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Shoe String Symphonettes
Marc Ribot
Shoe String Symphonettes
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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A familiar apparition on many Tzadik releases, including John Zorn's Film Works series, powerhouse guitarist Marc Ribot showcases his own brand of film music on Shoe String Symphonettes. Although five movies are represente...  more »

      
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All Artists: Marc Ribot
Title: Shoe String Symphonettes
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Original Release Date: 3/18/1997
Release Date: 3/18/1997
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397750420

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A familiar apparition on many Tzadik releases, including John Zorn's Film Works series, powerhouse guitarist Marc Ribot showcases his own brand of film music on Shoe String Symphonettes. Although five movies are represented here, the tracks are sliced up and commingled into a formidable soundtrack scrapple. Decaying twangs of surf guitar melt into the eerie, gutted scrapings of strings until a full swing ensemble emerges from the '50s and erupts into a musical painting of decadent Cuban nightlife. Less of an archive document than a living, bleeding embodiment of chaos, this disc is a cinematic world in which slumlords, zoot suits, and Martian queens can tango without raising an eyebrow. --Michael Woodring

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seagle@is2.dal.ca | Halifax, Nova Scotia | 01/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The hard work and skill of Marc Ribot is spelled out in every song of this album. I'm npt an avant-garde fan but got used to the far out plunkity tunes that he composed. Aside from these, Ribot gives a demonstration of vast musical creativity. The tunes where he lays back with a mysterious horn as well as the 60's surf/rock jams make an outstanding collage of tastes that can not be looked over. I love it and wish there was more of it. Give me more, I'm still hungry."