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DISCO VOLANTE

Mr. Bungle

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.99 | 173 ratings

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DJPuffyLemon
3 stars This is the 1st in a series of stream of consciousness style reviews. My idea is that I will listen to an album I have never heard before and say what I'm thinking as I listen to it. I'm not yet sure of how informative it is, even though insightful things are occasionally revealed, but I'm sure it'll be entertaining at least.

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Everyone i went to high school with is dead - kind of throwaway. random smatterings of sound and death metal Chemical marriage - infinitly better. funny but also legitimate musically. rhythem is good...random sounds at end...needed? Sleep (Part II): carry stress in the jaw - sounds proggy, really takes influences from everywhere, first listen seems drawn out and random, but so intense regardless. oh~ spanish sounding...so ridiculus when he's old man like...not off beat but kindof obnoxious, but musically so agressive and satisfying Desert search for techno allah - sounds so electronic...actually sounds like one of those IDM songs especially at first, does however a huge amount of influences make the album an accomplishment or just diverse? experimental for sure, but is it fully realized songs...doesn't really seem like it, maybe I don't get it. Violenza domestica - hmm....idk after school special - so funny first line, its like gothic pop song. then it tappers off like wtf Sleep (Part III): phlegmatics - random jazz shit at the end...but rest of song wasn't that amazing Ma Meeshka Mow Skowz - fantomas-esque...like the bongos though...quirky and theatrical too...god that end acutally kind of scared me, how can he do that without laughing? The Bends - the parts in the middle are so short its not that memorable, and its put together like a mini epic, but its really nothing. ...1) Man Overboard - kind of seemed like the start of something beautiful. would've been nice to have the idea develop rather than just be 40 seconds, sounded exactly like Acid Mothers Temple ...2) The Drowning Flute - sounds like what its about, in fact whole song is pretty muddled and water like ...3) Aqua Swing - straight jazz with dissonant piano and vocals from hell...of course. it should have been a song on its own and developed more ...4) Follow The Bubbles - really, like a two second bit... ...5) Duet For Guitar and Oxygen Tank - breathing ...6) Nerve Damage - highly dissonant and beeping ...7) Screaming Bends - screaming, then confused sounding harmonics ...8) Panic - piano and da da do ...9) Love On The Event Horizon - most song like thing here, and its really pretty ...10) Re-Entry - spacy...but then wow so intense if it was loud Backstroking - It has a decent beat, but nothing different than what we already heard. What really it gets cut off just as it gets interesting??? Yeah fuck you stop stroking yourself and play something. Platypus - I like it, picture a platypus when the song's playing. Its just fiddling about swimming and walking around all happy with Patton ruining its day with dumb vocals. aw, it was nice for the first two minutes, then it just gets odd....perhaps i should listen to it again. Merry go bye-bye - Hey its like constant for more than 20 seconds....and then random noises. dumb parody like metal? The thing about this parody metal is that it would be good otherwise if you didn't listen to it from the perspective that it's not to be taken seriously, but since its not its just a sonic experiment that's not worth your time....so actually listen to it as if its serious straight death metal its better that way. next part is pretty cool and porcupine tree like...then its over half way through yes! I was getting so tired of this, perhaps not fully the best way to take the album to listen to it that way that is but oh shit the eye just blinked at me. oh, random shit at the end, well its like an epilogue to the whole thing at least its jazzy....and oh...okay so they basically admit that they're just fucking and shitting around...it sounded interesting until that point too...even though thank GOD they didn't let any of the interesting parts play for more than a half second before cutting them out. sarcasm, i'm not even listening anymore

DJPuffyLemon | 3/5 |

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