Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Howard Shore, Ornette Coleman|
Naked Lunch: Music From The Original Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Howard Shore again masters the mood with this foray into the seamy underworld of William Burroughs. In this story about a place called Interzone, full of sinister centipedes and slimy "mugwumps," there is nothing better at... more »
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Howard Shore again masters the mood with this foray into the seamy underworld of William Burroughs. In this story about a place called Interzone, full of sinister centipedes and slimy "mugwumps," there is nothing better at giving listeners the creepy-crawlies than the depressing styles of what many could instantly identify as "beatnik" jazz. This is the music Burroughs and cronies like Allen Ginsberg cultivated to forge an anti-white-bread counterculture that was Ozzie and Harriet's worst nightmare. Shore re-creates this music as Ward Cleaver might have heard it way back when. To be even more authentic to the period, he collaborates with Ornette Coleman and also incorporates the Thelonious Monk composition "Misterioso." This soundtrack's best moments, however, occur when Shore drops the beat pose and just shines darkly. --Joseph Lanza
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Jay Baker | Plano, TX USA | 03/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to this work since it was first available. I'm just now reviewing it though. This was one of those CDs that goes in the player and doesn't come out for a long time. It is just fascinating. This is an absolutely brilliant work from Shore featuring Ornette Coleman. I agree with the editorial reviews that one does not need the film to appreciate the soundtrack. Although, I do really like the film too. I am a big fan of Ornette Coleman. It is difficult to compare this work with other Coleman work because the setting is o different. Coleman's soloing, and the use of his soloing, is insipred. In fact, that is a great way to describe this work - inspired (now I have a title for my review). Inspired by what? Burroughs, Naked Lunch, Cronenberg? I would love to know more about that."
Worth forcing yourself to listen to.
Jay Baker | 06/09/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent soundtrack by Howard Shore featuring Ornette Coleman. The music is extremely moody, and not easy to focus on. In the film, the music often seems to be coming from the apartment next door, almost as natural sounds. Music has a beat generation feel to it, not a modern update. Recommended."
You'll love this.
konnichiwa_konbanwa | Hamamatsu, Japan | 07/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the movie which was terribly boring except for the music.(Later I tried the original story but I...couldn't finish it.Anyway,I didn't like it ,either.)That was my first encounter with Ornette Coleman. I had known about him but never listened to his music before.I got ashamed of it. Why had I been neglecting him?Then I began listening.Now I have many of his albums.I like him when he was with Don Cherry the best, but this remains my favorite,still.Dark and moody...well,maybe somewhat fragmentary.(Most songs don't last 3 minutes.)But his music is fragmentary by nature anyway.This format even suites him,Iguess. And it is the composer who set the stage.Great collaboration! It can be a good introduction to Ornette's music.And if you are an Ornette fan already,why don't you listen to this? You'll love this."