May 29, 2014 – 5:06 am

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Belgium 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium; May 25, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Sonic Youth might be no more but here is one half of the group - Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley or, more specifically, Lee Ranaldo And The Dust.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be touring in 2014 in support of the Last Night On Earth album, released October 8, 2013, the follow-up to 2012′s Between The Times and The Tides. The album introduces Lee Ranaldo and The Dust [Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Tim Luntzel], reflecting its more band-oriented approach and sound.

Lee Ranaldo interview, by Eleonora Collini (November 29, 2013)

[The] thing that was very different is that when I made Between the Times and the Tides, I wrote the songs then I started tracking them in the studio and we kind of built up the music around it with (Sonic Youth) Steve (Shelley) on drums and the bass player, then everybody else that played on it came in after the songs were recorded and put down parts and ideas. Also when I was making Between the Times and the Tides I wasn’t even thinking about putting a band together or anything like that, I was just thinking about making a record.

But then we all started playing behind it once it was done and in the course of a year or a year and an half playing together we became a proper band. So for Last Night on Earth we rehearsed for a month before we recorded it and really worked on the arrangements of the songs, so it was much more of a band effort. That’s why the album has a band’s name on the title as it was really a product of a band, unlike the previous record that was more a solo effort.

I really don’t remember how we came up with it [The Dust]. I think that maybe we drew inspiration from the book by John Fante Ask the Dust. But I don’t know as I don’t think I come up with it myself. We were just goofing around thinking that we should have a band’s name, so we came up with hundreds that didn’t work and not everybody agreed on. And then someone came up with The Dust and we all said “OK, we could live with that” and it just stuck. I like it because it doesn’t imply anything too grand. You know, everything is going to be dust at some point…

Thanks to Kims_dirt for recording and sharing the tracks at Dime.

Pictures posted at leeranaldo.com - Thanks!

recording equipment:
Church Audio CA-11 (Cardioid) > MM-CBM-Mini Battery Box > line in > Edirol R-05
Cool Edit Pro (some edits) > r8Brain (96kHZ/24bit > 44,1 kHz/16bit) > (CD Wave Editor 1.98 (track splitting) >TLH 2.4.1 (flac - level 8 / torrent creation)

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Disc 1
Track 101. setting up-tuning 1:04 (1.8MB)
Track 102. Ambulancer 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 103. Last Night on Earth 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 104. Angles 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 105. Lecce, Leaving 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 106. Home Chds 8:27 (14.2MB)
Track 107. Off The Wall 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 108. Key/Hole 10:39 (17.9MB)
47 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Xtina As I Knew Her 7:57 (13.4MB)
Track 202. The Rising Tide 13:42 (23.0MB)
Track 203. Mannequin [Wire] 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 204. Fire Island (Phases) 7:05 (11.9MB)
Track 205. band intro 0:30 (835k)
Track 206. Late Descent #2 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 207. Blackt Out 14:16 (24.0MB)
50 mins

Lee Ranaldo - guitar/vocals
Alan Light - guitar
Tim Luntzel - bass
Steve Shelley - drums

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  1. 2 Responses to “LEE RANALDO - BELGIUM 2014”

  2. Great stuff ! Thank you.

    By Jack Bond on May 30, 2014

  3. On the line-up we have no english lights, but the germanic (Alan) Licht!

    By serlunch on Jun 9, 2014

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