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jueves, noviembre 29, 2007

Minutos Musicales: Thurston Moore

hoy os ofrecemos a otro de esos artistas que debido a su creatividad se lanza a publicar temas nuevos en paralelo a grupos a los que pertenece y que tienen mucho más renombre que su carrera en solitario.

Este es el caso de Thurston Joseph Moore, lider del grupo Sonic Youth (cantante, compositor y guitarrista) que ha participado como solista colaborando con diversos grupos fuera de Sonic Youth e incluso se ha atrevido con la creación de un pequeño sello musical.

"In addition to his work with Sonic Youth, Moore has also released albums as a solo artist (one under the moniker David Adelmen), including 1995's Psychic Hearts. He and Gordon released a few songs as Mirror/Dash, a reference to their respective nicknames. ("Mirror" being an alliterative pun on "Moore," and "Dash" being a pun on Flash Gordon.)

Moore has collaborated with scores of musicians, including Lydia Lunch, DJ Spooky, William Hooker, Christian Marclay, Mike Watt, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Nels Cline, Cock E.S.P., Chris Corsano and My Cat is an Alien. Most of his solo/duo collaborations have been instrumental, and are generally improvised and/or noise based.

In the early 1990s, Moore formed the side band Dim Stars, featuring punk legend Richard Hell of the Voidoids. Moore performed solo on the side stage of the 1993 Lollapalooza tour.

In 1994, Moore teamed up with Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs, Don Fleming of Gumball, Mike Mills of R.E.M., and Dave Grohl of Nirvana/Foo Fighters, to form the Backbeat Band, which recorded the soundtrack album to the movie Backbeat. Additionally, Moore also contributed guitar work and backing vocals on "Crush With Eyeliner," which appeared on R.E.M.'s Monster LP.

Since 2004, Moore has recorded and performed with the all-star noise collective To Live and Shave in L.A., the lineup of which also features Andrew W.K.. He recorded with the band at Sonic Youth's former studio in Manhattan, and later performed with them at the George W. Bush "anti-inaugural" Noise Against Fascism concert in Washington, D.C., named in reference to S.Y.'s 1992 song "Youth Against Fascism." Moore curated the "Nightmare Before Christmas" weekend of the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival, in December 2006.

Moore directed the music video for Pavement's song "Here," from Slanted and Enchanted.

Moore is a member of director Jim Jarmusch's "secret club," The Sons Of Lee Marvin.

Moore also composed the score for the 2001 film Manic, which starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
On June 21, 2007, Moore revealed to Spin Magazine that he would be releasing a solo album titled Trees Outside The Academy. The album was recorded at J Mascis' studio in Amherst, Massachusetts. The album is made up of mostly acoustic material, it features Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and violinist Samara Lubelski. The album also features collaborations between Mascis and Charalambides' Christina Carter, who performs a duet with Moore on the track, "Honest James." The album was released on September 18, 2007, on Moore's label Ecstatic Peace."

Grupo: Thurston Moore
Disco: Trees Outside The Academy
Año: 2007
Web oficial: http://www.sonicyouth.com/
Canciones destacadas: Fri/Emd, Honest James, Never Light y Wonderful Witches

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