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Tool - Lateralus (CD)

Tool - Lateralus (CD)

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Lateralus is the third studio album by American rock band Tool. It was released on May 15, 2001, through Volcano Entertainment. The album was recorded at Cello Studios in Hollywood and The Hook, Big Empty Space, and The Lodge, in North Hollywood, between October 2000 and January 2001. David Bottrill, who had produced the band's two previous releases Ænima and Salival, produced the album along with the band, and became the last Tool album produced by Bottrill to date.

Lateralus was a critical and commercial success, reaching number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and being certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. The album spawned the singles "Schism", "Parabola", and "Lateralus".

The album is considered to be one of Tool's best albums and has been praised for its complex and progressive sound. The album has also been the subject of much analysis and interpretation, with fans and critics finding meaning in its lyrics and music.

The title track, "Lateralus", incorporates the Fibonacci sequence. The theme of the song describes the desire of humans to explore and to expand for more knowledge and a deeper understanding of everything. The lyrics "spiral out" refer to this desire and also to the Fibonacci spiral, which is formed by creating and arranging squares for each number in the sequence's 1,1,2,3,5,8,... pattern, and drawing a curve that connects to two corners of each square. This would, allowed to continue onwards, theoretically create a never-ending and infinitely-expanding spiral.

The album's cover art is a spiral staircase, which is also a reference to the Fibonacci sequence. The staircase is a symbol of growth, evolution, and the journey of life.

Lateralus is a complex and challenging album, but it is also a rewarding one. The album is a journey that takes the listener on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. The album is a masterpiece of progressive rock, and it is sure to stand the test of time.

Original Release:  2001.
Catalog No:  61422-31160-2 CD.
Type:  Jewel.