Music Romance, Vol. 1: Music for Children

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All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Neither as calm and serene as it could be, nor as frightening as one might expect, John Zorn's Music Romance, Vol. 1: Music for Children combines pieces of radically different moods -- a kind of musical pendulum swinging back and forth -- in a collection that, remarkably, hangs together fairly well. The title is mostly ironic. While the CD contains truly gentle songs like "SooKi's Lullaby," which is beautifully performed on music box by Anthony Coleman, the chamber piece "Music for Children," nearly as beautiful, contains intermittent percussive sounds that sound like nothing more than a good spanking. There are three Naked City pieces, performed by the Boston-based ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Neither as calm and serene as it could be, nor as frightening as one might expect, John Zorn's Music Romance, Vol. 1: Music for Children combines pieces of radically different moods -- a kind of musical pendulum swinging back and forth -- in a collection that, remarkably, hangs together fairly well. The title is mostly ironic. While the CD contains truly gentle songs like "SooKi's Lullaby," which is beautifully performed on music box by Anthony Coleman, the chamber piece "Music for Children," nearly as beautiful, contains intermittent percussive sounds that sound like nothing more than a good spanking. There are three Naked City pieces, performed by the Boston-based group Prelapse, which are as chaotic and insane as any of Zorn's other Naked City works though it is easy to imagine them as the soundtrack for a hyperactive toddler running around a house, his face smeared with sick glee. Disjointed and sexualized dolls comprise the cover art -- a reminder of just how perverse childhood really is. The text pieces printed in the liner notes orbit around themes of imagination, nightmares, and lost innocence. The adventurous parents who actually play this music for their child may be horrified to discover how much the little baby genius actually likes it. For those who are childless or simply less brave, this volume provides fascinating candy for adult ears.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1998
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397732129
  • Catalog Number: 7321
  • Sales rank: 153,001

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Zorn Primary Artist, Bass Drums, Alto Saxophone, Wind
Lou Reed Guitar
Marc Ribot Guitar
Anthony Coleman Piano, Celeste, Music Box
Cyro Baptista Percussion, Vocals
Greg Cohen Bass, Double Bass
Mark Feldman Violin
Erik Friedlander Cello
William Winant Percussion, Bass Drums
Julie Steinberg Piano
David Abel Violin
Alex Lacamoire Keyboards
Andy Sanesi Drums
David Abel Violin
Jeff Hudgins Alto Saxophone
Dave Abel Violin
Mason Wendell Vocals
Dane Johnson Guitar
Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio Ensemble
Prelapse Ensemble
Technical Credits
Martin Bisi Engineer
Maggi Payne Engineer
Marc Ribot Contributor
Anthony Coleman Contributor
Cyro Baptista Contributor
Greg Cohen Contributor
Mark Feldman Contributor
Erik Friedlander Contributor
Kazunori Sugiyama Producer
Allan Tucker Mastering
William Winant Contributor
John Zorn Producer, Contributor, Audio Production
Scott Hull Remastering
Prelapse Contributor
Julie Steinberg Contributor
David Abel Contributor
Jim Anderson Engineer
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