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Thurston Moore - Sun Gift Earth - The Blank Tapes 05

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1. Rosetta / 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
2. Rebellion of Joy

Inspired by the comet-chaser Rosetta presently orbiting an epic journey to 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore 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 on guitar, Samara Lubelski on 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.

Side B'a "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 smeared into a black magick skull galaxy.

Produced by Ecstatic Peace Library in the name of Thurston's unending love of the cassette tape format. 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.

Limited to 700 copies.