Thurston Moore Announces Ninth Solo Album Flow Critical Lucidity Out September 20

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Daydream Library Series record label has announced Thurston Moore’s new full length album Flow Critical Lucidity to be released on September 20 - pre-orders available today. The album’s title comes from a lyric in the new single also released today, “Sans Limites” featuring vocals by Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab. The album sleeve cover art features Jamie Nares’ ‘Samurai Walkman’ — a helmet befitted with tuning forks. Born in Great Britain, Nares is a lifelong friend of Moore from his New York No Wave days, the two often collaborating in art & music.

Fans of Sonic Youth & Thurston Moore will be delighted to learn that all tracks from the album will be released via all streaming platforms with a selection of bonus songs exclusive to the physical release on vinyl, compact disc & cassette.

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Pre-Order: Flow Critical Lucidity

“‘Sans Limites’ begins with a cyclic guitar & piano figure which expands further and further with each revolution before settling into a two-chord measure introducing lyrics intoning not only about eradicating any limitations towards enlightenment, but going beyond limitations. The idea that a soldier can fight the good fight. A warrior against war,” Moore explains.

He recorded the song with his group - Deb Googe (bass), Jem Doulton (percussion), James Sedwards (guitar & piano) and Jon Leidecker (electronics), with additional backing vocals by guest musician Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab. The single is a luminous and inspiring five minute and seven second song written & arranged in Switzerland and the UK. “Grow up to the stars / Speak to infinity .…” Thurston sings over piano and guitar.

This follows three previously released singles from the upcoming album - the energetic Isadora Duncan-inspired “Isadora” with a music video starring Sky Ferreira, cerebral “Hypnogram” and stirring Earth Day anthem “Rewilding.”

Some of the songs from Moore’s ninth solo recording were written & arranged in Europe and The United Kingdom - including lyrical references to their environments inspired by nature, lucid dreaming, modern dance and Isadora Duncan. The album was arranged at La Becque in Switzerland and recorded at Total Refreshment Studios in London in 2022, and mixed at Hermitage Studios in London with Margo Broom in 2023.

On May 10, Thurston Moore surprised ticket holders of his show at an experimental listening room OTO in North London with a secret guest. Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones joined Moore for two sets of wild improvisation and is inciting concert. Thurston has confirmed live appearances in 2024, including reading engagements of his recently-published memoir Sonic Life and a carefully curated selection of live concerts with his group currently comprised of Alex Ward on guitars & clarinet, Deb Googe on bass, Jon Leidecker (aka ‘Wobbly’) on electronics and Jem Doulton on drums.

Thurston Moore (Group) has confirmed they will appear:

Kongsberg Festival in Norway on July 6, 2024

Way Out West Festival in Sweden on August 8, 2024

Flow Critical Lucidity Track Listing

1. New in Town

2. Sans Limites +

3. Shadow *

4. Hypnogram

5. We Get High

6. Rewilding

7. The Diver