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Mr. Bungle



4.01 | 217 ratings

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5 stars This is Mr Bungle at their creative peak, at 68 minutes you'll get through a labyrinth of different genres, cultures and general weirdness. Although constantely playful it's simultaneously uneasy and completely original in it's different concepts, highlights being the amazingly creepy "Violenze Domestica" and the claustrophobic underwater journey "The Bends", the latter being a series of eerie experimental interludes and sounds dealing with different themes and is always a pleasure to listen to at night by yourself. The musicianship is as impressive as the unique compositions featured here displaying a wider spectre of creativity than most other records I know of and genuinely surpassing even the best of players. As with other Bungle albums it's a real mixed bag but still maintaining high quality on every minute of it even on the strangest and most outrageous parts of the music. Like the debut album this is one of the best examples of a "rollercoaster" album, rarely staying in one place for long but always with great focus and of course fantastic music. This album needs some time on you but it's hugely rewarding in the end though it's not easy listening by any means, it's recorded madness plain and simple.

I still consider Mr Bungle to be one of the bands that needs a place in any record collection alongside giants like Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Pink Floyd as they really are one of the best there is, and especially in the experimental field. It's odd but highly professional throughout and worth of hundreds of listens further on.

Bj-1 | 5/5 |


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