FilmWorks II: Music for an Untitled Film by Walter Hill

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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Unlike the other volumes of his film works, which compile various shorter scores that John Zorn composed over the years, Film Works, Vol. 2 presents one longer score, written for a Walter Hill film. So, unlike the others, there is a consistent mood throughout the entire release. Overall, it is very atmospheric, with sections of drawn-out tones that slowly build theater mists in the background of a deserted sense of waiting. Balancing stretches of this kind are sections of bent, mellow country. Marc Ribot's guitar and banjo trickle along the score, as the didjeridu steadily pushes through. Later comes a percussive-oriented dance track with prepared piano, a theme that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Unlike the other volumes of his film works, which compile various shorter scores that John Zorn composed over the years, Film Works, Vol. 2 presents one longer score, written for a Walter Hill film. So, unlike the others, there is a consistent mood throughout the entire release. Overall, it is very atmospheric, with sections of drawn-out tones that slowly build theater mists in the background of a deserted sense of waiting. Balancing stretches of this kind are sections of bent, mellow country. Marc Ribot's guitar and banjo trickle along the score, as the didjeridu steadily pushes through. Later comes a percussive-oriented dance track with prepared piano, a theme that recurs sporadically through the last third of the score. Lacking contrast, this one is definite background music, and although well done, it is also probably the least interesting of Zorn's film scores.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/1996
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397730620
  • Catalog Number: 7306
  • Sales rank: 256,262

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (3:07)
  2. 2 I Stole from Jesus Christ (0:49)
  3. 3 Gold (0:48)
  4. 4 Main Title (1:55)
  5. 5 The Building (0:56)
  6. 6 Meat Locker (0:55)
  7. 7 Pigeons (0:52)
  8. 8 Scuffle (0:19)
  9. 9 Exploring (0:58)
  10. 10 Rattlesnakes for Sergio Leone (1:43)
  11. 11 Two Interiors (0:38)
  12. 12 Stealth (0:42)
  13. 13 Action (0:48)
  14. 14 Dumping the Body (0:34)
  15. 15 The Trunk (0:06)
  16. 16 Escape Attempt (1:39)
  17. 17 Arrival (0:43)
  18. 18 Prying at the Windows (0:35)
  19. 19 Arsenal (0:54)
  20. 20 King James (1:04)
  21. 21 Power Line (0:19)
  22. 22 The Magic of Gold (2:25)
  23. 23 Chimney (0:23)
  24. 24 Dilemma (1:12)
  25. 25 Conspiracy (0:45)
  26. 26 Plot, Pt. 1 (1:32)
  27. 27 Plot, Pt. 2 (0:43)
  28. 28 Heroin Fix (2:40)
  29. 29 Lucky Run (0:58)
  30. 30 Vengence Is Mine (2:03)
  31. 31 Escape (2:00)
  32. 32 Kill Fever (1:15)
  33. 33 Outside (0:21)
  34. 34 Ending (0:50)
  35. 35 Alternate Ending/End Title (2:32)
  36. 36 Arsenal Dance (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Zorn Primary Artist
Marc Ribot Banjo, Guitar
Anthony Coleman Piano, Keyboards, Prepared Piano
David Shea Turntables, Sampling
Cyro Baptista Brazilian Percussion
Andy Haas Didjeridu
Carol Emanuel Harp
Jason Baker Synclavier
Jim Pugliese Percussion
Technical Credits
Anthony Coleman Contributor
Alec Head Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Ikue Mori Cover Design
John Zorn Composer, Producer
Scott Hull Digital Editing
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