John Zorn   The Gift
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #132 for 2001

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3.0 goodEasterInTheBatcave | June 7th 16

This isn't actually a Dreamers' record (it's the third in Zorn's Music Romance series), but it certainly sounds like a Dreamers' record; and I keep giving them rather middling ratings because, while there's nothing wrong with them, they fade into the background too often for any sort of regular listening. There are a few exceptions to this rule on The Gift: "Mao's Moon" is absolutely gorgeous, "La Flor del Barrio" is excellent, and "Train to Thiensan" possesses some really cool sound effects. Also notable is the strong surf vibe on much of on this material here which, while present on some other Dreamers' tracks, is much more prevalent here. "Bridge to the Beyond" features some background vocals by Mike Patton.

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3.0 goodLambda | November 12th 14

★★ I formerly had a soundoff for this album, but Sputnik doesn't let you delete soundoffs, so I
replaced the soundoff with this. Check out my new account, EasterInTheBatcave, for all of my
soundoffs and reviews, including the one for this album. ★★

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