eternal, alongside Murray Street the ONLY regular SY album that's a litle discgrace to their standards delivered on regulars like the late NYC Ghosts and Flowers, Thousand Leaves and all others) and will never turn boring, just like the other fantastic instrumental SY soundtrack to the 1986 movie Made In Usa which accompanies me for 2 decades and still sounds fresh. yes, all these superlatives are neccessary in a review of a Sonic Youth album (except the above 2 mentioned).
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