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FANTOMAS

Suspended Animation

Release:  2005

Label:  Ipecac Recordings

Avantgenre:  Noise Infested Carnival Pop

Duration:  43:34

Origin:  USoA

Official site:  None

Review online since:  01.07.2007 / 21:23:36

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Talking about noise here. If Tracy Chapman were taking Acid, had an affair with John Cale, a filthy threesome with John Cleese and that chick from Pirates of the Carribbean 3 and had to make an album out of her experiences (including a bungee jump off the Empire State Building, consecutively eating fish for 13 weeks and living next to a church with a bell that rings every 3,1415 minutes) I guess her album would sound something like the Fantomas album I hereby review. When calling the album noise, I am well aware of the difference between the nose and the noise. For those two things are something completely different, the first being an organ (not the instrument), the second being waves (no particles involved whatsoever!) that enter one ear and leave the other after a certain period of time (which theoretically can last from 0,04 seconds to up to 57 years) hereby defined as LoTiH (Length of Time in Head).

The Faith No More-well-known Mike Patton ("The next song has 4 letters in its title and starts with an E." anyone?) earns several adjectives for this album that are commonly used for drugs when you are an addict, water when strolling through a desert for 54 weeks or sugar if you dig desserts. Of course there are more people involved in making this piece of contemporary music but I don't feel like citing the record inlet or reproduce text that can easily be found via www.webcrawler.com.

The album has got a LoTiH (see above) of exactly 12 years 134 days 18 hours 6 minutes and roughly 42 seconds.

Jonny Lignano



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