Primus Returns with Humor-Tinged Tales of Dark Cynicism on The Desaturating Seven

The twisted trio that is Primus lives up to its colorful reputation with their new ATO Records release, The Desaturating Seven. Comprised of Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexandre, this will be Primus’ 9th studio album and will be released Sept. 29.

The Desaturating Seven continues Primus’ tradition of drawing inspiration from children’s stories, succeeding their 2014 album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory. Les Claypool shares that the inspiration for their new album was a bedtime story that he used to read to his kids: “Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico. The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.’” Continue reading →