×
Napster App for
Rhapsody International Inc.

Listen to

Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger

by Frank Zappa

Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger by Frank Zappa

Listen to

Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger

by Frank Zappa

Play on Napster
Released:
Label: Zappa Records
Title aside, the French composer-conductor only leads his ensemble through three of these pieces. (Other tracks are Zappa's own Synclavier efforts.) And so "Naval Aviation in Art?" gets another flight, post-Orchestral Favorites, as does "Dupree's Paradise" (familiar to Zappa fans from other contexts). They're fine, but the big draw is the 12-minute title track, which Frank wrote in a style after Boulez's own heart. "The Perfect Stranger" is severe stuff, with dissonant brass and pitched percussion tweaks. There may not be typical Zappa guffaws in this music, but an abstract wit is alive here.

About This Album

Title aside, the French composer-conductor only leads his ensemble through three of these pieces. (Other tracks are Zappa's own Synclavier efforts.) And so "Naval Aviation in Art?" gets another flight, post-Orchestral Favorites, as does "Dupree's Paradise" (familiar to Zappa fans from other contexts). They're fine, but the big draw is the 12-minute title track, which Frank wrote in a style after Boulez's own heart. "The Perfect Stranger" is severe stuff, with dissonant brass and pitched percussion tweaks. There may not be typical Zappa guffaws in this music, but an abstract wit is alive here.

Songs

About This Album

Title aside, the French composer-conductor only leads his ensemble through three of these pieces. (Other tracks are Zappa's own Synclavier efforts.) And so "Naval Aviation in Art?" gets another flight, post-Orchestral Favorites, as does "Dupree's Paradise" (familiar to Zappa fans from other contexts). They're fine, but the big draw is the 12-minute title track, which Frank wrote in a style after Boulez's own heart. "The Perfect Stranger" is severe stuff, with dissonant brass and pitched percussion tweaks. There may not be typical Zappa guffaws in this music, but an abstract wit is alive here.