In Point & Click episode 13 we quickly look a short video about the sound of Faith No More’s Sol Invictus, and Ipecac Recordings in a list of greatest Indie Labels.
The Sound of Sol Invictus
We hear from Billy Gould, the Mixer for Sol Invictus Matt Wallace, and Faith No More’s manager Tim ross, who discuss the sound behind Sol Invictus and how Faith No More approach each new album.
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Ipecac Recordings in List of 40 greatest Indie Labels
We have a lot to thank Independent Labels for. We’re especially thankful for the output of Mike Patton’s independent Ipecac Recordings. He’s been able to release almost all of his post Faith No More releases on his own label (and the latest Faith No More album too), plus he’s been able to offer a label for a diverse set of artists such as The Melvins, Dub Trio, Mugison, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and The Young Gods.
Diffuser agrees with us and has put together a list of their top 40 Indie Labels. Diffuser placed Ipecac Recordings in position 28 and said:
Faith No More frontman Mike Patton and former Alternative Tentacles manager Greg Werckman created Ipecac Recordings in 1999 to put out the first Fantômas disc (featuring Patton and members of the Melvins and Slayer). The label has soldiered on to release more of Patton’s musical projects, as well as albums by heavy-hitting bands such as Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Isis and more. Ipecac is unique that it only does one-album deals with artists, refusing to lock them down for the long haul.
Another label of interest in the list is Epitaph, who released the Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton EP, Irony is a Dead Scene (2002). Epitaph come in at position 21.Slash also appears
Slash also appears in 8th place in their list, however, they were sold in 1986 to London Records (becoming semi-independent, whatever that means) prior to being involved with Faith No More.
Fat Mike from Fat Wreck Chords has a similar approach to single album deals. He spoke about Faith No More when talking about what can go wrong with record labels.
You can read the full list here.