In a recent interview with American Noise, Ipecac Recordings co-owner Greg Werckman noted that other label owner Mike Patton – the former frontman of Faith No More – reveals he’s been a little busy, working on “six or seven records right now.”
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Patton is working on or planning on releasing the following:
- a score for the Italian film The Solitude of Prime Numbers
- a Fantomas New Year’s live show
- new Tomahawk music
- new Fantomas music
- new Mondo Cane music
- Nevermen, a band with Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio and Dose One from the Anticon World that consists of just three vocalists to be put out on Lex Records, and
- a reprise of his role in the Darkness II video game.
The news on Fantomas and Tomahawks, comes as a surprise, as Patton just announced that music from those two projects won’t see the light of day until at least 2012.
Here’s the quote in full, from Werckman:
I wouldn’t say he’s putting them out this year—it’s hard to pin down exact release dates. But he’s working on a lot of different things. He did the score for the Italian film The Solitude of Prime Numbers so we’re going to be putting out that soundtrack. A couple of shows he’s done over the years we’ve taped: there’s a Fantômas New Year’s show that we’re working on that’s going to be this really cool, really funny live DVD that we’ll be putting out. He’s in the early stages of working on some new Tomahawk music and some new Fantômas music, more Mondo Cane—he’s literally working on six or seven records right now. He’s also got this project (that we’re not putting out) called Nevermen, that’s coming out on Lex Records. It’s with Tunde from TV on the Radio and Dose One from the Anticon world. It’s just going to be three vocalists. It’s just a weird, kind of cool record. He’s also signed up to reprise his role in the Darkness II video game. He’s really busy. He’s got too much going on.
Werckman added that the Faith No More tour ate into a lot of Patton’s projects:
Yeah, it did cut into a lot. It slowed a lot of it down. But it was a really cool thing and he was really happy he did and had a lot of fun doing it. And the fans were really into it, too. It was a good thing.