Listen to the new MIKE PATTON and ANTHONY PATERAS song 'Haunted On the Uptake' .
In 2014 Mike Patton and Australian composer/musician Anthony Pateras, under the project name tētēma, released their first collaboration album. Described by Ipecac Recordings as 'audio caffeine injected direct into your eyeballs' Geocidal received great reviews, Louder Than War advised 'Geocidal is an erratic, unpredictable monster of an album and should be hunted down, if approached with caution.'
Patton and Pateras performed the material live at Mona Foma festival in Tasmania on January 21st 2017, however there has been no news since.
This year sees the two return to this project with the album Necroscope to be released via Ipecac on April 3rd.
You can listen to Haunted On the Uptake the first single from the new album below.
Pateras describes the song as sounding “like The Melvins' tour van broke down in the Balkans and instead of going home, they decide to open a mountain laboratory dedicated to possible hybrids of Rembetika and hardcore. This sounds like the pop music of a youth I wish I'd had, but instead I grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne smoking bongs and listening to Bungle."
Necroscape is sculpted around isolation in the surveillance age; and although lofty/high-concept sounding, it is still an intensely fun and heavy listen. Necroscape synthesizes a lot of territory: odd-time rock, musique concrète, otherworld grooves, soul, industrial noise, microtonal psychoacoustics… seemingly strange bedfellows on paper, yet they seamlessly coalesce into 13 songs which playfully challenge our notions of sonic logic and make you move at the same time. In a nutshell, listening to Necroscape creates the weird sensation of exclaiming "of course!" and "wtf?" simultaneously.
Necroscape track list:
2. Cutlass Eye
3. Wait Till Mornin’
4. Haunted on the Uptake
5. All Signs Uncensored
6. Milked Out Million
8. Flatliner’s Owl
9. Dead Still
11. We’ll Talk Inside A Dream
12. Sun Undone
13. Funerale Di Un Contadino
Pre-order the limited white vinyl, CD and Digital here: https://smarturl.it/necroscape
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