BLANK EDITIONS PRESENTS – THE BLANK TAPES
NEW RELEASE – ‘SUN GIFT EARTH’
RELEASED ON BLANK TAPES – 25TH AUGUST 2014
Thurston Moore returns to North London independent record label Blank Editions with a new extended space age composition entitled ‘Sun Gift Earth’ set for release on their cassette series Blank Tapes on the 25th of August 2014.
Inspired by the comet-chaser Rosetta presently orbiting an epic journey to 67P / Churyumov Gerasimenko, the Sonic Youth founder sings to the spacecraft –
“you were born to catch her light / and revel in her flight / before she goes too far / to unnamed stars / into deepest solar reaches / past all she has yet to teach us….”
With heavenly accompaniment by Hush Arbors (guitar), Samara Lubelski (ethereal violin) and Sunburned Hand of the Man’s John Moloney on drums, this original seven minute and twenty second song is a rare treat from this group recorded to honour Sun Ra on the occasion of his Earth-birth centennial.
The ‘B Side’, ‘Rebellion of Joy’, is a bliss-metal excursion of four minutes and twenty seconds splendid in instrumental chaos sounding much like the cassette’s cover artwork: Sun-drenched goddesses balanced inside this black magick skull galaxy.
Produced by Ecstatic Peace Library in the name of Thurston’s unending love of the cassette tape format, the package is offered in a limited edition of 700 copies and presented in a library case with a full colour printed j card featuring collages by Julien Langendorff.
Blank Editions previously released Moore’s radical springtime protest single ‘Detonation’ in February this year, his forthcoming full length record ‘The Best Day’ will be released later this year by Matador Records also on cassette tape!