TIP OF THE TONGUE 27 JULY 2014


Thurston Moore & Margarida Garcia
The Rust Within Their Throats
Headlights LPH-21
LP
£21.99

Stunning new limited edition LP on Portuguese avant guitarist Manuel Mota’s private imprint in an edition of only 299 copies that pitches the mile-deep bass stylings of Portuguese bassist Margarida Garcia against Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth’s electric guitar: this is one of the most radically styling of free improvised face-offs from Thurston in an age, with Garcia’s incredible earth-shuddering electric bass stylings evacuating all sorts of doomy sonic sub-spectra that opens up a weird vortex that is part classic guitar-smashing EVOL-style improv, part avant cosmo gobbling ala the tactile string work of Dumitrescu or the early music sawing of a Third Ear Band and part the kinda naked on the lip of the void free jazz drone of the classic Barefoot In The Head side cut with Sauter and Dietrich. Thurston plays in a textural style but with a whole lot of actual bite, drumming up venomous string combinations and hovering over halos of electricity while Garcia sounds like she is burrowing her bass straight through the floor, creating the kinda polmorphously perverse shapes that suggest deep, organic activity. But really this one feels like the between song jams of the EVOL years extended to the point of full free compositional motherlode, with a psychedelic depth that could almost be Tokyo. Love this, beautifully packaged, very highly recommended!



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