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Marc Ribot

Silent Movies (LP)

Label: Pi Recordings

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

In stock


Silent Movies is a gorgeous and insular detour for downtown guitar visionary Marc Ribot, a dude best known for frenetic Tzadik -endorsed aggro-jazz, wild excursions with Cuban music, atonal balloon-rubbing antics, and percussive ejaculations on any number of Tom Waits albums. The album is a meditative and sober hour of solo guitar work that ranges from gorgeous to foreboding, everything played with the meticulous unspooling of bittersweet black-and-white slapstick. Its 13 tracks were all composed for films—some released, some delayed, some imaginary—and each bulge with a slow, unraveling sense of drama. “Delancey Waltz” was composed for the as-yet-unreleased John Malkovich indie flick Drunk Boat but doesn’t require images to tell its tale, as Ribot gently strums out his sad, kinetic, intimate tumble.”
-- Chris Weingarten

Cat. number: PI34
Year: 2021
Track A5 composed for "El General", a documentary film directed by Natalia Almada. Tracks A2, B1 and B2 originally composed for the motion picture "Drunk Boat". This Vinyl Release omits the tracks "Requiem for a Revolutionary" and "The Kid" which appeared on the original CD Release. Recorded February 3-5, 2010 and mixed May 2010 at Brooklyn Recording, Brooklyn, NY. Track A6 recorded May 6, 2009 at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA. Track B5 recorded July 15, 2009 at Chez Moi Studios, Brooklyn, NY. Track A3 mixed at Bébert La Frite, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered at Masterdisk, NY. Mastered for Vinyl at ID, San Francisco, CA. First time on Vinyl. Including insert to download the full original album.