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Television, J Spaceman, Kid Millions, Thurston Moore & Adrian Belew

Read "Television, J Spaceman, Kid Millions, Thurston Moore & Adrian Belew" reviewed by Martin Longley

Television/J Spaceman & Kid Millions Skirball Center For The Performing Arts October 25, 2014 New York University's performance theatre has turned into a regular home for these Joshua Light Show mini-seasons. This was the last of three evenings where the veteran old-school psychedelic light outfit was playing host to a pair of acts each night, suitably aligned to its sense of far-out oily-liquid spectacle. Founded by New Yorker Joshua White, the JLS was ...

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Original Silence: The Second Original Silence

Read "The Second Original Silence" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Secondo disco per Original Silence, supergruppo nel quale Mats Gustafsson ha radunato alcune colonne onnipresenti dell'impro/noise come Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke, Terry Ex, il bassista degli Zu Massimo Pupillo e lo sfolgorante batterista Paal Nilssen-Love che gli fa compagnia nel trio The Thing. Quattro tracce, registrate dal vivo in Italia: per descrivere il progetto si è parlato di Stooges e di Boredoms, si è scomodato Albert Ayler [che poco c'entra] e il punk, il rumore nipponico e il blues di ...


A Fireside Chat with Thurston Moore

Read "A Fireside Chat with Thurston Moore" reviewed by AAJ Staff

In the interest of complete candor, I must admit I was not hip to Thurston Moore's improvising until I received an album, Hurricane Floyd on a then little known Sublingual label. Frankly, I only put it on because I experienced Hurricane Floyd having lived in New York for the better part of a year (and it was Revelations, pigeons dropping from the sky, child killing mosquitoes, and this Floyd, who huffed and puffed and blew everything down). Wally Shoup, I ...

Album Review

Thurston Moore/Wally Shoup/Toshi Makihara: Hurricane Floyd

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The title of Hurricane Floyd, as you might imagine, has two meanings. First, it describes the meterological phenomenon ongoing during the performance (yes, hurricanes do actually make it to Boston on occasion). Second, it refers to the intensity of the free improvisation which occurred in the shelter of the church where these three musicians briefly joined forces. Now it must be said up front that not all of this performance falls into the category of 'stormy,' but the most ecstatic ...

Album Review

Thurston Moore - Wally Shoup - Toshi Makihara: Hurricane Floyd

Read "Hurricane Floyd" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Hurricane Floyd was recorded live at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Cambridge, Ma. during the hurricane that was rearing its ugly head along the New England coast. Here, “Sonic Youth” guitarist Thurston Moore adds another recorded document to his free-jazz legacy along with alto saxophonist Wally Shoup and percussionist Toshi Makihara for sequences of frenzied dialogue and at times gut-wrenching emotional outpourings. Other than Moore’s delightful solo acoustic guitar interlude titled, “Altar Boy, Church Basement” where the guitarist melds ...

Album Review

Thurston Moore: Lost To The City/Noise To Nowhere

Read "Lost To The City/Noise To Nowhere" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Perhaps if Jimi Hendrix had decided to delve into free-rock-jazz or if Albert Ayler was an electric guitarist they respectively may have come up with something similar to this new release featuring - Sonic Youth - guitarist, Thurston Moore. Naturally it is fun to speculate yet we must bestow credit where credit is due as Moore has been an innovator in his own right for many years. Here, along with master drummers William Winant and Tom Surgal, Moore exhibits his ...


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