On Sept. 13, Ipecac Recordings will release a new collaborative album by Mike Patton and French composer Jean-Claude Vannier.
Corpse Flower will be available on cd and digital platforms and is open to preorder via the label now. While written by Vannier and Patton, US musicians including Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Nine Inch Nails) and James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell), and Parisian musicians Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble, all perform on the record.
“Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011,” Patton says of the making of. “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.”
“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,” Vannier adds in a pre-album press release. “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.”
Listen to the song "On Top Of The World" below.
Corpse Flower track list:
Cold Sun Warm Beer
On Top Of The World
A Schoolgirl’s Day
Pink and Bleue
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