Header
John Zorn - Film Works XIX: The Rain Horse CD (album) cover

FILM WORKS XIX: THE RAIN HORSE

John Zorn

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.36 | 9 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Equality 7-2521
4 stars For the longest time I shied away from Zorn's filmworks. I was initially hypnotized by Zorn, as most are, due to his masterpiece Naked City and subsequently fell victim to his catalogue of Avant Garde music. For no discernible reason I felt for the longest time that taking this highly experimental element away from his music would also remove any enjoyment to be drawn from it. However, showing his abilities as a composer, Zorn certainly dispelled that wayward thought with The Rain Horse.

We see here Zorn at his most accessible giving us music perfectly fit for sitting out on the porch during the summer or taking a relaxing drive. The assembled band consists of cello, piano, and bass. Just 3 guys playing their hearts out in a studio, no overdubs, special guests, or studio trickery. The outcome: pure delicate beauty. As you would expect from a soundtrack the incorporates a strong visual element to it. I feel much the same while listening to this album I do while listening Tchaikovsky, although Zorn produces this feeling mostly through jazz tinged with traditional Jewish music.

As with most truly great and beautiful albums I have few words with which to properly translate the music. This album will serve as a fantastic addition to anyone's collection working just as well for seasoned Zorn fans as for those seeking a springboard into his music.

Equality 7-2521 | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Share this JOHN ZORN review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.02 seconds