on 4 December 2011
Mike Patton's latest film soundtrack is a big departure from his previous releases. Restrained, sparse and somewhat sombre, Patton has achieved something contrary to his usual style of dense, layered and interchanging compositions. Here, true musical textures have been crafted, relying on silence and quiet as much as other instrumentation (interstingly, all of the instruments were played by the man himself this time). Simple and complex at the same time, this is an outstanding and refreshingly different side of Mike Patton to add the the multitude of his other musical 'personalities'. Just don't expect any sing-alongs... This is Mike Patton the musician, not Mike Patton the vocalist.