Electric Masada: At the Mountains of Madness

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At the Mountains of Madness
Live album by Electric Masada
Released 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Avant Garde
Length 156:44
Label Tzadik
Producer John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama
Electric Masada chronology
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 4
(2004)
At the Mountains of Madness
(2005)
John Zorn chronology
Mysterium
(2005)
At the Mountains of Madness
(2005)
Filmworks XVII: Notes on Marie Menken/Ray Bandar: A Life with Skulls
(2006)

At the Mountains of Madness is a 2005 double live album by American composer and saxophonist John Zorn's Electric Masada featuring performances recorded in Moscow and Ljubljana.[1] It is the second release by Electric Masada.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 4 stars noting that "the band is at the top of their game after all the touring, and everyone seems to have kicked up the energy a notch or two. There's a lot more conducted improvisation than on the previous Electric Masada release... Thanks to their improvisational skills, you hardly notice that the program is much the same on both discs. Score another one for John Zorn and company. At the Mountains of Madness is a winner".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars

Track listing[edit]

  • Disc one
  1. "Lilin" - 16:14
  2. "Metal Tov" - 5:35
  3. "Karaim" - 16:15
  4. "Hath-Arob" - 5:17
  5. "Abidan" - 8:09
  6. "Idalah-Abal" - 6:33
  7. "Kedem" - 15:41
  8. "Yatzar" - 6:05
  • Disc two
  1. "Tekufah" - 17:59
  2. "Hath-Arob" - 6:55
  3. "Abidan" - 9:59
  4. "Metal Tov" - 5:52
  5. "Karaim" - 15:15
  6. "Idalah-Abal" - 6:08
  7. "Kedem" - 14:47
All compositions by John Zorn.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 29, 2011.