This is where it all begins: ground zero and the foundation of this music blog.

Delìrivm Còrdia (Ipecac Recordings, 2004) is a musical masterpiece consisting of a lengthy uninterrupted 74-minute-plus track that resembles the soundtrack to a horror/drama motion picture: a splendidly visual, scenic record, rich in textures and soundscapes. As Mike Patton (the mastermind behind the masterpiece) puts it: “A (musical) surgery without anesthesia.” Fantômas are: Mike Patton (vocals, synthetizers, keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Buzz Osborne (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums).