Fever 333’s Aric Improta has teamed up with Tool’s Justin Chancellor for a new song called “EXU.” You can find a video for that track below. The following was said about the song:
“Exu (aka Eshu): A spirit. The Master of Roads. He determines whether someone’s path is clear or blocked with obstacles. Exu determines how easy or challenging an individual’s life will be. His name, appearance, and personalities slightly differ wherever he manifests. Perceptions of Exu depend upon spiritual convictions of the perceiver. If you are afraid of him and expect the worst, don’t invoke him. He can read your heart and may have fun fulfilling your expectations. However, he can be a dedicated guardian and a very benevolent provider. There is no illness he cannot cure. Invoke Exu for protection from evil. He fears nothing; there is no road he is afraid to travel.”
Aric Improta (Fever 333, Night Verses) has premiered a new song, titled “Zhurmë,“ as part of his new noise project. The track features James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn) and Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) and a video for it below:
Improta told Kerrang! the following about the new project:
“As a film major, I’ve been very interested in the work of foley artists and their creative contributions to enhance the viewers experience. During quarantine, I decided to start this art project with my film collaborator Kevin Garcia, where we recorded a ton of found sounds then tried to compose a song around the noises we captured.”
He also added the following about working with Munky and Ra Diaz:
“[Munky] came out to the studio and improvised for three hours straight. He even brought a cello to experiment with. After everything was tracked, I went through all of the recordings, grabbed my favorite parts and built the middle and end around his work.
Both Munky and Ra have undeniably unique approaches to their instruments and I wanted to make sure I captured that, while still putting together something that felt different than their previous work. At times, I also made sure to change my initial work and compose around supporting their ideas. That way I would have also have to think differently.”