Lee Ranaldo / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balázs Pándi

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Marc Urselli brings together influential film maker and musician Jim Jarmusch, Lee Ranaldo with drummer Balasz Pandi for studio session on a cold winter day (TR181CD/LP)


Lee Ranaldo co-founded Sonic Youth – one of the most original and influencing bands in the modern music-world – in 1981 and has been active on the New York music and art scene for the past 35 years as composer performer producer, also exhibiting visual art and publishing several books of journals and poetry. Ranaldo lives in New York City.

Jim Jarmusch is a legendary independent filmmaker (cultmovies „Down by Law“, „Coffee and Cigarettes“, „Dead Man“, „Nigth on Earth“ and many more), and musician. As a founding member of the band SQÜRL, he has released five records and has scored films like “The Limits of Control”, or “Only Lovers Left Alive”, Jarmusch also collaborated with Jozef Van Wissem on three duo records. Born in Akron, Ohio, he lives and works in New York.

5-time Grammy Award nominated, 3-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer Marc Urselli has worked with ,many big names in the current pop, jazz, metal and rock scene (U2, Foo Fighters, Sting, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, Luther Vandross, Nick Cave, Joss Stone, Mike Patton, Laurie Anderson). Urselli has recorded more than 100 records with John Zorn alone and also recorded and mixed more than half a dozen movie soundtracks.. Marc was born in Switzerland and raised in Italy. Marc lives and works between London and New York City.

In his book “Life is a Rip-Off” John Olson describes Balazs Pandi as a drummer who “has all the corner chops covered from Repulsion-blast beasts to the futuristic urban free scree of the New York Art Ensemble. Starting out a metal thrash & hardcore skin pounder of local energy units, Balazs soon dove headfirst into the avant jazz world and has since jammed with Wadada Leo Smith, Arthur Doyle, Trevor Dunn, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris & Roswell Rudd. […] Pandi has also branched into the PA-mangling world of free electronics scattered with continued live and studio recordings with the master of noise Masami Akita aka Merzow, free-sludge rockers Porn, Bill Laswell, Justin Broadrick - and jazz crossed-stream polluters Mats Gustafsson & Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.” Balazs is also a journalist of music and culture. Balazs lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.