Thurston Moore - electric guitar
Umut Caglar - electric guitar
We've been waiting a while to tell you about this LP, and yes we couldn't be happier to present the one and only THURSTON MOORE with UMUT CAGLAR (of Konstrukt) who give us an absolutely stunning album of guitar duets entitled "Dunia."
Dunia was recorded in Istanbul, Turkey during the same trip that teamed Thurston Moore with Konstrukt for a concert. The duo recording was done quietly in a studio as an aside on the very same trip. There is little here that will come as a true surprise to those familiar with Moore or Caglar/Konstrukt. The most exciting thing about Dunia is that this fresh duo pairing finds Moore in absolute prime form alongside his newfound foil in Caglar. Caglar, who is known for being a multi-instrumentalist more than a guitarist, pushes and prods Moore into unexpected directions (including the absolutely beautiful first half of "Kensaku") and not to be outdone, Caglar holds his own against Moore on the all out assault of the first half of "The Red Sun." This isn't a jazz record, this isn't a noise record, this isn't even a guitar record, this is an LP full of intensely challenging and rewarding music. At times the pair sounds more akin to electronic music with sustained tones and piercing highs. Beautifully recorded and beautifully mastered by Alan Jones at Laminal Audio. Hopefully this is the first many documents of wonderful pairing of Moore & Caglar.
Thurston Moore makes a lot of records with a lot of people, and with profusion comes the opportunity to choose. Frugal purchasers may question if they really need another record by the guy, but close and curious listeners may ask other questions. How much does his playing change from one situation to the next? And if he can be used as a baseline, what can you learn about his partners from the way they play with him?
Dunia is a record that might not happen today. In June 2016 Moore visited Instanbul, ....... więcej