Sunday, 5 October 2008
Last month was a very poor month for music around here, and I'm hoping I can help be apart of the solution instead of part of the problem (as in uploading MSI albums). So therefor I offer you this: Electric Masada. Perhaps they could be described as 'Jew Metal', seeing how most of the members are Jewish and masada translates to prayer in Hebrew. They're even lead by John Zorn. The music here is really sort of a jazz metal fusion, but even that is kind of dumbing it down too much. Some songs don't even seem to have a standard musical construction, such as the song that seems to be almost industrial in the fact that it is the rhythmic sounds of things breaking and other strange sounds. Some of the songs seem metal, with horn thrown in and other, less conventional sounds. Others seem to be a bizarre form of jazz that I really can't describe. None of the songs have lyrics, however. But trust me, that does not subtract from their appeal. Another thing to note is the length of the songs. The shortest song is 5:17, whereas the longest one is an even 18 minutes. The band also redoes some of the songs from the first disc in the second one, such as Kedem and Karaim. But this is definitely an album to check out.
Disc 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?whdmd3uzunl
Disc 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?0wkyyjmem5t