"The melodies are front and center, alongside poetic, Dylan/Waits-esque lyrics."
Best known for fronting Faith No More, Patton has worked with Björk and beatboxer Rahzel—the guy's an enigma. By his standards, Corpse Flower is an accessible album, which sees him link up with French composer Jean Claude-Vannier.
Songs such as the glorious "Browning" are quirky, sure. But the melodies are front and center, alongside poetic, Dylan/Waits-esque lyrics. The weirdness lies elsewhere--in the smokey, Lynch-ian, twisted cabaret vibe. As is always the case with Patton, go in with your mind wide open.
Listen to Corpse Flower here:
Producers: Mike Patton