Thursday, August 8 2013
No matter how classically trained (John Williams) or pop-minded (Hans Zimmer) a composer might be, the skill set required for making great movie music is unlike any other form of composition.
Sunday, July 1 2012
Laborintus II might be really high-minded, and really challenging, but it's totally bizarre fun too. It may well be the most unsettling thing you listen to all year, but what else would you expect from Mike Patton?
Monday, November 14 2011
Intriguing in both the quality of the music and the execution of its concept, this is an excellent soundtrack that can be enjoyed without seeing its source material, though it is not without its own quirks.
Thursday, November 10 2011
If what eventually follows Secret Chiefs 3's Book of Horizons (2004) is half as good as the opening salvo (now seven years old, already!), we are in for something special, and Trey Spruance will begin to solidify his case as one of the most important -- if largely unheralded -- musicians of his time.
Monday, July 5 2010
Renaissance man Mike Patton talks to PopMatters about his recent collection of vintage Italian-pop songs, Mondo Cane, and the revival of his most famous project, Faith No More.
Monday, February 15 2010
Kill careens from pop rock to cheesy metal to variations on funk throughout its duration, propelled by the energetic imagination and musicianship of the band like an all-too-phallic torpedo.
Sunday, May 18 2008
We just might have the next Elmer Bernstein on our hands here.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
An intriguing DVD that will easily fulfill the desires of Patton fans, avant-garde appreciators, and those who just enjoy the flat-out weird.
Tuesday, June 26 2007
Anonymous succeeds almost entirely thanks to the effort and drive of Duane Denison.