Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore’s 1995 solo album ‘Psychic Hearts’, is available again in a deluxe double-LP vinyl edition on the band’s own Goofin’ label. Realized right after SY’s post-‘Dirty’ comedown-simmer of ‘Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star’, Thurston along with Steve Shelley on drums and Tim Foljahn on second guitar lovingly crafts a twisty tapestry of sublime hooks, scratchin-‘neath-the-skin guitar figures and righteous odes to feminist towers Patti Smith and Yoko Ono. The sometimes Beefhearty skeletal sounds the trio creates also opens some noise gates: the 20 minute “Elegy For All the Dead Rock *’s” maybe previews the storm-and-simmer the Sonics would soon take on for the future “Diamond Sea” opus. Overall ‘Psychic Hearts’ fully captures Thurston’s expanding palette for seamlessly weaving together temperment and tumult into the scheme of things, with songcraft handsomely displayed over these colorful tracks . For this release, the fourth album-side contains bonus tracks previously unavailable on CD.
* Moore’s 1995 solo album available on vinyl.* Includes previously unavailable side-long bonus track
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