Drag City Unearths Lee Ranaldo, Jim O'Rourke and Christoph Heemann Collaboration
Published Mar 29, 2010Outside of his work with Sonic Youth, guitarist Lee Ranaldo has developed quite the reputation for improvisation and collaboration. Some of his work exists as one-off live performances, while others see the light of day. Luckily, a collaboration with experimental legends Jim O'Rourke and Christoph Heemann will be one those works that gets a wider audience.
Courtesy of Streamline/Drag City, the release will feature two 17-minute-plus tracks called "Bloomington, Indiana" and "Autumn." According to a press release, "Bloomington, Indiana" was recorded in May of 1994, and features Ranaldo's spoken word "for a text-based collaborative composition that turns into an electroacoustic exploration." Meanwhile, "Autumn" comes from a Heemann and O'Rourke collaboration called Plastic Palace People.
"Bloomington, Indiana" and "Autumn" will be released on a twelve-inch LP on April 20. The record is currently available for pre-order here.