Primus The Desaturating Seven Colored Vinyl LP
Primus' ninth full-length album The Desaturating Seven serves as the cosmic trailblazer's first studio effort of original material since 2011's Green Naugahyde and first of original material featuring the classic Primus line-up of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums) since 1995's Tales From The Punchbowl.
The Desaturating Seven is inspired by a 1970's children's book Claypool often read to his kids when they were growing up. The book tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all of the color out of the world.
"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," Claypool explained. "The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.'
The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it's about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock' back to the fold."
The madcap seven song set comes pressed on colored standard weight vinyl with an accompanying digital download.
Primus The Desaturating Seven Track Listing:
1. The Valley
2. The Seven
3. The Trek
4. The Scheme
5. The Dream
6. The Storm
7. The Ends?