Cymerman, Jeremiah / In Memory Of The Labyrinth System
Album: In Memory Of The Labyrinth System   Collection:General
Artist:Cymerman, Jeremiah   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Tzadik Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-04 Pull Date: 2008-07-06 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 22
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 26, 2014: Music Casserole
Lateral Semicircular Canal
3. Jun 19, 2008: The Afterthought
Posterior Canal
2. Jul 04, 2008: Oatmeal: American as the 4th of July
Never To Ampullla Of Lateral Canal
4. Jun 17, 2008: The Afterthought
Lateral Semicircular Canal

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-04-22
Under John Zorn’s (executive producer) wing, this guy utilizes organic sources (clarinets, name it) with a stated position of minimal electronic treatments to create sonic challenges, what you might expect from Zorn himself, material bursting and skronking you in the face. But when he drones and pays attention to tonality and harmony it’s a beautiful thing, if rare. With a mind to mic placement, sampling techniques, this music reflects an attention to detail that would probably qualify it as high art jazz or at least earn its place in a teaching position at Columbia (stay tuned for this guy…). For fans of Zorn, anything that pushes the boundaries.

1) mesmerizing drone with bowed cymbals, hypnotic and truly lovely, blends right into next track so ends cold
2) random craziness, lots of kick ass tones and sounds, evolves into a beat, very avante
3) sparser, reverby, a drone with bursts of tones
4) Zorn’esque “unlistenable” skronks and bursts
5) the insanity of skronkiness intensifies
6-7) are the same as previous, brief
8) long piece: a lovely drone that ebbs and flows, then gets super loud, quiet, back and forth
9) noisey, doesn’t skronk out too much, good weird shit
10) more good noise, quality stuff that isn’t just distortion, tones that layer and are vocal

Track Listing
1. Lateral Semicircular Canal   6. Ductus Endolymphaticus
2. Posterior Canal   7. Canalis Utriculosaccularis
3. Superior Canal   8. Nerve To Ampulla Of Superior Canal
4. Conjoined Limb Of Superiour And Posteriour Canals   9. Never To Ampullla Of Lateral Canal
5. Sinus Utriculi Posterior   10. Ending Of Nerve In Recessus Utriculi