Mike Patton's second solo album Pranzo Oltranzista was released on April 22nd 1997.
'Following the remarkable success of his solo debut, Adult Themes, Mike Patton, best known as the vocalist of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, steps out as a composer.
Patton's extended composition, Pranzo Oltranzista: Musica da Ravola per Cinque (Banquet Piece for Five Players) is inspired by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurist Cookbook (1932). Performed by an all-star ensemble, Pranzo Oltranzista magically transports the listener to a surreal ambient world of the unexpected.
In addition to his rock career, Mr. Patton has worked with the Rova Saxophone Quartet, Bob Ostertag, the Kronos Quartet, David Shea, Bill Laswell and John Zorn.' Tzadik.com
'......if you have an ear for the avant-garde or just want to try something different, than it's hard not to recommend "Pranzo Oltransizta." Give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised.'