- Side A: Unreleased track TBA by Lee Ranaldo
- Side B: SASSAS Archive track by William Basinski
- Cover Art: Sharon Lockhart & Alex Slade
SASSAS Records Vol. 1.3 ships in October 2015, but you can pre-order and reserve your copy now! Order as part of a V1 subscription to receive a 20% discount.
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SASSAS Records builds upon the organization’s sixteen years of producing innovative programming that operates at the nexus of experimental sound and art practices. V1, the introductory first volume, includes four LPs featuring tracks by Aaron Dilloway, Nels Cline, Lee Ranaldo, and Julia Holter, with covers by Dave Muller, Sterling Ruby, Sharon Lockhart & Alex Slade, and Analia Saban.
Each quarterly release features a B-side selected from the SASSAS archive by the A-side artist. Packaging for each album includes a 12” LP on 180 gram vinyl with SASSAS Records label and logo designed by Tom Recchion, the signed and numbered cover artwork, an insert with details on the tracks, digital download code, and an archival sleeve. Individual LPs are available for $125 and the introductory one-year subscription price for all four LPs in Volume 1 is $400. Subscribers receive a reserved edition number for their entire set.
Lee Ranaldo is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer, visual artist and record producer, best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ranaldo at number 33 on its “Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list. In May 2012, Spin published a staff selected top 100 list, ranking Ranaldo and his Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore together at number 1.
William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops received international critical acclaim and was chosen as one of the top 50 albums of 2004 by Pitchfork Media.
Since the 1990s, Lockhart has memorialized specific, quotidian moments in particular communities using film and photography. She has been a Radcliffe fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, and a Rockefeller fellow. Her films and photographic work have been widely exhibited at international film festivals and in museums, cultural institutions, and galleries around the world. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts and lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Alex Slade is a Los Angeles artist working in both photography and sculpture. Photographic series have focused on images of large-scale real estate projects such as a social housing project in Berlin, housing development-sized vacant lots, abandoned shopping malls, and suburban development in the Inland Empire. His work has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is currently the Assistant Chair of the Fine Arts Program at Otis College of Art and Design.