Experiment in Terror
Label: Ipecac Recordings
Mike Patton and his fellow tricksters ring out the old and bring in the new onstage, drawing the first 15 of 18 selections from 2001's Director's Cut, which was all reverent-to-mangled remakes of mostly instrumental themes from scary, suspenseful, and/or supernatural movies from the '20s (Der Golem) to the '90s (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me). So: plenty of blips, blurps, oinks, grunts, whispering, screeching, fritzing, flatulence and door-creaking, with olde-world tuneage tossed in. To close, they follow a punchline-less riddle with noisy joke covers of Al Green and T. Rex songs.