Thurston Moore - Spirit Counsel
Spirit Counsel is a collection of three extended compositions recorded between 2018-2019 by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. 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, and includes contributions from Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine), Rachel Aggs (Trash Kit, Shopping, Sacred Paws), Jon Leidecker (Wobbly), David Toop, and more.
Presented as a 3CD boxset, each containing one of three expansive pieces. While all three share the same meditative instrumental exploration of experimental composition and post-rock, the method that each is approached with a differs such that the three individual CDs also stand-alone as complete listening experiences.
‘Alice Moki Jayne’ is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honouring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Moore.
‘8 Spring Street’ is a personal hommage to Glenn Branca, the title an address is in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse.
‘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.
Spirit Counsel also includes a 20-page artist book edited by Thurston Moore which includes photographs compiled during the process of creating the accompanying musical works and is available exclusively within this box set.
Alice Moki Jayne [1:03:42]
8 Spring Street [29:19]
Each CD comes with individual picture card sleeve
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