Romances – WINKSITE (Review)

WINKSITE REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mike Patton’s idea of romance is a little different from the norm. Along with Norwegian composer John Kaada, he’s created this “seductive” album that is a decidedly more sinister kiss—think vampires in...

Romances – STYLUS (Review)

STYLUS REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   If you’re a fan of either of these artists then this release isn’t going to surprise or confound you. In fact, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that a full-length collaboration like this was in the cards from the moment that Norwegian Kaada signed...

Romances – SPIDEY (Review)

SPIDEY REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   Traversing the fathomless vortex of cinematic cartoon dementia is awfully perplexing and frightful, but fear not! Norwegian sound manipulator, John Kaada (Cloroform) and the ever-eclectic Mike Patton (Mr.Bungle, Faith No More, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Lovage) will guide you through Romances harrowing murky depths.   Patton’s...

Romances – SHAWN PRINCE (Review)

SHAWN PRINCE REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   The last Mike Patton album of the year comes from a collaborative project with Norwegian musician Kaada and is an interesting and (in normal Patton fashion) almost genre-less collection of songs that belong somewhere between a movie soundtrack and halloween album,...

Romances – MXDWN (Review)

MXDWN REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   Romances is a slightly deceptive title for this record. John Kaada and Mike Patton have crafted a creepy and atmospheric record together. While not un-romantic (and marginally regressive sound-wise) the album liberally plays with the type of bold experimentation Patton has made...

Romances – LORDS OF METAL (Review)

LORDS OF METAL REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   Evil Dr. Smith: A few months ago I saw Mike Patton in the Paradiso club in Amsterdam, together with human beatboxer Rahzel (The Roots). Mike was beatboxing as well. Not as impressive as Rahzel (obviously), but for a "white ass"...

Romances – LISTEN (Review)

LISTEN REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   Let’s face it, the world needs more romance. The television and print media is filled with violence and negativity. When is the last time you told someone you loved them? To help move you in that direction, your friends at Ipecac Recordings...

Romances – GOOD EVIL (Review)

GOOD EVIL REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   Listening simply becomes second nature to most of us. Be it when we’re doing work, waiting for new messages on forums, making love (AHAHAHAH), or just walking (or if you’d prefer, biking) to your local ice cream parlor for a double...

Romances – CMJ (Review)

CMJ REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mike Patton’s idea of romance is a little different from the norm. Along with Norwegian composer John Kaada, he’s created this “seductive” album that is a decidedly more sinister kiss—think vampires in...

Romances – CHRONICLES OF CHAOS (Review)

CHRONICLES OF CHAOS REVIEW KAADA/PATTON - ROMANCES   Norwegian pop and film composer John Kaada and US resident madman Mike Patton join forces to bring us a little slice of the life aquatic. "Romances" is a playfully dark work of murky dissonance and space age lounge suite ambiance,...