Disco Volante

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
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Based on 113 ratings
1995 Ratings: #53
Liked by 8 people
October 10, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Mr. Bungle / Producer
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This is one I knew I had to revisit, and originally I was just planning on writing a quick little excerpt about how my new feelings were but as I was listening I knew I had to redo the review. So I would like to proclaim myself a large Mr. Bungle fan, and to prove that I would point to my Mr. Bungle self titled rating and California rating, but this album is also essential if I would truly consider myself a large Mr. Bungle fan. ... read more
This album is insane. This is complete insanity and it's beautiful. Genre tags on this album feel useless, this is sonically all over the place. An example is Merry Go Bye Bye, it goes from a pop banger from a metal riff which transitions into harsh noise into the metal riff again. Songs like Carry Stress In The Jaw and Platypus implient jazz in the greatest way possible. The Bends is just a straight up Sound Collage piece about a diving accident and it's fucking excellent. With all these ... read more
i uh... wtf...

my emotions while listening to this album ranged from rolling laughter at the sheer absurdity and uncoventionality of it to utter terror for the exact same reason. Most of my enjoyment from this record came from anticipation of what's going to come next and while it did have a few blissful moments of fantastic compistions i can see this album having a problem with relistens.

also.... 90's ASMR much?
In some ways much more crazy and off the wall then it's predecessor, in others it's a much more subtle and subdue follow-up. In any cases, it's Mr Bungle going full experimental, sometimes to a shocking degree. And it is damn entertaining to listen to.

Favorite tracks: Violenza Domestica, Everyone I Went To High School With Is Dead, The Bends

Lest Favorite: Platypus
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Track List

  1. Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead
  2. Chemical Marriage
  3. Carry Stress in the Jaw
  4. Desert Search for Techno Allah
  5. Violenza Domestica
  6. After School Special
  7. Phlegmatics
  8. Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz
  9. The Bends
  10. Backstrokin'
  11. Platypus
  12. Merry Go Bye Bye
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Added on: June 22, 2013