The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Heretical new music for solo guitar conceived as impossible etudes and exercises on a variety of finger busting guitar techniques and performed by Marc Ribot.

Ribot, Marc
Exercises in Futility

Ribot, Marc: Exercises in Futility (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Heretical new music for solo guitar composed and performed by the radical maverick Marc Ribot, who has worked with everyone from Elvis Costello, Maryanne Faithful and Tom Waits to Bill Frisell and Sun Ra. Conceived as impossible etudes and exercises on a variety of finger busting guitar techniques, this astonishing suite will forever change your concept of what the guitar is capable (or not capable) of. Also included are a variety of compositions for solo guitar, making this the definitive collection of Ribot's expressive and virtuosic solo music. Twisted, mangled and tortured, this instrumental tour-de-force is musical sacrilege at its best."-Tzadik

Read more about this item
The Squid
At The Squid's Ear!

See all items in the Tzadik category

Related Categories of Interest:


Guitarists, &c.
Compositional Forms
Ribot, Marc
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Staff Picks & Recommended Items

Search for other titles on the Tzadik label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Ribot, Marc Trio
Live At The Village Vanguard
(Pi Recordings)
Silverman, Ken
Maier, Giovanni Technicolor
Featuring Marc Ribot + A Turtle Soup [2 CDs]
(Long Song Records)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra
The Intergalactic Thing [VINYL 2 LPS + DOWNLOAD CODE]
Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck)
(Creative Sources)
Zorn, John / Marc Ribot / Trevor Dunn
Lee, Okkyung
Noisy Love Songs
Hi Kim, Jin / Gerry Hemingway
Lerner / Brubeck / Fraser
Ugly Beauties
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Bennani, Abdelhai Trio
There Starts the Future
Zorn, John
The Crucible
Zorn, John
Filmworks XXII: The Last Supper
Ribot, Marc Ceramic Dog
Party Intellectuals
(Pi Recordings)
Bishop, Sir Richard
God Damn Religion [DVD & CD]
Bar Kokhba
Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10
Zorn, John
The Dreamers
PRISM Quartet
Music for Saxophones: William Albright
Makrokosmos Quartet
Magic Worlds Of Sound
(Hat [now] ART)
Meelkop, Roel
(Auf Abwegen)
Frith, Fred
Back to Life
Nakatani, Tatsuya
Primal Communication
(H&H Production)
Kang, Eyvind
The Yelm Sessions
Tenney, James
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy - The Barton Workshop
(Mode Records)
Friedlander, Erik
Volac: Book of Angels Volume 8
Zorn, John
From Silence to Sorcery
Ex, The / Cora, Tom
Scrabbling at the Lock
(Ex Records)
Price: $13.95
Out of Stock
Special Order
If ordered we
expect to ship within:
4 weeks

**Adding this out of stock item to your basket with other in stock items may delay shipping or incur additional shipping charges.


Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 702397804628

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8046
Squidco Product Code: 9444

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Marc Ribot-guitar

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Etude #1 five gestures

2. Etude #2 morton 1

3. Etude #3 elvis

4. Etude #4 bombasto

5. Etude #5 lame

6. Etude #6 cowboy

7. Etude #7 ballad

8. Etude #8 groove?

9. Etude #9 morton 2

10. Etude #10 min

11. Etude #11 ascending

12. Etude #12 mirror

13. Etude #13 wank

14. Etude #14 event on 10th avenue

15. The Joy of Repetition

What are other customers searching for?