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Zorn's Abraxas quartet (Arm Bajakian-guitar, Eyal Maoz-guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz-bass, Kenny Grohowski-drums) perform a new suite inspired by the magical writings of Giordano Bruno & Alejandro Jodorowski, from minimialist to intense ritual music.

Zorn, John

Zorn, John: Psychomagia (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Psychomagia" is the new album by the fabulous quartet of Abraxas, the acclaimed tribal rock arrangements for the Book of Angels series. Here they perform a complex new suite of music written expressly for them by Downtown alchemist John Zorn. Drawing inspiration from the magical writings of Giordano Bruno and Alejandro Jodorowski and others, Zorn has written a bold collection of compositions that challenge the musicians to the breaking point. With a program ranging from some of the most intense ritualistic sounds you are likely to hear to tender minimalistic odes, this is a surprising new volume in Zorn's mystic series that matches the intensity and power of Moonchild, PainKiller and Naked City. Recorded at Orange Music and mixed by Bill Laswell. Essential."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397831327

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8313
Squidco Product Code: 18803

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded on December 2nd and 3rd, 2013 at Orange Sound by James Dellatacoma.


John Zorn-Composer

Arm Bajakian-guitar

Eyal Maoz-guitar

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz-bass

Kenny Grohowski-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Metapsychomagia 7:31

2. Sacred Emblems 3:03

3. Circe 6:02

4. Squaring The Circle 5:51

5. Celestrial Mechanism 2:33

6. Evocation Of The Triumphent Beast 6:24

7. Four Rivers 3:54

8. The Nameless God 4:35

9. Anima Mundi 4:14