John Zorn's utter fascination with and envelopment in the mystical occult and outsider art of the 19th and 20th centuries continues on Astronome. Dedicated to the same three figures who informed Moonchild (also released in 2006): magician and philosopher Aleister Crowley, poet and dramatic Antonin Artaud, and composer Edgard Varèse. Drummer Joey Baron, bassist Trevor Dunn and vocalist Mike Patton take on three lengthy compositions by Zorn, all of which were inspired by the success of the original song cycle
John Zorn – Astronome. Label: Tzadik – TZ 7359. Producer, Arranged By, Concept By, Composed By, Conductor – John Zorn. Magick is the science of causing change to occur by means of one's will. Dedicated to Antonin Artaud ~ Edgard Varèse ~ Aleister Crowley. Packaging includes: 1 booklet (16 pages) of notes and artwork; 1 booklet (48 pages) of notes and artwork; Sleeve for CD housed in square cardboard box (with release notes on inner sides of box).
John Zorn appears on over 400 recordings as a composer or performer. This is a selection of recordings released under his name, bands he was/is part of, collaborations with other musicians, and significant albums to which he has contributed. The year indicates when the album was first released and any subsequent years if the following release included additional material. The Classic Guide to Strategy: Volume 1 (1983). Locus Solus (1983 & 1997). Ganryu Island (1984 & 1998).
Astronome" is the second album by the band John Zorn assembled to record "Moonchild"- vocalist Mike Patton, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Joey Baron. But this time the concept is slightly different, Zorn was challenged by Richard Foreman to compose an opera in vocalese and came up with something altogether unexpected. Not for the feint of heart, "Astronome" is, even for Zorn, quite a challenge.
Album Name Astronome. Released date 17 October 2006. Music StyleJazz Rock. Members owning this album2. 1. A Secluded Clearing in the Woods, a Single Bed in a Small Room, the Innermost Chapel of a Secret Temple. 2. A Mediaeval Laboratory, in the Magick Circle. 3. A Barren Plain at Midnight, an Unnamed Location.
Songs in album Moonchild (John Zorn & Mike Patton) - Astronome (2006). Act One: A Secluded Clearing in the Woods; A Single Bed in a Small Room; The Innermost Chapel of a Secret Temple. Moonchild (John Zorn & Mike Patton). 14:35 320 Кб/с 168. Act Two: A Mediaeval Laboratory; In The Magick Circle.
Yankees (by John Zorn, Derek Bailey, & George Lewis, 1983). Deadly Weapons (by Steve Beresford, John Zorn, Toni Marshall & David Toop, 1986). Voodoo (by the Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet - Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte and Ray Drummond, 1986). News for LuluNews for Lulu (by John Zorn, Bill Frisell & George Lewis, 1988). More News for Lulu (by John Zorn, Bill Frisell & George Lewis, 1992). That’s The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk (tribute album, 1984 - featuring John Zorn performing Shuffle Boil - excluded from CD reissue). The Godard Fans: Godard Ca Vous Chante? (tribute album featuring 'Godard', 1986). The Technology of Tears (by Fred Frith, 1988).
This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Act 1, Scene 1: A Secluded Clearing in the Woods, Scene 2: A Single Bed in a Small Room, Scene 3: The Innermost Chapel of a Secret Temple. Act 2, Scene 1: A Mediaeval Laboratory, Scene 2: In the Magick Circle.
|1a||Scene 1: A Secluded Clearing In The Woods|
|1b||Scene 2: A Single Bed In A Small Room|
|1c||Scene 3: The Innermost Chapel Of A Secret Temple|
|2a||Scene 1: A Mediaeval Laboratory|
|2b||Scene 2: In The Magick Circle|
|3a||Scene 1: A Barren Plain At Midnight|
|3b||Scene 2: An Unnamed Location|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tzadik
- Copyright (c) – Tzadik
- Recorded At – Orange Music
- Bass – Trevor Dunn
- Design – Chippy
- Drums – Joey Baron
- Engineer – Robert Musso
- Engineer [Assistant] – James Dellatacoma
- Mastered By – Scott Hull
- Mixed By – Bill Laswell
- Photography By – Scott Irvine
- Producer, Arranged By, Concept By [Conceived By], Composed By, Conductor – John Zorn
- Voice – Mike Patton
NotesMagick is the science of causing change to occur by means of one's will.
Antonin Artaud ~ Edgard Varèse ~ Aleister Crowley
1 booklet (16 pages) of notes and artwork;
1 booklet (48 pages) of notes and artwork;
Sleeve for CD housed in square cardboard box (with release notes on inner sides of box).+ Oversized obi
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: TZACD7359 1N 01
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L250
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 4121
- Barcode (on obi): 7 02397-7359-2 2