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3.84 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Le M˘mo (16:21)
2. Untitled (15:27)
3. Amour Fou (20:14)

Total Time 52:02


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Line-up / Musicians

Jennifer Choi / violin
Erik Friedlander / cello
Stephen Drury / piano

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Tzadik # 7065

Track 1 recorded 10th December 2000 at The Studio, Boston. Track 2 recorded 9th February 2001 at Avatar, NYC. Track 3 recorded 27th November 2000 at Avatar, NYC. Edited and mastered at Foothill Digital, NYC.

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Review by snobb
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4 stars There always exists the same problem with any John Zorn album as it existed few decades ago with Frank Zappa works (at least, for me). You just never know, what will you find on it. Some people hate it, but I like this feeling of unpredictability. What doesn't mean you will always win. You just must be always ready for surprise (bad or good).

Madness, Love and Mysticism could be a big surprise for unprepared listener. And, trying to be as correct as possible, I am not sure it will be a pleasant surprise in all cases.

Than, looking from the position of listener, bored to death with myriads of metal clones, neo-clones, post-rock clones, etc all around, I can say this album is great! No, it is not kind of music you are listening laying under the sun during Mediterranean holiday, and not your brutal dose of adrenalin, making a street fighter (or Che Guevara) from naturally pleasant and clever person.

The music there is chamber acoustic trio (without John Zorn as musician) , playing neo- classical music with touches of avant-garde and usual Zorn's ability to make very complex things more accessible.

Only three long (15-20 minutes long) compositions, with excellent acoustic sound of piano, cello and violin. If you want to love this music, you must try. But if you will try, this work will help you to love it! Very free-form, rhythm less and without any accessories, which could attract listener, all three compositions sound surprisingly attractive.

Great album for music lovers, searching for clever and different works (and without fear to classical music). All others possibly should avoid this album for miles.

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4 stars Rating: A- John Zorn has done it all, from surf rock to klezmer to metal to free jazz to classical to noise. In every area, he has excelled, producing a litany of amazing CDs over his long career. While critics often accuse him of merely "dabbling" in classical music, Madness, Love, and Mysti ... (read more)

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