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Film Works V: Tears Of Ecstasy
John Zorn
Film Works V: Tears Of Ecstasy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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When John Zorn was approached to produce a soundtrack for Japanese filmmaker Hiroyuki Oki's Tears of Ecstasy, he was given only one requirement: the music had to be divided into 60 one-minute segments. As for style and sub...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Zorn
Title: Film Works V: Tears Of Ecstasy
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Original Release Date: 11/19/1996
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397730729

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When John Zorn was approached to produce a soundtrack for Japanese filmmaker Hiroyuki Oki's Tears of Ecstasy, he was given only one requirement: the music had to be divided into 60 one-minute segments. As for style and substance, Zorn and company, including Robert Quine and Marc Ribot on guitars and Cyro Baptista on percussion, were allowed to experiment without limitation. The resulting stroboscopic soundtrack rips through a multitude of genres. Sleek jazz and lonesome Western instrumentals butt up against trash-compactor noise that in turn sits adjacent to the nocturnal clicking of robotic crickets. This pastiche of mutated melodies becomes a flawless example of premeditated musical surgery operating out of control. --Michael Woodring