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FEMINA

John Zorn

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.61 | 11 ratings

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ProgMetalist
4 stars My first meeting with Zorn's music was when I first listen to the successful Naked city Album and i was fascinated by his amazing ability to do so complicate music with metallic sound . for me ( and for many others for sure ) he is one of the pioneers in the avant garde and the Jazz realm .

His new cd Famina is something that better remind me more like a tribute to the Modern classical composers like Pierre Boulez or John Cage's Music (and someone said it's sounds like Hildegard von Bingen, Meredith Monk, Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo, Madame Blavatsky, Isadora Duncan, Hélène Cixous, Gertrude Stein, Abe Sada, Sylvia Plath, Louise Bourgeois, Margaret Mead, Loie Fuller, Dorothy Parker, Yoko Ono and the moon goddess En Hedu'Anna. it seems that he's main reason for calling this album Femina is mainly because the instrumentalists of this album are mainly women . The band consists of Jennifer Choi on violin, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Carol Emanuel on harp, Okkyung Lee on cello, Ikue Mori on electronics, Shayna Dunkelman on percussion, with Laurie Anderson opening the album with a few seconds of narration. the style of the music is more Classical and rely on other espects . this is not a regular John Zorn cd . it's seems to be more softy - but at the other hand you still can notice the "Harshy" sound that Zorn use to make . for me this album is very unique because the music seem to affected bu Chinese Traditional music . the on disadvantage that i have on this album that it is very short - just 35 minutes long ... BUT - It's still a fresh , Mystherious , Full of magic and Adventurous album . This album will not dissapoint any enthusiased Fan of Zorn , Nor Experimentalists , Very High recomanded !

ProgMetalist | 4/5 |

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