Thurston Moore: We Sing a New Language by Nick Soulsby

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Thurston Moore: We Sing a New Language

Spanning 1978 to the present day, Nick Soulsby’s book Thurston Moore: We Sing a New Language takes the reader inside the creative process, capturing each key shift and development in Moore’s work from his time with Glenn Branca’s seminal guitar orchestras to his wholehearted embrace of free jazz and improvisational music in the mid-nineties.

The polar opposite of the rock star who becomes a calcified monument to what made him famous when young, Thurston Moore has retained the genuine youthfulness of the ever-inquisitive artist.

Keen to experiment, willing to relinquish control and unafraid to take chances, he has allowed himself to remain creative and innovative. It’s a unique achievement and one that finds worthy celebration in We Sing A New Language.

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