As inaccessible to mainstream audiences a lot of Sonic Youth's output was, there is some of their work that is just pure noise, and I mean that in the best possible way. Way back in 1995, Thurston Moore released Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv only in New Zealand. It was a free noise set with free jazz drummer Tom Surgal. You'll know if you want to hear this based on that description alone, and if you do, you're in luck. Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv is being released for the first time in the States, and on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Thurston Moore performing with a free jazz drummer in 1995 won't be for everyone, but for those of us excited by this idea, this release is a dream come true.
You can listen to "Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv (Part 2)" below. Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv will be released on November 2 on Glass Modern Records. You can pre-order your copy via Bandcamp. Thurston Moore will be heading out on a noise tour soon. Dates for that can be found below the song.
NOV 2 Kingston, NY - BSP KINGSTON
NOV 3 New Haven, CT - Statehouse
NOV 4 Greenfield, MA, USA - The Root Cellar
NOV 6 Philadelphia, PA - RUBA
NOV 9 Minneapolis, MN - Thurston Moore: Moore at 60
NOV 10 Minneapolis, MN - Thurston Moore: Moore at 60
NOV 12 Chicago, IL - Art Institute of Chicago
NOV 15 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere