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FILM WORKS XIX: THE RAIN HORSE

John Zorn

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4.36 | 9 ratings | 4 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tears of Morning (4:32)
2. The Stallion (2:42)
3. Tree of Life (3:01)
4. Wedding of Wild Horses (4:22)
5. Forests in the Mist (6:09)
6. Dance Exotique (2:59)
7. Bird in the Mist (4:01)
8. Parable of Job (4:17)
9. Encounter (2:10)
10. Rain Horse (4:16)
11. End Credits (2:04)

Total Time 40:32

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Line-up / Musicians

- Erik Friedlander / cello
- Rob Burger / piano
- Greg Cohen / bass

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CD Tzadik (TZ 7365), Jan 2008

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Review by snobb
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5 stars This album (Dimitri Geller's the Rain Horse movie's soundtrack) is one of the most accessible Zorn's work (as many others from his Filmworks series). No avant-jazz trumpet sounds, no hardcore scratches. Chamber acoustic trio of his regular collaborators ( Erik Friedlander / cello, Rob Burger / piano and Greg Cohen / bass) play melancholic jazzy instrumental music based on klezmer.

It's a beautiful music! Acoustic piano plays a jazzy, slightly swinging melodies, when cello's sad but optimistic strings sound brings you somewhere in the ocean of your fantasy.

Zorn's best soundtrack music has unique ability - being just a back-up for some visual works (at least in theory), this music is such full bodied, that easily could require visual illustration for itself. So, you don't need to watch original movie to feel all the music in full, but when listening to it, your imagination easily build a visual line!

With no drums or percussion added, the acoustic bass is only rhythm instrument added on this record. So, sound is soft, rich and melodic. Using same roots as Zorn's Masada, klezmer there is just a deep inspiration for saloon music. All emotions are subtle and refined, but deeply under the skin it's the same music!

Highly recommended for everyone searching on different and beautiful music. Excellent entry for Zorn's world as well!

Four and half, rounded till 5!

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4 stars For the longest time I shied away from Zorn's filmworks. I was initially hypnotized by Zorn, as most are, due to his masterpiece Naked City and subsequently fell victim to his catalogue of Avant Garde music. For no discernible reason I felt for the longest time that taking this highly experiment ... (read more)

Report this review (#175353) | Posted by Equality 7-2521 | Wednesday, June 25, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Rating: B+ In his long career, John Zorn has done everything from extreme avant-garde to relaxing, trance-inducing music, everything from avant-garde classical to metal, from free jazz to klezmer, and all of these sides of Zorn I love. There's one side of Zorn, however, that I only discovered ... (read more)

Report this review (#162404) | Posted by Pnoom! | Friday, February 22, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A really good start for this new year. Soon Zorn will publish other works, and this is a pretty fascinating one, with good compositions, essential strumentation and relaxing atmospheres. Absolutely enjoyable for all Zorn fans. Waiting for The Dreamers, pick up this and listen.. ... (read more)

Report this review (#162116) | Posted by paloz | Monday, February 18, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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