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John Zorn - Nosferatu FLAC album

Performer: John Zorn
Genre: Jazz / Rock / Stage and Screen
Title: Nosferatu
Released: 2012
Style: Soundtrack, Free Jazz, Avantgarde
FLAC version ZIP size: 1490 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1610 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1454 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 194

Nosferatu is an album by John Zorn released on the Tzadik label in April 2012 on the 100th Anniversary of Bram Stoker's death.

John Zorn appears on over 400 recordings as a composer or performer. This is a selection of recordings released under his name, bands he was/is part of, collaborations with other musicians, and significant albums to which he has contributed. The year indicates when the album was first released and any subsequent years if the following release included additional material. The Classic Guide to Strategy: Volume 1 (1983). Locus Solus (1983 & 1997). Ganryu Island (1984 & 1998).

Rather than a John Zorn conceptual recording, Nosferatu was a commissioned work for a Polish theater group's dramatic production based on the Bram Stoker novel. Zorn gathered Rob Burger (piano and organ), Kevin Gordon (xylophone, drums, bells, and Tibetan prayer bowls), and bassist Bill Laswell together for this project. The composer played alto saxophone on four cuts, a bit of acoustic or Rhodes piano on others, and electronics on one more. Nosferatu is a proper score. Its 16 cues range from two minutes to over seven-and-a-half. Musically it's all over the place (a good thing).

This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Nosferatu. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by John Zorn.

Created for a modern Polish stage production of Bram Stocker's classic vampire tale, John Zorn has created music filled with nostalgia, tenderness, violence and a sense of mystery. Featuring Bill Laswell, Ro Burger, Kevin Norton and John Zorn.

The starter track Desolate Landscape starts out the album with foreboding dark ambient music. Mina mellows it out a little while with piano and vibes. The Battle of Good and Evil noisy as you would expect from a battle between good and evil. John gets to in a little of his trademark sax strangling of course. Sinistera and Van Helsing have that spooky vibes driven sound that makes me think of the Budd album. Fatal Sunrise brings back some mellower sax work and Bill Laswell steps forward with some atmospheric bass.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Desolate Landscape 4:33
2 Mina 3:36
3 The Battle Of Good And Evil 5:14
4 Sinistera 3:23
5 Van Helsing 3:26
6 Fatal Sunrise 3:18
7 Hypnosis 2:11
8 Lucy 2:46
9 Nosferatu
Electronics, Voice [Breath] – John Zorn
10 The Stalking 7:34
11 The Undead 4:00
12 Death Ship 2:00
13 Jonathan Harker 5:29
14 Vampires At Large 4:18
15 Renfield 3:32
16 Stalker Dub 3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Hip's Road
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tzadik
  • Copyright (c) – Tzadik
  • Recorded At – East Side Sound
  • Mixed At – Orange Music


  • Alto Saxophone – John Zorn (tracks: 3, 6, 10, 16)
  • Bass, Mixed By – Bill Laswell
  • Design – Chippy , Heung-Heung Chin
  • Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – John Zorn (tracks: 7, 14)
  • Engineer – Robert Musso
  • Engineer [Assistant] – James Dellatacoma
  • Executive-Producer [Associate Producer] – Kazunori Sugiyama
  • Mastered By – Scott Hull
  • Piano – John Zorn (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 11)
  • Piano, Organ – Rob Burger
  • Producer, Composed By – John Zorn
  • Recorded By – Marc Urselli
  • Vibraphone, Drums, Bells [Orchestral], Percussion [Tibetan Prayer Bowls] – Kevin Norton


Recorded June 2011 at EastSide Sound, NYC
Mixed July 2011 at Orange Sound, NJ

Released on the 100th Anniversary of Bram Stoker's death - April 20, 1912.

A project of Hips Road
©℗ 2012 TZADIK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 702397739722