SPIRIT COUNSEL will be released by The Daydream Library Series, a new record label founded in 2018 by Eva Prinz &ThurstonMoore. Daydream Library is distributed by Cargo in Europe and Forced Exposure in North America.
Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore offers a CD boxset album Spirit Counsel with three compact discs and book. Spirit Counsel is a collection of three extended compositions recorded between 2018-19. This collection represents a period of reflection on spiritual matters, collective musical friendships, and a time and space universally, without words or languages to distract from meditation.
CD 1: Alice Moki Jayne is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honouring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Thurston Moore. Recorded in Brussels, Belgium in 2019.
CD 2: 8 Spring Street is a personal hommage to Glenn Branca, the title an address is in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse. Recorded in London, UK in 2019.
CD 3: Galaxies is an orchestral piece of music, with Moore as conductor and composer. Twelve guitarists are arranged as if one instrument, exploring the vast emotional depths present in twelve strings. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra ‘Galaxies’ ponders our place in the universe as we stare into imagery offered by satellites via space agencies. Recorded in London, UK in 2018
Book: Spirit Counsel is an artist book edited by Thurston Moore which includes photographs compiled during the process of creating the accompanying musical works and is available exclusively within this boxset.
In addition to the release of this CD box set, Daydream Library will offer in the coming months three 7-inch vinyl singles each packaged with fanzines edited by Thurston & Eva. The recordings are excerpted from the ‘Spirit Counsel’ sessions and the b-sides include such treats as a Thurston Moore cover of New Order during a recording session in Salford, UK and other delights to be announced! Stay tuned for more...!