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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Ipecac
  • ASIN: B0013D8K0K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,985 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. A Perfect Place 3:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Car Radio (AM) 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A Perfect Twist (Vocal) 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. A Little Poker Tomorrow Night? 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. A Dream Of Roses 2:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Main Title (Reprise) 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Batucada 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Another Perfect Place 1:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Car Radio (FM) 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Swinging The Body 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Catholic Tribe 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Il Cupo Dolore 2:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. A Perfect End 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jacodemon on 21 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
Interesting to see a short film released on what is understood to be a record label - I hope that Ipecac will continue to experiment with its catalogue.

The film is of solid quality and seems self-consciously unambitious. It is what it is, and it ain't bad. I loved the noir-throwback Americana and some of the cinematography, but I admit to being mostly interested in the score... that's why I ordered it in the first place. The film was like a sweet, sweet bonus disc.

Anyway, the music is dripping with atmosphere. It is characteristically FILM NOIR-esque, and yet beyond this definition in that Patton-ted style that seems to pervade whatever musical pidgeonhole he craps in next. Disorientation, found sound, guttural noises and vocals all go through the wringer and for this confessed Ipecacaholic, it's comfortingly familiar to hear. This WILL be the soundtrack for my evenings "in".

In other words, those familiar with Mike Patton's work will recognise his watermark throughout. Newcomers should - at least I hope they will, for their sake - come with open ears, and be prepared to be confused. You might just like it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deopple on 18 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
I heard of this release by reading an interview with the influential Mike Patton through his Ipecac site. I was happily surprised that he voiced the mutants in 'I am legend' & further surprised to discover that he had a solo album on the way. A film score.
If you are expecting the trademarks screams or erratic vocalisations then think again. Vocals are sparse with the odd vocal effect & only 3 vocal heavy tracks (all sung for a change. Track 14 belted out like a dramatic opera piece).
Starting with a jazz/swing big band main title theme. Both energetic & upbeat a great start to the album. Track 2 slows & is reminiscent to the more docile elements seen in Fantomas' directors cut LP. The vocals being nothing more than a whistle leading through the tune.
Two great tracks are tiny glimpses of songs put into the film when one of the main characters fiddles with the radio to find somethiing he likes.

The album reeks of nostalgea. Sounding as though it was made decades ago (especially track 7: A dream of roses, which I could imagine it appearing in the Overlook hotels dance room in The Shining) yet fresh at the same time.
If I had to make a comparison to other music, I would say its a mixture of the melancholy of Fantomas & his work on Kaada's Romance album & in my eyes it makes a connection with the work of Henry Mancini, especially on the Pink Panther films.
Fans of Mr Bungle may be happy to note the appearance of drummer Danny Heifetz plus Bungle & Secret Chiefs guest musician William Winant.

This may not be the best of Patton's work but is worth while all the same. Its interesting carrying a few different ideas & doesn't get repetitive like alot of scores. I highly recommend it.

The film is shorter than the soundtrack.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Straight film score, nicely packaged with the film. 18 Mar 2008
By Michael Stack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"A Perfect Place" is (to my knowledge) the first soundtrack recording by Mike Patton, packaged together with a DVD of the film. I'll tackle the score first, since it was the reason I (and I assume most others) chose to purchase this.

Patton's score, performed largely by the composer (with the exception of percussion performances on a couple tracks by Danny Heifetz and William Winant), is seeped in the sounds of many of the great film score composers. Like Morricone, Patton develops a single theme, which comes swirling in and out over and over again to great effect. Like Barry, Patton mixes in swaggering horns and latin percussion ("Main Title" and particularly "Batucada"). And like Zorn, he keeps twisting and turning, building senses of mystery with simple instrumental arrangements (the vibes-driven "Seriously Disturbed", the groaning sounds mixed with the delicate synths on theme restatement "Another Perfect Place") and a seemingly endless series of influences and genres (check the downright authentic church organ strains of "Catholic Tribe").

Along the way, we also get a trio of vocal features-- "A Perfect Twist" gives Patton a chance for a pop workout over a chugging swing rhythm, while "A Dream of Roses" shows off his straightahead swing chops. The latter, featured coming out of the radio of an elderly woman in the movie, is particularly engaging, Patton's effort for period authenticity is staggering in its success, right down to the gentle analog noise consistent with older recordings. Patton also takes a stab at a straightahead opera sound on "Il Cupo Delore", which, while perhaps not the best piece ever, shows a vocal side of him we've yet to see and is staggering if nothing else in the effectiveness of his voice.

All in all, the score is fairly engaging and well worth a listen-- I have questions whether it's the kind of thing I'll find myself coming back to, but in the past couple days as I've played it, I've rather enjoyed it.

The film itself, written and directed by Derrick Scocchera and starring character actor Mark Boone, Jr. (Memento, Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)) and Bill Moseley (any number of horror films, from The Devil's Rejects to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) , is, if nothing else, a fine illustration into the glories of black and white cinematography. Using monochrome along with Patton's score to generate a beautiful noir scape, the film tells the story of an accidental murder and the attempt to hide the evidence. Rife with moral ambiguity and an ever-deepening sensation of staggering incompetence on the part of the main characters, it is engaging and has that feeling of ending where it began. Boone is perfect in the role of straight man, Moseley plays with a bit of an edginess to his character that at times threatens to compromise the role, but but pull off their parts well and really, I can't say enough about the film's production value-- it is beautifully
shot and looks just fantastic.

Bottom line-- this is a nice package, glad I picked it up. Recommended.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
It's about time! 3 May 2008
By Matthew Grant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
So, I'm a Mike Patton junkie....but I'm one of those junkies that can admit when something he does sucks, so I don't feel too biased in saying that this is brilliant...

The fact that the film and the score come together, makes this one of the most sensible purchases of the year. The film is exactly what you'd expect, It looks gorgeous, and holds your interest, The performances are great, and it's a shame that this is essentially coming into the world as a cult film, because more people should be able to see it.

The score is one Patton fans have waited for for years...it's the type of score that can be used as background music when you're driving, or cleaning the house, but that also begs to have you sit down with a glass of wine and just absorb it all, every note, and every sound. Rare is the music that lets you do both of those things with it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Mike Patton is perfect once again 28 May 2008
By Michael Armpriester - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Mike Patton writes and performs a great sound track for this movie. The movie itself is funny and the music fits perfect! If you like most Mike Patton stuff, you will have no problem with this. Very, very glad I bought it. I cant wait to see what he does next!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Mike Patton is the greatest!! 16 April 2008
By Brady Morrella - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Mike Patton creates a film score that would make the geniuses like Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti (both of whom he covered with Fantomas on their fantastic Director's Cut), proud. A new release from Patton is always cause for excitement and, as with so many of his projects, this one doesn't disappoint. As a bonus, it comes with a DVD of the movie that it was made for. A must for any Mike Patton fan.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Derrick Scocchera's "A Perfect Place" 25 April 2008
By Justin St. Vincent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Derrick Scocchera's "A Perfect Place" is a short black and white film featuring a profoundly eclectic soundtrack by Mike Patton. This black comedy follows Tom (Mark Boone Junior) and poker bubby Eddie (Bill Moseley) in their dilemma of finding a perfect place to bury the body of flatmate Dennis (Tom Miller) when battered by a bass guitar. A Perfect Place is a pseudo-haunting and playfully humourous story from Fantoma Films, landmarking Ipecac Recordings' 100th release in a special edition film and soundtrack package. This CD and DVD release includes "A Perfect Place" movie, scene selection, trailer, and fifteen song soundtrack.

Mike Patton's soundtrack to "A Perfect Place" takes you through the surreal and suspenseful tones of a short film from Derrick Scocchera. A perfect blend of jazz-rock and noise-pop for "A Perfect Twist (Vocal)", Komeda-style lullaby vocals on "A Little Poker Tomorrow Night?", 1930's pop-swing on "A Dream Of Roses", with "Swinging The Body" referencing Mancini's "Charade", kooky organ on "Catholic Tribe", and outstanding operatic vocals on "Il Cupo Dolore". All music was written, performed, produced, and mixed by Mike Patton, with additional percussion by Mr. Bungle's drummer Danny Heifetz and William Winant on "Main Title" and "Batucada".
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