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Works IV: S&M And More
John Zorn
Works IV: S&M And More
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Lovers of 1970s go-go music sleaze hoping to find nirvana in Zorn's soundtracks to two modern S/M films (and three non-S/M movies) should tighten the belts on their raincoats and head elsewhere. These soundtracks are studi...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Zorn
Title: Works IV: S&M And More
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397731023

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Lovers of 1970s go-go music sleaze hoping to find nirvana in Zorn's soundtracks to two modern S/M films (and three non-S/M movies) should tighten the belts on their raincoats and head elsewhere. These soundtracks are studies in extremes, avoiding any particular melodic stereotype. The music to The Elegant Spanking can be compared with American composer Morton Feldman's brooding minimalist work, while the score to A Lot of Fun for the Evil One is a noisy collage built entirely from digital samples like the voice of mystic Aleister Crowley and malfunctioning machine-shop drills. The remaining three tracks vacillate among blistering noise, the airy breath of a solo piano, and the barren landscape of echoing guitar, conspiring to maintain the disc's uncompromising passion. --Michael Woodring