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Studio Album, released in 1981

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LP release:

A A1-D2 20:35
B D3-G1 20:08
C G2-L4 23:52
D L5-O14 23:30

Total Time: 88:51


CD release:

Rehearsal
1-01 Part 1 32:10
1-02 Part 2 16:11
1-03 Part 3 28:32
Archery
2-01 A1-D2 20:35
2-02 D3-G1 20:07
3-01 G2-L4 23:53
3-02 L5-O14 23:29

Total Time: 165:03


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Line-up / Musicians

Bass [4 String Fender, 6 String Fender] - Bill Laswell
Cello - Tom Cora
Drums, Voice, Featuring [Wood, Water, Cymbals, Metal Pieces, Pods, Steel Drum, Zither, Hammered Dulcimer, Bertoia, Sound Sculptures, Toys, Mylar] - David Moss
Featuring [Prompter] - Mark Smith
Flute, Flute [Bass], Piccolo, Featuring [Game Calls] - Robert Dick
Guitar - Bill Horvitz
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Gibson], Featuring [Champ & Traynor Amps, Personal Effects] - Eugene Chadbourne
Organ [Cheap], Synthesizer, Featuring [Tapes, Radio, Beegees Rhythm Machine, Devices] - Mark Kramer*
Organ [Farfisa], Harmonica, Featuring [Tape, Electronics] - Wayne Horvitz
Organ [Yamaha], Piano [Electric], Featuring [Obsolete Mutron, Big Muff] - Anthony Coleman
Saxophone [Alto, Soprano], Clarinet [Bb, Eb], Featuring [Game Calls] - John Zorn
Trombone [Tenor] - George Lewis
Violin - Polly Bradfield

Releases information

2LP Parachute Records (P017/18), 1981

Recorded September 12th & 13th, 1981
at OAO Studio, Brooklyn, N.Y. Limited edition box set of 1000 copies
First 26 editions signed and lettered by John Zorn

3CD Tzadik (TZ 73164-3), 1997

CD one previously unreleased
Recorded September 12 & 13, 1981 at OAO studios, Brooklyn

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1.15
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Review by Anthony H.
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1 stars John Zorn: Archery [1997]

Rating: 1/10

Archery is the fourth (and, thank God, last) installment in a series of Zorn's early game-piece improvisations collectively known as The Parachute Years. Needless to say, I am not a fan of this series. These pieces are absolutely impenetrable. Although some sort of musical ideas are at work here, it's next to impossible for anybody untrained in obscure improvisatory theory to detect them, much less appreciate them.

There are a few things about Archery, though, that make it particularly intolerable. The first and most obvious factor is the sheer length. This album (and I use the term "album" loosely) is two hours and forty minutes long. It's difficult to justify such an uncannily massive run-time; an album this long must contain diverse and interesting musical ideas that hold the listener's attention. Archery does the exact opposite. Like its companion albums, this album consists entirely of avant-garde noodling that amounts to nothing but directionless noise. There's nothing musical at work here. It's just random sounds. And it lasts for nearly three hours.

I mean no disrespect to Zorn or the other musicians involved here, but this just isn't good. I defy anyone to listen to this whole thing in one sitting. The prospect of listening to this again fills me with an intense sense of malaise. This is a chore, not a music album; that statement alone should be enough to properly express my distaste.

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Review by Conor Fynes
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1 stars 'Archery' - John Zorn (2/10)

Recommended to me on the basis that this was one of the worst albums ever conceived, I happily strode in to listening to this album by the legendary avant-garde composer John Zorn. While avant-garde music can at times be incredibly dense and challenging, there is a point where the inventiveness gives way to intolerable indulgence, and this is what transpires in 'Archery'. While there is an interesting musical idea at work here, Zorn and co. drag it out beyond any conceivable measure of enjoyment, to the point where the music becomes physically painful to listen to after a while. At first, the musical experiment comes as a pleasant shock, but wears very thin by the twenty minute mark. This becomes even more of an issue when one takes into consideration that, in full, the album is three hours of the same bloody thing.

'Archery' is one of what are called Zorn's 'game pieces', a compositional technique that throws conventional musical notation out the window in favour for a musical direction at the hand of things like random hand gestures, playing cards, and the sort of things that would never typically find their way into a serious musical venture. Think of it like a dissonant, jarring, psychotic brand of family game's night. This fringe concept translates into a very unmusical onslaught of claps, radio static, ambient radio dialogue, instruments being tuned, and a miscellaneous category of sounds I cannot interpret. Throughout the four 'main' tracks on the album, there is usually plenty of stuff going on at the same time. There are plenty of high pitched sounds, and cringe-worthy textures for a listener to analyze to their heart's content. Admittedly, as unpleasant as it is to listen to (and read about), 'Archery' does hold my attention for around ten minutes at a time. There is something about the wholly unmusical quality of the 'sound' that challenges every perception I have about music. Where 'Archery' goes badly, horribly wrong is that the nightmare goes long past the ten minute mark, to the point where I would boldly dare a listener to even attempt to sit through all of it.

In short, the damned thing goes on for three hours. Even one of these six tracks is bound to have 90% of the listeners throw in the towel, and as albums must be judged hollistically, it's basically impossible to recommend an album that I cannot finish in one sitting myself. Interesting for the first ten minutes, regardless of what point in the album you start listening to it. There is one twisted idea here that gets raped, stretched, and replicated to the point of insanity. I feel exhausted writing about it.

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