Mike Patton

Adult Themes for Voice

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Nothing could prepare anyone for the full-on noise attack of Mike Patton's Adult Themes for Voices, not even Mr. Bungle fans. There isn't a note of music on the album; it's essentially noise. Recorded in hotel rooms during a Faith No More tour, all of the sounds are created from Patton's voice, which is pretty darn amazing. The album doesn't contain traditional songs as such; it plays as a continuous piece, and hence there are no obvious highlights. For instance, the track "Wuxipian Fantastique" could be described as sounding like a dying person taking his last breath, accentuated by harsh scraping noises, squeaks, and underwater sounds. And since there are a total of 33 pieces, it seems to be never-ending. Most may find this album hard to take, but fans of original, hard-hitting experimental music will eat it up. If you're sick of melody and musical instruments, your savior may be Mike Patton.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:10 Amazon
2 0:55 Amazon
3 0:44 Amazon
4 1:49 Amazon
5 0:25 Amazon
6 0:56 Amazon
7 0:17 Amazon
8 1:01 Amazon
9 3:10 Amazon
10 0:08 Amazon
11 1:07 Amazon
12 0:34 Amazon
13 1:28 Amazon
14 0:18 Amazon
15 1:43 Amazon
16 0:40 Amazon
17 1:43 Amazon
18 1:19 Amazon
19 1:21 Amazon
20 0:25 Amazon
21 0:42 Amazon
22 2:19 Amazon
23 0:57
24 2:39 Amazon
25 1:20 Amazon
26 2:48 Amazon
27 1:51 Amazon
28 2:17 Amazon
29 0:27 Amazon
30 0:17 Amazon
31 0:28 Amazon
32 0:36 Amazon
33 0:17 Amazon
34 4:54 Amazon
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