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Primus – Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Primus – Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:22 minutes | 428 MB | Genre: Rock
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The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, ‘Primus & the Chocolate Factory, due out on ATO Records on October 21. “The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record, says Claypool. I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the ‘Willy Wonka’ movie – the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that’s what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.”

The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film, says Claypool. The notion wasn t so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied.

Always following their own path, Primus have been making the musical world a joyously weird place since they made their debut in 1990 with Frizzle Fry. Now, over 20 years and seven albums later, Primus push themselves to new levels of strangeness with their eighth album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, an album that finds the band paying tribute to the iconic music of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. In the hands of Les Claypool and company, the score, originally penned by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, takes on a darker, more ominous tone. This is really saying something, given that the film (like the Roald Dahl book it was adapted from) is about a bunch of wretched children meeting comically grisly ends due to their own tragic flaws, while a manic chocolatier observes with a mixture of contempt and disinterest. In a way, Primus are taking the subtext of the film in which Gene Wilder (to whom the album is dedicated) acted so brilliantly and making it the text, so to speak. By coaxing the sinister undercurrents to the surface, Primus are able to make the instantly recognizable score all their own while still paying homage to the brilliance of the original. Of special note to fans will be the record’s personnel, not only featuring drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander on his first Primus record since 1995’s Tales from the Punchbowl, but also including a guest appearance by the Fungi Ensemble, made up of Frog Brigade percussionist Mike Dillon and cellist Sam Bass. While having their most celebrated drummer on hand adds an element of stability to what is a pretty far-out concept even for Primus, the addition of Bass and Dillon allows Primus to really push their sound to its creative limits, making Primus & the Chocolate Factory one of the band’s oddest, yet most strangely compelling, releases to date. ~ Gregory Heaney

Tracklist:
01 – Hello Wonkites
02 – Candy Man
03 – Cheer Up Charlie
04 – Golden Ticket
05 – Lermaninoff
06 – Pure Imagination
07 – Oompa Augustus
08 – Semi-Wondrous Boat Ride
09 – Oompa Violet
10 – I Want It Now
11 – Oompa Veruca
12 – Wonkmobile
13 – Oompa TV
14 – Farewell Wonkites

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