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Delirium Cordia [Vinyl] Limited Edition
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To even be able to imagine, let alone effectively conjure, such a dementedly beautiful soundscape is beyond comprehension.
Obviously, it builds on past forays into--what? I don't know, not being entirely familiar with the previous efforts of this remarkable construct emanating from the mind of Mike Patton. But there are snippets of metal, jazz, electronica, horror movie soundtrack--all welded together in a unique sonic signature: Dark, noxious, strangely beautiful, mesmeric, and ghostly.
I think I catch the vibe of surgery as somehow alchemic, violative, invasive, yet essentially humane.
As is this music.
Dangerous, vital, indespensible, oddly compelling.
This album, just 1 track, 74 minutes long, is isolated, deranged, and an absolute masterpiece of complex sound and mood. Fantomas' last album, The Director's Cut, took the band into film score by doing short covers of famous pieces like "Rosemary's Baby" and "The God Father," but this one delves fully into an original full length composition that really might best be suitable for something directed by Cronenberg or Aronovsky. And that's the best way to listen to it, eyes closed, alone, imagining your own movie to accompany this piece of music-and the acid-blasted landscapes of auditory imagery aroused belong in a genre busting horror film; or perhaps this is just the music that the pathologist hums in his head while performing an autopsy.
Delirium Cordia reminds me of the paintings of Henry Darger, with its haunting, disturbed beauty, moments of innocence subverted, and violent storms constantly threatening to erupt. And they do erupt, but not with the level of nearly un-listenable cacophony found in other works by Mike Patton, such as Adult Themes for Voice.
Delirium Cordia is the perfect mood-setter to listen to while writing fiction and poetry (if what you write leans towards the misanthropic, the violent, the introspective.) And it leaves me more convinced than ever that Mike Patton at some point will be approached by an intelligent director to score a daring and unconventional film (or videogame.)
Finally, the art.Read more ›
The film analogy above is fitting - the only comparison that makes sense with regard to Delirium Cordia is a film. And really, it's more fitting that it's compared to the score of a film. Delirium Cordia isn't so much "music" as it is a collection of sounds - you won't find any significantly hummable tunes anywhere within that 74 minute time span. What you will find is a harrowing journey representative of . . . something having to do with surgery. Or maybe death. Or maybe life after death. I'm not sure - and Fantomas gives you very few clues to go on. What you will experience are Fantomas staples - speed riffing; ominous plodding basslines; Mike Patton's trademark vocal pyrotechnics - and a host of disturbing sounds inspired by (and possibly sourced from) the operating room environment.
Keep that word "disturbing" in mind - because that's exactly what this album is. This is seriously creepy stuff - between blasts of frantic Fantomas energy, you'll hear doctors discussing procedures, medical equipment, and other unidentifiable noises, and periodically the band will break in with a shocking amount of noise.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
POSSIBLY THE BEST 75 MINUTES EVER RECORDED. GO TO THE PLAY STORE AND YOU CAN BUY IT FOR 99 CENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE SELLING IT AS 1 SONG,NOT A SYMPHONY OF UTTER GENIUS!!!!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by chrisS.
13 years on and this album is still contemporary. Better yet, hopefully by now it can be considered separately from the all of the other albums these musicians have made together. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by P
This is the best colored LP I've ever seen! It's black with all these detailed lines and numbers, like a giant circular protractor or something. Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Madrok
I think the main reason people don't like this album, is the fact that they don't get it. I think it's supposed to be a atmospheric cd and in that light, it does wonderfully. Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by Charles E. Haid
Certainly not the easiest of listens, avant-garde metal collective Fantomas delivered their weirdest album to the date with an ambient annihilation of an... Read more
Those who have already been exposed to Fantomas through their self-titled 1999 debut and/or 2001's collection of theme song covers (entitled "The Director's Cut") will pretty much... Read morePublished on August 3, 2007 by C. Alfano
ITS FUNNY TO ME THAT ALL THESE "REAL PATTON FANS" HATE THIS RELEASE. I'M SURE THESE PEOPLE MUST BE "EPIC-MIKE PATTON-FANS". Read morePublished on August 3, 2007 by chloe cat
Even if im Probably the Biggest Fan of Mike....that cd is just for your Collection! U cant listen to it. Read morePublished on July 26, 2007 by John Tsotras
As cool as the cd case/cover and artwork is and as cool as the concept is... this cd is useless. There's some cool parts and it sets atmoshpere well- but just admit you've shelfed... Read morePublished on May 11, 2007 by MJH