While he prepares for a new Faith No More album, frontman Mike Patton is also working on his latest musical adventure, that of duo tētēma. Alongisde Anthony Pateras, the band has announced details for the debut album, ‘Geocidal.’

'Geocidal' is set for release on Dec. 9 via Ipecac Recordings. According to Pateras, every element of the album was “recorded in a different city, and this gives the sound a displaced, almost vaporous intensity -- there are no samples, no sequencing, everything is handcrafted and performed by a human.”

Pateras is an Australian composer and pianist who has released 18 records in this decade alone. “‘Geocidal’ started when I locked myself in a convent in rural France for 10 days to think about rhythm and sound,” he says in a statement. “I then went to Paris to record the drums and prepared the piano ... we started to add vocals in January of this year when I visited Mike in San Francisco. We had the craziest 48 hours together ... it became apparent to us that this music was going to be very, very special.”

While no hints have dropped as to what tētēma will sound like, here is a peek into the mind of Pateras: