Have you ever been sitting around watching a classic film like The Godfather and thought to yourself, “Gee, Nino Rota’s score would’ve been so much better if he composed it entirely from farts and burps?” And then that idea blossoms and spreads like your inevitable venereal disease, and you start to wonder, “what if ALL movies were composed entirely of atonal bodily functions?!” It wasn’t until you put down the bong and decided to go back to wrapping burritos at Taco Bell that you came to the realization, “why the fuck would ANYONE think that would be a good idea?”
Well, somebody obviously did. Hence, film scores by Mike Patton.
Moved by the Paolo Giordano novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Mike Patton’s “bowels of chili” have created an educational 16-track release highlighting music he composed for the film, which boasts being able to teach kids the importance of prime numbers. While his long career in music has encompassed a wide range of styles filtered through the irreverent lens of Frank Zappa sensibilities (and of course, the aforementioned disgusting noise collages), his latest soundtrack promises to be a more personal experience with emphasis on isolated notes, subtle transitions, and introspective atmospheres. The album, titled Music from the Film and Inspired by the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi), has been set for an 11-1-11 release via Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. It will be packaged in a multi-panel digipak, featuring a leaf cut-out embossed with a locking mechanism. The album’s tracklisting follows the dorky theme of prime numbers, numbering the songs with the first 16 prime numbers.
The Solitude of Prime Numbers tracklisting:
02. Twin Primes
03. Identity Matrix
05. Method of Infinite Descent
17. Isolated Primes
19. Radius of Convergence
29. The Snow Angel
37. Supersingular Primes
43. Calculus of Finite Differences
53. Weight of Consequences