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Thursday, August 29, 2013

John Zorn - Filmworks 1986-1990 (USA 1992)

The John Zorn Discography.

I have read many times about to where to start for a new listener of the John Zorn catalogue. Of course it would depend on your musical palette. Most would be very put off if they plunged into the early game pieces but there are many much more accessible places to start, but to get a real overview of the vast array of musical styles that John inhabits then perhaps this set could be a very good place to start. The earliest of John's quite substantial FilmWorks Series this set consists of 32 short tracks scored for several obscure movies over the time period mentioned. This is an awesome set with so many bases covered that I won't bother mentioning them all but as I said this lot covers a vast amount of ground and never lets up for interesting ditties and great tunes. There is plenty o catchy melodies here and some slight weirdness but overall very accessible and highly recommended and gets 4.5/5.

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