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John Zorn



3.40 | 12 ratings

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At first listen, this one seems fairly similar to Zorn's seminal album O'o, but after a few more this one pales a bit in comparison. It becomes evident that the only reason one could compare the two is because of the ever-present vibraphones throughout. The addition of some country-sounding guitar is a definite difference from the jazzier O'o, but not in a positive way (to my ears anyway). Perhaps the music is a bit more diverse than some of John Zorn's other albums, but none of the tracks really stand out as exceptionally interesting or superb. Of course, everything is flawlessly executed with top-notch musicianship, but in terms of composition, this is simply incapable of standing alongside, really, much of Zorn's discography at all. The only real reason to bother acquiring this album is if you want more Zorn than you can otherwise find, or if for some reason the sound of this album is exactly what you happen to be seeking.

Triceratopsoil | 2/5 |


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