John Zorn

FilmWorks II: Music for an Untitled Film by Walter Hill

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Unlike the other volumes of his film works, which compile various shorter scores that John Zorn composed over the years, Film Works, Vol. 2 presents one longer score, written for a Walter Hill film. So, unlike the others, there is a consistent mood throughout the entire release. Overall, it is very atmospheric, with sections of drawn-out tones that slowly build theater mists in the background of a deserted sense of waiting. Balancing stretches of this kind are sections of bent, mellow country. Marc Ribot's guitar and banjo trickle along the score, as the didjeridu steadily pushes through. Later comes a percussive-oriented dance track with prepared piano, a theme that recurs sporadically through the last third of the score. Lacking contrast, this one is definite background music, and although well done, it is also probably the least interesting of Zorn's film scores.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:07 Amazon
2 0:49 Amazon
3 0:48 Amazon
4 1:55 Amazon
5 0:56 Amazon
6 0:55 Amazon
7 0:52 Amazon
8 0:19 Amazon
9 0:58 Amazon
10 1:43 Amazon
11 0:38 Amazon
12 0:42 Amazon
13 0:48 Amazon
14 0:34 Amazon
15 0:06 Amazon
16 1:39 Amazon
17 0:43 Amazon
18 0:35 Amazon
19 0:54 Amazon
20 1:04 Amazon
21 0:19 Amazon
22 2:25 Amazon
23 0:23 Amazon
24 1:12 Amazon
25 0:45 Amazon
26 1:32
27 0:43
28 2:40 Amazon
29 0:58 Amazon
30 2:03 Amazon
31 2:00 Amazon
32 1:15 Amazon
33 0:21 Amazon
34 0:50 Amazon
35 2:32 Amazon
36 3:57 Amazon
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