Black Sabbathin Tony Iommi: ”Äänitän joka ilta ideoita”

Black Sabbathin kitaristi Tony Iommi on kertonut SiriusXM:n ”Trunk Nation” -ohjelmassa uuden musiikin julkaisemisesta. Aiemmin kitaristi on kertonut, että hänellä on paljon musiikkia valmiina äänitettäväksi. Ideoita tulee edelleen paljon, ja Iommin mukaan viimeistään nykytilanteen helpotettua hän aloittaa äänittämisen pitkäaikaisen yhteistyökumppaninsa Mike Exeterin kanssa. Iommi kertoi tilanteesta seuraavaa:

”Every night I play and put something down,” he said (hear audio below). ”But funny enough, I was due to be working now with my engineer, but, of course, you can’t have anybody in your house because of the [coronavirus] lockdown, which is Mike Exeter, who I’ve used for years — he’d done the SABBATH stuff with us, and whatever. And we’d planned, we got it in the book to come over and start putting some of the things I’ve got here down, because I’ve got so much stuff — I just wanna get the thing down now. So that was the original plan. And, of course, it went pear-shaped. And I spoke to him today, funny enough, and we thought maybe we might try this week and do it with Zoom over the Internet — he can record me somehow. But hopefully when it all clears up, we’ll definitely be starting.”

Vielä ei ole päätetty, tuleeko albumilla kuulumaan yhteistyötä muiden muusikoiden kanssa, vai onko kyseessä puhtaasti miehen sooloalbumi:

”Well, there’s nothing, actually, set it stone. I’ve got a few ideas and a couple of big things that could happen. But what my plan is at the moment is just to — when I say ’put it down,’ a lot of my stuff I actually do record on a phone, and I put the idea down just on an acoustic or an electric guitar — just quickly I put the ideas down, and I have them copied onto a CD. I’m still into CDs; I’m not too technical. And what the plan is when I say ’put it down,’ I wanna then get Mike out and we’re gonna start putting down some drums and bass and then do a guitar so we can make it sort of like a proper band, really, and then decide who I’m gonna work with on it. I just wanna have something to present to whoever I’m gonna be working with. Or if not, at least have something that sounds reasonably good.”

Sen lisäksi, että riffejä syntyy kovaa tahtia lisää, on talteen jäänyt jotain myös vuosien takaa. Näiden kaikkien riffien läpikäymiseen olisi nyt aikaa:

”I’ve got so many things down on CD that I’ve done in the past. When we were doing SABBATH’s ’13 album, I wrote most of those ideas before we ever started doing the record. When I presented them to the rest of the guys, I had three or four CDs full of just riffs, and I played them to the other guys and then we picked out which ones they liked and then we’d sort of work on the format with them. But most of the stuff I’ve done like that. And I’ve got so many more that I’d like to use. But I tend to sort of don’t go back on them — I’ll do ’em and put ’em away, cause I keep coming up with new ideas. But I need to now. And I should take the opportunity now while I’ve gotta stay in the house of looking back over them and seeing what I’ve got. But there’s so much stuff. I mean, I’ve got stuff that goes back for years.”

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