Conditions of My Parole
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Record Label: Puscifer Entertainment
All hands on deck. Puscifer is back with a new album titled Conditions of My Parole. Maynard James Keenan and crew have constructed a new a vessel upon the keel that was laid down with their 2007 release “V” Is for Vagina… but enough with the corny nautical “Man Overboard” references.
Puscifer has taken the sound of this album in a different direction than previous effort. The sound of the album is less synthetic, but still maintains a great deal of experimental electronic grooves. It’s starting to sound more and more like a band rather than someone’s studio project. Not that one is better than the other, but the difference is significant.
It also sounds like the group made a concerted effort not to be bogged down by being constrained to create music to fit a single genre. The creative elements were allowed to work together to do what is best for the songs. The result is a truly dynamic collection of tunes ranging from heavy rockers like “Telling Ghosts” to more industrial realms with songs like “Man Overboard” and “The Weaver.”
This is the best we’ve heard do far from Puscifer, and it’s really great to hear Keenan move into a creative phase where he can still churn out interesting phrasing and now couple it with a greater range of stylistic variation. I can’t wait to hear the Conditions of My Parole remix album.
- Tiny Monsters
- Green Valley
- Telling Ghosts
- Man Overboard
- The Rapture (Fear Is a Mind Killa Mix)
- Conditions of My Parole
- The Weaver