Someone unsuspecting fool gave John Zorn access to an organ, which he took full advantage of for The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 2 - St. Paul's Chapel, a work of improvised compositions that coalesced at the eponymous chapel. Zorn moves from dramatic suites tantamount to religious experience to quiet, modest moments of compassion. Bless you, John. Take a day off.
7/10 Jack Customer review, 28th June 2017
John Zorn returns to one of his most personal projects: The Hermetic Organ (now in its fourth volume). Very interesting music if you like church organs. This case is recorded in St. Paul's Chapel. The music shows off Zorn's less contemporary, more mysterious, contrasting, less subtle side. Volume 2 contains only one track ("The Passion") with seven movements in all (not enough for my esoteric taste) of varying lengths (more on the longer side). The organ is magnificent and Zorn once again opens the mind to unknown worlds.
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