Thurstone Moore – Spirit Counsel


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A collection of three extended compositions by Thurston Moore recorded between 2018-19. This collection represents a period of reflection on spiritual matters, collective musical friendships, and a time and space universally, without words or languages to distract from meditation.

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“Alice Moki Jayne” is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honoring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Thurston Moore. Recorded in Brussels in 2019; Personnel: Thurston Moore, James Sedwards, Jen Chochinov – 12-string electric guitar army; Deb Googe – Baritone bass, truth, and soul; Jem Doulton – Magick drums; Jon Leidecker – Electronic Wobbly love; Christophe Albertijn – Engineer. “8 Spring Street” is a personal homage to Glenn Branca, the title an address is in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse. Recorded in London, UK in 2019; Personnel: Thurston Moore – Electric guitar; Syd Kemp – Engineer. “Galaxies” is an orchestral piece of music, with Moore as conductor and composer. Twelve guitarists are arranged as if one instrument, exploring the vast emotional depths present in twelve strings.

Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra, “Galaxies” ponders our place in the universe as we stare into imagery offered by satellites via space agencies. Recorded in London, UK in 2018; Personnel: Thurston Moore, David Toop, Susan Stenger, James Sedwards, Deb Googe, Alex Ward, Jen Chochinov, Jonah Falco, Rachel Aggs, Joseph Coward, Eugene Coyne, James McCartney – Guitar Army; Beetmol Troy and Matt Tag – Guitar technicians.”