Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Adult Themes for Voice
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Not pretty but very interesting
A. Copp | USA | 06/14/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put this the most aggressive experimental "music" out there at the moment. People who are fans of Mike Patton because of his work with FAITH NO MORE (one of my five favorite bands of all time!) will be befuddled and angered by these two albums, as will most anyone else.But hardcore MR BUNGLE fans will actually be more prepared for the sonic assault laid out on these releases.ADULT THEMES FOR VOICE is the more challenging of the two. It is just Patton and a four-track Tascam recorder for nearly an hour. Each track is an experiment in distorting his voice with just the limited available techniques. For the most part this is warped screaming and yelping filtered through some tape loops and creative use of a microphone.The results are all but unlistenable for the regular music fan, but those interested in extreme experimentation will find much to like here.PRANZO OLTRANZISTA: MUSICA DA TAVOLA PER CINQUE (BANQUET PEIECE FOR FIVE PLAYERS) finds Mr. Patton in a more relaxed and approachable mood. This is an ensemble orchestra written and led by Mike Patton based on the 1932 "FUTURIST COOKBOOK" written by MARINETTI. This is part orchestral, part soundscape and part acid tinged explosiveness. Each piece stands alone, but also weaves into a seductive and startling experience about atmosphere and food.The extreme weirdness found on his first solo offering rears it's head here as well, but when blended into the music it works quite brilliantly.Both works are highly recommended but only for those adventurous enough to take it."
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?????
Brian LaPolt | Denver, CO United States | 07/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've got one thing to say to all you people who think this CD is just a bunch of noise--WHAT DID YOU EXPECT???? If you honestly bought this CD thinking you were getting a nice, easy-to-listen- to album, you were fooling yourself. Any Mr. Bungle/Faith No More/Fantomas fan knows that Mike Patton is a STRANGE MAN. But he is also in my opinion the most talented, creative, and underappreciated artist of our generation. I guess it makes sense that his solo album would be talented, creative and underappreciated. I have to be honest with you, I rarely listen to this CD. It's not really even music. This is a collection piece. Unless you love Mike Patton, DONT BUY IT!! Anyways, LONG LIVE PATTON/BUNGLE/FANTOMAS/IPECAC!!!!"
Mood, interpretation, art
Dracula D | a haunted waxwork in Pa. | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Read the titles of the songs as you listen to them and hear the interpretation of a "guinea pig" using mike patton's voice. What would a "man in the lower left hand side of a photograph" sound like? Have we ever used sound like this before? How far can we stretch "sound" and it's interpretation of things that most people only write poems or movies about? Mike Patton uses his voice and processors to show you something else. Is this music? Is this art? I guess that's up to you. Are you ready to be challenged with the human voice and the concepts of music and art? Then buy this.
The background of the cd adds even more: each track recorded in a different hotel room with the hotel room number noted. Mike Patton by himself in these hotel rooms recording this. There is a lonely feel here even as you imagine being in the hotel room late at night doing what he's doing. This atmosphere adds even more to his cd.
I personally think this is wonderful. This is a cd you must pay attention to. It cannot be background. It must have time devoted to it. Put it on like you put on a movie. Listen to it like you would listen to a poem being read. Weird, different, shocking, disturbing, relaxing...isn't life?
This is what it states..."themes being expressed by human voice"
Enjoy...if you want something completely different and if you are daring with your taste in "music" and "art.""