Boomkat Product Review:
Evidently possessing some kind of time-extending device, John Zorn is back with yet another new project - this time focusing on a hardcore song cycle scored for voice, bass and drums. Featuring an engine-room that boasts some of the most illustrious individuals you could care to work with (Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron...) , all involved seem utterly in tune with Zorn’s language and aesthetic - with Zorn coaxing the very best from the assembled A-Team. As upfront inspired and on the edge as you've ever heard them, Moonchild rages through eleven pieces of terrifying intensity; drawing on preverbal language and the primal power of rock music. Recalling Torture Garden but with an alchemical twist that is spontaneous, complex and evocative, these Eleven new Zorn compositions are executed with a ritualistic passion that will take your breath away.