John Zorn :  Six Litanies for Heliogabalus
Cat. # 7361
Released Mar 2007
cd time - 44:18
US Price $16.00
The infamous Moonchild/AstronomeTrio of Patton, Dunn and Baron returns to the studio this time aided by the searing organ of Jamie Saft, the complex electronics of Ikue Mori and a small female chorus to realize Zorn’s latest project Six Litanies for Heliogabalus. Inspired by the decadent excesses of the Roman emperor/child-god who made Caligula and Nero look like reasonable human beings—smothering his dinner guests to death in a rain of perfumed rose petals—these six compositions (including an outrageous new piece for solo voice) explode with color, imagery and intensity. A startling blend of Metal, Contemporary Classical, Jazz and Mediaeval Music, this is one of Zorn's most extreme and original creations.
John Zorn: Alto Sax, Composer
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Mike Patton: Voice
Jamie Saft: Organ
Martha Cluver: Voice
Abby Fischer: Voice
Kirsten Soller: Voice