Tool drummer Danny Carey discussed Tool’s currently in the works new album in an interview with RipItUp. Below are a couple of excerpts from the interview.
On the progress of the “Laterus” of the new album: “really good. I mean we’re still – believe it or not! – still working on it [laughter] – it’s like an ever-evolving thing, it’s probably going to turn into a thing that’s like, uh, a big trilogy type of feel to it, sort of life, just like Disposition and Intension and Triad, like on the Lateralus record or something. It will probably be over a 20-minute piece when it’s all finished, so it will be a good part of the record. We’re dealing with it in sections, but it’s coming together really well, we’re having lots of fun working on it, that’s for sure.”
On the new album’s themes: “Um, you know not in particular at this point. I mean Maynard deals with the lyrical content, when he comes in and does more of his treatment. He’s been pretty busy with his wine and other projects lately, but right now it’s just Justin and Adam and I working on things and uh, you know, little bits and pieces, lots of musical things, I’ve been playing lots of fusiony and jazz stuff lately with a band called Volto! and playing with some old jazz cats at the Baked Potato here in town, it’s like a famous jazz club here. I’ve been trying to get lots of new musical input into my system so I can have new influences popping out in that way, more than in a lyrical way.”