In times past, it was common to purchase an album, take it home, put it on, and spend the evening listening to the music, reading the liner notes, having a drink and letting the music itself guide your thoughts. . At the end, the box is empty, leaving the viewer to determine its meaning. This is, in a very small way, an act of self-discovery. It debuted in May of that same year and was directed by Fred Stuhr.
Tool's music rewards--aurally, visually, emotionally--those who are able to slow down, take a step back from the world, and be alone with their own thoughts for a while. Anyone have a definitive answer to this question? The climax provides a barrage of imagery and revelations: a figure attached to a wall behind a translucent screen, a sentry of sorts wielding a mobile, robotic cannon and an organic substance flowing through a pipe found in the house. However, that was a while ago and I can't seem to find it. I've searched, both on reddit and other corners of the internet, for an answer. It was filmed using , with the characters' models designed by Adam Jones.
And even if it were the case that you could only purchase albums from online vendors in their entirety--should the artist find it preferable--there are still too many distractions nowadays and not enough self-discipline in the form of smart phones and social networking and such to allow most people to make it through an hour-long album from start to finish without being pulled out of the experience every few minutes. Cover for the promotional single. While experiencing these effects, the figure ventures through his living quarters and its many corridors. The video's protagonist is a small, being, who lives and sleeps in an abandoned mansion, in a rusty room sparsely decorated with a table, a chair, and a bed with no mattress and a curtain as a blanket. Some say for file sharing concerns, or claim its out of respect for the time and effort put in by their art team, or because they do not want to have songs up for purchase individually but feel the albums should be experienced in full. Tool guitarist has stated in an interview that the song is about a friend of the band whose artistic expression only comes out when he is. If you really want to support them.
Whatever the case, I'm interested. This is the kind of experience that Tool has always endorsed, one that isn't possible with the superficial, a la carte distribution model currently favored by the music industry. I also think that it's kind of a testy thing to do because some people are just wired to obtain only the songs of their choosing , but in the end I agree with the sentiment. I realize you're support the band by paying for their music? The song was released as the first single from their debut studio album,. I remember reading the press statement by the band regarding this issue. They mock the band's name, but give an otherwise positive review of the video.
Some bands, especially bands like Tool, are best listened to in total. As an artistic medium, the music album has always lent itself nicely to this pursuit. A live-action clay figure is shown twitching and vibrating violently. Its contents are kept hidden for the majority of the video's duration, but it seems whatever it is has had adverse mind altering effects — there are repeated shots of the humanoid levitating in his chair, and his head and arm vibrating wildly. Archived from on March 3, 2016. He happens to stumble upon a wooden box, which he opens near the beginning. By not allowing their music to be sold on iTunes, Tool has effectively drawn a line in the sand to say that they want their music to be experienced as it was intended or not at all.
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