This album is definitely the best thing that Mike Patton has released since Mr. Bungle's "California" album. On this album, instead of featuring short 30 second musical vignettes of undeveloped ideas as on all of Fantomas' other 3 releases (albeit cut-and-pasted together on Delerium Cordia), Mike Patton and co. do Mr. Bungle-esque arrangements of film themes from some of the masters of the genre (Morricone, Rota, Mancini...). Although this idea had already been explored by Trey Spruance on Secret Chiefs 3's "2nd Grand Constitution and Bylaws" (worth checking out if you like this one), Patton (as arranger, producer and band leader) definitely brings his own unique spin to these tunes in the arrangements and his vocals are the best he has done for fantomas (he has to sing the melody lines of these film themes as opposed to his normal "wacka-jawaka-shaka-splaka" nonsense for fantomas). Highlights include the opening "Godfather" theme tune (sombre strings one moment, giving way to 200mph death metal), "Experiment in Terror" (loungey spy music giving way to swinging metal, with MP's vocals on top form), "Twin Peaks" (Trip hop-sounding tune with another great vocal performance) and "Charade" (genre bending bungle-ish sounding arrangement with a great demonstration of Patton's stylistic range vocally). Sadly, as great as this album is, the fact that Patton didn't write any of the music on the album himself is further proof that Patton's hectic work ethic/schedule is preventing him from producing any of his own tunes to match the quality of his songs for "California".