Boomkat Product Review:
Thurston Moore (guitar) and Tom Surgal (drums) rinse out a heady tangle of shreds and splayed rhythms. Originally released by Bruce Russell’s Corpus Hermeticum in 1995, now edited by Bruce and reissued on vinyl for first time by London’s Glass Modern
“In 1990 I heard Thurston in a trio with Sauter and Dietrich of Borbetomagus on Forced Exposure’s Barefoot In The Head album. two free men meeting a slave, as Byron put it. I had studied The Wasteland in high school, and understood the literary allusion immediately. Then he did the solo single on Table Of The Elements in 1993. I heard the B-side - Earth/Amp (once again, the mystique of the B-side, it fucking rules) - and wrote him immediately proposing an album. ‘Make it just like Earth/Amp’ I think I said. Luckily he paid me no mind and delivered this monolithic slab of ‘Righteous Boo’. It had all the burning snake riffology I wanted, plus the Promethean poly-rhythms of the last of the original hipsters, Tom Surgal. Talk about Le Tombeau De Rudolph Grey… - Monsieur Mallarme. As we say in the record business: calm block, obscure disaster. And, as they say in the history business, the rest is… gravy.
- Bruce Russell, Lyttelton, NZ July 2018”