NO HOME RECORD by KIM GORDON
Updated: Jul 15, 2020
equality factor: A woman who dares everything
feature parts: no
producer: Kim Gordon, Justin Raisen
origin: New York
Kim Gordon is a great example of the woman multi-faceted. Here you can find out more about her very first solo album, which after so many years of band history is very empowering for us.
She reaffirms her spirit of exploration and distances herself from the music of Sonic Youth.⠀
At the age of 66, the legendary singer and bassist of Sonic Youth maintains a surprising level of activities due to the quantity and variety: she performed in Gus van Sant's film "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" with artists such as Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, among others; she recorded a live improvised soundtrack for Andy Warhol's film Kiss; she designed with her daughter a clothing line for the brand X-Girl, which she had created in the nineties and today belongs to a Japanese firm; recently she edited a compilation of her art criticism articles published by Artforum magazine in the eighties; recovered his Design Office studio dedicated to interior design; mounted art exhibitions in museums and galleries in Europe and the United States; recorded three albums of experimental noise with the duo Body/Head; and as if all this were not enough, made one of 2019's most ferocious rock albums "No Home Record", which reaffirms her spirit of exploration and distances herself from the music of Sonic Youth.⠀
No Home Records is, incredibly, Kim Gordon’s first solo album in 38 years of making music. The album is a box full of sounds and concepts; distorted guitars combined with industrial sounds, spoken words, and new wave.
"The title is inspired by the film No Home Movie by Belgian film director Chantal Akerman"
Throughout the album, Kim sings with anger at the imperfections of contemporary life: she makes fun of the temporary rental business in the song "Air BnB", she denounces sexual harassment in "Hungry Baby". In "Don't Play It", she complains about the bourgeoisie that pushed her to move from New York to Los Angeles, dwells on the end of capitalism in "Get your Life Back", and even puts herself in the shoes of an Uber driver in the clip to "Sketch Artist", (first track of the album), video featuring the comedian Abbi Jacobson.
Although the album was released last October, the first single known to us from the album was "Murdered Out", which was released in 2016 and produced by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink).
The record confirms the essence of her creative identity. It reaffirms its spirit of exploration and distances itself from the music of Sonic Youth with admirable daring.