singer/guitarist Thurston Moore and experimental musician Loren Mazzacane Connors. While not quite the anti-rhythmic wall of noise and feedback that Reed's Metal Machine Music is, whatever genre that double album falls into, it surely has Straight Though resting uncomfortably beside it for company if this audio anomaly can be found resting anywhere. The Only Way to Go Is Straight Up is a Record Store Day (April 20, 2013) only release and only on vinyl with no CD digital download release (at least not at this time)
The Only Way to Go Is Straight Through (RSD2013 release).
Artist: Thurston Moore. Artist: Thurston Moore and Loren Connors. Album: The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through. Style: Experimental Rock. Format: MP3 320Kbps, FLAC.
2013 – The Only Way to Go is Straight Through with Loren Connors, NYC 2012. 2013 – Comes Through in the Call Hold with Clark Coolidge, Anne Waldman], Harry Smith cottage at Naropa, June 30, 2012, released by Fast Speaking Music. 2013 – Last Notes with Joe McPhee, Bill Nace, Roulette NYC, May 31, 2012. Thrash Sabbatical (Deathbomb Arc, 2008 four-way split 12" + 2x7" w/Men Who Can't Love, Barrabarracuda, Kevin Shields). Mature, Lonely + Out of Control/Alternative Hair Styles (Nihilist, 2008 split LP with Graham Moore).
Playing under the name Thurston Moore UK, Moore will support his SY bandmate Lee Ranaldo and his band The Dust at The Garage in London next Thursday, November 21. Earlier this year Moore collaborated on an album with experimental guitarist Loren Connors, releasing The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through on Record Store Day in April. Tags: Lee Ranaldo Sonic Youth Thurston Moore.
Thurston Moore & Loren Connors. Release: The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through Format: 7-inch vinyl Label: Northern Spy Details: This 12-inch pulls together two collaborative performances ( The Stone and Public Assembly ) from Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore and experimental musician Loren Connors. Release: Change Becomes Us Format: 12-inch vinyl Label: Pink Flag/Cargo Details: The post-punk veterans’ 13th studio album is due out in stores March 25, but the band is waiting until Record Store Day to release a vinyl version of the 13-song collection. Previously on slicing up eyeballs.
Connors - who names abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko as his single biggest artistic influence - is incredibly prolific; he released approximately 30 albums between 1978 and the end of the millennium - many in extremely limited quantities - on countless labels under his own name and a handful of pseudonyms (including Loren Mazzacane and Guitar Roberts). It was followed the next year by The Only Way to Go Is Straight Through by Connors and Thurston Moore. 2015 saw the Family Vineyard reissue of one of Connors' most cherished albums, 1990's Blues: The "Dark Paintings" of Mark Rothko, as well as Live in New York, captured the previous year during two performances held six days apart.
II: A Selected Loren Connors Discography. Loren Connors' catalog is so deep and highlight-filled that recommending particular titles seems almost silly. Though it was their last album together, Moonlight might be the best example of how Connors' guitar style meshes with Bloom's intoxicating warble. At times, it feels as if she's translating his notes into words. Though these songs have a more standard folk shape than most of Connors' solo work, the essential personality in his playing shines through, and finds new avenues in this context. Crucible with Suzanne Langille (Black Label, 1996; Family Vineyard, 2007).
|A||NYC - The Stone - July 14th, 2012||21:15|
|B||Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly - October 17th, 2012||22:59|
- Recorded At – The Stone
- Recorded At – Public Assembly, NYC
- Artwork – Loren Connors*
- Mixed By, Mastered By – Chris Weiss
NotesExclusive Record Store Day release limited to 3,000 copies.
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