Ontopic Random (Not So) New Music Thread

Jehannum

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Tool: 'cause nothing makes you want to listen to a band like someone yammering on for half an hour about fibonacci sequences and shit.
Yes, I'm that guy.

Their song structures are neat, but I wish they had half a brain behind the mixing board during production. There's never going to be a dissection of the production of a Tool song, because they're all produced the same fuckin' way: same drum sound, same guitar sound, same bass sound, same nasally whining out of Maynard.

It's not like the one a few pages back where you could listen to More Than A Feelin' a totally different way after you'd heard the way the guitars were layered and doubled with an electric as the background and a 12 string acoustic up front.

That said, I'm still buying Fear Inoculum, because Tool's songwriting is amazeballs.
 

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Oh, a band is allowed to never change their production values/sound/whatever, especially if they've got a formula that works. Hell, it works for AC/DC.

And Tool is a great sounding band. I love that dirrrrrty bass sound / piles of guitar feedback going on in Sober, and the bass line in Schism.

But really, at the end of the day, I don't sit there listening to every single little detail in the music that I listen to, and I'm not gonna be sitting there counting along 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 in my head when I'm listening to something. To me, that's a level of obsessive fandom that's similar to people who show up at Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings throwing rice and shit - I'm not into any band to that sort of level. And courtesy of a few tool fans I've known over the years, the moment I hear the band name, my first thought is "ugh"

In my brain, they're just one of the hundreds of cool bands from the 90's.
 

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Oh, a band is allowed to never change their production values/sound/whatever, especially if they've got a formula that works. Hell, it works for AC/DC.

And Tool is a great sounding band. I love that dirrrrrty bass sound / piles of guitar feedback going on in Sober, and the bass line in Schism.

But really, at the end of the day, I don't sit there listening to every single little detail in the music that I listen to, and I'm not gonna be sitting there counting along 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 in my head when I'm listening to something. To me, that's a level of obsessive fandom that's similar to people who show up at Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings throwing rice and shit - I'm not into any band to that sort of level. And courtesy of a few tool fans I've known over the years, the moment I hear the band name, my first thought is "ugh"

In my brain, they're just one of the hundreds of cool bands from the 90's.
thats paul d'amour on bass i prefer his tone too
he played a chris squire signature ric on those tracks i think
 
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Oh, a band is allowed to never change their production values/sound/whatever, especially if they've got a formula that works. Hell, it works for AC/DC.

And Tool is a great sounding band. I love that dirrrrrty bass sound / piles of guitar feedback going on in Sober, and the bass line in Schism.

But really, at the end of the day, I don't sit there listening to every single little detail in the music that I listen to, and I'm not gonna be sitting there counting along 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 in my head when I'm listening to something. To me, that's a level of obsessive fandom that's similar to people who show up at Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings throwing rice and shit - I'm not into any band to that sort of level. And courtesy of a few tool fans I've known over the years, the moment I hear the band name, my first thought is "ugh"

In my brain, they're just one of the hundreds of cool bands from the 90's.
HAVE YOU THE TIME TO DISCUSS THE GOLDEN RATIO?
 
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