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John Zorn: The Song Project Live At LPR [#8331]
A live concert version of Zornís acclaimed song project! In celebration of his 60th Birthday, Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog. Including music originally written for Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, a variety of film soundtracks and more, The Song Project is a retrospective of some of Zorn's most lyrical compositions from the past 30 years. This CD presents the all-star band performing live in New York after a dozen European concerts and at the peak of their powers. Electricity is in the air from first note to last! A perfect companion to the studio versions presented in the acclaimed box set of vinyl 7-inch singles.
(Release date: April 2015)

John Zorn: Simulacrum [#8330]
The most extreme organ trio ever, Simulacrum is yet another wild new direction from Downtown Alchemist John Zorn, who continues to explore new worlds and new ensembles into his sixth decade. Dramatic through-composed pieces that unfold with a cinematic logic, this genre bending music defies classification, touching upon metal, jazz, minimalism, atonality, noise and more. Passionately performed by an unusual all-star trio of John Medeski (MMW), Matt Hollenberg (Cleric) and Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas), this is powerful and fascinating music that highlights the MENTAL in experimental! Riveting!
(Release date: March 2015)

Spectrum
David Rosenboom: Naked Curvature [#4009]
Active since the 1960s, composer/performer/educator/instrument builder and improviser, David Rosenboom, has been at the cutting edge of contemporary music, scoring for orchestra, opera, solo performance, chamber ensembles, improvisers, electronics, dance and more. This exciting release presents his whispered chamber opera/concerto grosso for six instrumentalists, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software. Written in modular open form sections allowing each performance to be unique, the recording was produced and conducted under the composerís direction and features the virtuosic CalArts Chamber Ensemble. A unique masterwork from this legendary composer.
(Release date: April 2015)

Spotlight
Per Bloland: Chamber Industrial [#4008]
Per Bloland studied at Stanford with Brian Ferneyhough and Mark Applebaum, has worked at IRCAM and Oberlin, and currently teaches at Miami University. His innovative sound world brilliantly blends custom built electronics with instrumental textures to create unique soundscapes unlike anything youíve heard before. His work has been performed world wide to great acclaim and Tzadik is proud to present his first full CD release. Passionately performed by ECCE Chamber Industrial is an exciting CD of acoustic and electroacoustic compositions filled with surprise and dramatic tension.
(Release date: March 2015)