Lee Ranaldo 2015 bio:
Musician, composer, visual artist, writer, producer.
Founding member of Sonic Youth, from debut in 1981 thru 2011 when activities ceased. SY archival projects are ongoing.
Recent albums include:
Names of North End Women – Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree (2020) Mute
Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balazs Pandi (2019) Trost Records
Electric Trim Live at Rough Trade East (2018) Mute
The Callas and Lee Ranaldo: Trouble and Desire (2018) Dirty Water
In Doubt, Shadow Him! HiFiKlub and Lee Ranaldo (2018) Joyful Noise
Electric Trim (2017) Mute
Acoustic Dust (2014) El Segell
Last Night On Earth (2013) Matador
Between the Times and the Tides (2012) Matador
In Virus Times by Lee Ranaldo, Mute Records, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog #leeranaldo
In Virus Times is an instrumental acoustic piece in four parts, written and performed by Lee Ranaldo, stretching over one side of vinyl. The b-side is an etching drawn by Ranaldo, and the cover is by Brazilian photographer, Anna Paula Bogaciovas. The limited transparent turquoise vinyl edition comes with an art poster, signed and numbered by Lee Ranaldo.
Ranaldo explains, “This recording began on an evening in September 2020, stuck at home in lower Manhattan during the dark days of the Covid-19 pandemic as we came out of a deadly summer. A heightened sense of anxiety stemming from the then-upcoming US Presidential elections as well as the virus seemed to pervade all aspects of life, for myself and everyone I knew. Its minimal quality reflects the sense of ‘motionless time’ that many of us felt.”