Disco Volante

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
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Based on 76 ratings
1995 Ratings: #41
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October 10, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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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?
Definitely glad it exists, but I can't really say I'm enjoying the actual music when I listen to it. More the absurdity.
Woah wtf

Original Score: 87
trades some of the absolute absurdity (without sacrificing it, by no means) for a darker tone and more impressive musicianship. by i just find how weird and disjointed the first album is to be a lot more alluring to me, so i prefer it. that said, this album still comes highly recommended bc it's great too if a bit more restrained, somehow lol
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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