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)
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
Tags: 2000s jazz