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DISCO VOLANTE

Mr. Bungle

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.96 | 177 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars Disco Volante must be one of the most unsettling record listed in our beloved Archives. Every proghead knows that the prog spectrum of the 90's is quite wide, ranging from the slightly regressive néo to the most adventurous RIO passing thru some approximate ( and stale) symphonically pretentious retro prog. However little were we expecting such a savage album by the mid-decade. And it came from the leader of one the noisiest and most uncompromising group around: Faith No More. Not only Patton either, as the others are quite dexterous at their respective instruments also.

However, as most progheads claim this album to be the pinnacle of the decade as far as adventurous prog/RIO is concerned, I was always one to wonder how this album, could be carried so high on the altar of music lovers. I mean by this that the musical qualities found on the album are so very impressive , but again the lack of direction seems to be its biggest weakness: they even venture for a few minutes in techno , but for no good apparent reason except maybe to show us that they can also do that style of music. Relatively pointless you'll agree...In between early Guapo, RHCP, RATM and a few more hard driving bands.

Again this album , although quite impressive musically speaking, it was a real disappointment for me , when I discovered this a couple of years after it came out as some of my buddies were making this album the Everest of prog. Mostly because it lacks aim.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |

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