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Mr. Bungle



4.01 | 217 ratings

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5 stars As a teenager who did copious amounts of hallucinagenic drugs, listening to this masterpiece was a staple in my "trips". Not that I needed to be in any drug-induced state to feel like I had experienced a more-than-unique and intense musical production; Disco Volante takes you to wherever you want to go, to places you don't want to go, and to places you didn't even know existed. At the opening track "Everyone I Went to High School with is Dead" you are plummeted into an unpleasant sonic barrage of mayhem, disonnance, and undiscernable noise. But this track is a mere "hazing", a rite of passage into the world of Bungle. Like Alice stepping through the looking glass, you are soon free to explore the sonic landscape laid before you. Every song is different; every song offers a different theme, a different vision of some twisted planet that Patton and Co. have created. "Desert Search for Techno Allah" whisks the listener away to some forgotten Arabic land wrought with techno beats and rhythms, while "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" is a bizarre, ska and jazz-esque mixed with death metal song sung entirely of some jibberish language Patton made up. And the only way I can describe the 10 minute plus "The Bends" is the soundtrack to what it must feel like drowning in an ocean and having your life flashing before your eyes. By far the best of Mr. Bungles 3 full lengths, this is not for the casual listener. There's a great chance this album could either change your life, or leaved you scarred for the rest of it. But if you are willing to take the plunge, Disco Volante will ultimately leave you breathless and in awe. Enjoy!
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