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Sonic Youth Soundtrack LP Details
The Quietus , January 17th, 2011 06:32

Simon Werner a Disparu out soon

After the bright pop of The Eternal Sonic Youth's next release, part of their SYR series, looks to be an altogether more abstract affair. SYR 9 will be their soundtrack to the French film Simon Werner a Disparu, a teenage murder mystery, and will be released on CD and vinyl on March 14.

The story of the record runs thus: "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. The band spent the following few weeks recording music which was then shaped as needed to fit the various scenes of the film. For this release, rather than present the abbreviated 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."

The tracklisting runs as follows:

'Thème de Jérémie'
'Alice et Simon'
'Les Anges au piano'
'Chez Yves (Alice et Clara)'
'Jean-Baptiste à la fenêtre'
'Thème de Laetitia'
'La Cabane au Zodiac'
'Dans les bois / M. Rabier'
'Jean-Baptiste et Laetitia'
'Thème de Simon'
'Au Café'
'Thème d’Alice (CD Bonus Track)'

Sonic Youth photo by Dave Ma