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Tales From Bandcamp: Robot Senza Nome and Other Tales (E.P. Trilogy) from Robot Monkey Arm


PrintThis interesting tidbit was sent to us some weeks ago and while not the most ‘metal’ thing in the world, maybe some of you out there will get a kick out of it, I know I did.  Basically it’s a trilogy of E.P.s by an instrumental band called Robot Monkey Arm which pay homage to great film scores like the ones you would hear in a Spaghetti Western, ’70s Exploitation Flick, or cheesy Sci-Fi movie.  The band doesn’t do exact covers, but instead uses the atmospheres of the scores to create some cool atmospheres in their original scores.  In the music you get an eclectic mix of metal, funk, prog, surf rock, chiptune, and jazz, and it’s all a damn good time on each tune.  My favorite of the bunch is a tune called “Cinema Vomitif” where there is this whole ‘James Bond does Mortal Kombat in Hell after ingesting a couple tabs of blotter acid’ feel to it.

So, if you dig movie scores, especially those of the ’60s and ’70s, and experimental music, do give this E.P. Trilogy a listen.  And as always, if you dig it pass the good word onto your buddies and stuff.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

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Album Review- Mike Patton- The Solitude of Prime Numbers


Mike Patton’s latest work comes in the form of an album entitled The Solitude of Prime Numbers.  Within is music taken from the score of the Italian film La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi, which he scored, and also music inspired by the book of the same name which the film is based on.  Unfortunately, since I have yet to read this highly acclaimed book by Paolo Giordano nor see the film so I can not give you an honest opinion on whether the music does in fact capture the feel of the film and book.  I can, however, let you know that Mike Patton’s work on this release is well worth listening to.

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