It's basically this.
Check out their self-titled album.. full of circus clown sounds and monster aesthetics (if an album can convey aesthetics) but just really cool and unique. I probably wouldn't categorize them as being particularly "catchy" but I feel like the trade-off is a sort of next-level consciousness, kind of out-of-mind.Bungle is a group I've always wanted to dive into, but never have. That's right, I have literally never heard a single Mr. Bungle song. That will change today on my bike ride. This album will be in the buds. I'll report back. Thanks, Syn!
Haha its funny you say that cause Bungle was my study music for a while in high school and through some art classes in college, got me into the creative mood I guess. Never disco Volante though that album is definitely more of a acquired taste. I'll have to listen to the whole thing when I get the chance I only heard a couple of the first songs.I've it really listened to Their self titled record(trust me don't try to study while listening to that one) and I love it! May have to give this one a try as well!
I don't think A7X will put out such a crazy record one day, but I wish we could hear Pinkly Smooth's unreleased songs. Syn once said that he would share them with the fans, so I'm still waiting for this day to come...I will say I’m not the biggest fan personally of Mr Bungles latest material from the past couple weeks, but Stubb a Dubb and Squeeze me macaroni are great songs! That entire album is amazing! Love all the brass and crazy bass lines! It’s in my top 10 albums of all time! My Ass is On Fire is good as well! Musically there’s just so much going on in that album. I’ve listened to each song like 10000 times and each time I focus in on a different instrument and just get lost. Stubb a Dubb is a great song for that kinda thing. I hate to sound typical but I hope one day Avenged could put out a crazy record like that....don’t think I forgot about “Baby, Pass the Gravy” lol syn those off the wall jazz chords from that snippet where fucking awesome! I learned it immediately and play it quit a bit haha!
I love this response! Listening to stuff like this will absolutely raise your abilities. If you can hear what the individual instruments are doing, even if not transcribed, your ear will develop so much faster and deeper and you will naturally apply unique qualities to your playing and music.Previously I'd never explored Mr. Bungle's discography outside of their self-titled 1991 album, however, in the spirit of this discussion I went ahead and listened through Disco Volante while on a lengthy drive yesterday. I must say, it kind of fucked me up haha. It's probably the most abstract album I've ever heard in my life. At the same time, it's tonally congruent in the way that I know I'm listening to the same group and album the whole way through, despite it being kind of all over the place.
To Syn's point about no clown music and traditional singing, I was a little disappointed by that at first (mostly because I LOVE the circus clown sounds especially now around Halloween) but tbh I got over that quickly because the album is just such a mindfuck. I feel like I'm listening to artists whose understanding of sound and music is so far beyond anything I can fully comprehend and subsequently appreciate with my limited skills. This is def an acquired taste, but not in a pejorative way, rather just that it takes a well-equipped listener to really appreciate it. I'm always interested in exploring my influences' influences so this was a cool opportunity. In a way I feel like this album encouraged me to pursue recording of my own because this strips away prior notions of what songs or an album needs to be. The crazy voices, the wild arrangements, etc... it's just kind of like a schizophrenic compilation piece full of expression and a kind of wonder. All in all, glad I could explore something new... Love the back story about the song that Syn provides with regard to his own experiences.
Eu também sou um grande fã do slipknot! eles definitivamente fazem alguma merda maluca! que bom que você está reservando um tempo para ouvir!Achei muito boa a ideia de compartilhar suas inspirações na música, essa interação é muito boa, ouvi algumas músicas do Mr. Bungle e no começo achei uma bagunça hahah, mas gostei do som, me lembra algumas Slipknot song (que sou muito fã), eles também usam essas coisas "estranhas" no som que dão um efeito muito legal. Eu adorei e adorei a indicação, você é demais