She (Maldoror album)

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Studio album by Maldoror
Released September 14, 1999 (1999-09-14)
Recorded 1997
Studio Yellowknife Studios, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 36:06
Label Ipecac
Producer Mike Patton

She is the only release by Maldoror, a project of Mike Patton and Masami Akita.[1]

Maldoror was formed when Patton, who had an interest in Japanese noise music, had some days off while on tour in Australia with Faith No More. He contacted Masami Akita and the two performed some improvised noise shows. They then recorded She at a recording studio in Tokyo, Japan.[2] Maldoror have performed a few additional shows in later years.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mike Patton and Masami Akita.

Les Chants
No. Title Length
1. "Butterfly Kiss" 0:30
2. "Twitch of the Death Nerve" 2:17
3. "Homunculus" 3:52
4. "Boutique of 7 Taboos" 1:04
5. "Snuff" 3:28
6. "Baby Powder on Peach Fuzz" 3:37
7. "She" 3:50
8. "Cherry Blossom Inferno" 1:30
9. "The Conqueror Worm" 2:03
10. "Bubble Bath and a Valium" 0:44
11. "The White Tears of the Maggot" 2:36
12. "Chiffon Lingerie" 2:18
13. "Lullaby (She Who Must Be Obeyed)" 8:17
Total length: 36:06


  • Mike Patton – electronics, voice, additional overdubs at Vulcan Studios, San Francisco
  • Masami Akita – electronics
Additional personnel
  • Franz von Bayros – artwork
  • Milo Manara – artwork
  • Magnus – artwork
  • Zuccatosta Sisters – artwork
  • George Horn – mastering at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
  • Adam Muñoz – digital editing at Different Fur, San Francisco
  • John Yates – artwork built at Stealworks

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[3]

AllMusic panned the release, writing "These two notorious avant-garde noise experimentalists have joined forces [...] to produce, well, avant-garde experimental noise. For a couple of 'experimentalists', the result is disappointingly predictable."[3]


  1. ^ "Maldoror - She (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Maldoror". Ipecac Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b McCarthy, Kieran. "She - Maldoror : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2012.