on 23 September 2014
A fantastic piece of music from John Zorn. Probably one of his easiest ones, but extremely organic and peaceful. Don't expect any free-jazz or hard core, nor any classical extravaganza, just feel-good ambient (but not lounge!) music.
on 2 April 2009
Been listening to this on Spotify for a few days now and I'm really loving it (enough to now buy it).
Although I'm not a world expert on John Zorn's musical habits (I've only frequented Litany/Rituals/Naked City/Painkiller or his Wadada Leo Smith collaborations) I must say with its blend of etherial baroque-esque harpsichord and rock guitar this album is a real treat. Styles are subtly mixed together within these tracks, no Mike Paton or rabid sax.
The second third and fourth tracks are almost like different takes of the same melody. Beautiful repetition.
Conclusion: Definitely one of his more approachable or 'accessible' works and i'd recommend to anyone interested in hearing Zorn's other side.