Between The Buried And Me Planning Evolutionary New Album
Towards the end of the interview, Briggs elaborated on what the next BTBAM record, which has now been completely written, will sound like:
I think when people hear what we've been writing for the last few months, they're going to realize that we have evolved. [Laughs] It's really hard to describe this record because I'm still taking it all in. Good lord, it was a lot of fun to write. We pushed it. We pushed it pretty hard. The Trioscapes stuff really helped me because I feel like it unlocked me back into the world of really, really pushing myself and opening myself up to new ideas.
Walter, the saxophone player in Trioscapes, is 20 (seven years younger than me) but he's a wealth of musical knowledge far beyond the influences of what I have. I've showed him a lot of stuff, but it's different stuff. It's stuff that people in our world are very accustomed to. He's never heard of Meshuggah, for example. He blows my mind with some afro-beat stuff that's out of this world that I've never heard before. It gets me thinking in a new way and all of a sudden I'm hearing rhythms a little differently and melodies a little differently. I can bring that to Between the Buried and Me and raise a few eyebrows with those guys. They're like "why not? Let's try it". It's pretty cool stuff.
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