I don’t buy much music these days, hardly anyone does it seems. But I’ve always made an exception for Tool. From the day I bought their album, Lateralus, I’ve never missed a release. Their packaging and design have always been top-notch. Their latest release, 2019’s Fear Inoculum, carried on that tradition of excellence with a multimedia experience on a small screen that was built into the CD packaging that would play a video to accompany the album’s tracks.
One of my enduring loves is music. I’ve always been fascinated by music’s ability to change your mood, whether it be lifting you up out of sad times or bringing back sad memories of past losses.
I’ve always enjoyed putting on earphones and closing my eyes while I drift away into the space between the notes of whatever music I’m listening to and one of the best bands for me to lose myself in has always been Tool.