Mondo Cane

Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane is a new entity for the inimitable vocalist that marries his instrument-like voice with a 40-piece orchestra, choir and band.

While Patton is known for a employing a wide variety of incarnations, Mondo Cane is unlike any of his previous projects.  First, and most obviously, Mondo Cane is an Italian language release.  Secondly it finds the singer paying homage to other songwriters, a first for the front man of bands as original and influential as Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk and Fantomas.  Discussing the eleven-song album, Patton explained “My purpose in revisiting these pieces is not to relive the past, not for nostalgia, but more to illustrate through modern and adventurous interpretation exactly how vital and important this music still is.”