Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blistering, 17 Mar. 2010
By 
Sordel (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)   
This review is from: At the Mountains of Madness (Audio CD)
This album joins the dots between the violence and aggression of Zorn projects such as Painkiller or Naked City and the politer world of the Masada albums. Be warned from the outset, Marc Ribot dials his distortion pedal up to 11, Zorn overblows a lot on his alto sax and Ikue Mori adds all sorts of odd laptop samples. The result is NOT easy listening and the album should not be your first Masada purchase.

That said, once my initial headaches had subsided from listening to this on headphones, I began to like it for what it is. The spirited, game-style piece "Hath-Arob" is always fun to listen to. "Metal Tov" is an extraordinarily powerful machine of a track, here given two compelling and driving performances. "Idalah-Abal" has never sounded better than in this version, with the slow melody roaring behind the furious solo work.

Morover, there are quieter moments - such as "Abidan" - that are sweeter for their contrast with the surrounding violence. Although you will probably never play this album except when you are in the mood for some fearless listening, the sweeter moments are also present and correct.

The one thing that places At The Mountains Of Madness right on the edge of losing its fifth star is that the setlists on the two discs are so similar. Although the running time is generous for this package (over two and a half hours) the similarity in the performances, together with the high cost of the discs, does make me wonder whether a single-disc version at a lower price would have been even better.

Nevertheless, buying options for groundbreaking jazz-metal on Jewish scales are not plentiful ... if it sounds like you might like this, you really do owe it to yourself to give it a go.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy, wild and rocks like a good'un, 31 Mar. 2008
By 
M. Hutchinson (Earth) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: At the Mountains of Madness (Audio CD)
Great band, great tunes (you'll recognised some rocked up versions of the jazz tune from Bar Kokhba) and some wild improvisation. Runs across all kinds of tempos and tectures, and when they hit it - man! it just goes!

Highly recommend for fans of psychedelic rock, prog wig-outs, and the Bar Kokhba records.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

At the Mountains of Madness
At the Mountains of Madness by Electric Masada (Audio CD - 2009)
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews