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The Real Thing

Album: Mike Patton & Ictus Ensemble – Laborintus II

June 28th, 2012

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Mike Patton & Ictus Ensemble
Laborintus II
Ipecac Recordings
02 July 2012

by David Keevill

It really is saying something if you have to check Mike Patton against the eccentricity scale to see if he’s wandered past “manically kooky” and into the realms of “wobble custard emu”. This is a man who’s partially responsible for Faith No More following up The Real Thing with Angle Dust – an album as hooky as it is strange. It captures the eternally contrarian attitude of a man who had the world within his grasp, and quite happily let it slip through his fingers. Yes, I think it’s safe to say that Mike Patton is a man quite happy to spend every minute of every day defying the world’s expectations.

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