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for being unreliable!
I just know it.
are covers of Native American traditionals.
i'm not joking.
ONE MORE CHANCE, TOMAHAWK
get kicked out of Melvins for the same reason?
because he wasn't King Buzzo.
What’s up with the new Tomahawk record?
It’s going to be completely different. We’re doing a bunch of public-domain Native American folk tunes that Duane [Denison], the guitar player, arranged for a four-piece rock band. I think it’s exactly where we need to go: we need to take a detour, and this is gonna be a nice, colorful one. It’s going to be a very quiet record—very moody, very layered, lots of percussion. It won’t sound like Tomahawk.
Will the vocals be in English?
Some will. Some won’t, though, and some will be invented. On some, I’m trying to stick to the syllables in the originals. There’re no recordings of the songs that I’ve been able to find, but Duane transcribed some charts for me with some of the syllables. A lot of it’s these kind of monophonic melodies where we’re all—the vocals, bass, guitar and drums—playing a single line. It’s kind of interesting—there’s not a lot of chord information or things you would normally hear in rock music, like a backbeat or whatever. It’s unfamiliar sounding, I would say.
Do you have a direction for the next Fantômas record?
Yeah, it’s gonna be all electronic—no acoustic instruments. I haven’t figured out exactly how to do it yet, but there’s gonna be a lot of MIDI involved and it’s gonna be a technical nightmare to put together. I think I may have Buzz [Osborne] and Trevor [Dunn] play keyboards, as opposed to guitar and bass. And I think I’m gonna have Dave play an electronic kit. I’m gonna basically record MIDI information and find the sounds later. It should be yet another left turn. Or right turn
I'm a massive fan of Tomahawk. Loved the 1nd and 2nd albums.
I need to be in the right mood for Fantomas unless it's the directors cut album which is awesome any time of the day.