Mount Analogue (album)

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Mount Analogue
Studio album by John Zorn
Released 31 January 2012
Recorded June 2011
East Side Sound, NY
Genre Avant-garde experimental music
Length 38:21
Label Tzadik TZ 7394
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
A Dreamers Christmas
(2011)
Mount Analogue
(2012)
The Gnostic Preludes
(2012)

Mount Analogue is an album by John Zorn released in January 2012 on the Tzadik label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Free Jazz Collective 4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic said "From Jewish and other Middle Eastern folk musics to soundtrack atmospherics, exotica-tinged jazz, Latin rhythms, and contemporary classical inquiries into minimalism, tone, space, color, and counterpoint, all are on display in this wonderfully musical, meditative, hypnotic, and "mystical" work. The accessibility factor in Mount Analogue is high; what begins as a musical question eventually resolves, usually through a circular method that is deeply satisfying".[2] Martin Schray commented "The musicians easily move between angular new classical music, restrained mumbling and panting, 1950s film noir soundtracks, Jewish or Middle Eastern folk, the typical John Zorn exotica, jazz, lonely piano tunes, or minimalist approaches. Every note is exactly at the right place, there is not one bell tone too much, which creates a lush atmosphere on the one hand but the spooky and creepy elements refer to a dark world also inherent in this music".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mount Analogue"   Zorn 38:21

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Zorn : Mount Analogue". Tzadik.com. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review, accessed November 8, 2013
  3. ^ a b Schray, M. The Free Jazz Collective Review, Free Jazz Collective, March 5, 2013