Mike Patton is back with another music project this time with Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio and rapper Doseone. 7 years in the making, the trio of frontmen are joined by visual artists The Chapman Brothers to accompany the music, translating it to a visual media and 2016 sees the 10 track self titled release from Nevermen
Nevermen – Nevermen
Each member brings a different element to the plate here, Adebimpe represents the weird but relatable indie-rock, while Doseone offers lyrical abstractions that sound like they’ve been on his mind for days. Then there’s Patton… while he’s been the ring leader of rock titans Faith no More, Tomahawk and Fantomas, he’s also a prolific collaborator ranging from soft jazz with Norah Jones, trip-hop with Dan the Automator and Italian pop songs from the 50s & 60s with Mondo Cane. This collection of tunes feel very much like a Patton album, maybe an essence of some off-cuts from Faith no More’s ‘Sol Invictus‘ but with less of a vocal presence from Patton himself leaving more exposure for Adebimpe and Doseone.
Nevermen – Mr. Mistake
What first drew my attention to this release was a rare ‘remix outing’ from Boards of Canada. Just like Nevermen dropping some tunes seemingly out of nowhere, BoC come out of hiding to release their version.
Mr. Mistake (Boards of Canada remix)
Nevermen is out now in all formats in all the usual retailers, on and offline and streaming on all streamers…