How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by lukas » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:31 am

time to bring this back up. mjk hinted a special packaging...any clues what we will get? i'm hoping for a limited edition vinyl box set just as APCs outstanding piece.

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Danny » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:44 pm

I was just thinking about this , Lateralus is my favorite album cover/design of all time so i’m sure they will come up with something good , i hope it’s not over the top though .
I also hope they change their familiar music video format to something different , at this point i don’t mind seeing them playing their instruments.
But most importantly i hope they can release the album title soon so we can have fun with it a bit to kill time till the release date . Unfortunately i don’t think they have an album title yet unless it’s a song title .

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by hellboy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:16 pm

Well, the album title has been a song title on all their other albums (unless you're splitting hairs on Aenima/Aenema)

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Post by tys0n » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:38 pm

Just another example of how lazy they are, can't even be bothered coming up with an actual album title.
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Kittaan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:17 pm

not tyson wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 pm
They'll finish recording the album then take 5 years designing the packaging.
Hmmmmm. Let’s hope not, but I wouldn’t be too surprised.

I was amused looking back at the first page of this thread.

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by _peterpwn » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:52 am

i think this time the release will be on compact disc(sacd, cd, whatever), dvd (bluray whatever), online market (both buy and stream, and with back catalogue), and vinyl at the same time, as optional packages (different combinations of these formats mentioned above)

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by hellboy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:17 am

Why would it have a DVD/Blu-Ray release?

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:37 am

DVDs/Blu-rays have higher storage capacity so you higher resolution audio files on them. I just bought Larks' Tongue in Aspic and it came with a bonus DVD that had a super high def copy of the album on it, amongst other things.
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Post by lukas » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:31 am

but keep in mind that "high resolution audio" sounds partly inferior to CD quality (which is already totally badass, there is just a lot of people who don't believe this to be true), so does 5.1 audio for music. stereo 16bit 44.1khz audio is totally fine, i would be rather surprised if they went for some "audiophile" release. trent reznor did so with hesitation marks (he additionally offered a higher coded flac version of the album)

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Danny » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:18 am

I hope they make the new album and their catalog available for streaming services already , for their sake .
Personally i don’t stream music but if Tool finally agree to this they will gain alot of new fans .

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by _peterpwn » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm

hellboy wrote:
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Why would it have a DVD/Blu-Ray release?
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Post by tys0n » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 pm

Lateralus was released in HDCD which I doubt made any real difference.
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Post by _peterpwn » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 am

i bought the hdcd back then, which sounds outstanding to me, i dont know if its the mixing or the format, but that cd stands out in terms of depth/texture/dynamics/resolution etc

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_peterpwn wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 am
i bought the hdcd back then, which sounds outstanding to me, i dont know if its the mixing or the format, but that cd stands out in terms of depth/texture/dynamics/resolution etc
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by budsyralli » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:00 pm

fingers crossed for vinyl
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Post by tys0n » Thu May 02, 2019 5:01 pm

not tyson wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 pm
They'll finish recording the album then take 5 years designing the packaging.
this guy fucks
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

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Gonna go with E what do I win?
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by budsyralli » Fri May 03, 2019 9:48 am

M0G wrote:
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Gonna go with E what do I win?
a stay in the padded room with that nice sweater. ;)
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by limeygringo » Fri May 03, 2019 8:01 pm

Given all the Adi Granov stuff, there's been speculation about an accompanying comic right? Someone just made a graphic novel of a script Salvador Dali (looking at you, Kittan) wrote for the Marx Brothers, and it has an accompanying soundtrack. Could imagine something like that, minus the Vaudville double the Surreal.
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by tys0n » Fri May 03, 2019 8:20 pm

Trying not to jump the gun but surely there are better options than a comic illustrator
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by hellboy » Fri May 03, 2019 11:45 pm

I imagine as usual it will be a range of artists, not just one

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Danny » Sat May 04, 2019 6:31 pm

The new artwork on that shirt is cool for a shirt but not for an album cover,i don’t like sculls and cryptic stuff like that for album covers.
The Lateralus artwork was a masterpiece, Aenima was amazing, i hope the new album cover will be something like those albums, i always loved NiN album covers as well so i won’t mind something like those.

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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by tys0n » Sat May 04, 2019 6:46 pm

That shirt looks fucking terrible, something I'd expect to see on a generic metal band shirt circa 1996
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by hellboy » Sat May 04, 2019 7:25 pm

tys0n wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:46 pm
That shirt looks fucking terrible, something I'd expect to see on a generic metal band shirt circa 1996
It's almost like you expect Tool to be relevant and hip?

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