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Moonchild CD (2006)

Artist: John Zorn

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John Zorn's newest project is a hardcore song cycle scored for voice, bass and drums. This powerful rock unit features three of his most illustrious, longtime cohorts who have worked together in bands such as Naked City, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle and Electric Masada and are keenly in tune with Zorn's language and aesthetic. Musicians are always at their best in Zorn projects and Moonchild is no exception. You have never heard these players as up front, on the edge or as inspired as they are here, raging through eleven pieces of terrifying intensity. Drawing on preverbal language and the primal power of rock music, this is Torture Garden with an alchemical twist - spontaneous, complex and evocative. Eleven new Zorn compositions executed with a ritualistic passion that will take your breath away.

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Label Koch Entertainment Dist
SKU 202373214
UPC 702397735724
UPC 14 00702397735724
Format CD
Release Date 4/18/2006
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Author John Zorn
Credits
Drums Joey Baron
Featuring John Zorn
Vocals Mike Patton
Bass Trevor Dunn
Artist Bio
John ZornJohn Zorn was born in New York city in 1953. Zorn played a variety of instruments before studying saxophone and composition at Webster College in St. Louis in the early 1970's. He is founding member and saxophonist of the group "Naked City" and composed all of the works the ensemble performed.Zorn has written film scores and cartoon soundtracks, and has composed several works for a variety of instrumentation. Zorn continues to collaborate with acclaimed musicians and is considered a master of making use of a recording studio as a compositional tool. Many of Zorn's compositions exist only in their recorded renditions, which are assembled "moment by moment" in the studio. For six months each year he lives in Tokyo, absorbing a culture he admires for its ability to borrow and mirror other cultures. Zorn tours and performs with his group and with other collaborators in many cities throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.In 1991 he formed Pain Killer with bassist/producer Bill Laswell and Mick Harris (the drummer from Napalm Death) and released Cuts of a Virgin on Earache, The Nottingham hardcore label. He played at Company Week 1991, proving by his commitment and enthusiasm that (relative) commercial success has not made him turn his back on free improvisation. Zorn's genre transgression seems set to become the commonsense of creative music in the 90's.
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Artist Zorn,John
Music Format Compact Disc
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