Conditions of My Parole may be hailed as one of the most focused and deliberate releases from shape-shifters Puscifer but try telling that to main man Maynard James Keenan. Rather than let the career defining album just ‘be’, Keenan and co. have sent the tracks off to a number of producers allowing them to do what they please, the end result being All Re-Mixed Up.
Justifying his decision, Keenan explains, “All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts.” The frontman and prog rock legend then went on to describe how unique the creative process was for the project:
“For instance, [British Vocalist] Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”
You can check out the revised tracklisting below and, if you pay close attention, you’ll notice the one and only Sir Mix-A-Lot made a contribution. Each track as been given the once over with band members, and external mates all chipping in. An international release date has been slapped on the album for Tuesday, 27th August.
Who knows? Maybe this could be even better than the original. After all, we’re talking about Maynard here.
Puscifer – All Re-Mixed Up – Tracklist
1. Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell
2. The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone (Stolen Babies)
3. Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis
4. Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round
5. Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)
6. Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes
7. Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives
8. The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis
9. Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot
10. The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by Aaron Harris (PALMS)
11. Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae
12. Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine