After spending 35 years working with many of the top artists in the progressive rock scene, Pat Mastelotto is about to release his very first solo album, Recidivate. Naturally, the King Crimson/XTC/Mr. Mister drummer decided to take a slightly different path to solo stardom by assembling a compilation of outtakes, rarities, and highlights from the past 20 years of his career.
Mastelotto recruited several artists he has worked with over the years to participate in Recidivate including Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Stick Men (Mastelotto’s ongoing touring trio with Tony Levin), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Naked Truth (featuring avant-garde jazz musicians Roy Powell and Cuong Vu), and of course tracks from TU (also Ktu, Tuner, Tunisia, and MPTU), Mastelotto’s long running partnership with King Crimson band mate Trey Gunn.
The 42-song collection is broken down into two 21-song discs: Traps (a reference to acoustic trap kits) and Buttons (a reference to electronic drumming and programming). Look for its release on March 20 via Gunn’s 7d Media.