Sunday, February 19, 2006

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 02/19/2006 | Electric Masada finds unique voice: "The opening tune set the tone for the evening. A Middle Eastern-sounding melody, by Zorn and Fender Rhodes keyboardist Jamie Scott, segued into some atonal sax squealing by Zorn over a percussion cacophony, then morphed into a relaxed, samba-like groove, followed by a section with abrupt stops and starts by the entire group. Some pieces included jagged synthesizer bleats that recalled the music of the late jazz-prophet Sun Ra. Those came from band member Ikue Mori, who used two laptop computers to manipulate an array of synthesized sounds."

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