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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
RecordedFebruary 2013
GenreAvant-garde, free improvisation
ProducerJohn Zorn
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"@" is a studio album by John Zorn and Thurston Moore. It is the first collaborative album by the duo and was recorded in New York City in February 2013 and released by Tzadik Records in September 2013.[1] The album consists of improvised music by Zorn and Moore that was recorded in the studio in real time with no edits or overdubs.[2]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]

AllMusic said:

"@" finds two of New York City's longest-running fringe dwellers churning out sheets of collaborative sounds that conjoin their respective and distinct states of constant freak-out...These seven improvisations sound inspired without feeling at all heavy-handed or urgent. More so, "@" succeeds with the type of conversational playing that could only be achieved by two masters so deep into their craft that it probably feels a lot like breathing to them by now.

— Thomas, F.[2]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All compositions by John Zorn and Thurston Moore[4]

  1. "6th Floor Walk-Up, Waiting" – 12:25
  2. "Jazz Laundromat" – 4:58
  3. "Dawn Escape" – 9:39
  4. "Her Sheets" – 4:19
  5. "Soiled, Luscious" – 6:12
  6. "Strange Neighbor" – 9:45
  7. "For Derek and Evan" – 7:54

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Sound[edit | edit source]

  • Eric Elterman – engineer
  • Marc Urselli – audio mixer
  • John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama – producers

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tzadik Catalog, accessed October 15, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 "@ - John Zorn, Thurston Moore | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. Thomas, F. Allmusic Review, accessed October 15, 2013
  4. Liner notes