Over the last decade, Thurston Moore has collaborated with John Moloney on a handful of different projects in various capacities. In 2007, he recruited the drummer to play on his Trees Outside the Academy solo LP, then released Z, a record by Moloney’s Sunburned Hand of the Man, on his label Ecstatic Peace!. Full Bleed is a visceral unrelenting return to form from the former Sonic Youth guitarist reminiscent of his collaborations with John Zorn and Yoko Ono…. challenging, confrontational, cathartic and very rewarding if you aren’t scared of dissonance.
Avoid!avoid are a band from Auckland, New Zealand, who write droning, textural, sculptural, experimental,psychedelic, krauty music for science fiction films.
While relatively new, the three-piece have already released an EP (Low Earth Orbit) and opened for the likes of The Fall and High Dependency Unit. Now, they are making their recorded debut album in the form of Particle and Wave. The six track release has been described as “psychospheric goodness” and it is really no surprise considering the band’s line up, featuring keyboardist and vocalist Sonya Waters (Fang and White Swan, Black Swan) along with guitarist Stephen Reay and drummer Brendan Moran both from former Flying Nun act The Subliminals.