SECRET CHIEFS 3 – book m – CDCDweb of mimicry records2001
A third installmentin the series of Secret Chiefs 3 records, known by man y as Mr. Bungle minus Mike Patton. Once again, the band proves that theycommand an amazing grip on their musical reigns, executing flawlessly tight arrangements, even if they are extremely peculiar. Book M is mostly the brainchild of masterful guitarist Trey Spruance, as bassist Trevor Dunn was absent for a great deal of theproject, probably having something to do with his involvement inthe wickedly genius Fantomas. Book M is mostly made up of Indian/Asian-sounding melodies overlayed with wildly cavorting techno rhythms and a tiny bit of metal, infused with a sense of mystery and paranoia from the thematic artwork based on number theory and assumedly Hindu belief systems. The production and musicianship here is top-notch; the question is: Just how many people are interested in listening to a skewed version of Indo-Pak music?