Friday, March 21, 2008

Puscifer – "V Is For Vagina" CD

First heard on the soundtrack to the otherwise repugnant first Underworld film, Puscifer is a more personal solo outlet for the evidently boundless creativity of Maynard James Keenan (who many of you know as the enigmatic Tool / A Perfect Circle frontman). With this new project, Keenan is at his most internalized - a microscope on his own weird thoughts and obsessions, and without the crutch of a band's input. From creepy hip-hop-inflected unclassifiables (“Queen B”) to dark and slinky electronic soundscape mantras (“Vagina Mine”) to more rock-oriented efforts (the industrial-edged “Undertaker”) to demonic funhouse mirrors (“Drunk With Power”), Puscifer offer a variety of twisted, provocative, and sometimes frightening moods and textures - and it's all tongue-in-cheek. Very enjoyable and a fascinating counterpoint to Keenan's other work. Listen for a guest spot from one Brian Lustmord, too. (Puscifer Entertainment)

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