astronome (2006)

Track Listing 

Act One  (14:33) 
1a.  Scene 1: A Secluded Clearing In The Woods 
     a full moon illuminates a coven dancing around a large bonfire * an orgy
1b.  Scene 2: A Single Bed In A Small Room 
     midnight * the initiate, asleep, is haunted and possessed by demonic spirits
1c.  Scene 3: The Innermost Chapel Of A Secret Temple 
     the summoning of demons by the coven * a satanic baptism * visitation by the lord of light

Act Two(17:00) 
2a.  Scene 1: A Mediaeval Laboratory 
     divination by the tarot * alchemical experiments * elixirs of transformation
2b.  Scene 2: In The Magick Circle 
     spells and obeahs of possession * raising the dead * a sacred ceremony

Act Three(12:44) 
3a.  Scene 1: A Barren Plain At Midnight 
     a battle of wizards * a ritual of sacrifice
3b.  Scene 2: An Unnamed Location
     transvection * reading from a sacred book * magick symbols and sigils * transcendence


Joey Baron: Drums 
Trevor Dunn: Bass 
Mike Patton: Voice


Composed by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producers - Fred Sherry, Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded by April 2006 by Bob Musso
Assistant Engineer - James Dellatacoma
Mix Translation by Bill Laswell 
Mastered by Scott Hull 
All spells and drawings by Antonin Artaud
Design - Heung-Heung Chin 


Zorn continues his intense new rock direction with a second release by the dynamic all star trio from his acclaimed song suite Moonchild to present an intense and mysterious tale of magic and alchemy. Featuring the mad vocal wizardry of Mike Patton singing in preverbal language accompanied by long time cohort Trevor Dunn on electric bass and Joey Baron on drums, this is Zorn at his edgy and uncompromising best. An opera of unbridled madness and complexity that will make your jaw drop. Recorded and mixed by the radical posse of musical terrorist Bill Laswell

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ7359

Release Date:  October 2006