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Komara release first track

Komara are a new band featuring Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson. Many of you will remember that a couple of weeks ago Adam Jones posted some artwork that was revealed to cover to Komara’s debut album. Today Komara have dropped the first track off the album, and in my opinion it’s quite good, and I imagine will appeal to most Tool fans.

Check it out (and pre-order if you’re inspired enough) using the Bandcamp widget below.

Komara are:

  • David Kollar – guitar, bass, electronic textures
  • Pat Mastelotto – acoustic and electric drums and percussion
  • Paolo Raineri – trumpet, vocals and audio mangling

Adam’s strings, Maynard Puscifer update and more!

As usual a bunch of things happened while I was away for a few days, so this post is a catch up of sorts.

Firstly, Adam posted a video of himself playing around with what is believed to be a Tremoloa in Joe Barresi‘s studio:

~Playing strange strings at Joe B.'s #EvilJoe #CaptainMidnight

A video posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

As yet there’s no real indication of what is going on in the studio. They’re recording something, and while there are plenty of clues suggesting they could be working on the new album, there’s just as many out there that suggest they aren’t! Something is happening, and I guess well find out in due time!

In somewhat related news Danny was recently snapped with Bob Ludwig, who mastered 10,000 Days for Tool. What Danny there for business of pleasure?

Speaking of 10,00 Days, Loudwire has an article celebrating it’s 9th anniversary, with a collection of quotes from Tool members giving insight into the recording of album.

Maynard had a chat with Punch as well, mostly about wines however did reveal that a Puscifer album is on the way and should be expected “hopefully in the fall”.

Adam posts a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”

An interesting post on Instagram today from Adam, where he gives us a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”. The image itself looks kinda “Toolish” and is quite similar to another he posted a week ago.

The question is – is Adam working on some kind of art for a future Tool release? Is it for the “curveball” or for the new album? Is it for a video? What the significance of “P@M”? Maybe it’s for a next U2 album?

~ Mid progress Cover Art for P@M ~ #Zbrush

A photo posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

#Zbrush doodle fun -just a beginner -getting a good head start w guidance from bgff @matthewcsantoro

A photo posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

Update: Looks like the P@M refers to Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson, who posted a Youtube video with some music from a project called Komara. It appears as though Adam is providing artwork for this project:

Adam Jones turns 50

Adam celebrates a big birthday this year as he hits the big 50. Hopefully birthday celebrations include writing some more tunes, and spending some quality time with his new family and friends.

To celebrate, Artist Direct have produced a list of Top 10 Adam Jones Leads. There’a few there I don’t necessarily agree with, but perhaps you guys do? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

Here he is with one of his buddies, Chet Zar:

Adam posts new Hooker jam

Things are slow at the moment. Maybe even the calm before the storm. In order to help pass the time, Adam has posted a recent recording of him playing a new jam for Hooker with a Penis:

It’s not much, but it’s something right?

Adam Jones and King Buzzo project emerges

Found in a toilet at the recent show in Houston was a CD claiming to be from an Adam Jones and King Buzzo project called Bleeder. It seems to be related to the Instagram video Adam posted back in February.

Here’s what is published on the Tool Army Members Facebook page (thanks to Kat for the tip):

This little gem was found in a bathroom at Toyota Centre Houston at the Tool concert.

The Silver.
The ‘Y’ Incision’, part of the Cal McDonald series, is experimenting with an audio accompaniment to enhance the reading experience. Jones will be composing and producing, whilst it’s up to Buzzo to perform the musical segments. Bloody Pulp Books are publishing the effort.

It comes with a photo of the CD as well:

And a clip of the track can be found on Youtube:

It was King Buzzo’s 50th birthday on the 25th of March, so could be a birthday present of sorts…

Adam donates doodled Tool posters to Clive Barker Kickstarter

It appears Adam is a big fan of Clive Barker‘s work, and when Clive recently used Kickstarter to fund a new project of his, Adam was on hand to help out:

Adam is a collector of Clive’s work- and even better, an incredibly nice guy. He’s a rare blend of talent, brilliance, enthusiasm, and gentle insight, and hearing him talk about art reveals why his own success as an artist isn’t an accident.

Adam is a massive creative force himself, and in addition to his musical talents is a gifted artist in multiple mediums.

These tour posters were illustrated and designed by Adam, and to make them even more special they were autographed by all four band members.

And is if that wasn’t enough, Adam took some time yesterday to draw on each poster to make it something absolutely unique to this campaign to raise funds for archiving and sharing Clive’s inspirational artwork.

The four posters are available as single tiers on the Kickstarter project, each one having it’s own price starting at $700 with a special double poster going for $1500. At time of writing none of these have yet sold.

Update: It appears that they have all sold!

Adam posts something…

Adam posted a video on Instagram and Facebook this morning hinting at some kind of remix with King Buzzo:

King Buzz & jones remix while monitoring infrared oscillating robot cradle baby’ness #KingBuzzo #kingBuzz #BleedeR

It sounds like something Tool may have played around with between songs, and also has some ambient noise which may or may not be the sound of an audience. Is this part of the curveball? Some kind of Live DVD? Salival 2?