By The Fire
DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES
Moore has made a career out of the ability to reflect the world’s ailments and ills back in on themselves lyrically and sonically, so it is no surprise here, on his seventh solo record, he manages to capture the unique anxiety and hope of 2020 in a way that only he could.
These 9 tracks see him working with Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) on bass and backing vocals, Jon Leidecker aka ‘Wobbly’ (of Negativland) on electronics, James Sedwards on guitar, and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, as well as Jem Doulton, alternating on drums across a myriad of expansive tangerine dream inspired instrumentals, tight, stripped vocal tracks and all between. Prior to isolation during the COVID pandemic, Thurston worked in recording studios in North London until the third week of March 2020 to complete this album for release. While the musicians may not immediately tour, Thurston was adamant to release BY THE FIRE in 2020, and with Daydream Library, has released this quote: “BY THE FIRE is music in ﬂames. 2020 is our time for radical change and collective awareness and Thurston Moore has written nine songs of enlightenment, released to a world on ﬁre. Taking a cue from Albert Ayler's "music is the healing force of the universe", this recording offers songs as ﬂames of rainbow energy, where the power of love becomes our call. These are love songs in a time where creativity is our dignity, our demonstration against the forces of oppression. BY THE FIRE is a gathering, a party of peace—songs in the heat of the moment.”
- Dreamers Work
- They Believe In Love [When They Look At You]
- Venus - Instrumental