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The Urmuz Epigrams

Label: Tzadik
Released: 2018
Track listing: Disgusted With Life; This Piano Lid Serves as a Wall; With Wet Clothes and Disheveled Hair He Wandered in the Dead of Night in Search of Shelter; Then Again, Who Amongst Us Can Complain; A Rain of Threats and Screams; The Pelican or the Pelicaness; After That the Funnel Became a Symbol; Desperate from Having Been Left Without a Bladder.

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John Zorn: The Urmuz Epigrams

Read "The Urmuz Epigrams" reviewed by Don Phipps

Prolific composer John Zorn's The Urmuz Epigrams offers up an infectious mix of Stockhausen effects, polyrhythmic percussion, and twisty tunes, a combination which produces music that is unsettling, surprising, and humorous--often at the same time. All the pieces repeat themselves. Zorn notates the first rendition as “modern" and the second as “original." And while ...


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