Watch the new video from MIKE PATTON and JEAN CLAUDE VANNIER
Corpse Flower is the collaboration record between Mike Patton and French composer Jean-Claude Vannier set for release on September 13th via Ipecac Recordings.
We have already been treated to the wonderful 'bungle-esque' sounds of the song On Top Of The World. Ipecac have released a new video for the song Chansons D'Amour which was premiered during Patton and Uri Caine's 2018 Forgotten Songs concert in Italy.
"When I was a little boy, love songs terrified me, with their stupid Ophelias, faded flowers of melodramatics singers, quavering vocalises of another time, barbaric rituals, screams of impatient sexes, furious and bloody refrains, like in this beautiful and poisonous video," Vannier told The Quietus. "Afterwards, I lived some love stories and it was even worse, all a bazaar puppet show that moved me despite myself, took me hostage and blames me for these crimes that I did not commit."
The video is directed by Eric Livingston who also designed the Dead Cross cover, "the melody on 'Chansons D' Amour' chased me around in the back of my head for a few days after listening. I found it to be a haunting and unapologetically honest version of Vannier's original piece.
When I was given the choice between a few songs to shoot a video accompaniment to, I gravitated towards this one. Mainly, because I knew it would be a challenge for me. To film something that is subtle, yet demands attention."
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.