Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: When We Were Young and We Were Freaks


When We Were Young and We Were Freaks


Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog


Party Intellectuals (Pi Recordings - Pi27)

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Marc Ribot (guitar, vocals),

Shahzad Ismaily (bass, Moog synthesizer), Ches Smith (drums, electronics)


Composed by Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smi & Emilio Cubierto


Recorded: October 2007


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

It's not often that a piece of music can span multiple genres both sonic and thematic...and get away with it. Marc Ribot is fearless enough to venture into this territory. He's been there before. With names like Tom Waits, John Zorn, and the Lounge Lizards in his résumé, he's not exactly the kind of musician who will lean toward simple resolutions. Ribot's new "power trio," Ceramic Dog, constructs a slow-burning ambient groove and decorates it with layers of electronics, percussion and distilled skronk. Ribot tells a story of a disintegrated relationship of sorts. The music seems to want to glue the memories back together, even if that's not such a good idea.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


  • 1 Lehot Victor // Feb 22, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    Nice Piece, I really liked it. Beautiful piece. Ribot's great