PRIMUS ANNOUNCE THEIR MISCHIEVOUS NINTH
And it’s Claypool and co’s first new studio material in six years.
How do you follow an album that re-imagines the soundtrack to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory? If you’re Primus, you make The Desaturating Seven, based on a children’s book that tells the story of seven goblins determined to remove all the colour from the world. It’s released via ATO on September 29.
“Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot, my wife turned them on to a book called The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico,” says Primus mainman Les Claypool. “The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought,‘This would make good fodder for a piece of music.’”
It’s not the first time De Rico’s book has been used for inspiration: in 1981 Masayoshi Takanaka (former guitarist with Japanese psych/ prog act Flied Egg) released a jazz rock album based on the same book.
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