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Euclid's Nightmare

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Released  1997
Length  41:03
Artists  John Zorn, Bobby Previte
Label  Depth of Field
Recorded  March 2, 1997
Euclid's Nightmare (1997)  Angelus Novus (1998)
Release date  16 September 1997
Genre  Avant-garde
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Studio  Avatar Recording Studios, New York City
Producer  Bobby Previte & John Zorn
Similar  John Zorn albums, Avant-garde albums, Other albums

Euclid's Nightmare is an album of improvised music by Bobby Previte and John Zorn. The album was released on the Depth of Field label in 1997. The album comprises 27 untitled tracks of which several are intentionally identical - tracks (7) and (18); tracks (3) and (20); and tracks (5), (14), and (27).

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3 stars stating "Here, Previte hears Zorn insistently and responds with short, crisp rim shots, rolling tom-toms, and scattershot cymbal runs that tend to stretch out the time, turn it loose from its constraints inside the work, and move forward into whatever frame Zorn chooses next. For his part, Zorn hears the thrumming of the cymbals and decides to speed up the piece in order to match Previte's double time. They both arrive in the pocket at the same time and kick the energy into an overdriven state of chaotic -- yet jubilant -- free improv, where there are no ties to gravity at all until Previte introduces a tom-tom and Zorn responds with a gorgeous angular legato. This is only one of dozens of surprises on Euclid's Nightmare. Zorn fans will be familiar with the level of histrionics employed here, while followers of Previte's more refined work may be put off by the constant atonality of the work.".

Track listing

All compositions by Previte/Zorn.

  1. - 1:07
  2. - 1:05
  3. - 1:09
  4. - 1:06
  5. - 2:02
  6. - 1:06
  7. - 1:03
  8. - 2:00
  9. - 1:01
  10. - 1:41
  11. - 1:05
  12. - 0:59
  13. - 1:07
  14. - 2:02
  15. - 2:06
  16. - 2:04
  17. - 1:01
  18. - 1:03
  19. - 3:43
  20. - 1:13
  21. - 2:06
  22. - 2:38
  23. - 1:13
  24. - 1:07
  25. - 1:02
  26. - 1:19
  27. - 4:01

Personnel

  • Bobby Previte – drums
  • John Zorn – alto
  • Songs

    111:07
    221:06
    331:10

    References

    Euclid's Nightmare Wikipedia


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