Filmed during dozens of recording sessions across a year, this documentary follows the making of guitarist Lee Ranaldo's new album, “Electric Trim,” capturing a bold, lush sound that is a striking departure from his signature work with Sonic Youth.Discussion following with director Fred Riedel, performer Lee Ranaldo and album producer Raül Refree.
HELLO HELLO HELLO: LEE RANALDO, ELECTRIC TRIM
2017, 76 min, USA, Dir: Fred Riedel
As a member of pioneering alternative rock band Sonic Youth and on his own solo recordings, Lee Ranaldo has revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar. Working with producer Raül Fernandez and collaborators including lyricist Jonathan Lethem, singer Sharon Van Etten, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and former Sonic Youth cohort Steve Shelley on drums, Ranaldo recorded the new album “Electric Trim” — a process captured in this documentary. Filmed during dozens of recording sessions across a year, this unusually intimate look at the creative process presents a bold, new sound that is a lush and striking departure from Ranaldo’s signature work.
Screening format: DCP