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album cover MOONDOG More Moondog (4 Men With Beards) lp 16.98
Every time we get a chance to review a Moondog reissue we can't help ourselves from going on and on about what a musical genius and true visionary Moondog was. Mind boggling that from the 1950's all the way up to his death in 1999 he was making such otherworldly sounds, influenced by his love of classical music and driven by a wild imagination that led him to create his own instruments, weave field recordings into his work and compose some of the most adventurous, impacting and delightful sounds anyone has ever created.
Moondog was completely self-taught, and was blind resulting from an accident when still very young so he composed all his music in braile! Just another dimension to the truly unique backstory that shaped who Moondog was. The ultimate proto-weirdo-outsider musician, but all backed up with pure original genius.
More Moondog was originally released right after his 1956 self-titled debut on Prestige, and opens with two field recordings, the first of which finds him doing a 'duet' on his bamboo pipe with the sounds of the whistle from the Queen Elizabeth cruiseship. As the record goes on he explores such amazing percussive possibilities as well as continuing to weave in and out of a psychedelic array of sounds created with varied instrumentation of his own invention. The album also features one of his stunning vocal rounds "All Is Loneliness" which was later covered by Janis Joplin/Big Brother And The Holding Company.
It's been so awesome to play these Moondog records in the store as lots of our younger customers who are into all the latest experimental and weirdo sounds, always seem to freak out when we play this and then tell them it was recorded in 1956. We see their eyes light up with excited disbelief and we totally understand why. Essential!

album cover MOONDOG Rare Material (Roof Music) 2cd 30.00

album cover MOONDOG s/t (4 Men With Beards) lp 16.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
Every time we get a chance to review a Moondog reissue we can't help ourselves from going on and on about what a musical genius and true visionary Moondog was. Mind boggling that from the 1950's all the way up to his death in 1999 he was making such otherworldly sounds, influenced by his love of classical music and driven by a wild imagination that led him to create his own instruments, weave field recordings into his work and compose some of the most adventurous, impacting and delightful sounds anyone has ever created.
Moondog was completely self-taught, and was blind resulting from an accident when still very young so he composed all his music in braile! Just another dimension to the truly unique backstory that shaped who Moondog was. The ultimate proto-weirdo-outsider musician, but all backed up with pure original genius.
This, his Prestige debut, came out in 1956 and still sounds like it belongs in another era/galaxy. Whether playing piano, percussion or magical sounds with the instruments he created from his imagination, the sounds on this album are as dazzling as anything he would create throughout his lifetime. So mind blowing the way he intertwined real life field recordings into his songs, and basically created a musical language all his own. Moondog was a man so present and creative with his daily surroundings. Who knew someone often mistaken for nothing more then a street hobo was capable of such musical genius?
It's been so awesome to play these Moondog records in the store as lots of our younger customers who are into all the latest experimental and weirdo sounds, always seem to freak out when we play this and then tell them it was recorded in 1956. We see their eyes light up with excited disbelief and we totally understand why. Essential!

album cover MOONDOG Snaketime Series (Moondog) lp 12.98
Same as s/t with different cover.

album cover MOONDOG The German Years 1977-1999 (Roof Music) 2cd 22.00
We couldn't be more excited that this has become available once again. We were blown away by this collection when it was first released a few years back but it became impossible to restock, until now! We finally have enough to share our love of the lesser known yet equally dazzling music Moondog made in the later years of his life. We recently listed the reissues of his early LP's from the '50s, and how remarkable that this man could have crafted such amazing creative music back then and continue to do so all the way up to his passing, four decades later!!!
The German Years documents the last two decades of Moondog's amazing and eccentric life when he was living in Germany, taken in by a family who supported him so he could devote all his time to creating music. An incredible collection of songs composed for pipe organ, string quartet, voice, chamber ensemble, piano, saxophone and more. Completely other worldly and what we would want a holy church devoted to the purity and sanctity of music to sound like.
The second disc is a recording of his last ever live performance recorded in France in 1999, just five months before he would pass away. Centered mostly on his piano pieces, the show is majestic and totally moving. The cds are packaged in a gorgeous hard cardboard package and includes a 44 page booklet of notes, photos, lyrics, interviews, essays, etc. Essential for Moondog fans, and when we really think about it if you just have a deep love of music chances are you either already love Moondog or you have yet to hear his music and once you do you will for sure be blown away!
MPEG Stream: "Marimba Mondo 2"
MPEG Stream: "Sea Horse"
MPEG Stream: "I'm This I'm That"
MPEG Stream: "Fiesta"

album cover MOONDOG The Story Of Moondog (4 Men With Beards) lp 16.98
Psychedelic percussion, field recordings, long never ending beards, a Viking helmet, homemade instruments, a warped sense of humor, playing music, writing poems and making art on dirty street corners. Sounds like the ingredients for someone in today's experimental music scene, but Luis Hardin (aka Moondog) was doing it all and more back in 1957! Holy shit, we love Moondog so much even we forget sometimes that he was making these totally left-field yet completely entrancing and musically visionary sounds over fifty years ago!
Listening to The Story Of Moondog is like a crazy collaged snapshot of all the sounds that we love at AQ. He truly created music from another world, as these songs would sound perfect on any of the amazing Nonesuch Explorer Series or Sublime Frequencies releases, that is if they had installments for music from other worlds! The songs and sound here are like the blueprints for everyone from The Boredoms to Philip Jeck To Ricardo Villalobos. Without a doubt Moondog is one of the most innovative, creative and genre defying composers and music makers of all time. The instruments he invented and played on this recording leave us in awe, and the rhythms, moods and melodies that come leaping out of these grooves definitely transport us to that fantastical otherworld that Moondog created with his music. Until now the only way to track down this record was on the cd issue of More Moondog/The Story of Moondog so it's so great to finally have these songs on vinyl!

album cover MOONDOG The Viking of Sixth Avenue (Honest Jon's ) cd 17.98
In our minds, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century was a man with a long white beard and a Viking helmet on his head -- Louis Hardin (aka Moondog). Whether it was how he incorporated field recordings into his compositions, unleashed riveting vocal cannons or created confusional worlds of percussion that were light-years ahead of their time, he had such a singular touch and far reaching vision, it's no surprise he's an all time AQ favorite!
While we love so many avant composers of the 20th century, there tends to be an undeniable academic angle to their work which sometimes leaves us a bit cold. Moondog on the other hand employed such a playful approach to his work. Whether he was building his own instruments, creating new scales, experimenting with field recordings, inserting fun wordplay into otherwise austere pieces, you get this amazing sense of playfulness, childlike wonder and a totally unique strangely sophisticated kind of joy. The outsider that he was, Moondog answered to no one. No movement, no school, no tradition. He took his love, appreciation and deep-seated knowledge of classical music, his poetic mind, and his free spirit and created sounds that were like nothing of its time. Losing his eyesight at an early age he began writing scores in Braille. Like most truly special artists, he spent much of his life in relative obscurity, he spent much of the 50's and 60's on New York street corners where he would sell his poems, record the sounds of daily life, and soak in all aspects of his atmosphere. Most New Yorkers just thought they were walking by some crazy homeless guy in a Viking costume, they had no idea they were passing one of the most brilliant musical minds of the last century. Thanks to the help of some of his big fans like Janis Joplin, who covered "All Is Loneliness" on her first outing with Big Brother Holding Company, he got a record deal with Columbia and eventually recorded with the London Symphony, and then spent the last 20+ years of his life in Germany where a rich family supported him while he continued to make music, up until the time of his death. His influence runs so deep and continues to spread among the musical underground, but also slowly but surely permeates into mainstream music. There is talks of a tribute album coming soon, in the '90s many hip-hop and electronic producers sampled his works and many avant electronic folks were definitely influenced by his strange musicks, including Mr. Scruf, DJ Shadow and Aphex Twin. Antony and The Johnsons have been doing an amazing version of "All Is Loneliness" in their live show, and you can hear echoes of Moondog's sounds in everyone from Rhys Chatham, to Jon Brion, to Steve Reich, to Philip Glass and even The Residents. The cost on this collection finally dropped down from a prohibitively steep import price so now we finally can list this and urge you to let these 36 songs introduce you to what will no doubt be a life long love affair with one of our favorite musical minds of all time!
MPEG Stream: "All Is Loneliness"
MPEG Stream: "Oo Debut"
MPEG Stream: "Oasis"
MPEG Stream: "Invocation"

album cover MOONDOG The Viking of Sixth Avenue (Honest Jon's) 2lp 27.00
In our minds, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century was a man with a long white beard and a viking helmet on his head -- Louis Hardin (aka Moondog). Whether it was how he incorporated field recordings into his compositions, unleashed riveting vocal cannons or created confusional worlds of percussion that were light-years ahead of their time, he had such a singular touch and far reaching vision, it's no surprise he's an all time AQ favorite!
While we love so many avant composers of the 20th century, there tends to be an undeniable academic angle to their work which sometimes leaves us a bit cold. Moondog on the other hand employed such a playful approcach to his work. Whether he was building his own instruments, creating new scales, experimenting with field recordings, inserting fun wordplay into otherwise austere pieces, you get this amazing sense of playfulness, childlike wonder and a totally unique strangely sophisticated kind of joy. The outsider that he was, Moondog answered to no one. No movement, no school, no tradition. He took his love, appreciation and deep running knowledge of classical music, his poetic mind, and his free spirit and created sounds that were like nothing of its time. Losing his eyesight at an early age he began writing scores in Braille. Like most truly special artists, he spent much of his life in relative obscurity, he spent much of the 50's and 60's on New York street corners where he would sell his poems, record the sounds of daily life, and soak in all aspects of his atmosphere. Most New Yorkers just thought they were walking by some crazy homeless guy in a viking costume, they had no idea they were passing one of the most brilliant musical minds of the last century. Thanks to the help of some of his big fans like Janis Joplin, who covered All Is Loneliness on her first outing with Big Brother Holding Company, he got a record deal with Columbia and eventually recorded with the London Symphony, and then spent the last 20+ years of his life in Germany where a rich family supported him while he continued to make music, up until the time of his death. His influence runs so deep and continues to spread among the musical undeground, but also slowly but surely permeates into mainstream music. There is talks of a tribute album coming soon, in the 90's many hip-hop and electronic producers sampled his works and many avant electronic folks were definitely influenced by his strange musicks, including Mr. Scruf, DJ Shadow and Aphex Twin. Antony and The Johnsons have been doing an amazing version of All is Loneliness in their live show, and you can hear echoes of Moondog's sounds in everyone from Rhys Chatham, to Jon Brion, to Steve Reich, to Philip Glass and even The Residents. The cost on this collection finally dropped down from a prohibitively steep import price so now we finally can list this and urge you to let these 36 songs introduce you to what will no doubt be a life long love affair with one of our favorite musical minds of all time!
MPEG Stream: "All Is Loneliness"
MPEG Stream: "Oo Debut"
MPEG Stream: "Oasis"
MPEG Stream: "Invocation"

album cover MOONDOG AND HIS HONKING GEESE Playing Moondog's Music (Moondog Records) cd 12.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.

album cover MOONDOG: THE VIKING OF 6TH AVENUE - THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY (ROBERT SCOTTO) (Process) book+cd 24.95

MOONEY SUZUKI, THE Electric Sweat (Gammon) cd 15.98
More MC5 worship from this hard-rockin retro combo named after Can's two singers, even though this is totally Detroit not Deutschland. Good fun, if derivative.

MOONEY SUZUKI, THE People Get Ready (Estrus) cd 14.98
No, this band has nothing to do with the seminal German band Can nor with their two vocalists Malcolm Mooney and Damo Suzuki. Expecting a little krautrock? Think again. Think NYC rock'n'roll, baby. That's right. "People Get Ready" is a dozen sweaty badass numbers. With plenty of soul and bluesy firepower. Where else but on Estrus Records? Recorded by Tim Kerr.

album cover MOONHEARTS s/t (Tic Tac Totally) lp 14.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
We were first turned on to the Moonhearts when their vocalist/bassist Mikal Cronin teamed up with Ty Segall for a smoking collaboration on a 7" that sadly went out of print before we could even get it in the store. We remember when it came out, Ty Segall telling us how we had to look out for the band Mikal was in with this kid named Charlie, called Charlie & The Moonhearts, and that we just HAD to hear 'em. The band soon dropped the Charlie from their moniker and became The Moonhearts, and then we started to hear some of their songs on various compilations and 7"s and finally saw them live and were totally blown away. The debut full length is one of the most fuzzed out, on-fire slabs of wax to come out this year. For sure similar in sound and spirit to lots of Ty Segall's earliest recordings, an awesome combination of garage rock grit stripped of any fat and overflowing with full on punk conviction.
Start to finish this record absolutely kills, from all out blazing in the red rippers to some more stripped down raw psychedelic garage pop. "Deathstar Pt.2" might just be one of our favorite songs of the year, making us think of The Misfits doused with even more distortion and raw spirit. Just when we thought we might be burning out on fucked up and fried garage rock, Moonhearts come so correct on this LP, showing us that they are one of the best around at this sound and so deserve to be heard by anyone and everyone who digs that sound...

album cover MOONKNIGHT Ligeia (Universal Consciousness) cassette 8.98
Record number two from LA black metal one man band Moonknight, aka James Brown III, one third of LABM trio Harassor (whose new record is reviewed elsewhere on this week's list), and like Toplov before it, Ligeia is another blast of blown out black buzz and pounding metallic grimnity, opening with a blast of old school buzz and pound, punkish and droned out, the track gradually gains momentum, the vocals drawn out into raspy drones that mirror the fuzzy insectoid buzz beneath, all interwoven into a mesmerizingly undulating sprawl of hypno-buzz blackness, which leads directly into the crackle drenched lo-fi blur of the second track, atmospheric and almost Tim Hecker-like before the song proper kicks in, cranking up the buzz, the drums buried beneath, reminding us of another buzz overloaded black metal band we dig Wrath Of The Weak, the sound crumbling and in the red, again blurring into an almost near drone.
And so it goes, for the most part. There are still some awesome surprises, like the tripped out effects heavy super atmospheric psychedelia of "Thyrsgrieden", which deftly weds some blackbuzz guitar, vokill rasp and midtempo blasting to the otherwise tripped out space rock drift. There's also some serious dirge-y chug on "Dim Corridor", and the record finishes off with the epic atmospheric "The Translucent Path", a chiming, ominous cinematic creep, that sounds like it could be Umberto or some other Goblin / Carpenter worshipping faux soundtracker. Awesome!
LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, each one hand numbered, the covers letter pressed on super thick textured cardstock.
MPEG Stream: "Silver Existence"
MPEG Stream: "When Night Falls"
MPEG Stream: "Thyrsgreiden"
MPEG Stream: "The Translucent Path"

album cover MOONKNIGHT Toplov (Universal Consciousness) cassette 4.98
This long out of print chunk twisted black buzz now reissued and available again!
Debut from the awesomely monikered Moon Knight, the work of James Brown III, a member of LA black metal horde Harassor, who sometimes also releases sick sonic blackness under the name Lord Foul. But as Moonknight, Brown creates that sort of crumbling blown out blissy blackness we can never seem to get enough of, equal parts buzzy and super distorted, hazy and washed out and shoegazey, clouds of caustic buzz and caveman pound seem soaked in soft swirls of melodic shimmer, sweetly melancholic melodies are looped dreamily beneath a churning wall of roiling riffage and guttural demonic growls, the label describes it as Alcest and Amesoeurs mixed with Ildjarn and Bone Awl, and that does pretty much nail it, a sound that is both thick and corrosive, hateful and hellishly menacing, but also woozy, dreamy, and downright pretty, meditatively melodic while simultaneously buzz drenched and brutally black, two great tastes that have really never sounded better together. Might just be one of our favorite new black metal releases, too bad it's LIMITED TO JUST 100 COPIES, each tape housed in gorgeous letterpressed #'d J-card, printed on sparkly reflective metallic silver paper.

MOONKYTE Count Me Out (Sunbeam Records) cd 16.98

album cover MOONMILK s/t (Diagnosis... Don't!) 3" cd-r 10.98
We found a handful of titles, maybe only 5 or 6 of each, from Aussie label DiagnosisÉ Don't! We've had these for ages, and odds are these are long gone as they were pretty limited to begin with, but for a few of you, here's your chance to grab one (or all) of these super limited 3" cd-r's.
Moonmilk are another Australian combo, who specialize in lo-fi experimental ambience, utilizing keyboards, loops, effects, guitars, microphones, tapes, melodica and other noise making devices, this duo whip up some seriously dense blur, a warm whirring landscape of wheezing melodies, throbbing low end, swirling hiss, gorgeous languorous layered drones, random percussion, lo-fi but lush, minimal but expansive, definitely some dreamdrone goodness for the freedrone cd-r set. Two tracks, 12 minutes. Definitely like to hear more from these two....
Packaged in thick cardstock mini 3" sleeves, with a printed (band name, label info, liner notes) Japanese style obi. And again, we only have a VERY FEW of these....
MPEG Stream: "The Cat Plays Chess"
MPEG Stream: "Safe Birds"

album cover MOONMILK The World Creaks (Spanish Magic) cd-r 12.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
Dug up a just a couple of these (as in only TWO copies) mysterious discs, a two track cd-r from Aussie experimental ambientists Moonmilk, who released a killer 3" a while back on the Grey Daturas' Diagnosis...Don't label. For those who remember that one, The World Creaks offers up more of the same, a fantastically tripped out and hazy blur of layered soft keyboard noise, lush roiling textures, swirling fractured FX, stuttering loops, wheezing melodies, all stretched and blurred into long expanses of hypnotic lysergic free noise drift, that slips from hazy upper register ur-drone to murky muddied low-end creep. The sort of stuff that should definitely appeal to folks into Skaters, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, James Ferraro, Yellow Swans, and all that sorta pretty noisiness.
Beautiful oversized screen printed covers, two printed, inserts on heavy textured paper, and again this is WAY out of print, and these are the last two copies EVER.
MPEG Stream: "The World Creaks"

MOONREICH Loi Martiale (De Tenebrarum Principio) cd 13.98

album cover MOONRISES Frozen Altars (Captcha Records) lp 17.98
Moonrises are the latest in a long line of psychedelic revivalists, many of whom we revere here at aQ, whether it's White Hills, or Carlton Melton, The Heads or Wooden Shjips, but these guys (and gal) have a leg up on lots of their psychedelic brethren in that they're led by none other than Plastic Crimewave, who oughta have a PhD in psychedelia at this point, and here, he puts that knowledge to work, crafting a gorgeous, intense, druggy and heavy modern psych rock that manages to channel jammed out space rock, with witchy occultic seventies acid folk, organ heavy prog and tranced out krautrock into some seriously heavy musical mayhem.
The opening one-two punch of the first two tracks definitely sets the stage, buzzing synths, dramatic female vocals, minimal drumming, soft swirls of guitar shimmer, woozy organ melodies, the vibe very witchy and demonic, keyboardist Libby Ramer's vocals a force of nature, slipping from whispery croon, to deep ominous drone to banshee like wail, the first track starting off all minimal and moody, but gradually building to a fierce psych rock blow out, the organ and guitar all tangled up in thick gouts of wah wah whirl, the drums wild and chaotic, the whole thing droned out and trancey, a fierce opener for sure, but it only get more fierce from there.
The second track, "Lorelei's Grasp" begins as a rumbling drone, which is soon joined by more of the creepy organ, some crumbling guitar noise, bursts of drum splatter, a free form space noise drift, that coalesces into some dense dark progginess, the organ letting loose a super intense minor key melody, the drums following with along, Ramer's vocals going crazy, a maniacal trill, a woman possessed, the whole thing so tense and intense, and unlike any of the so called space/psych rock we've been hearing. This could totally be some lost rare psych artifact, not just the sound, but the spirit, and the energy, the song settles down, and drones out, but soon, erupts into a final squall that sounds almost triumphant. Wow.
And so it goes, Moonrises effortlessly channeling the lost psychedelic seventies, the sonic spirits revealed through distorted organ buzz, and wild tangles psych guitar, deep chant like vocals, and skittering motorik rhythms, druggy clouds of hazy soft noise shimmer, but it's not all straight retro revival. The band are capable of seriously fucking shit up, check out "Eyelid Chamber", which sounds less like old psych folk, and more like some modern freakout avant noise rock, dizzying drumming, wrapped in thick organ drones, and peppered with swirling shards of jagged guitar crunch, before finally coalescing into a song proper, but even then it sounds like something more more modern, dirgey and grungey and heavy. Elsewhere they get into some tripped out rhythmic experimentalism, droney and woozy and looped, other descriptions we've seen mention This Heat and the Dead C, and yeah, there's a little of that going on, but to our ears, it's simply an extension of their tranced out psych, which already contains elements of both. Incredible stuff! Fans of all the current crop of psych/space revivalists, this is for YOU. And fans of the old stuff, who only dig the REAL thing, this could be the band that flips your lid and changes your mind.
MPEG Stream: "Oak Arena"
MPEG Stream: "Lorelei's Grasp"
MPEG Stream: "The Ivy Maze"
MPEG Stream: "Eyelid Chamber"

album cover MOONSORROW V : Havitetty (Unruly Sounds) cd 12.98

album cover MOONSORROW Voimasta Ja Kunniasta (Spikefarm) cd 14.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
Another winner from the Finnish label Spikefarm that brought us the amazing and sort of silly Finntroll. You remember, the trollish black metal polka band. Well, now here's Moonsorrow. Pagan Folk Metal is what they call it, but much like Finntroll, there's a definite polka vibe, as well as some Renaissance Faire bits and most importantly, at least to me (Andee), is the addition of one of my favorite instruments. No it's not the flute this time. That means it must be....the jaw harp! That's right. You haven't really heard metal until you've heard leads and rhythms played on a jaw harp! 'Voimasta...' is mostly midtempo, sort of tankard in the air, beer drinking Viking metal, with noodly keyboards, jaw harp, and lots of 'HEY!'s. Silly and bizarre and stupidly fantastic!
RealAudio clip: "Sankarihauta"
RealAudio clip: "Kylan Paassa"

MOONTOWER Black Metal Terror (Total Holocaust Records) cd 14.98

album cover MOONTOWER Praise The Apocalypse (ISO666) cd 14.98
We've had a few of these lurking on our shelves for a while, but (like so much other stuff, metal and otherwise) hadn't yet had a chance to give it the website review, until now... Moontower are a cult black metal duo from Poland that formed in the final year of the last millenium, and Praise The Apocalypse is their first full-length release dating from 2003. Being Polish, they're very Graveland influenced, though fortunately they've discarded any National Socialist associations in favor of a purely apolitical, anti-Christian stance.
This disc consists of seven thump n' grind rockers from the bowels of Hell, swathed in hellish buzzing fuzz-muzz, with rasping wretching vocals and monomaniacal programmed drums. The production is...distressed. The vocals in particular threaten to overload the rest of the already fully-fuzzed, distorted musick. We just LOVE this style of elite bathroom recorded burzumic mayhem. Well, it says this stuff was recorded in the "Stronghold of SETH", but while it's possible that stronghold is not a bathroom, it's also definitely no expensive studio. Such a studio would not survive this! Still sounds great though. And bewarned, chances are these few copies we have are the only ones we're gonna ever get...
MPEG Stream: "Luciferian Flame"
MPEG Stream: "Dungeons Of The Owl Mountains"

album cover MOORE BROTHERS, THE Now Is The Time For Love (Plain Recordings) cd 14.98
One of these Moore Brothers is a lad by the name of Thom. Y'know... of sweethearts Nedelle And Thom! Yup, and his brother is Greg. Their overall sound is heartfelt acoustic folk with definite shades of Beatles, Elliott Smith and Robyn Hitchcock, along with warm vocal harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel. The brothers alternate songs on this album, seven a piece. Thom's are the odd numbered and Greg's are the even. Thom's are the more straightforward, sweetly romantic, folk pop songs, while Greg's are a little bit more unconventional and atmospheric. A great side by side pairing of songs in which this contrast is most clearly exemplified are "Color And Kind" and "Unexpected Gusts Of Wind". Can you guess who wrote which? So dreamy! Who wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of the abovementioned "Color And Kind"? Oops, did we give it away? If you loved Nedelle & Thom's Summerland, then you very well might feel the same for Now Is The Time For Love. Sigh!
MPEG Stream: "Color And Kind"
MPEG Stream: "Unexpected Gusts Of Wind"

album cover MOORE BROTHERS, THE / VNC split (Brick Factory) 7" 3.99
The Bros. do "Fishes With Faces", VNC do "Harm Guitar".

MOORE, ANGELO Sacrifice (self-released) cd 8.98

album cover MOORE, DUDLEY Bedazzled (OST) (Acme) cd 24.00
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One of our all time favorite movies featuring arguably our most favorite song of all time! Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, one of Britain's best comedy duos were at their creative peak in this 1967 Stanley Donen classic in which Moore, apart from writing and starring, also provided the jazzy piano-led score. In the film, Moore's character meets the devil (awesomely played by Peter Cook) after a failed suicide attempt and sells him his soul for seven wishes. Infatuated with a co-worker, Moore uses his seven wishes to become more attractive. First as an intellectual, then as a rock star, then a wealthy industrialist. Each time outwitted by Cook who consistently one-ups Moore's attempts at charm. The best scene is the rock star segment, where Moore, after delivering his best Cliff Richards imitation in a music showcase ("Love Me"), is shocked to be followed by Drimble Wedge and The Vegetations, led by Peter Cook in full Velvets/Warhol mode with an army of modly-dressed dancing girls performing the title track, "Bedazzled", an arch call and response that is the pinnacle of psychedelic ambivalence ("You knock me out / I don't want you"). Incredible! The rest of the score is jaunty and jazzy, reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi and the Michael Garrick Trio. This reissue contains both Mono and Stereo versions.
MPEG Stream: "Moon Time"
MPEG Stream: "Love Me"
MPEG Stream: "Bedazzled"

album cover MOORE, GRAHAM / THURSTON MOORE split (Nihilist) 12" 19.98

album cover MOORE, MICHAEL Fahrenheit 9/11 (Columbia) dvd 32.00
What can we say about this movie that hasn't been said already? To sum it up: Soon after the towers fell in NY, the Bush Administration let the guy who committed the worst terrorist attack on our nation basically go free, while plotting to attack a country that hadn't attacked us. They also flew his entire family out of this country and back to Saudi Arabia while thousands upon thousands of Americans were left stranded in cities, physically and emotionally frozen. Dense layers of sobering details of the Bush Administration's fuck-up-for-oil are laid out here in very clear, very broad terms for anyone and everyone to absorb, regardless of race, creed or politics. Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) does an excellent job of making sense of it all for us. If you want the clearest, film-based explanation of what the hell has been going on with our government these last three years since 9/11 and in years leading up to it, this is a must-see. No, it's not entirely fair and balanced, but it's scary and sobering. Moore can be funny, but mostly this is frightening. Surprisingly on the expensive side, maybe the best way to purchase this is to combine dollars with your friends, family or neighbors and buy a copy to share. It's well worth the investment by also offering some powerful special features: a new scene -- homeland security, Miami style; outside Abu Ghraib Prison; an eyewitness acount from Samara, Iraq; a montage of the people of Iraq on the eve of the US invasion; an extended interview with Abdul Henderson; Lila Lipscomb at the DC premiere; Condoleeza Rice's 9/11 Commision testimony and more - all important to view and share with others before voting on November 2nd, and again thereafter for posterity's sake, giving new meaning to the phrase "never forget".

MOORE, R. STEVIE The Future Is Worst Than The Past (Megaphon) cd 14.98
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Before things such as 'indie-rock' or 'DIY' were phenomena of cool, R. Stevie Moore started hometaping his own pop songs over 30 years ago with a naive style that even Rolling Stone magazine recognized, by naming Moore's album 'Phonographie' to its list of the 50 most influential records of all time. With over 1000 (yes over one thousand!) songs, 14 albums, and 250 cassettes, it may be difficult to judge which R. Stevie Moore records would be worth owning. The Future Is Worse Than The Past is a best-of compilation of Moore's work which collects his quirky pop sensibility (which parallels such intentionally naive indie rockers as Calvin Johnson and Mark Robinson) onto a single CD. Did we mention that he has no car?

album cover MOORE, RUDY RAY Dolemite - The Soundtrack (Relapse) cd 14.98
Rudy Ray Moore was best known for his seventies XXX party records. Raw, dirty and totally exhilarating. Moore gained most of his fame and notoriety from his starring role in Dolemite, one of the baddest, most revered and often imitated films to come out of the blaxploitation era. Just as thrilling, raw and compelling is Moore's soundtrack. Deep funk with vocals here and there but mostly scorching short instrumentals that sound exactly how you want your 70's funk/soul to sound. The score had to be made on as tight a budget as the film, so a group of musicians called the Soul Rebellion Orchestra were hired for a minimal hourly rate and in those recording sessions came up with the raw sounds that would serve as the perfect backdrop, helping create the mystique of Dolemite, which was all about an attitude, an aesthetic, and a sound. Moore and Dolemite have had a huge impact on folks like Snoop Dog, Quentin Tarantino, Ice-T, and Spike Lee. This soundtrack has been impossible to track down for years but has finally been gussied up and reissued properly by an unexpected source, Relapse. Who knew that under all that metal they loved them some funk. We're sure happy they do!
MPEG Stream: "Dolemite"
MPEG Stream: "The Rumble"
MPEG Stream: "The Hitman"

MOORE, RUDY RAY Hully Gully Fever (Norton) cd 14.98
Blaxploitation pioneer Rudy Ray Moore's early work, recorded in the '50s and '60s. Includes rare stuff, previously unissued material, radio spots, Sam Cooke and Willie Dixon covers, etc.

album cover MOORE, RUDY RAY Petey Wheatstraw (Magic Disc) lp 13.98
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Clasic Blaxploitation Soundtrack to Rudy Ray Moore's Peaty Wheatstraw, "the Devil's Son-in-Law".
if you like Moore's Dolemite movies and soundtracks, then this more violent, funky and funny offshoot should get you moving!

album cover MOORE, SAM MOOOHIEEE! (EM Records) cd 21.00
Subtitled: Musical Saw And Hawaiian Guitar Soli Recorded In Early 1920s. That's what it is, and it's SO GOOD! We're in love with this sepia-toned collection of old time tunes, some of them lively rags, others sad slowed-down ballads made even sadder by the unique sound of the saw.
If Japan's EM Records (the same label responsible for reissuing both the "Symphony of the Birds" and the Moolah records we raved about last list) has anything to do with it, pretty soon we'll have a whole little "musical saw" section here at Aquarius! It's one of their several weird, wonderful obsessions (along with thrift-store exotica LPs, obscure '70s New Age psych, pioneering electronic experiments, etc.) and so there's a slew of releases on EM featuring the gorgeous, if sometimes gimmicky (but not here!) sound of the musical saw.
We're gonna start you out with this, music by Sam Moore, an early 20th century master of the musical saw ... who also plays a mean guitar too, and who is accompanied on most of these tracks by another talent of the era, Horace Davis. (Roy Smeck and Frank Banta also make appearances.) You'll get to hear Moore's "Octo-chord" (an 8-string steel guitar) alongside the "harp-guitar" (a guitar outfitted with extra, resonating strings) of Davis on their hit, the "Laughing Rag". But it's the tracks with the musical saw that grab us the most. Listening to those, you'll understand why this instrument, steel bent and bowed, is also often called the "singing saw". It's got a definite vocal timbre, maybe also a bit like the electronic Theremin in that regard. Wavering, wordlessly moaning, haunting and eerie. MOOOHIEEE! (Man, we'd love to hear John Jacob Niles accompanied by a singing saw, if such a recording were to exist. That would be perfect.)
Some background: Sam Moore (1887-1959), was a child musical prodigy who, having quickly mastered the violin, guitar and banjo, soon developed an interest in playing more eccentric, unconventional "instruments" as well. He'd been doing so from a young age -- Moore's father once claimed that Sam, as a child, had been able to "get music out of a pitchfork" (!) although sadly, no recordings exist to prove it... But we do know that at one point Sam Moore was part of a vaudeville act called "Spooning And Ballooning" in which he played an inflated rubber balloon, dueting with another fellow who played the spoons (of course). Another of his unusual instrumental specialties was (as documented on much of this fantastic cd) the carpenter's steel hand saw, which is something of a Southern folk music-making tradition. 'Round about 1918 Moore had taken to playing the saw, and was able to capitalize on the fad for the instrument in the early '20s, bringing his sawing skills to New York City's famed Ziegfeld's Follies for a successful stint on stage circa 1920-21. Although that fad soon faded, Sam Moore never abandoned the saw, keeping it in his instrumental repertoire as his career stretched into the '40s and '50s.
All the recordings found here date from Sam's sawing heyday in the Twenties... 13 tracks all taken from rare old 78 rpm records treasured by collectors. That these vintage recordings, warm and crackly, are so burnished with the patina of the past only makes sound all the better to our ears. EM has fitted this out in handsome digipack, the only disappointment being that the extensive liner notes are pretty much all in Japanese...
MPEG Stream: "Mother Machree"
MPEG Stream: "My Old Hawaiian Home"
MPEG Stream: "Old Black Joe"

album cover MOORE, STEVE Fever Dream / 30,000 Feet Deep (Mexican Summer) 10" 19.98
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John Carpenter. Goblin. Eighties sci-fi soundtracks. If those words have you frothing at the mouth, then this is for you. Also consider the facts: 2 new songs by 1/2 of Zombi, synth wizard Steve Moore, pressed onto limited edition 10" vinyl by Brooklyn's Mexican Summer label. They made just 500 copies, we only got a dozen. 'Nuff said? Another chunk of gloriously grooving yet sinister instrumental electronic sci-fi spaceouts, that sound like they could have been lifted straight out of some late night, straight to video, lost Carpenter flick. It of course sounds quite a bit like Steve's band Zombi, and thus suggest the above mentioned soundtrack music, but could also (like some of Zombi's output too) find a spot in a stargazing "cosmic disco" DJ's set.
Soaring synths, pulsing rhythms, fuzzy synthesized bass, mournful minor key melodies, primitive programmed rhythms, dramatic and moody and mysterious, so totally evocative and dreamy, and a bit cheesy, but in a good way. Shades of Tangerine Dream, this is definitely at the crossroads of spacey sci fi synth music and new age drift, bloopy and bleepy, almost video game sounding at times, but more often like the mood music from Phantasm or Halloween, where the main character is driving along the dark roads, it's probably raining, and while it's not explicitly scary yet, darkness and danger lurk just up ahead.
Ethereal and washed out, minimal and even a bit cold wave, this is total cinematic sci-fi new age space prog dream synth bliss.
Gorgeous packaging, extra thick vinyl, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, each one machine numbered...

album cover MOORE, STEVE Fever Dream / 30,000 Feet Deep (Mexican Summer) 10" 19.98
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John Carpenter. Goblin. Eighties sci-fi soundtracks. If those words have you frothing at the mouth, then this is for you. Also consider the facts: 2 new songs by 1/2 of Zombi, synth wizard Steve Moore, pressed onto limited edition 10" vinyl by Brooklyn's Mexican Summer label. They made just 500 copies, we only got a dozen. 'Nuff said? Another chunk of gloriously grooving yet sinister instrumental electronic sci-fi spaceouts, that sound like they could have been lifted straight out of some late night, straight to video, lost Carpenter flick. It of course sounds quite a bit like Steve's band Zombi, and thus suggest the above mentioned soundtrack music, but could also (like some of Zombi's output too) find a spot in a stargazing "cosmic disco" DJ's set.
Soaring synths, pulsing rhythms, fuzzy synthesized bass, mournful minor key melodies, primitive programmed rhythms, dramatic and moody and mysterious, so totally evocative and dreamy, and a bit cheesy, but in a good way. Shades of Tangerine Dream, this is definitely at the crossroads of spacey sci fi synth music and new age drift, bloopy and bleepy, almost video game sounding at times, but more often like the mood music from Phantasm or Halloween, where the main character is driving along the dark roads, it's probably raining, and while it's not explicitly scary yet, darkness and danger lurk just up ahead.
Ethereal and washed out, minimal and even a bit cold wave, this is total cinematic sci-fi new age space prog dream synth bliss.
Gorgeous packaging, extra thick vinyl, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, each one machine numbered...

album cover MOORE, STEVE Light Echoes (Cuneiform) cd 16.98
Last list, we had Solar Maximum, the new one from Majeure, aka Zombi drummer A.E. Paterra. It was all kinds of cosmic synth new age disco-tinged bliss, naturally. And, as we mentioned then, there's also a new solo album from the OTHER half of the Zombi duo, Mr. Steve Moore. Here 'tis, Light Echoes, released on the venerable prog rock/new music label Cuneiform, which is kind of like when a modern '80s styled heavy metal band like In Solitude or Slough Feg gets signed to Metal Blade.
Moore is not to be outdone by Majeure, delivering the spacey, synthy, shimmering hypno-minimalism over six tracks, the last one ("Ancient Shorelines II") stretching out for nearly a half-hour...
Any fan of the more melodic and atmospheric side of Zombi (or Majeure), should find Moore's glowing and glimmering electronic pulsations here quite enjoyable.
This might be called Light Echoes, and it has its blissful moments for sure, but it's not all light and fluffy, not at all. "Aldebran Exchange" is super moody gloomy piece, leaning heavily on pitched-down drones. So, throughout, there's some shades of somber darkness to these echoes of light.
MPEG Stream: "Tyken's Rift"
MPEG Stream: "Light Echoes I"
MPEG Stream: "Aldebran Exchange "

MOORE, STEVE Primitive Neural Pathways (Dangerous Age) lp 17.98

MOORE, STEVE Primitive Neural Pathways / Vaalbara (Static Caravan) 2cd 25.00

album cover MOORE, STEVE The Henge (Relapse) cd 14.98
The short, one sentence review: it's the debut solo album from keyboard player from AQ fave Goblinesque math rock duo Zombi, and if you like Zombi, you'll probably really like this! More details, if necessary... Well, a little tizzy of controversy got started here at Aquarius when we scoped the sticker that Relapse stuck on the front of these cds. To quote, "The Henge is a huge, psychedelic, symphonic affair with Moore's patented cinematic brand of keyboard driven horror score virtuosity. For fans of Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom, Black Ice, Brian Eno, Ash Ra Tempel, Robert Fripp's 'Frippertronics', Heldon". No denying that this sounds quite a bit like all of that, it describes this pretty well. But we must take exception to the use of the word "patented"! Did Heldon, Goblin, John Carpenter et.al. all forget to contact the government, and then wily Steve Moore slipped in and got the patent!? Huh. Poor choice of words, "patented". But we know what they meant. It's the sound that Zombi is known for (being infuenced by) and they do it really well, and that's what this sounds like, basically Zombi without the drummer, if anything more '70s and cinematic sounding, also really sci-fi cosmic.
To his credit, Moore doesn't overtly pull out the ol' "imaginary soundtrack" concept, but he sure could have. In fact some of the more bombastic moments it seems like he's just waiting for Hollywood to come knockin', to score their next horror blockbuster. Elsewhere, at the very least this could be the most sinister soundtrack to a PBS documentary ever! Alternatively, we might describe this as New Age nightmare music. Moore's minimal-wave soundscapes, full of nervous rhythms, ominous drones, & electronic symphonics, are tense yet often deceptively pleasant. It's paranoid, menacing Muzak that hypnotizes like an unholy mix of A.R.& Machines and Dave Borden's Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co., plus all the other names dropped in the blurb quoted above. A fine follow up to Surface To Air, even thought it's not technically a Zombi album!
MPEG Stream: "Cepheid"
MPEG Stream: "The Henge/Ascension"

album cover MOORE, STEVE Zero-Point Field (L.I.E.S.) 12" 10.98
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Almost like a teaser for the forthcoming Zombi full length, Escape Velocity, comes this killer two track 12" from one half of Zombi, Steve Moore, whose solo recordings are (thankfully) not all that far removed from the Zombi mothership.
It's easy to be dismissive at this point of this sound, cuz there are just soooo many folks doing it, sci-fi soundtracks, eighties straight to video B movies, John Carpenter, Goblin, but Zombi were there first, and still do it better than most, and hearing Moore's latest blast of cosmic disco sci-fi nu-age techno synthscapery it's easy to see why he and his two man crew inspired such a legion of similarly sonically obsessed sci-fi minions.
The title track here is a fantastic chunk of outer space sci-fi synth drift, the robotic pulse underscores sweeping swells of moody melody, pappered with occasional bits of percussive bloopery, the rhythms muted and minimal, the pulsing synths driving the proceedings more than the beats, but the beats are still there, adding texture, and eventually a skittery skeletal framework for Moore's cinematic synthesized cosmic drift.
The flipside begins all washed out and woozy, lush, layered synth swirls, a slow moving outer space shimmer, but soon, the synth low end begins to percolate right below the surface, not quite disrupting the new age vibe, but adding a bit of momentum and propulsion. Eventually the beat comes in, but it's not so much a beat, as a pulse, a single house-y kick drum, but the result is perfect, adding just the slightest bit of groove, allowing the rest of the track to swirl and whirl and drift, all hazy and dreamily druggy and spaced out, the sound building to a driving and dramatic crescendo, before slipping away in a soft hazy swirl of slow fading synth shimmer. So good!
Needless to say, absolutely required listening for fans of Umberto, Zombi, Xander Harris, John Carpenter, Goblin, Blizaro, Applehead, Gatekeeper, Expo 70, Roll The Dice, Nightsatan, Twins and all the rest. Packaged in a plain black disco style big hole 12"s sleeve.
MPEG Stream: "Frigia"
MPEG Stream: "Zero-Point Field"

album cover MOORE, STEVE / MAJEURE Brainstorm (Temporary Residence Ltd.) lp 15.98
Not sure what else to say about these two guys that we haven't already. Together in the group Zombi, and on their own, they are the modern masters of the not so modern art of John Carpenter / Goblin style psychedelic space synth futuristic-retro faux soundtrackery, and here both get to share a record and do what they do best. Moore offers up 4 tracks of THAT sound, one we can't seem to get enough of, and apparently neither can most of you: swirling sci-fi synths, pulsing rhythms, tense and cinematic, the occasional stretch of swooshy new age shimmer, but heavy on the eighties soundtrack vibe, and rife with some darkly dirgey drama, a mini-song cycle that definitely works as a whole.
Which perfectly counters Majeure, who takes up the whole B side with a three part 20+ minute epic, ditching much of the synth-disco-kraut sound that so defined previous outings, or at least the disco part of the equation, instead building a hushed and ominous dronescape, super minimal, very soundtracky, the second movement finds the sound blossoming into something more Tangerine Dreamy, cosmic and psychedelic, before eventually, for the last few minutes, returning to a sort progged out kraut-disco coda to finish things off!
Killer psychedelic sand-hand cover art. Include a download coupon as well!
MPEG Stream: STEVE MOORE "Enhanced Humanoid"
MPEG Stream: MAJEURE "Atlantis Purge"

album cover MOORE, THURSTON Demolished Thoughts (Matador / Ecstatic Peace) cd 13.98
We were just raving recently about Thurston Moore's beautiful solo acoustic guitar meditations record released on VDSQ a little while back, and now he follows it up with an album some of his most intimate and inviting songs yet. Demolished Thoughts demonstrates a side of Moore's songwriting that is often blurred in the layers and velocity of his long running group Sonic Youth, but loosed from that noise and bombast, these songs are revealed as perhaps some of the dreamiest you will hear all year. If you are like us, and ever daydreamed about what an entire record filled with songs that sound like the first six minutes of "The Diamond Sea" would sound like, then this is one of those amazing moments when a wish gets granted, and exceeds that far fetched fantasy.
With Samra Lubelski adding violin, Moore playing his acoustic with sensual perfection, and songs sprinkled with harp by Mary Lattimore, its an album that perfectly captures the drifting and pastoral side of Moore's musical vision, which has also been a more subtle part of his signature sound. Beck was at the helm of the production for this record, and we have to say we think we might be liking him more these days in that role than on his own records (check out Charlotte Gainsbourg's IRM, for more proof). In fact there are some elements of Demolished Thoughts, that echo Beck's downer masterpiece "Sea Change." What's so remarkable about this album is that alongside its elegance, Moore maintains his voice and vision to the core. Highly recommended!
MPEG Stream: "Benediction"
MPEG Stream: "Illuminine"
MPEG Stream: "Orchard Street"
MPEG Stream: "January"

album cover MOORE, THURSTON Demolished Thoughts (Matador / Ecstatic Peace) 2lp 19.98
We were just raving recently about Thurston Moore's beautiful solo acoustic guitar meditations record released on VDSQ a little while back, and now he follows it up with an album some of his most intimate and inviting songs yet. Demolished Thoughts demonstrates a side of Moore's songwriting that is often blurred in the layers and velocity of his long running group Sonic Youth, but loosed from that noise and bombast, these songs are revealed as perhaps some of the dreamiest you will hear all year. If you are like us, and ever daydreamed about what an entire record filled with songs that sound like the first six minutes of "The Diamond Sea" would sound like, then this is one of those amazing moments when a wish gets granted, and exceeds that far fetched fantasy.
With Samra Lubelski adding violin, Moore playing his acoustic with sensual perfection, and songs sprinkled with harp by Mary Lattimore, its an album that perfectly captures the drifting and pastoral side of Moore's musical vision, which has also been a more subtle part of his signature sound. Beck was at the helm of the production for this record, and we have to say we think we might be liking him more these days in that role than on his own records (check out Charlotte Gainsbourg's IRM, for more proof). In fact there are some elements of Demolished Thoughts, that echo Beck's downer masterpiece "Sea Change." What's so remarkable about this album is that alongside its elegance, Moore maintains his voice and vision to the core. Highly recommended!
MPEG Stream: "Benediction"
MPEG Stream: "Illuminine"
MPEG Stream: "Orchard Street"
MPEG Stream: "January"

album cover MOORE, THURSTON Flipped Out Bride (Blossoming Noise) cd 14.98
A man of so many moods and modes, Thurston Moore continues to create all sorts of music and sounds, as wide in scope as the insane record collection we know he has. Earlier this year Sonic Youth gave us a fantastic, and very much pop minded album with Rather Ripped, so we had a feeling that Thurston might be itching to unleash his more experimental side. Flipped Out Bride features two long droning guitar pieces that show Thurston practicing restraint briefly before unleashing some intense guitar brutality. Once again proving himself to be a direct descendent of NY guitar legends like Glen Branca, Rhys Chatham and LaMonte Young. There is a focus, subtly and sharp vision to this recording that sometimes seems to be lacking in Moore's other experimental outings. We really like him in this drone-like setting a lot more than when he try's to get his free-jazz skronk on. Nice!
MPEG Stream: "Flipped Out Bride"
MPEG Stream: "O Sweet Lanolin"

MOORE, THURSTON Kapotte Muziek By... (Korm Plastics) cd 14.98

album cover MOORE, THURSTON Solo Acoustic Vol. 5 - 12 String Meditations For Jack Rose (Win Du Select Qualitite) lp 19.98
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For all the praise that's heaped on Thurston Moore whenever his name or his band Sonic Youth come up, it's sometimes easy to forget what an amazing and unique guitar player he really is. Sure he's in one of the coolest bands EVER, and he's proven to be an adventurous music maker in the avant-garde, and yeah he looks so rad when rocking out on stage, but beyond all that, is a truly spiritual connection to the guitar which he's been able to channel into creating some of the best music of the last quarter century.
We were excited to discover that this album was just Moore playing acoustic guitar, as we really love to hear him play sans pedals and crazy effects, 'cause he manages to still conjure up incredible sounds, creating such sensual and pleasing results from just 12 steel strings. Recorded in loving memory of Jack Rose, these 12-string meditations are some of the most soulful and chilling tracks that Moore has ever recorded. It's so cool that even while playing acoustic, you can hear so many of the trademark guitar sounds and styles that have found their way into Sonic Youth songs over the years. We know that he puts out lots of one off solo recordings or collaborations and it can be hard to keep up sometimes, but do not sleep on this one, it's one of the finest recordings of his mind blowing career.

album cover MOORE, THURSTON Suicide Notes For Acoustic Guitar (Carbon) cd-r 6.98
Whoa! Thurston sure knows how to keep himself occupied and totally balanced, if not bipolar. After releasing two of his prettiest and acoustic based solo records, the song based Demolished, and the self explanatory Solo Acoustic Vol. 5 - 12 String Meditations For Jack Rose, he goes the exact opposite route and releases one of his most fucked up and noisy solo guitar records ever. Suicide Notes For Acoustic Guitar, is in fact a cd-r filled with relentless blasts of electric guitar way in the red and filled with an urgency that never takes a breath. In fact it's got the same kind of crazy intensity and bleeding guitar sounds that can be found on records from folks like Mainliner, High Rise, Keiji Haino, Wolf Eyes, Skullflower etc. But within all this psychedelic noise you can still totally hear his patented approach to guitar playing lurking there all the time right beneath the crushing pace and voltage that blasts out of these tracks from start to finish. Who else in their early '50s can thrash and destroy with this much energy and passion on one record, while getting so dreamy and beautiful on another. The man is a legend for a reason! And while we found the title confusing, we now realize its true meaning, that these are the sorts of sounds that would drive an acoustic guitar to end it all!
MPEG Stream: "Black Hairs"
MPEG Stream: "Stained Silk"
MPEG Stream: "Soul"

album cover MOORE, THURSTON Trees Outside The Academy (Ecstatic Peace) cd 12.98
On his first song based solo outing since 1995's Psychic Hearts, Thurston shows us that he's not afraid of the acoustic guitar or even super pretty melodies. With a great supporting cast at his side including J. Mascis, Samara Lubelski, Gown, Christina Carter, Leslie Keifer and his SY comrade Steve Shelley, Moore has made a superb rock record that shows off his great songwriting skills and his surprisingly dreamy touch. While Moore is usually thought of in regards to electricity and his fondness for noise, it's always been his sprawling guitar playing and ability to make rock songs that swoon with such dignity and grace that we think makes him so special. It should come as no surprise then that Trees Outside The Academy has a sound and feeling that is pretty reminiscent of recent Sonic Youth outings like Rather Ripped and Murray Street, but stripped down to their core with lush violin accompaniment on many of the tracks, and Moore's instantly recognizable guitar playing and vocals. Thurston continues shine, proving once again that he is never going to fade away, not with so many great songs still hidden up his sleeves!
MPEG Stream: "The Shape Is In A Trance"
MPEG Stream: "Honest James"
MPEG Stream: "Trees Outside The Academy"

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