My Sunday Soundtrack: Tool’s “Forty Six & 2.”

Aenima

Okay, so I skipped a week. I’ll try to make these weekly, but you all know how life gets in the way sometimes. In any case, today’s pick is one of my favorite songs from Tool’s album “Ænima,” a little six-minute gem called “Forty-Six & 2.

I discovered Tool’s music in high school, a few years after this album was released and right around the same time I discovered Nine Inch Nails. Both were huge influences on me, and now, almost twenty years later, I still go back to one when I’m tired of the other. “Ænima” was my first Tool album. I’d heard a couple of the singles for “Stinkfist” and “Ænema,” but nothing else. This song was one of those first eye-openers that blew me away. I’ve been working on edits of ULT #5, a little story called THE OTHER LAND EXPRESS, and this song was one of two that I listened to heavily during its composition.

If you like what you hear, I strongly encourage you to purchase the album. You’ll thank me.

TK