Thursday, February 16, 2006

Experimental Songs About Shootings.

Naked City, the avant-supergroup featuring John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz, and Joey Baron, played at the Knitting Factory in 1989, and these tracks are from the live CD from that show.

You Will Be Shot (mp3) is a frantic victim chased. He runs, he hides, he's found, he runs. The sax expresses horror in short loud bursts.

Shot in the Dark (mp3) is, yes, a murder in a dark corner, a short, uneasy silence, and then, death as chaos. A gathering order follows, and next thing you know, the spirit is surfing on a crashing black wave with accompanying surf guitar and halloween keyboard.

Igneous Ejaculation (mp3) is pretty much self-explanatory. At 22 seconds, it might be the shortest offering on an mp3 blog on record.

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