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ミュージカル パ一スペクティブ
The Japanese katakana on the CD face is a phonetic translation of the words "Musical Perspective"
Studio album by Kim Gordon, DJ Olive and Ikue Mori
Released August 29, 2000
Recorded 2000 at Tribeca Recording Center
Genre Free improvisation, experimental, noise rock
Length 48:44
Label SYR
Producer Jim O'Rourke
SYR series chronology
SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century
SYR5/ミュージカル パ一スペクティブ
SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage prisiminimui

ミュージカル パ一スペクティブ (known as SYR5) is a studio album by Kim Gordon, DJ Olive and Ikue Mori. It was released on August 29, 2000 by record label SYR, and was the fifth entry in the SYR series, despite not featuring Sonic Youth as a whole.


  • Background 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Critical reception 3
  • Personnel 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Following the tradition of having the liner notes of SYR releases written in foreign languages, the notes for SYR5 were written in Japanese. The Japanese title means "Musical Perspectives", a name that also appears in different languages on other SYR releases.

It was recorded at Tribeca Recording Center, which is Gordon's preferred name for Sonic Youth's Echo Canyon studios.

AllMusic described the music as "ultra-abstract and mood-driven, filling the listening space with a dark ambience constructed by Olive's incredibly resonant choice of samples and Mori's carefully tweaked bleeps."[1]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Olive's Horn"   4:22
2. "International Spy"   2:41
3. "Neu Adult"   2:35
4. "Paperbag / Orange Laptop"   6:18
5. "Stuck on Gum"   4:05
6. "Fried Mushroom"   8:25
7. "What Do You Want? (Kim)"   3:55
8. "Lemonade"   6:38
9. "We Are the Princesses"   3:36
10. "Take Me Back"   4:25
11. "Take It to the Hit"   7:32

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [1]
Pitchfork 3.2/10[2]

AllMusic noted that while the lyrics "dance the line between abstract poetry and frustrating downtown pretentiousness", this is made up for by "the utterly weird and compelling soundscapes the group creates – a true headphone head trip."[1] Pitchfork panned the album, giving it a grade of 3.2/10 and commenting, "This record leaves me sad and blank."[2]




  1. ^ a b c Jarnow, Jesse. – Sonic Youth : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic"SYR5".  
  2. ^ a b Rockermann, Kristin Sage. : Pitchfork Review"SYR5"Kim Gordon/Ikue Mori/DJ Olive: .  

External links

  • information on the band's official websiteSYR5
  • SYR5 at Discogs (list of releases)
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