Published Jan 13, 2014In what's surely one of the more memorable band names we've heard in some time, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has teamed up with Norwegian ambient master Helge Sten — a.k.a. Deathprod — to form Minibus Pimps. They will release Close to the Ground on March 3 through SusannaSonata.
According to FACT, the album takes its name from a title they found on the 2003 experimental compilation China: The Sonic Avant-Garde. The tracks were apparently recorded at various live shows.
The band first emerged in 2011. Their Facebook page describes the collaboration like this: "Using electronics, samplers, processors, instruments and iPads, the duo will be creating instrumental improvisations that will at times be ferocious and at others intricate."
Below, watch a short clip of one of the outfit's live shows.
Jones has collaborated with numerous bands during his post-Zeppelin career. This includes Them Crooked Vultures, his supergroup with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme.