The Hermetic Organ vol. 7 — St. John the Divine 2013 (2019)

Track Listing 

1. Binding The Dragon  17:14 
2. Jacob's Ladder  10:32 
3. The Doors Of Perception  22:12  


John Zorn: Organ 


Solo Organ Improvisation by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded May 10, 2013 at Cathedral Of St. John The Divine by Silas Brown
Mastered By – Scott Hull 
Raven Artwork By  – John Zorn 
Engraving By – Gustave Doré 
Photos and Design – Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)* 
Special Thanks to Kent Tritle, Scott Hull, Marlan Barry and Silas Brown 


"The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself." — William Blake 

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is a place of prayer, peace, spiritual renewal, and a temple to all who love the organ—and Zorn responds in kind with a remarkably soothing and peaceful exploration of lyricism and sonic variation. Interrupted only occasionally by a few trademark Phantom of the Opera explosions, the music is meditative, devotional, and at times achingly beautiful. Inspired by the mystical worlds of William Blake and the French organ traditions of Charles Tournemire and Olivier Messiaen, the music is an extended exploration in search of spiritual healing through sound.

Series:   Archival SeriesThe Hermetic Organ 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8367 

Release Date:  September 2019