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Corpse Flower
Artist
Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
ReleaseProduct
Corpse Flower
Label
Ipecac
Catalogue Number
IPC211
Release Date
September 2019
  • Vinyl, 1×LP

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    • Smokey Swirl Coloured Vinyl
    • Embossed Gatefold Jacket On Rainbow Board
    • Cover Art by Kenro Izu

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    • Cover Art by Kenro Izu

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May 17, 2019, PARIS – Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane) and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, release Corpse Flower, a 12-song album featuring the song “On Top Of The World”

“Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011,” explains Patton. “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,” 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. The lyrics for “Ballad C.3.3.” are drawn from Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” poem, which was initially published using the name C.3.3.

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  1. 1 Ballade C33 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  2. 2 Camion 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  3. 3 Chansons D'Amour 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  4. 4 Cold Sun Warm Beer 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  5. 5 Browning 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  6. 6 Hungry Ghost 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  7. 7 Corpse Flower 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  8. 8 Insolubles 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  9. 9 On Top Of The World 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  10. 10 Yard Bull 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  11. 11 A Schoolgirl's Day 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier
  12. 12 Pink & Bleue 0:30 Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier

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