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The Promise

Thurston Moore

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Album Review

Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore teamed up with veteran British free improvisation saxophonist Evan Parker and Italian bassist and sound processor Walter Prati for this free-form session. The trio produces exquisite results on a series of improvisations that focus on the combined sonic anomalies of the three instruments. Thurston Moore's guitar style is instantly recognizable regardless of the context, and on this avant-garde outing his myriad tones are to the fore and matched with the hypnotic circular drones of Evan Parker's saxophone.

Biography

Born: 25 July 1958 in Coral Gables, FL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although a key member of the critically acclaimed art/punk rock band Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore has also been involved in numerous side projects, including the Dim Stars with Richard Hell and Even Worse. His first solo album, Psychic Hearts (recorded during and immediately after his wife and Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon's pregnancy in 1994), with ex-Half Japanese guitarist Tim Foljahn and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, had an appropriately offhand feel but was far from sloppy. Along with carrying...
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