Danny speaks with Faster Louder

There’s an excellent interview with Danny on Aussie site Faster Louder this morning.  He talks about preparations for the tour and touches on the new album as well:

What can we expect from this Tool show that differs from the band’s previous Big Day Out appearance in 2007?
Definitely different lighting features, props and visual delights I guess! Not a lot of new music but we’ll try to mix it up as much as we can, maybe pull out a few oldies that people may not have heard in quite a while. Maybe give a few hints of some things that we’ve been working on in between songs. Who knows. Maybe by then we may even have a couple of new songs to play. We’re working on them daily so it kind of depends on how far along we get.

There definitely will be big visual surprises. It won’t be what you saw last time. There’ll be some of the similar elements in certain songs that we’re happy with how they’ve developed visually.

Also interesting is the possibility of digital releases:

The music industry has seen a lot of changes in recent times, with the continued decline in album sales and the increase in both legal and illegal downloads. How will Tool attack the digital market/world or will you just stick to the conventional CD release?
It’s kind of tough. The thing that we sort of disappointed about is that the way it’s all set up is that it’s catering to short attention spans rather than selling albums, they’d [the record companies] would rather sell a single or a lot of the time, butchered down versions of singles. It’s a sad situation because we’ve always put a big importance on buying albums as a single piece of art. We attempt to present our albums as albums and we’re actually negotiating with our record company and different people to release our stuff in the digital format. We wanted to make a point that the digital downloads can be available at the highest quality that technology will allow, even doing it at a higher level than any of our CDs. That is a positive side of the whole technological advancement in music.

While I understand the desire to release albums in the format of their choice, it’s good to see that they aren’t turning their back on the digital world completely!

Thanks to Jimmy666 for tip!

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As long as that digital format isn’t mp3’s.

badkittygothgirl
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That is one of the best interviews I’ve read in a long while!!!

noname
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noname

Yeah, i was thinking after I read the second to last response from DC, that if i was the interviewer I would have really thanked him hard.  I can’t wait to see the bootlegs.  that interview makes me want to go to the first five shows of that tour.  really really bad.  I’m also excited about alex grey being down there at the same time.  I wonder if he’s working on new stuff for the band.

auroboros
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finally a band smart enough to consider releasing albums in 24 bits /96. I hope thats the quality he is talking bout, cause that would be a KILLER listen to a tool album. Whenever i see that shampoo commercial, the one that says first we had cds now we have mp3s, just like first we had shampoo, now we have our superior shampoo. My point is, thats how dumb people are…mp3s put us into the stoneage in quality, while artist’s equipment sounds better. I have a couple bands i love who release in flac which is great, like crippled black… Read more »

auroboros
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[quote comment=””] [quote comment=””]finally a band smart enough to consider releasing albums in 24 bits /96. I hope thats the quality he is talking bout, cause that would be a KILLER listen to a tool album. Whenever i see that shampoo commercial, the one that says first we had cds now we have mp3s, just like first we had shampoo, now we have our superior shampoo. My point is, thats how dumb people are…mp3s put us into the stoneage in quality, while artist’s equipment sounds better. I have a couple bands i love who release in flac which is great,… Read more »

jujano
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jujano

i agree with hellboy. i have some live tool FLAC, sure sounds good, but not that much better. only HUGE diff is the file size IMO.

fraz
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[quote comment=””]i agree with hellboy. i have some live tool FLAC, sure sounds good, but not that much better. only HUGE diff is the file size IMO.[/quote]
 
are you talking about a live bootleg in flac or something officially released and mastered like Salival?

auroboros
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live recordings in 24bits wont sound much better than a differed/resampled version because they are live recordings. Studio recordings in high resolution, there is a HUGE difference and no it’s not an exaggeration. Danny has my vote, at least for the option. I agree with danny.

auroboros
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dithered not differed

jujano
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jujano

soundboard recording

MAGNUS
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MAGNUS

Unless you have a decent stereo setup you’re not really going to hear the difference. I’m all for better quality video/audio but my bluray movies won’t look any better if I’m watching them on an old school SD CRT tv.

Mehpuppet
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MAGNUS – 15 minutes ago  » 
Unless you have a decent stereo setup you’re not really going to hear the difference. I’m all for better quality video/audio but my bluray movies won’t look any better if I’m watching them on an old school SD CRT tv.

+1

But if you do have good gear, the difference is pretty obvious

contraption
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contraption

Absinthe
But if you do have good gear, the difference is pretty obvious.

Gear minus the G, really, your stereo setup does not need to be in the thousands of dollars to differentiate between lossy music and a lossless music.
Also, no matter how TOOL releases music, I will listen to it. I actually prefer buying CDs because of the artwork, packaging and the quality of sound.

darkstarhub
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darkstarhub

I recently bought a new car that came with Sirius satellite radio. The first time I put it on for a listen, i could immediately tell it was transmitted in MP3 and it sounded like shit. I cannot even listen to it, it is that bad. The difference in sound is there, and if your hearing is so bad that you cant tell the difference, I feel sorry for you. Maybe a doctor visit to check your ears are in line. As far as buying albums, I will always buy the official releases. I have always done that for my… Read more »

darkstarhub
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darkstarhub

sorry double post

enok
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enok

when the hell is 10000 comming out on vinyl…

Chantel
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Glad you all liked the interview. Thanks for putting it up on this site.
 
Danny was a lovely guy to chat to – very warm, funny and friendly and thanked me for paying attention.
 
🙂

264zn
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264zn

yeah more importantly…you guys should be getting to hear new material!!! How cool is that?! plus the new album should be out in a years time. What a great interview, Danny is the shit.

seanhalas
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seanhalas

great interview, and very exciting!! but…………….just sell me a goddamn compact disc that i can put in my stereo at home, and put in my stereo in my car. with some cool pictures inside of the plastic cd case that fits in my cd holder with all of my other cd’s that i have been purchasing and collecting over the last 38 years. let us not change the convienience of purchasing a cd from the store of your choice, un wrapping it in your car in anticipation, and sit in the parking lot for 45 minutes with a big smile… Read more »

Naattik
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That was definitely one of the best interviews I’ve come across, and I’m also really looking forward to everything coming up from TøøL over the next year or so. Danny is the man, clearly. I love his description of their process and his take on the music biz and all that entails. Can’t wait to hear the decoy first and then the real disc! We all come in with these song ideas and it’s always the toughest thing to let your baby go and you’re drawn a quarter in the rehearsal room but at the same time there’s always great… Read more »

Lucidiot
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Great interview. Probably the best interview form any of the member this year in my opinion. Actually gave some good information about the new album.
Enjoy your BDO Aussie’s 🙂

Lucidiot
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Oh. And I really hope they don’t release this in digital format…or at least ONLY in digital format. A Tool album wouldn’t be complete without the awesome artwork. And I like have a copy of the actual disc and being able to say, “there’re Tool albums about there just like this, but this one is MINE”.

inbread_love_child
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inbread_love_child

Quick reminder: A Perfect Circle is on Jimmy Kimmell tonight!!!

Lucidiot
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[quote comment=””]Quick reminder: A Perfect Circle is on Jimmy Kimmell tonight!!![/quote]
Yeah, along with Hillary Duff. WOOO HOOO

Mehpuppet
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Pretty light weight iv with Justin.

Still, it’s getting them out there.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/4282216/Tool-promise-twisted-BDO-set

badkittygothgirl
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“We’ve all talked about it and we realised if we are going to pull off something that’s going to be worthy and remarkable it’s going to take a little bit longer this time,” he said. “I think our band works that way. We’re not complete prodigies musically and as a band together it takes more and more work to find something new and special. It’s going to take a little time and a little patience but we’re absolutely determined to come up with something exceptional.” Good god! A little patience? What do you call five years between each album? We’ve… Read more »

Moose
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[quote comment=””]
From that NZ interview:

included a trippy laser show, a human electric orb ball display

I must have been asleep during the human electric orb ball display
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Think that only happened in Auckland, Hellboy 😉 It was an incredible opener, wasn’t on stage but instead was behind the D barrier in about the middle of the field up on a small stage.

Moose
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“These are the ONLY Australian TOOL side shows outside of the Big Day Out dates.  Tickets go on sale for both shows on Monday, 8 November, 2010.” http://www.bigdayout.com/sideshows-and-tours/index.php?SideshowId=4

Possibly a very outside chance of an Auckland sideshow yet?

Mehpuppet
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admin – 56 minutes ago  »  “These are the ONLY Australian TOOL side shows outside of the Big Day Out dates.  Tickets go on sale for both shows on Monday, 8 November, 2010.” http://www.bigdayout.com/sideshows-and-tours/index.php?SideshowId=4 Possibly a very outside chance of an Auckland sideshow yet? Hasn’t been ruled out, but I would have thought if it was going to happen it would have been announced at the same time as the Melbourne & Brisbane dates.  I think we’ve got all the dates we’re going get this tour. I’m figuring as much too. Booked my flights to Auckland now, so if they… Read more »

Chalmers
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Chalmers

I’ve got my tickets for the BDO in Auckland (road tripping up from Wellington). I may potentially fly over to Melbourne to checkout the sideshow. Hopefully TOOL will announce a sideshow in Auckland though. Fingers crossed.

Moose
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[quote comment=””]I’ve got my tickets for the BDO in Auckland (road tripping up from Wellington). I may potentially fly over to Melbourne to checkout the sideshow. Hopefully TOOL will announce a sideshow in Auckland though. Fingers crossed.[/quote]
Here’s my plan: Fri 21st Auckland BDO – Sat 22nd fly to Brisbane/Gold Coast – Sun 23rd Gold Coast BDO – Mon 24th Tool Sideshow! Tool x 3 and Deftones x 2 (plus hopefully authentic ‘Passenger’ x 2) in 4 days!

jimmyeleven
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jimmyeleven

Yeah!  Gimme some of that 24 bit, 48k shit!  Or maybe, dare I even say… 96k?!  48 bit?!?!  No Danny, you’re a madman, it’ll never…… oh jesus

thekillingjoke
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thekillingjoke

I vote for the album being released as all seperate, uncompressed tracks on a hard disc.

moneyisevil
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moneyisevil

Great article…lets hope danny gets his way!

Chalmers
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Chalmers

[quote comment=”41116″][quote comment=””]I’ve got my tickets for the BDO in Auckland (road tripping up from Wellington). I may potentially fly over to Melbourne to checkout the sideshow. Hopefully TOOL will announce a sideshow in Auckland though. Fingers crossed.[/quote] Here’s my plan: Fri 21st Auckland BDO – Sat 22nd fly to Brisbane/Gold Coast – Sun 23rd Gold Coast BDO – Mon 24th Tool Sideshow! Tool x 3 and Deftones x 2 (plus hopefully authentic ‘Passenger’ x 2) in 4 days![/quote] Sounds awesome. I shall consider a plan similar to yours, money being the only obstacle in the way (I guess getting… Read more »