(Lustmord) Adam Jones is another good example of not so much the instruments he plays, but the person himself and the attitude and the aesthetic he brings to it.
We had talked about him maybe not using a guitar because he makes great electronic music and really interesting experimental work outside of what he’s known for. We’re both big Kraftwerk fans and we share interests in things like Aphex Twin, Autechre etc. so it didn’t have to be him playing guitar.
There’s also the fact that he’s the guitarist from Tool and anything he plays is going to have that Tool sound. We didn’t want it to sound like that. Not that there’s anything wrong with sounding like Tool, he does that really well, but if you’re collaborating with people you try to do something different.
Of course, the obvious thing would have been to make it sound exactly like Tool and sell a shit load of records. But Tool already exists and it’s more interesting to try something different.
Very interesting article about Lustmord and his work.