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SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century
 : SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century

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by: Sonic Youth


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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0787996900421
Format: Enhanced
Item Dimensions: 3550012575
Label: SYR
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: SYR
MPN: SYR04CD
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Items: 2
Publication Date: November 16, 1999
Publisher: SYR
Release Date: November 16, 1999
Studio: SYR




Disc 1:
  1. Edges - Sonic Youth
  2. Six - Sonic Youth
  3. Six For New Time - Sonic Youth
  4. + - - Sonic Youth
  5. Voice Piece For Soprano - Sonic Youth
  6. Pendulum Music - Sonic Youth
Disc 2:
  1. Having Never Written A Note For Percussion (James Tenney)
  2. Six (John Cage)
  3. Burdocks (Christian Wolff)
  4. Four (John Cage)
  5. Piano Piece #13 (George Maciunas)
  6. Piece Enfantine (Nicolas Enfantine)
  7. Treatise (Cornelius Cardew)
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
As a farewell to a century of musical innovation, Sonic Youth devote a double album to covering legendary avant-garde recordings such as John Cage's "Six," James Tenney's "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion," and Christian Wolff's "Edges." As a further token of gratitude, Sonic Youth had other avant-garde musicians such as William Winant collaborate with them on these covers. The result is a minimal album of silence occasionally interrupted by strange dissonance that quietly reaps noisy havoc on your mind. The many collaborators make Goodbye 20th Century a curious listen -- certainly not your standard Sonic Youth album. Actually, it's not too far removed from the other SYR EPs, especially in terms of production sound. But anyone looking for standard fare here is going to be greatly disappointed. These aren't songs -- they're compositions and they're performed as such. Alt-rock this is not. ~ Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide

Amazon.com:
Wildly influential four-piece Sonic Youth have self-released their version of a tribute to the 20th century: two discs of noisy interpretations of modern, experimental classical scores. The group has chosen composers whose works leave a great amount of innovation open to the performer. This chance-embracing approach--typified and in some senses originated by John Cage--is one of the crucial turning points of "new" music. What's great about this CD is that it demonstrates the freewheeling, decidedly unserious spirit behind this music, essentially combining the legacies of punk rock and out-sound. In addition to three late works by the chance-loving Cage, there are pieces by current Merce Cunningham collaborator Takehisa Kosugi, minimalist giant Steve Reich, "deep-listening" drone lover Pauline Oliveros, and Fluxus founder George Maciunas. Longtime collaborator Wharton Tiers, the young everything-ist Jim O'Rourke, and even some of the composers themselves join in on these exercises. The result is messy, fun, and anarchic, with occasional revelations (notably James Tenney's "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion"). It's not a disc to play all the time, but it is a challenging, enthused record that ideally will point listeners toward some of the most vital music of the last half of the last decade of the second millennium. --Mike McGonigal



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