Zorn, John – “Ipsissimus” – [Tzadik]
The fifth of a series called Moonchild from John Zorn. This hearkens back to Masada with it’s killer, heavy, and energetic performance standard, for extra loud play back. Guns and Roses for the noise rock of this decade just underway. #1 has no piano or guitar yet is intense, as is #7, the both most so on this cd. #2 and #8 are arranged with phases, with ample time for temple prayer, ceremony, and contemplation. With guitar and piano. Soriah comes to mind if it is mixed with the more spacey Acid Mothers stuff, and even Carlton Melton comes to mind. There are still technical rock portions to both of those tracks. Mike Patton nearly gives himself a hernia given his vocal performance. #3 is the most jazzy track on here. #4 is wicked, the supplicant. #5 is repetitive and vamps.
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