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Mick Turner
Moth
Drag City Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
"Sleep, sleep, my precious thing". If guitars were articulating thoughts in words instead of sounds, those might be the formations that would tinkle out from the fingertips of Mick Turner when he sits back with his guitar in an empty studio, anywhere around the world, in a quiet moment. Those could be the words, and all this music could be the last 3 seconds of thought preceding a calmed dream of tranquility had by the listener looking up at an old window through motes of dust, with the curtains trembling in fading light.

Known mostly for his work with the Dirty 3, Turner has been turning out solo releases since the late 90's, in fact Moth is his third, and it continues in the ambient, droningly minimalist tradition that his work is steeped in. Pianos and harmoniums accompany Turner's guitar on this album, and although some of the songs drop off or cut out before some of the melodies have progressed far from the original starting point, the addition of these tones helps in the build-up of a slow, insistant and tense droning that recalls his work on Moon Pix (minus the vocals of course).

Reviewed by James Hoey
A long-time contributing writer for LAS, Jim lives in North Carolina and drives an early 70s model mustard yellow Chevrolet Blazer.

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