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Zohar (album)

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Released  1995
Zohar (1995)  Naninani II (2004)
Release date  1995
Label  Tzadik Records
Length  23:38
Artists  John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye
Producer  John Zorn
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Zohar (1995)  First Recordings 1973 (1995)
Genres  Avant-garde, Avant-garde music
Similar  John Zorn albums, Avant-garde albums, Other albums

John zorn s zohar mystic fugu orchestra john zorn y eye track 1


Zohar is an album by the Mystic Fugu Orchestra (John Zorn (as Rav Tzizit) and Yamataka Eye (as Rav Yechida) who perform a range of music inspired by historical recordings of ancient Judaica. To simulate the "antiquity" of these recordings, a heavy layer of surface noise was overlaid on the music to represent the playing quality of a 78 rpm gramophone record.

Contents

John zorn s zohar mystic fugu orchestra john zorn y eye track 2


Reception

The Allmusic review by Joslyn Layne awarded the album 1.5 stars stating "Just under half an hour's worth of old record spin-and-crackle sounds in the foreground, with a faint background of John Zorn adding small amounts of harmonium and Yamantaka Eye voicing occasional hums and tones. Most of what you hear, however, is record surface static and the revolutions of the vinyl. Zohar could only be of use to completists, or as a layer for mixing".

Track listing

  1. "Alef" – 0:40
  2. "Book Of Splendors" – 3:48
  3. "Frog Doina" – 2:02
  4. "The Dybbuk" – 2:28
  5. "2000 Years" – 0:59
  6. "Goniff Dance" – 2:17
  7. "Rav Nova" – 7:44
  8. "Zayin" – 3:37
  • All compositions by John Zorn/Yamataka Eye
  • Personnel

  • Rav Tzizit (John Zorn) – harmonium
  • Rav Yechida (Yamataka Eye) – voice
  • Songs

    1Alef0:40
    2Book of Splendors3:48
    3Frog Doina2:02

    References

    Zohar (album) Wikipedia