Listen to the first song from MIKE PATTON and JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER
Hurrah! The first new Mike Patton material of 2019 is here. We heard a taste of this new collaboration with French musician and composer Jean-Claude Vannier in May 2018 when Patton and Uri Caine performed the track Chansons D’Amour at the Forgotten Songs concert in Italy.
This project has been in the works for some time but we finally have news. The album will be called Corpse Flower and will be released via Ipecac Recordings on September 13th with cover artwork by Kenro Izu.
You can listen to the Bungle-esque On Top Of The World, track 9 from the album.
‘when I get on top of the world, I’m gonna shit down on the Earth’.....
The lyrics for the track Ballad C.3.3. are taken directly from Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol, which was initially published using the name C.3.3.
Patton says: "Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011. We bonded immediately. I could see he had a dedication and attention to detail that was relentless so the respect I had for him in my mind was magnified in person. We spoke loosely about working together in the future… and it took some time, but after a few years I contacted him and we began to ignite some sparks.”
Jean-Claude: “I would send Mike rough versions of the songs to get his thoughts, then I’d wait impatiently, staring at the clock, until I received his response,” offers Vannier about the process the duo used to create Corpse Flower. “He made my music awaken with his unique perspective and interpretations of my songs. A formidable vocalist, with a sense of humor, Mike and I created a strong, beautiful and sincere collection of music, as well as a friendship.”
A variety of musicians, both in Los Angeles and Paris, took part in the recording of Corpse Flower with the Los Angeles team including Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Nine Inch Nails) and James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell). The Parisian players are Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble.
4.Cold Sun, Warm Beer
9.On Top Of The World
11.A Schoolgirl's Day
12.Pink and Bleue
Pre-order the album on CD and Single 180 gram Smoky Swirl LP in embossed gatefold jacket on rainbow board HERE.