Fantomas' music, unless played right, risks being horrible noise, Mike Patton tells Andrew Drever. No matter how insane or complicated it sounds, they're willing to take a stab at it.
THE manic pace of singer Mike Patton's work continues unabated. "If you don't play this stuff right, it's just horrible noise. If it's executed perfectly, though, it's magical and it's really fun and comical and intense at the same time.
I'm trying to have it so it's like the whole record is a three-headed dragon.
There's no, like, Mike Patton song with me and Tunde beatboxing, you know what I mean?
"They're open to doing anything and have a deep trust of the material that I give them.
"Well, those guys physically have capabilities that are downright unfair to the rest of the world," Patton says of his band.
It's all frontmen, no other musicians whatsoever on any of it.
It was a great experience made even better by the amazing musicians and amazing people that made up the band and the crew.