Shrek

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Cooper
Although Marc Ribot has lent his incomparable six-string idiosyncracy to any number of studio ensemble projects, Shrek is his first attempt to assemble a solid group of his own. Shrek's more or less stable lineup includes guitarist Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin, and Wood, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, drummer Jim Pugliese, and percussionist Christine Bard. The group's debut shifts restlessly among animated jazz, rock, punk, and warped blues themes, filling the inevitable cracks with instrumental textures, minimal vignettes, and formless noise, similar in some respects to John Zorn's Naked City though with considerably more focus...hell, with focus period!. The group is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Cooper
Although Marc Ribot has lent his incomparable six-string idiosyncracy to any number of studio ensemble projects, Shrek is his first attempt to assemble a solid group of his own. Shrek's more or less stable lineup includes guitarist Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin, and Wood, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, drummer Jim Pugliese, and percussionist Christine Bard. The group's debut shifts restlessly among animated jazz, rock, punk, and warped blues themes, filling the inevitable cracks with instrumental textures, minimal vignettes, and formless noise, similar in some respects to John Zorn's Naked City though with considerably more focus...hell, with focus period!. The group is joined on three tracks by sampler collage artist David Shea.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/1998
  • Label: Avant Japan
  • EAN: 4988044900332
  • Catalog Number: 33

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (1:17)
  2. 2 Spigot (2:57)
  3. 3 Forth World (7:53)
  4. 4 Romance (6:29)
  5. 5 Hoist the Bloody Icon High (4:40)
  6. 6 Half Ass Whole (3:44)
  7. 7 Big Money (4:45)
  8. 8 Shrek (6:17)
  9. 9 Human Sacrifice (10:43)
  10. 10 Bells (10:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Ribot Primary Artist, Guitar
Marc Anthony Thompson Autoharp
David Shea Sampling
Christine Bard Percussion, Drums
Sebastian Steinberg Bass
Jim Pugeliese Drums
Chris Wood Guitar
Jim Pugliese Drums
Technical Credits
Albert Ayler Composer
Marc Ribot Producer, Contributor
Marc Anthony Thompson Producer, Engineer, Contributor
David Shea Contributor
Christine Bard Contributor
Sebastian Steinberg Contributor
Glenn Tipton Composer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
John Zorn Executive Producer
Kevin Boutote Digital Editing
Lisa Wells Contributor
Chris Wood Contributor
Jim Pugliese Contributor
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