Bass legend Les Claypool returns with the only band to earn its own ID3 genre tag. The band is known for off-kilter prog-funk with metal roots. Trademark syncopated riffs return with newfound minimalism. This album conceptually focuses on the “desaturating seven”, a band of goblins who chase rainbows and eat their colors, as based on Ul de Rico’s The Rainbow Goblins. The album underdelivers; while the concept is interesting, this is clearly not Primus’s best work. Good for completionists and Primus superfans.

The Desaturating Seven

3 Stars

Artist: Primus Label: ATO/Prawn Song Top Tracks: The Seven // The Trek // The Storm. For Fans Of: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vulfpeck, Thundercat. 35 minutes.