Lee Ranaldo has today announced he and the Dust will release a new acoustic record on November 24th via El Segell del Primavera.
Defining Sonic Youth’s sound with his six-string manipulations and wowing audiences with his hanging guitar show, Lee is a musician usually associated with extreme volumes and experimental dynamic changes. However, his forthcoming Acoustic Dust LP is said to reflect the more delicate sounds of the Dust, leaving the electrics aside for a combination of Ranaldos own material and stripped back cover versions including Neil Young’s ‘Revolution Blues’ and The Monkees ‘You May Just Be The One’.
Lee talks about the recording process of Acoustic Dust: “We hooked up with Raül Fernandez Refree, our engineer for the sessions. Raul was great in the studio and we all immediately became fast friends. Another friend from Portugal, João Paulo Feliciano was also in Barcelona at the time, and we invited him in to add some Hammond Organ. In four or five days we tracked 14 or 15 songs, choosing some from my album Between The Times And The Tides, plus a few from the record we were still working on at the time, Last Night On Earth, and some cover songs too. After the sessions we hit the road again with our electric instruments to finish our tour, and slowly over the following months plans were made for Raul to mix the music for release. You hold in your hands the fruits of those acoustic days in Barcelona, I hope you enjoy them.”
Acoustic Dust is sure to be an absolute treat for your ears, stay tuned for further info.