Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo has collaborated with Spanish musician and producer Raul Refree, and together they have worked on the LP Names of North End Women.
Ranaldo has just shared a track from the album called “Words Out of the Haze” along with a music video. The track itself is eerie with its use of chimes and electronic percussion. The video features sequences from Oskar Fischinger’s 1938 abstract animation short An Optical Poem.
“The images are astounding in their rhythm and color, and we are happy to re-present them in a new context for this video,” Ranaldo explains. “Continuing the theme of re-purposing images from earlier experimental film (as also seen in the ‘Names of North End Women’ video), the intent was to find interesting visual images to compliment, without illustrating, the song.”
Watch the video for “Words Out of the Haze” below
Names of North End Women will be released next week in full on February 21st.
Lead photo courtesy of Bertrand.