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Masada - Ipos: The Book Of Angels Volume 14 (The Dreamers) CD (album) cover

IPOS: THE BOOK OF ANGELS VOLUME 14 (THE DREAMERS)

Masada

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.91 | 13 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars I waited for this album from its very first days of release, and now I am listening to it. Yes, it is what I expected: electric band of Zorn's most regular collaborator's play Masada variations, mixing them with some 60-s movies soundtrack melodies.

Most of all this album attracts me by rare possibility to hear Masada -based real electric guitar based fusion. Guitarist Marc Ribot is this album's hero for sure. Just imagine airy, vintage sound recordings full of electric guitar soloing, old keyboards, vibraphone - and all these machinery are used to play Middle East and Eastern European (or klezmer, what is possibly more correct) tunes based melancholic, even nostalgic music.

A bit minimalistic, this music will catch you not by its technique, but by unbelievable atmosphere you didn't hear by years.

In whole - Zorn's best team is playing simple and genial music, possibly their best work for years. It's only a bit pity - Zorn's trumpet could add that small ingredient this music needs to be named masterpiece.

With no doubt - 4+.

snobb | 4/5 |

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