Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot: Soundtracks II

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The already eclectic Marc Ribot may have released his widest-reaching album to date with Soundtracks, Vol. 2. From neo-Dixieland to spooky electronica to solo shakuhachi, Ribot turns in a head-spinning program of disparate genres that hang together surprisingly well as an album. There's also a faux-African highlife piece ("Flatbush Eyes"), kind of surfy klezmer ("House of Mirrors"), and a couple soul tunes ("Blue Party" and the aptly titled "Green Party," which sounds like Ribot's take on the Hi Records sound). "Nausea" sounds something like a circus carnival playing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," while "Pensando" is a pretty solo acoustic guitar piece. Ribot's guitar credentials have never been in doubt, but his recent works for Tzadik is showing him to be an impressive composer with a broad palette as well.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Joe Schmo, film score
1 0:52
The Killing Zone, film score
2 2:58
Joe Schmo, film score
3 1:48
The Killing Zone, film score
4 2:39
5 1:24
Joe Schmo, film score
6 1:07
The Killing Zone, film score
7 2:28
Joe Schmo, film score
8 2:58
The Killing Zone, film score
9 2:15
Joe Schmo, film score
10 1:02
The Killing Zone, film score
11 1:03
Joe Schmo, film score
12 0:53
The Killing Zone, film score
13 3:54
14 1:49
15 5:08
16 1:28
Joe Schmo, film score
17 0:58
The Killing Zone, film score
18 3:04
Joe Schmo, film score
19 0:41
20 7:37
The Killing Zone, film score
21 5:25
Joe Schmo, film score
22 0:50
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