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  • Artist(s): Jean-Claude Vannier
  • Summary: The collaboration between Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier features both a band based in Los Angeles with Patton and an orchestra in Paris with Vannier.
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  1. Sep 12, 2019
    80
    It’s a big, sonorous, unearthly offering, and it’s difficult to imagine it being created separately by two men, with cut and paste and some incredibly deft stitching. How they’ve managed to bring this Frankenstein’s monster together as a coherent work is testament to a modern friendship by two brilliant musicians using up-to-date technology.
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    80
    Corpse Flower has a dynamic sound that is interesting for anyone. The record is another example of the masterful musicianship of Patton and showcases Vannier's capabilities in crafting perfectly balanced pieces of music.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 12, 2019
    80
    The swooping strings and Escher-like melodic structures of "Camion" and "Yard Bull" are reassuringly familiar to Vannier enthusiasts. ... Patton rises to the occasion throughout. [Oct 2019, p.33]
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    80
    Corpse Flower is a dark jewel from two remarkable musical iconoclasts. It offers surprise, humor, revelation, tenderness, and excess, with flair and a certain tarnished elegance. It's a high-water mark for both men, albeit one born from the belly of hell itself.
  5. The Wire
    Sep 13, 2019
    80
    Patton and Vannier make a fine combination, vintage and modern, taking familiar sounds wonderfully elsewhere. [Oct 2019, p.58]
  6. Kerrang!
    Sep 12, 2019
    60
    Corpse Flower is an album for completists. [15 Sep 2019, p.55]
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