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Recorded, mixed and mastered in analog
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl double LP
Album download card included
"The trio of Tool drummer Danny Carey, guitarist John Ziegler and bassist Lance Morrison augmented by keyboardist Jeff Babko recorded this "high T" album at The Loft, Carey's home studio live to analog tape using a limited (to 95) edition Studer A827 Gold Edition 2 inch, 24-track analog tape recorder. ... The board was an API 2448 with Neve Flying Faders. While some analog enthusiasts wuss-out and mix to digital, not these guys! They mixed to a Studer A800 at Joe's House of Compression through an SSL 4000B board ("why"? "why"? "why"? say the SSL haters). Trust me: the board didn't harm the recording quality nor did Joe over compress it on the way to two tracks. ... I can't think of a better way to get one's adrenaline pumping then to put this 3 sided album on and rock out!" — Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. To read Fremer's full review, click here: http://www.analogplanet.com/content/volto-aims-tear-your-woofer-cones-their-surrounds
From the very get-go Volto! was an oddity. Normally, when a few close friends get together to jam, they usually spend half the time in the garage talking about how they could make it big. When those friends happen to be members of Tool, Pigmy Love Circus and a mix of the most accomplished musicians around, you get a somewhat different conversation. Volto! delivers a hypnotic mix of experimental jazz, rock, fusion, prog and blues. Their self-produced album, Incitare features nine original instrumental pieces, recorded and mixed by Joe Barresi at Tool's Loft Studio. Volto!'s radical fusion is impossible to classify.
Guitarist John Ziegler cites influences such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, but the band clearly draws heavily from the art rock, tribal, space jazz, metal genres. The music is rhythmic, driving and magnetic, thanks to the expert play of group members Danny Carey (drummer), Lance Morrison (bassist) and Jeff Babko (keyboardist). And while you shouldn't expect to hear a 20-minute rendition of "Whipping Post", and can't say with absolute certainty what keyboardist will be sitting in to augment the music, the sheer precision with which Volto! plays will leave you stunned.
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