Mike Patton has a brand new album on the best way. The Religion No Extra singer has teamed with famend French composer Jean-Claude Vannier for a 12-song assortment known as Corpse Flower, which is due out September 13th through Ipecac Recordings.
Patton met Vannier via his work with French singer and artist Serge Gainsbourg. Because the alt-metal rocker recounted,
“Jean-Claude and I met whereas working collectively on a Gainsbourg retrospective on the Hollywood Bowl in 2011… We bonded instantly. I may see he had a dedication and a focus to element that was relentless so the respect I had for him in my thoughts was magnified in particular person. We spoke loosely about working collectively sooner or later… and it took a while, however after a couple of years I contacted him and we started to ignite some sparks.”
A legendary musician in his personal proper, Vannier has been cited by the likes of Beck, Portishead, and Large Assault as inspiration. Nevertheless, even Vannier couldn’t assist however develop into awe-struck by his new-found collaborator:
“I’d ship Mike tough variations of the songs to get his ideas, then I’d wait impatiently, staring on the clock, till I obtained his response. He made my music awaken together with his distinctive perspective and interpretations of my songs. A formidable vocalist, with a humorousness, Mike and I created a powerful, stunning and honest assortment of music, in addition to a friendship.”
Quite a lot of musicians, each in Los Angeles and Paris, took half within the recording of Corpse Flower. The LA-based periods included Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Money), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, 9 Inch Nails), and James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell). Parsian contributors included Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec, and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble.
As the hassle’s lead single, Patton and Vannier have launched “On High of the World”. Laced with whistling all through, the track is pretty laid-back and breezy, till it reaches a extra hard-edged climax two-thirds of the best way via. Pay attention for your self under, plus take a look at the tracklist and album art work by Kenro Izu.
Corpse Flower Paintings: