- Side A: Unreleased track TBA by Lee Ranaldo
- Side B: SASSAS Archive track by William Basinski
- Cover Art: Analia Saban
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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.
Analia Saban dissects and reconfigures traditional notions of painting, often using the medium of paint as the subject itself. Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, imagery and objecthood, her work frequently includes plays on art historical references and traditions. Paintings become sculptural forms and sculptures are presented on stretched canvas, all while using the process of trial and error with new techniques and technology. Born in 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saban currently works in Los Angeles and Lives in New York. She received a BFA in Visual Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2001, followed by an MFA in New Genres at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2005.