How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

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Post by nxrm » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:12 pm

BellJH wrote:Anyone else think the new 'pyramid' backdrop during Descending might have something to do with the new album design direction? It was pretty damn impressive. I couldn't help but think it was a clue or a hint to something as the smoke on the horizon swirled around it....
That pyramid/traingle video is definitely cool. Not sure what, if anything it may have to do with the new album, but it definitely works really well with Descending.
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Post by basejumper » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:45 am

BellJH wrote:Anyone else think the new 'pyramid' backdrop during Descending might have something to do with the new album design direction? It was pretty damn impressive. I couldn't help but think it was a clue or a hint to something as the smoke on the horizon swirled around it....
Yeah I thought that as soon as I saw it in Fairfax, then again from the last picture with Alex Grey where Adam is holding that pyramid trinket thing. I don't think we'll know until 17 years from when 10,000 days was released because the cicadas lay in hibernation for 17 years before reemerging! :lol:
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Post by Ravenpig » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:59 am

They used a pyramid going way back in the Opiate days. I heavily doubt it means anything for anything new.
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Post by budsyralli » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:02 am

From the sound of it there will be vinyl.
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Post by hellboy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:00 pm

I definitely would be very surprised if there wasn't a vinyl release of the new album. I'd say that of most bands though.

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Post by budsyralli » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:06 am

Danny is pushing for vinyl.
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Post by hellboy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:02 pm

I think I've said this before - what I'd like to see is the artwork be designed to be primarily for vinyl, rather than the smaller medium of CD's. I'd happily drop some decent money on some kind of limited edition vinyl for the next album.

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Post by joeypants » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:45 am

Was just on my way in here to ponder that same thing (and it's been said many times before, obviously). Surely this HAS to be the album where they optimize for vinyl packaging and just release vinyl first thing along with digital and CD, right? They would be utter fools not to, even if you only look at it from a cynical money perspective. Look at what people shill out for NIN or Radiohead special box sets these days. Adam, if he wants to, could blow most of that out of the water packaging wise.

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Post by xZ1mM3r » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:40 am

hellboy wrote:I definitely would be very surprised if there wasn't a vinyl release of the new album. I'd say that of most bands though.
I would tend to agree with you, but... 10000 days? Salival? I just don't understand Tool and their vinyl releases.

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Post by hellboy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:57 am

Salival doesn't really make sense for a vinyl release in my opinion, and 10k Days seemed to have one planned (that never saw the day of light).

10k Days was released at a time when vinyl was yet to come back into vogue. What I expect now that vinyl is very much a leading format once more, that Tool will release the next album with a vinyl version straight off the bat, and I'd prefer that the artwork be designed with vinyl as the primary style. All the artwork since Aenima has been exceptional - I'd love to see what Tool could really do with a 12 inch format for the artwork, rather than a limited size CD.

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Post by budsyralli » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:32 am

Offly quiet isnt it.
some thing is brewing
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Post by hellboy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:27 am

The same thing that's been brewing for the last 11 years

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Post by whjeffs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:30 am

It's percolating.

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A nice steaming pot of horse shit?
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:05 am

What if it was just a covers album?
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Post by trilobite » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:41 am

Emotive 2.0, with Danny fartin' on a snare drum.
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by Kittaan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:30 am

Here’s the thread you’re looking for, you lazy, lazy fuckers. Who do you think you are? Tool?
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Post by Bill Hilly » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:57 am

I'm curious to see if this comes to light as part of the packaging for the new album.
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Post by tys0n » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:16 am

I first read that as Corey Taylor, ugh
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Post by Bill Hilly » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:25 am

Nothing shocking after Sebastian Bach.
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by rinkwhopper » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:01 am

i'm sure it will be some kind of cumbersome package that doesn't fit nicely in my cd shelf. i noticed my lateralus plastic sleeve is ripping at one of the corners... great.

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Post by basejumper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:29 pm

I was looking at the next release from Oresund Space Collective and they are putting out what seems to be an interesting collaboration with Cyber-Rabbit. It would be cool if TooL did something like this.

https://oresundspacecollective.bandcamp ... m/kybalion

This album is a unique collaboration with www.cyberrabbit.co.uk in the UK. It will be a multimedia experience where you will be able to enter into the ØSC world with music and visuals in a totally new and unique way by using the great potential of emerging Mixed Reality technologies in creating a Cyberdelic experience.

The artwork itself will be interactive through the use of augmented, mixed and virtual reality technologies. This album context engineers the traditional way of interacting with the album. Our audience is invited to go onto a Space journey that is waiting you to discover inside the artwork. You will be able to turn your mobile device into a space ship by using it with a virtual reality cardboard!

Download the app here:
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyberraabbit.oscc

Through altering their perception by the Mixed Reality Cyberdelic experience, the audience becomes an alchemist and open portals into the world of Kybalion through the album art. The album comes with 6 different highly detailed paintings that combines the esoteric symbolism with cosmic imagery, each one contains different portals into the world of Kybalion. From choosing the songs through interactive Emerald Tablets of Thoth that becomes portals... more
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Re: How will Tool approach the design of the new album?

Post by budsyralli » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:27 pm

I hope that the new album has a vinyl release.
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Post by hellboy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:28 pm

budsyralli wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:27 pm
I hope that the new album has a vinyl release.
I'll be amazed if it doesn't

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Post by tys0n » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:42 pm

I love my 10,000 days vinyl
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