Kaada/Patton To Release Bacteria Cult This April

Mike Patton and Norwegian composer John Kaada are set to release Bacteria Cult this April, the pair’s first album in 12 years.

The record marks the follow-up to 2004’s Romances, and their first release since 2007’s Kaada/Patton Live DVD.

“Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure,” Patton commented. “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,” explains Kaada. “Fully utilizing new technologies, combined with a large orchestra, while putting more attention towards melody and structure.”

The orchestral collection, which “dwells in the twilight zone where spooky and seductive meet,” as Kaada describes it, features 8 tracks and is said to be similar in feel to Fantômas’ Director’s Cut.

Bacteria Cult is out April 1 via Ipecac Recordings. The track list is as follows:

Red Rainbow
Black Albino
Peste Bubonica
Papillon
Dispossession
A Burnt Out Case
Imodium
Fountain Gasoline

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