Hear TOOL‘s Epic Album Trilogy Ænima, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days Performed on Solo Piano in FULL. Canadian musician/visual artist Colin Everall has always been an avid admirer of TOOL’s artistry and counter-culture/out-of-the-box ideas. So he decided to pay tribute in one of the most time-consuming ways possible; arranging and recording his own solo piano performances of 3 very well-loved albums, leaving out not even the smallest detail.
We caught up with Colin, who gave us an exclusive quote on the series. “Each song is fun to play for it’s own reasons, and I had to develop some new playing technique to do proper justice translating the original source material. Some of the songs required developing more percussive playing than usual and all told, I spent close to $1000 replacing broken strings.”
Now that’s paying your dues!
Colin Everall has been worked in the Vancouver music and film industries for many years, having produced, directed, and performed in various projects. He’s produced videos for Canadian electro-industrial act Post Death Soundtrack, as well as Waiting For Sunday, for which he won several awards.
Everall has now taken on the ambitious challenge of arranging and recording his solo piano performances of the core trio of Tool albums: Ænima, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days. The video series can be seen on Colin’s Youtube Channel.
Colin Everall on TOOL’s music: “During my formative years, I discovered a band that sounded unlike anything else. Their music and art fomented a defining passion to challenge myself and the conventions of what is possible creatively. As homage to that inspiration and in anticipation of the long-awaited new album, I will be releasing a new video every Thursday of my own piano arrangements for every song from Tool’s Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days.”
Watch “Lateralus” opener “The Grudge”:
Watch Colin’s performance of “Third Eye”, Ænima’s true Opus and the personal favorite song of yours truly, below:
On August 30th, TOOL will be returning with new full-length “Fear Inoculum”, of which they’ve released audio of the album’s title cut. The band are in the zone and the new music fits very well alongside their classic material. Listen below!
Read Jon C. Ireson’s feature on the state of the current music industry where he comments on the success of TOOL’s new album.
If you like Tool, check out Oakland’s STIMULI.