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Thurston Moore

Considering they look so alike that Thurston Moore once took to wearing a T-shirt proclaiming ‘I AM NOT BECK’,

it was practically written in the stars that the Sonic Youth man and our favourite Scientologist would collaborate properly one day.Thurston


Where Moore’s previous solo albums were stylistic, if stunning, mish-mashes, Thurston

Beck seems to have steered this one towards a more singular vision the album sustains an exquisitely tender and dreamy mood,Thurston


sending the listener floating on a 12-string pillow while an out-of-character Thurston whispers sweet nothings in their ears. Thurston

Practically devoid of bass or drums, the nine songs are highlighted by lush violin and psychedelic harp, which lifts Thurston’s


lethargically intoned paens towards the cosmos. Thurston

And even though pulsating tracks like ‘Circulation’ and ‘Blood Never Lies’ can’t top some of the darker,Thurston

more varied material on ’07’s ‘Trees Outside The Academy’,


as a whole ‘Demolished Thoughts’, Moore’s tenderest, most surprising and unified album, is a sugary delight.Thurston

For the record, and anti-interview diatribes notwithstanding, she doesn’t sound like a lunatic.Thurston


However, she does sound like someone whose selfconsciousness is sometimes paralysing, the kind of person who has to frequently tell themselves to relax,


and then can’t. Listening to Tucek speak, it seems like it’s not much fun being her – but then again, who said musicians weren’t allowed to be tortured souls?

“Most people make art because they’re trying to feel better, like they’re cutting something out of themselves to make their lives more pleasant,” she suggests.


Based on her life so far and the music she makes, one can only expect more therapeutic musical amputations to come.

Back in New York, the memory of her father was unavoidable – “It was no longer a problem of geography, but one of death,” she assesses,

disconnected and eerily objective – and the thought processes behind the writing of ‘Get Well Soon’ began to germinate.

“I was in my thirties and suddenly alone, with all sorts of feelings
coming to me.

It was that feeling of being alone that inspired me, and a compulsion to, well, feel better.”


There’s that phrase again, like a self-help mantra.

“I’m all about finding a way out,” she continues.


“The number-one reason why I write music is to make myself feel better. I can’t stand to feel uncomfortable.


I’m constantly trying to make myself feel better and mentally more stable.”

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