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Naked City



4.23 | 38 ratings

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5 stars What you expect from a 40 seconds track with more than 25 tempo changes with weird time signatures? Now, this is ridiculous! Just the way I love, just the way it should be. Well, I had a lot of feedback and critics after my 5/5 review for the unknown masterpiece Plague Soundscapes from The Locust. My retard love for the bizarre made me find a lot of great music. I was looking for eroguro and this kind of crappy gross humor, like Kago Shintaro works when I found this amazing project by John Zorn. I found it because of the japanese splatter relations at the track titles. So, this album still elevates me to the highest level of dementia, in a sweet shitful nostalgia of my darkest days, when I was almost insane dealing with some psychological issues and hunting the ultimate strange music. For some reason, last weeks I'm searching for weirdest stuff again, and I found myself listening again to this: Naked City - Grand Guignol.

Imagine a musical festival. There is a battle between a free-jazz and a grindcore/powerviolence band, and a classical orchestra making a background symphony sometimes. But a violent napalm fell in Afrika, and the elephants burning escape to the concert destroying everything and screaming like faggots dying from pain. That's how Naked City sounds. The album has more than 40 tracks and includes a 17 minutes trippy song, a classical/jazz mixed suite and a bunch of shorts, tracks during a few seconds. John Zorn screaming saxophone is brilliant! Sounds like a hurt child asking for help or an elephant falling down the hill. Well, just take a look at Speedfreak, that's my favorite track, the kind of stuff that turns me on.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |


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