the type layout is from the Sagmeister designed book. cool that they did this for the lyrical work of Lou Reed and co.
"Silver Sessions was taken from an evening when SY had to do vocal overdubs for A Thousand Leaves – the band upstairs was hammering out some funky metal overdrive and we couldn’t “sing” properly (?!). We decided to fight fire with molten lava and turned every amp we owned on to 10+ and leaned as many guitars and basses we could plug in against them and they roared/howled like airplanes burning over the pacific. We could only enter the playing room with hands pressed hard against our ears, and even then it was physically stunning. We ran a sick, outmoded beatbox through the P.A. and it blew out horrendous distorted pulsations. Of course, we recorded the whole thing, and a few months later we mixed it down into sections, ultra-processing it to a wholly other “piece”. In a way, it’s my favorite record of ours – I hope Jason digs it. Keep on, keep on, keep on.”- TM