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Mr. Bungle



4.11 | 211 ratings

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4 stars A little different to what Mike Patton & friends did before. First there was the funk & rock influenced "Mr Bungle", afterwards that there was Disco Volante, the chaotic and exceptionally hard-to-listen-to album (if you're a psycho yourself) and then there is this one: California.

This last time (Mr Bungle is said not to make any more record, although they didn't break up officially) Patton and affiliates made a record which raises your eyebrowes in a sence that you don't know if your being mocked this time or not. Whith the previous albums it was easy to hear that the listener was being pulled a leg, but this last abums sound almost serious. still there are a lot of weird but original tunes, but the songs are all very mature and lack the kind of almost childishness humor from the previous albums. this time each song has his own identity.

The Prog in California is not in the odd-meters and dissonant scales, but in the different feel each song has, its almost if you're listening to a compilation of songs from different bands.

This is an album worth listening to, especially for newbies in the universe of Mike Patton (of whom whe know has done a lot more besides Mr Bungle, ea: Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Melt banana, and even cooperating with John Zorn's Naked City and math-metalgods The Dillinger Escape Plan )

| 4/5 |


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