The Director's Cut

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All Music Guide - Blake Butler
Fantomas stand with their feet planted horizontally across the soft dimensions of your face, warping the shape of your skull and shoulders with their off-color explosions. With expectations withering on the floor, leaving a viscous stink, nothing in their hands is concrete. As a follow-up to their 30-song debut, throughout which vocalist Mike Patton never formed a single actual word, Fantomas offer these 16 new creations, all realigned versions of film soundtracks, ranging from the notorious theme to Rosemary's Baby to the obscure and peculiar wank of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. While there are many similarities to the dispersed flip-flopping styles of their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blake Butler
Fantomas stand with their feet planted horizontally across the soft dimensions of your face, warping the shape of your skull and shoulders with their off-color explosions. With expectations withering on the floor, leaving a viscous stink, nothing in their hands is concrete. As a follow-up to their 30-song debut, throughout which vocalist Mike Patton never formed a single actual word, Fantomas offer these 16 new creations, all realigned versions of film soundtracks, ranging from the notorious theme to Rosemary's Baby to the obscure and peculiar wank of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. While there are many similarities to the dispersed flip-flopping styles of their earlier work, The Director's Cut breaks new ground with a thick jagged axe. First, most noticeably, are the even more varied vocal stylings; Patton's sweet croon on "Experiment in Terror" is nothing you've heard before from him on a Fantomas recording, along with many of the other croaking, spitting, pissing, screaming noises he excretes. Yet another testament to the unabashed genius of Mike Patton and his co-conspirators, leaving those caught up in the rapture with mouths even more full with thick drool.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Ipecac Recordings
  • UPC: 689230001720
  • Catalog Number: 17
  • Sales rank: 49,549

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fantômas Primary Artist
Trevor Dunn Band
Dave Lombardo Band
Mike Patton Band
Buzz Osborne Band
Technical Credits
Nino Rota Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Jerry Goldsmith Composer
John Barry Composer
Angelo Badalamenti Composer
Bernard Herrmann Composer
George Horn Mastering
Harry Lubin Composer
Ennio Morricone Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mike Patton Arranger, Producer, Artwork, Adaptation
Karl-Ernst Sasse Composer
Ronald Stein Composer
James Bernard Composer
S. "Husky" Hoskulds Engineer
Walter Schumann Composer
Krzysztof Komeda Composer
Robert McNaughton Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen loud, and on Halloween!

    Listen to any track on this album and you'll realize why singer Mike Patton, apart from being almost distressingly prolific, is one of the most broadly talented vocalists about. From demonic to sublime (but always chilling), this album takes you on a romp through some of cinema's best loved horrors and thrillers. Special kudos to the tracks Godfather amd Omen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Album of the year

    Fantomas rule. They, along with Mr. Bungle, are the only truly original bands out there. If you like Britney Spears, this one's for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!!!!!

    Absolutly stunning!!!! One of the best albums I have ever heard!!!! These guys are absolute musical masterminds!!!!

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