Taboo & Exile

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Taboo & Exile
Studio album by John Zorn
Released October, 1999
Genre Avant-garde
Length 60:00
Label Tzadik TZ 7325
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
The String Quartets
(1999)
Taboo & Exile
(1999)
Live in Middelheim 1999
(1999)

Taboo & Exile is an album by John Zorn which synthetizes exotica, hardcore punk, classical, jazz, surf and world narration into a new prodigious genre. It is the second album to appear in Zorn's Music Romance Series following Music for Children (1998).[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stacia Proefrock awarded the album 3½ stars stating "This is not a piece of classical movements; rather, it is like a film with constantly changing scenes. Before the end of the album, images are evoked of slow, metered tribal ritual, escape on an open road, cabaret, desert and dance. This is one of Zorn's most complex and beautiful pieces, showing that he is still constantly evolving as a composer".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Zorn
  1. "In the Temple of Hadjarim" - 5:15
  2. "Sacrifist" - 4:52
  3. "Mayim" - 3:28
  4. "Koryojang" - 6:23
  5. "Bulls Eye" - 1:12
  6. "Zeraim" - 6:19
  7. "Thaalapalassi" - 10:28
  8. "Makkot" - 3:01
  9. "A Tiki for Blue" - 7:01
  10. "The Possessed" - 6:22
  11. "Oracle" - 4:31
  12. "Koryojang (End Credits)" - 2:26
  • Recorded at Avatar in New York City from February to June 1999

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Proefrock, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 1, 2011.