03 February, 2012

Puscifer: Telling Ghosts – new video



Maynard James Keenan is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, actor, and former soldier. He is probably best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum bands TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE. In 2003 he created PUSCIFER, a side project and “a playground for the various voices in [his] head, a space with no clear or discernible goals, [and] where [his] Id, Ego, and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes”. (I used to knows guys who knew just such places well, but they didn’t end up releasing either records or videos, heh) The above video though, was filmed by Tim Cadiente (Barton Perreira) and Meats Meier (3D Art Space). ‘Telling Ghost’ comes from PUSCIFER's second studio album ‘Conditions Of My Parole’, which was released on Puscifer Entertainment in October 2011. Below you’ll find videos ‘Man Overboard’, animated by Meats Meier, and ‘Conditions Of My Parole’, co-directed by Mike King (Flea Circus Films) and PUSCIFER. Both tunes are taken from the 2011 full-length, produced by Mat Mitchell and PUSCIFER, mixed by Mat Mitchell and Josh Eustis, and mastered by Bob Ludwig and Bernie Gardner.

“A departure from the angst of TOOL and the esoteric darkness of A PERFECT CIRCLE, the synth-heavy album has a more autumnal feeling about it, combining layers of electronic ambience and programmed drums with the singer's yearning vocals to create a kind of cold loneliness. It’s this isolated sound that Keenan thrives in, with his trademark vocals adding just the right amount of drama to the mix and acting as the glue that manages to hold everything together when the mood strikes him to drift into more aggressive territory on songs like ‘Toma’ and ‘Conditions Of My Parole,” commented Gregory Heaney, Allmusic – read the rest here]




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