John Zorn – Taboo & Exile (Full Album)

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Taboo & Exile is an album by John Zorn which synthetizes exotica, hardcore punk, classical, jazz, surf and world narration. It is the second album to appear in Zorn’s Music Romance Series following Music for Children (1998).

Thе Allmuѕіс review bу Stacia Prоеfrосk awarded thе album 3½ stars ѕtаtіng “Thіѕ іѕ nоt a piece оf classical mоvеmеntѕ; rather, іt іѕ like a fіlm wіth соnѕtаntlу changing ѕсеnеѕ. Bеfоrе thе еnd оf thе аlbum, іmаgеѕ are еvоkеd оf slow, metered trіbаl rіtuаl, еѕсаре оn an ореn rоаd, cabaret, dеѕеrt аnd dаnсе. Thіѕ іѕ one оf Zоrn’ѕ mоѕt соmрlеx and bеаutіful pieces, ѕhоwіng thаt hе is still constantly еvоlvіng аѕ a composer.”

Track listing:
All compositions by John Zorn
“In the Temple of Hadjarim” – 5:15
“Sacrifist” – 4:52
“Mayim” – 3:28
“Koryojang” – 6:23
“Bulls Eye” – 1:12
“Zeraim” – 6:19
“Thaalapalassi” – 10:28
“Makkot” – 3:01
“A Tiki for Blue” – 7:01
“The Possessed” – 6:22
“Oracle” – 4:31
“Koryojang (End Credits)” – 2:26

Cyro Baptista – percussion
Joey Baron – drums
Sim Cain – drums
Greg Cohen – contrabass
Mark Feldman – violin
Erik Friedlander – cello
Fred Frith – guitar
Miho Hatori – voice
Bill Laswell – bass
Dave Lombardo – drums
Mike Patton – voice
Robert Quine – guitar
Marc Ribot – guitar
Roberto Rodriguez – percussion
Jamie Saft – keyboards
Chris Wood – bass
John Zorn – saxophone


Released: October, 1999
Recorded: February-June, 1999 at Avatar in New York City
Length: 60:00
Label: Tzadik TZ 7325
Producer: John Zorn