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LOCUS SOLUS

John Zorn

RIO/Avant-Prog


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2 stars Review n░ 205

John Zorn - Locus Solus

Rock? Maybe. But totally in opposition. (A briefly feeling after looking at an abstract painting).

Locus Solus is a nice example of Zorn's early musical anarchy. Scratching sounds, Saxophone distinctive noises, random tribal drums, non-musical structure, a bunch of spoken words out of the rhythm (well, there's no rhythm at all)... Everything to turn any conservative musician into a diehard hater of his works. The grindcore/jazzcore experiments are there, sometimes I found something like that in the middle of the album, out of nowhere.

An interesting point: there's 38 tracks in the album, and still are lacking words to describe this album in a single review. It's very hard to translate this album in words, this is totally anti music, frenetic and hell. Hard listening. Interesting album cover, though.

Even funny, this album is somehow skippable. You can find better avant-garde ideas or insanity in other Zorn albums.

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Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Review Permalink

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