Les Claypool‘s album Of Fungi and Foe is a collection of songs inspired by the projects the bassist has been involved in over the past few years. Since Claypool’s last album, the 2006 Of Whales and Woes, he’s been scoring films and video games, and touring.
Claypool shares how the project came to be:
“Sometime back I was commissioned to write soundtrack music for two projects that promised to have quite a bit of very intense and unique imagery. One was for an interactive game about a meteor that hits Earth and brings intelligence to the mushrooms within the crash proximity and the other was about a three thousand pound wild boar that terrorizes the marijuana fields of Northern California. Obviously the makers of the subsequent MUSHROOM MEN game and PIG HUNT film were very aware of my tastes and perspectives because the music oozed from me in such a natural way that I believe it came as much from my pores as it did my mind. This music became the foundation of the songs that fill this collection. With a few added tidbits and a bit of gypsy sauce, I inflict upon you… Of Fungi and Foe”.
Claypool is joined by Lapland Miclovik, Mike Dillon, Sam Bass, Paulo Baldi, Eugene Hütz, Cage Claypool, and Bryonn Bain. The CD includes a jam session with Eugene Hütz.
Of Fungi and Foe Track List:
- Mushroom Men
- Red State Girl
- Booneville Stomp
- What Would Sir George Martin Do
- You Can’t Tell Errol Anything
- Bite Out Of Life
- Primed By 29
- Pretty Little Song
- Of Fungi And Foe
- Ol’ Rosco