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Posted May 17, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes
 
 

Puscifer’s New Single Speaks to Our Current Crisis

Puscifer
Puscifer

Puscifer, the avant garde act fronted by TOOL/Perfect Circle Maynard James Keenan, has just released “Apocalyptical,” a timely new single and video. 

“Manipulated information disseminated by kings, queens, dictators, so called leaders, supposed professionals or outliers and conspiracy theorists living underground, or in basements, is not new or unique to this generation,” says Keenan in a statement. “Misdirection is power struggles’ conjoined twin but the speed at which it now travels in this digital age is dangerous and destructive on many levels. This rapid distribution of poison and its immediate impact will be the hallmark of our generation. Even In light of all this, and all the noise the digital landscape generates, all I keep asking myself is ‘what is it with the whole hoarding toilet paper thing?’”

The band’s fourth full-length studio album will arrive this fall via Alchemy Recordings, a partnership with BMG. Alchemy Recordings is a new record label created in partnership between Dino Paredes, former American Recordings Vice President of A&R, and Danny Wimmer, the founder of Danny Wimmer Presents.

 “’Apocalyptical’ was one of the very first musical ideas for the new record that we put our voices on out in Arizona in late 2019,” says singer Carina Round. “It was simultaneously very fresh and also felt like we had never been apart.”

“For the initial writing process of ‘Apocalyptical,” we relied heavily on a Fairlight IIx (an early musical computer using 8 bit samples), and a Synclavier II (another early digital workstation that relied on FM synthesis),” explains guitar player and co-producer Mat Mitchell. “These were heavyweights in early digital music productions and defined a generation of music. We decided to set modern computers aside by working within the limitations of these early computer technologies. This created a unique space for us to explore and the results can be heard throughout this track.”


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