Kaada/Patton Bacteria Cult on LP
Norwegian soundtrack composer John Kaada and Faith No More frontman Mike Patton have partnered up once again for Bacteria Cult, the pair's first Kaada/Patton release since 2007's Kaada/Patton Live DVD and the first studio album from the musicians since 2004's Romances.
"Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure," explained Patton. "His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I'm hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.'"
"We wanted to try new things," adds Kaada. "Fully utilizing new technologies, combined with a large orchestra, while putting more attention towards melody and structure."
The eight-song, orchestral collection exudes the music Ipecac has become well known for: eclectic, experimental and cinematic. Similar in feel to Fantômas' Director's Cut, as Kaada describes it, Bacteria Cult "dwells in the twilight zone where spooky and seductive meet."