Disco Volante is the second studio album by American experimental Rock band Mr. Bungle. Released in 1995, it is considered by many to be the most experimental of all their albums, picking up inspiration from a wide variety of musical styles including Death Metal, Techno, ‘50s space age Pop, musique concrète and Italian avant-garde.
10/10 Joe Green Customer review, 2nd July 2008Impossible to categorise - moving through all elements of music from dance, to jazz, to lounge, to death metal (and, if I am not mistaken a Grandpa Simpson impersonation - or is that just Mike Patton having a laugh), sometimes in the same track, with fantastic musicianship, impeccable timing, and great vocals throughout. A difficult first listen (I found) but 13 years on from its original release its still on my turntable regularly - persevere with it and you will be richly rewarded. If you haven't listened to Mr Bungle before I would suggest California - their third and final album (so far?) as a starting point. Some similarities to The Fantomas and Secret Chiefs 3, but with a much wider scope. How on earth did they sit down and think this stuff up, never mind get it all down on vinyl? Remains to be seen if the new release will still have the fantastic hidden track. Reluctant to say that it is genius as this is a term used far too often, but this really is not far off. My favourite Mike Patton fronted work after FNM.
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