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Sunday, April 27, 2014

John zorn - Fragmentations,Prayers and Interjections. (Tzadik 2014)

More Zorn.

Zorn has had another prolific start to the year with four releases already so far and 2 more on the near horizon. Although this CD is released under the Mystic Series, It is actually a set of 4 classical compositions for a large ensemble. The music here will be familiar in style for those who have explored his other works in the classical vein. I do enjoy this release but am unable to really describe the music within except that it is fairly avant-garde sounding. The music is challenging and somewhat disjointed and chaotic. I am familiar with this type of composition as Frank Zappa's orchestral recording were of a similar nature. But for me the best composer of this sort of thing was Edgard Varese. Rating 3.5/5.

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