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Pneuma

Post by hellboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:20 am

Child, wake up...
[Verse 1]
We are the spirit abound to this flesh
We go round one foot nailed down
But bound to reach out and beyond this flesh
Become Pneuma

[Chorus]
We are will and wonder, abound to recall, remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, sun becoming

[Verse 2]
Child, wake up
Child, release the light
Wake up now, child
Wake up
Child, release the light
Wake up now, child

[Interlude]
Spirit
Spirit
Spirit
Spirit

[Verse 3]
Bound to this flesh
This guise, this mask, this dream

[Chorus]
Wake up, remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, sun becoming

[Outro]
Pneuma
Reach out and beyond
Wake up, remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, eyes full of wonder

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Re: Pneuma

Post by xZ1mM3r » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:10 am

I know the joke is every new tool song sounds like Schism... but this one really does :lol:

Listen to the guitar on Schism between 3:47 and 3:55 or so. This pattern is repeated plenty throughout this section of the song but this 8 seconds is a good representation.


Now listen to Pneuma between 1:17 and 1:25

The guitar on Schism and the bass on Pneuma definitely have similarities.

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Re: Pneuma

Post by ms2r » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:07 am

Must be me but I don't hear the similarity except that both songs are always identified as a tool song.

Either way... Pneuma mayhaps be the best TooL song... Evah.

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Post by Szakal77 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:27 am

I definitely hear the similarity and it kind of took overhand when I first listened to Pneuma. I now think it might be the best track on this album (but it's really hard to pick a favourite...). It's better than Schism. There, I said it!

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Post by snazzlefrass » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:34 am

Definitely better than Szzzzzhism.
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Post by Busty McCracken » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:45 am

Pneeeeuuuuma! Don't why I love so much the way this line is delivered but I do
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Post by Spoonman » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:48 pm

Best song on the album!
Every part of it is brilliant, I totally love the beginning of the first verse with Danny hitting/muting the cymbal and grooving as hell :D

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Post by mattw » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:35 am

This is almost the quintessential TOOL song... it really is just about perfect. Flows so nicely, simple riff over and over, spaced out, build ups, beautiful lyrics and vocals and the 9:34 mark after the guitar part is one of the best collective TOOL moments in their whole career catalog.

I cannot criticize this song at all and the eerie thing is I keep wanting to listen to it... the simple riffs keep playing through my head afterwards.

Love it.

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Post by hellboy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:12 am

That they can make a song that so shamelessly rips off Schism and The Patient the best track on the album is outrageous. Maynard's vocals really seal the deal.

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Post by Kittaan » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:26 am

mattw wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:35 am
This is almost the quintessential TOOL song... it really is just about perfect. Flows so nicely, simple riff over and over, spaced out, build ups, beautiful lyrics and vocals and the 9:34 mark after the guitar part is one of the best collective TOOL moments in their whole career catalog.

I cannot criticize this song at all and the eerie thing is I keep wanting to listen to it... the simple riffs keep playing through my head afterwards.

Love it.
I agree mostly, killer song expertly executed. Simple riff by itself, yes. Try playing along with the song (bass). I can’t even count it out... the transitions are very elusive.
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Re: Pneuma

Post by Spoonman » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:44 am

hellboy wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:12 am
That they can make a song that so shamelessly rips off Schism and The Patient the best track on the album is outrageous. Maynard's vocals really seal the deal.
I can find a lot of other songs in the whole album, but I still cant find any Schism in Pneuma :shock:

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Post by lukas » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm

same here. 0 schism in pneuma

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Post by Szakal77 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:06 pm

The main riff is very similar to the Schism bridge riff (cold silence has a tendency to...). Other than that, not really. It doesn't bother me at all anymore. I don't hear the The Patient similarities, maybe in the song structure.

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Post by xZ1mM3r » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:07 pm

lukas wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm
same here. 0 schism in pneuma
Im not saying the songs sound the same. Im specifically saying two 30 second long riffs within each song do have similarities.

Regardless.

Pneuma is badass

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Post by Busty McCracken » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:51 pm

hellboy wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:12 am
That they can make a song that so shamelessly rips off Schism and The Patient the best track on the album is outrageous. Maynard's vocals really seal the deal.
When it pauses before the chorusy type riff , I heard the patient too. Not a criticism, I love how much this album draws on their past and creates something new
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Post by Shed523 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:33 pm

On my first listen I drew no comparisons other than it being TOOL! If one digs I guess there could be something there but the flow of Pneuma is like NO other! Just Amazing! WOW!
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Re: Pneuma

Post by hellboy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:44 pm

Those of you who hear no Schism in this song aren't listening hard enough.

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Re: Pneuma

Post by Specter » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:03 pm

snazzlefrass wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:34 am
Definitely better than Szzzzzhism.
Two thumbs to that!
It is a beast of a song.
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Re: Pneuma

Post by tys0n » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:10 pm

I didn't hear the patient until you cunts mentioned it and now it's glaringly obvious.

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Re: Pneuma

Post by Specter » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:10 pm

hellboy wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Those of you who hear no Schism in this song aren't listening hard enough.
It’s there. But the thread is always interwoven.
You hear it.
I hear Aenema in ‘Invincible’ at 7:41
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Post by ziggy23 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:19 pm

I hear tool songs in different tool songs since Lateralus and 10k days came out, so fucking what :D
- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: Pneuma

Post by tys0n » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:49 pm

Every time Maynard says Pneuma I picture this guy

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Post by hellboy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:51 pm

ziggy23 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:19 pm
I hear tool songs in different tool songs since Lateralus and 10k days came out, so fucking what :D
It's not really a criticism. As I said this is my favorite track on the album.

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Re: Pneuma

Post by ziggy23 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:55 pm

Meanwhile:


I’ve looked at the section 3:20 to 5:00 in Pneuma, in the ultrasonic frequencies there is “something there” not tied to any one instrument or sound; it’s through a varied passage. it’s also not a watermark because it’s the only track I’ve looked at with this present.

A buddy (u/baumeistaaa) transposed for me a section of that down a little bit, you can hear the wave here.

What would be the point in sound production to have that slow oscillation present? In the 24kHz region no doubt.

Lyrics during this passage are:

“Child, wake up

Child, release the light Wake up now

Child, wake up

Child, release the light Wake up now, child

(Spirit)

(Spirit)

(Spirit)

(Spirit)

Bound to-“

Are these supposed to be like delta waves or something? they go through a cycle within that range (.5-3Hz)
- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: Pneuma

Post by children » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:23 pm

This track does have that Lateralus feel to me. That pristine super glossy tone in the bass sounds like that whole record to me, but it is has a sort of darker energy too. The part after Wake Up Now Child is one of the darkest introspective bass parts from any Tool song. Love it so much. Exactly what I was hoping they would do. Dreams coming true. Or nightmares..
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