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SYR 2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
Sonic Youth
SYR 2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Number 2 in the self-released Sonic Youth series featuring 3 new tracks written in their NYC studio. Limited edition LP also available.

      
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All Artists: Sonic Youth
Title: SYR 2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sonic Youth / Syr
Original Release Date: 10/3/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/7/1997
Album Type: EP, Limited Edition
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 787996900223

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Number 2 in the self-released Sonic Youth series featuring 3 new tracks written in their NYC studio. Limited edition LP also available.
 

CD Reviews

A mostly instrumental "Thousand Leaves" pre-funk.
C. Burkhalter | 09/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The second installment in the lovely (and lately dormant it seems) SYR studio series. This one's a bit longer than the first, but still under 30 minutes long. Here we have a pretty nice warm-up for "A Thousand Leaves," kind of a work-in-progress mostly-instrumental jam session which includes a great deal of "raw-form" material that would later find its way onto the aforementioned DGC masterwork. (There is also, interestingly, a passage toward the end that sounds not entirely unlike "Disconnection Notice," from the new "Murray St." album.) But this recording is far cooler than mere archival demos, succeeding as an album all by its lonesome, albeit a loose one. The music really presents itself well in this format, and in many cases the songs take on a form quite separate from their correlating versions on "A Thousand Leaves." Its really very nice to have this audio snapshot of the Sonic Youth musical production process. This is a bit less melodic than the first SYR release (there aren't any "pretty songs" here), but there is a little more of a sense of song structure here than on the third one (which, by the way, is my personal favorite in the series). This isn't the place I'd recommend a new listener start. To take it a step further, if you don't have "A Thousand Leaves" yet, I would recommend that you check that out before investing in this fine recording (though those of us who bought this when it first hit the streets of course had not heard "A Thousand Leaves" yet, and most of us still loved this CD). All the same, every Sonic Youth release is (in my opinion) pretty much an "Essential Recording," and this is no exception. I can think of no other band that so consistently satisfied its zealous fans so well. So where's the next one, Sonic?"
3 slabs of freedom
Funkmeister G | 02/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good example in that it's a bit longer than the similarly great SYR1 & more accessable than the way too long SYR4 which was too much for me [I crave weirdness but I haven't 'got' that 1 yet]. This functions as a sort of alternate extended version of side 4 of A THOUSAND LEAVES, Slaapkamers Met Slagroom [means Bedrooms w/ whipped cream in Dutch apparently] is the riffs from the Ineffable Me & Stil has a solo that is the tune of Snare, Girl. SMS is an outstanding funky jam & the last track Herinneringen features Kim's voice in abstract poetry & it's really quite enjoyable. It's a good, worthwhile record & nothing else really needs to be said."
Sonic Youth explores the depths of free noise
Funkmeister G | 10/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Slaapkamers is SY's second piece in their (currently) 3 piece postcard series. More similar to the first one (Anagrama) than their third (Invito al Cielo). Jazz meets white-scrawling noise with beautiful undertones over the three tracks. They are not constricted to any particular format or length, and this freedom really shows through the music. These postcards are my best musical investment ever."