Track name: The Taste of Filth (le Goût de Crasse)
(The Taste of Filth, page 1 of 2)
It's a rough translation of a french word play: "Le Goût de Crasse" ("Le Coup de Grâce" = final blow, death blow). Actually, Crasse is closer to Grime and Dirt, than Filth - which can also have an abstract meaning.
The quote I used in the liner notes is about selfishness and high self-esteem, because that tune is basically a succession of 3 big solos. Probably a criticism of some jazz soloists who just show off (voluntarily or not), without any sense of global form or interplay.
Based on two syncopated hits, the opening riff gives way to a "Meshuggah tribute moment". Then the riff is displaced on the downbeat for the solo section - modal improvisations on two altered chords. The coda develops the Meshuggah riff by adding a pitch/melodic displacement (where the number of melodic notes does not equal the number of rhythmic notes).
We put together different sections of two takes. For the bass solo, I re-recorded and also harmonized some of it.
Here's the other piano solo we didn't keep: