After two years in the making, the collaboration between Grammy-nominated artists Cee-Lo and Dangermouse (aka Gnarls Barkley), St. Elsewhere debuted this week in the UK and comes out 9 May 2006 stateside. Already breaking records, Dangermouse blends diverse genres including soul, gospel, funk, and post-punk, with Cee-Lo's impressive vocals that hint at seminal crooners like Stevie Wonder. The upshot falls somewhere in between Sly and the Family Stone and Outkast.
Like Dangermouse's long list of other projects (including The Grey Album, Gorillaz, and DangerDOOM), the loosely conceptual album also boasts some compelling visual counterparts, such as the video for the lauded single "Crazy" pictured above. Based on Rorschach inkblot tests, the Robert Hale-directed video, fluidly morphs (mostly black and white) illustrations that incorporate images of Cee-Lo's bald dome, Dangermouse, flames, spiders, trees, and other imagery.
Check it out here and pre-order the album ($12) from Amazon.