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Naked City ‎– Absinthe. Label: Avant ‎– AVAN 004.

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Absinthe is the final recording from the band Naked City. Unlike the band's other genre-mixing releases, the music on Absinthe is consistently in an ambient and noise style. The titles of many of its tracks refer to the works of Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire and other figures in the fin de siècle Decadent movement, and to the drink after which the album is named. The album's cover and liner notes feature photographs by the German Surrealist Hans Bellmer.

Naked City ‎– Absinthe. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Reissue of Naked City - Absinthe. Presence of SID codes indicate a 1994 or later release date. Recorded at Electric Lady, NYC in December 1992. Cover photo "Les Jeux de la Poupee". Special thanks to Fujieda Mamoru, Giacinto Scelsi and Mick Harris. Track 3 is misprinted as "La Feé Verte".

Radio is the fourth studio album by the band Naked City, and their first to be composed entirely by bandleader John Zorn. The album was also released as part of Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings on Tzadik Records in 2005. Radio marked a return to the eclectic, "jump cut" style of the band's 1989 debut album. The liner notes cite a wide range of musical influences including Charles Mingus, Little Feat, Ruins, Booker T. & the .

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While Absinthe may terrify any happy-go-lucky ditzy person who always see life as Sesame Street, I really don't find this album to be scary at all. This, is dark ambient. The band uses interesting instumentation, and this is Naked City's most consist and unique. While I'm not wrapped in beautiful darkness, I find it interesting that it's the same band that made the other albums. Basically, this album revels in darkness, and it soothes me, among other things. Some people often wonder how people do not get scared of things like this, and the truth for me, is simple.

Naked City, Absinthe.

Naked City ‎- Absinthe (1993). Next video playing soon.

Naked City grew out of an eclectic downtown Manhattan music scene in the late ’80s that coalesced around the original Knitting Factory. Punks went to see jazz combos; jazz musicians joined punk bands. The band’s second album, Torture Garden, ditched the gangster-soundtrack angle entirely and just crammed 42 hardcore miniatures onto a single disc (including a few repurposed pieces from their debut). The shortest, Hammerhead, was just eight seconds long. After 1993’s moodier, more ambient Absinthe, Naked City broke up and John Zorn went on to other, only slightly less nutty projects like his klezmer-inspired group Masada and the Moonchild Trio, his long-running collaboration with Joey Baron, Mike Patton and Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn. But for awhile there, Naked City was truly, in the eyes of many, the Weirdest Band in the World.


1 Val De Travers 6:13
2 Une Correspondance 5:04
3 La Fée Verte 5:10
4 Fleurs Du Mal 4:06
5 Artemisia Absinthium 4:30
6 Notre Dame De L'Oubli (For Olivier Messiaen) 4:47
7 Part One "Un Midi Moins Dix" 4:23
8 Part Two "La Bleue" 6:01
9 ...Rend Fou 6:03

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Disk Union
  • Copyright (c) – Disk Union
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Designed At – Karath=Razar
  • Pressed By – Memory-Tech


  • Design [Cover] – Tomoyo T.L.
  • Engineer – Joe Ferla
  • Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Hoover Le
  • Executive-Producer – Disk Union
  • Executive-Producer [Associate Producer] – Kazunori Sugiyama
  • Mastered By – Scott Hull
  • Music By, Producer – John Zorn
  • Performer – Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Joey Baron, John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Hans Bellmer
  • Typography [Photo Typesetting] – Lisa Wells


Recorded at Electric Lady, NYC in December 1992.

Cover photo "Les Jeux de la Poupee"

Special thanks to Fujieda Mamoru, Giacinto Scelsi and Mick Harris

Track 3 is misprinted as "La Feé Verte".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 988044 900042
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4988044900042
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): AVAN-004 MT B03
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Matrix Mould): S
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other: R-300194

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AVAN 004 Naked City Absinthe ‎(CD, Album, RE) Avant AVAN 004 Japan Unknown
VK-225 Naked City Absinthe ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova VK-225 Russia 2000
AVAN 004 Naked City Absinthe ‎(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 004 Japan 1993

Still one of my top 5 favorite albums ever after all tose years. "La Bleue" is some of the lushest music ever recorded, haunting as well as soothing.
Naked City - Absinthe FLAC album
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