Shrek (album)

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Studio album by Marc Ribot
Released 1994
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Length 58:53
Label Avant
Producer Marc Anthony Thompson, Marc Ribot
Marc Ribot chronology
Subsonic 1: Sounds of a Distant Episode
Don't Blame Me

Shrek is a 1994 album by Marc Ribot. It was recorded at Low Blood Studios in New York City and released on the Japanese Avant label.


The Allmusic review by Sean Cooper awarded the album 3 stars stating "The group's debut shifts restlessly among animated jazz, rock, punk, and warped blues themes, filling the inevitable cracks with instrumental textures, minimal vignettes, and formless noise, similar in some respects to John Zorn's Naked City (though with considerably more focus...hell, with focus period!). The group is joined on three tracks by sampler collage artist David Shea. ".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions are by Marc Ribot, except where otherwise indicated.

  1. "Prelude" (Frantz Casseus) – 1:17
  2. "Spigot" – 2:57
  3. "Forth World" – 7:53
  4. "Romance" – 6:29
  5. "Hoist the Bloody Icon High" – 4:40
  6. "Half Ass Whole" (Marc Anthony Thompson, Ribot) – 3:44
  7. "Big Money" – 4:45
  8. "Shrek" – 6:17
  9. "Human Sacrifice" – 10:43
  10. "Bells" (Albert Ayler) – 10:08



  1. ^ a b Cooper, S. Allmusic Review accessed , 2011