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Pillow Wand
Nels Cline, Thurston Moore
Pillow Wand
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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After many years of planning, this is the result of the much-talked-about "dream guitars" project from Nels Cline (leader of the Nels Cline Trio and the Nels Cline Singers, and who has worked with Mike Watt, the Geraldine ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nels Cline, Thurston Moore
Title: Pillow Wand
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Caroline Distributio
Release Date: 7/21/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 767565101121, 4005902644952

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After many years of planning, this is the result of the much-talked-about "dream guitars" project from Nels Cline (leader of the Nels Cline Trio and the Nels Cline Singers, and who has worked with Mike Watt, the Geraldine Fibbers, Tim Berne, Julius Hemphill, and many others) and Thurston Moore (best known as guitarist and singer for Sonic Youth). Recorded on December 30, 1996 (the same day they played live at Rhino Records, the results of which make up the In-Store CD), Pillow Wand is the first studio collaboration between two of the most innovative guitarists around. Most pieces feature quiet layered strumming and build slowly to their resolution. Packaged in a fold-over jacket with inner sleeve (like a mini gatefold record).
 

CD Reviews

Electric wind burn guitar meets electric fly-hair guitar
scott | Buffalo, NY | 02/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"One of 2 meetings by this duo on December 30, 1996 (the other being "In-Store" recorded at Rhino Records Westwood). Moore & Cline are on the same wavelength on this superb effort. This recording is all about the guitar and its beauty of creating spellbinding sound and elegant noise. One of the best improvised guitar duets along with the meeting of Derek Bailey & Henry Kaiser..."
Not even close to as good as "Rhino Westwood Instore" CD
T. S. Hunter | Cedarpines Park, CA, United States | 05/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I had this CD but sold it because the studio cannot reproduce what Nels Cline & Thurston Moore can do live, solo, and together, as the Rhino Westwood live CD attests. I would give that CD 6 stars. I first introduced myself and others to that album when I DJ'd live on the radio with my own radio show when I worked for KSPC back in the day. ;P I picked myself up my own copy quite a while ago, so people can now stop emailing me about how to get it, although it is interesting to talk with some of you about rare music. ;) I have seen Sonic Youth live a bunch of times and Nels Cline once, and they are both individually amazing, and the Rhino Westwood live CD brings the excitement of the two live together. Unfortunately, THIS album ("Pillow Wand") falls flat most of the time, even for someone who likes noise as much as I do. It just doesn't have the kinetic energy of the other album. So don't overpay for this one, and pick up the other CD. And see either live act whenever you can because they will truly blow you away. Another great but impossible to find companion cassette to the Rhino CD would be the Thurston Moore collaboration with Beck live at KXLU released by DGC in March 1994. I hope I don't frustrate you too much by telling you about great albums that you can't find and Amazon doesn't carry. Happy hunting. :) 6/10"