Zorn ‎– The City's Collapsing (But Not Tonight)

Lux Nigra ‎– LNP 14
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 122C
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L032 20010406 1531 @@ 04
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] LNP 014 @@ 01


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January 21, 2015
So underrated. The album title tune "The City's Collapsing (But Not Tonight) is composed with beautiful harmonic structure. The texture of each sound feels as if the composer had carefully selected to present his images/feelings to precision. I personally want to note the uplifting rhythmic pattern (reminds me of dancehall reggae), which is somewhat unusual in 4/4 Techno field but works very effectively and makes this tune unique. It's unlikely that these LPs fall off my shelf.


June 4, 2014
i agree with Risingson. to me this album brims with big city night life, perfect for cruising the main streets or riding the subways of some place like Toronto on a night out heading to/from a concert or nightclub. a personal favourite off of this album would be "Michelle's Unblockable".


March 24, 2010

Not only the title of this album is memorable: the music also is. When Warp-like IDM was beginning to be forgotten, Zorn released this bunch of tunes that make one of the most wonderful cohesive and emotive pieces of electronica of the last decade.

The ingredients are well-known: complex, industrial rhythms, layers and layers of keyboard riffs, melancholic chords. You can guess some Detroit sometimes, you can relate this to other styles like dubstep, but the dream-like keyboards in "Jacuzzi Suite" and the warped dub in "Flicker" makes one remember the masterpieces of Autechre, Black Dog or Funkstorung. Add a very fine concept art and a TRACK like "Serpentine" that, somehow, always reminds me of returning home by subway thinking over and over again about things that have no solution, and there you have: one of my most favourite albums. Check it.