Friction : Zone Tripper
Arriving in New York City early 1977, Reck was a vital member of the New York No Wave Punk scene, playing bass with James Chance and the Contortions and Lydia Lunch. Returning to Tokyo in 1978 he founded Friction, one of the most important and longest running underground bands in Japan. Together over twenty years, Friction has gone through many changes, while still retaining its hard-edged style and unique combination of hard rock, punk and noise. Zone Tripper presents some of their greatest songs and some surprising remixes by Tokyo’s greatest DJs. Friction’s first release outside of Japan,—Zone Tripper is powerful introduction to one of the most legendary bands in the Tokyo underground.
Nova Express Quintet : Andras: The Book Of Angels Volume 28
Nova Express is one of Zorn’s most dynamic and sensitive ensembles: an MJQ-tinged quartet featuring piano, vibraphone, bass and drums. For their first foray into the world of Masada, they are joined by the ever-popular Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista to create a fabulous program of space-age bachelor pad music for the 21st century. Relaxing and unique instrumental music performed by an all-star quintet of musical masters touching upon the exotic language of The Dreamers, Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Bert Kaempfert, Afro-Cuban bop and more.
Teiji Ito: Music for Maya—Film Music of Teiji Ito
Focusing on his relationship with the legendary cinematic poet Maya Deren, Tzadik’s third Teiji Ito release highlights his versatile and evocative music for films. Included are three major Deren scores, four pieces for Marie Menken and recently discovered music for industrial films, documentaries and the avant-garde. A remarkable 2 CD set featuring over two hours of music released for the first time and an extended booklet filled with scores, storyboards, photos, notes and more.