Luciano Berio: Laborintus II

  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2012
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. The Wire
    Oct 3, 2012
    70
    It should still be appreciated for its sonic density, its sustained mood of dread and the universality of its themes, at least one of which--the condemnation of usurers--is painfully relevant today. [Sep 2012, p.63]
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    70
    Laborintus II is a strange and unique creation that despite being far from the days of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More, feels completely and totally Mike Patton.
  3. Jul 10, 2012
    70
    Presenting a piece of musical theater as a stand-alone work can be a bit difficult to grasp upon first listen; that said, it does reveal itself ultimately to be a very nearly dazzling endeavor that rewards patience mightily.
  4. Jul 10, 2012
    70
    The whole thing is totally nuts, and it really is a lot to take in. But then again, Laborintus II engages our brains as well as our ears, forcing us into asking some pretty big questions on a political front as well as on an aesthetic front.
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    67
    Those who give Laborintus II a few listens will uncover a few hidden payoffs buried deep within its heap of musical ideas. Those who don't go to the trouble will still appreciate Patton's boundless, difficult, creativity.
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  1. Aug 10, 2012
    0
    I'm not sure why, but Mike Patton likes making an unorthodox music. Problem is, nobody else does. Let's admit it, the only reason anyone everI'm not sure why, but Mike Patton likes making an unorthodox music. Problem is, nobody else does. Let's admit it, the only reason anyone ever listened or rated bands like: Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, or Fantomas is because of Mike Patton. The guy is blessed with a special voice ranging from low baritone to high pitch scream, then he's a very good front man, but none of his music he wrote after leaving Faith No More is listenable. It's a worthless waste of time and your money. Better put on some old FNM albums than listen to this crap. It's shame, big shame, a front man with a voice like that wasting best years on that. I think one day he will realise he has made a mistake, and that nobody remembers him for all that avant-garde stuff, but for his days with FNM. And that's what he should have done, stayed with FNM. And now it's too late, they can only make couple extra dollars on one of these bull@#it reunion tours. Full Review »