Thurston Moore ‎– Rock N Roll Consciousness

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Exalted 11:54
Turn On 10:18
Cusp 6:33
Smoke Of Dreams 6:04
Aphrodite 8:08

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAROL015LP Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness(LP, Album) Caroline International, Fiction Records CAROL015LP USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CAROL015CDJ Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness(CD, Album) Caroline International CAROL015CDJ Japan 2017 Sell This Version
CAROL015CD Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness(CD, Album) Caroline International, Fiction Records CAROL015CD USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Caroline International none Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CAROL015LP Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album) Caroline International, Fiction Records CAROL015LP Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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cristianHa

cristianHa

November 11, 2017
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP

I would have preferred it to be named "Thurston Moore Band" instead of just "Thurston Moore" because they are more of a full rock band than a solo project. The cover is also quite egosyntonic since only Thurston's face appears. Leaving aside that, this is a great album. The group has evolved since "The Best Day" and every member is essential to the band's sound.
James Sedwards outstanding guitar solos here have more space to shine but they blend well with the overall warm noisy sound and don't alter the mood of the music. Shelley and Googe are an excellent match, how they blend is pure magic. "Exalted" and "Turn on" are both very long songs in which the band slowly develops a soundscape and once it is reached shifts to a new musical idea. There's a lot of contrast between soft and loud. Emphasis is placed on the very essence of sound and the lyrics confirm both are odes to rock music. "Cusp" is the loveliest track on the album. The rushed rhythm combined with the guitar textures are pure bliss. The last tracks are both singles. "Smoke of Dreams" is more of a laid back song that talks about NYC, overall a very nice song. "Aphrodite" is a great closer, the ending section is outstanding. I really like the bonus tracks which where included only in the japanese CD edition ("Cease Fire" and "Mx Liberity") although I think it was a right decision to exclude them from the official edition because they don't match well with the overall atmosphere of the album. Surely they are great live songs. About the pressing, the sound is excellent, really good.
sonichood

sonichood

May 23, 2017
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP
Today I saw the info that the japanese edition has two extra tracks... anyone knew this? this is the track list:

01 – Exalted
02 – Cusp
03 – Turn On
04 – Smoke Of Dreams
05 – Aphrodite
06 – Cease Fire
07 – Mx Liberty
turntable1

turntable1

May 20, 2017
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP, Album, CAROL015LP
Superb pressing with great sonics. excellent album as well.
sonicfallout

sonicfallout

May 18, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP
There are 2 bonus tracks on the Japanese version, "Cease Fire" and "Mx. Liberty", a version no one on here has posted yet. If it's worth it to you to get the album, these 2 songs are worth getting the Japanese release for sure. I got mine here: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/HSU-10122
sonictrasher

sonictrasher

May 3, 2017
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP
this certainly isn't a "Indie Record Store Exclusive". Got it directly from Amazon Germany. No marketplace.
krudster

krudster

April 29, 2017
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP
Pre-ordered copies at select record stores (such as Resident in Brighton UK) came with a signed 12"x12" print.
un.chien.d.espace

un.chien.d.espace

April 28, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP
my download code doesn't work, anyone with the same problem?
enakki

enakki

April 28, 2017
referencing Rock N Roll Consciousness, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, CAROL015LP

has anyone information regarding the limited copies? I can't find any details anywhere except the note here on discogs.