I wasn’t totally enthused with Mastodon’s last album, “Blood Mountain,” so the fact that they are writing longer songs with more instrumentation and quirky effects could be a good or bad thing. I have high hopes. Here’s the quote from blabbermouth.net:
MASTODON Stretches Out On ‘Creepy’ New Album – June 4, 2008
Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports: Hard rock outfit Mastodon is five songs into its next Warner Bros. studio album, which the group is recording in its Atlanta hometown with producer Brendan O’Brien.Drummer Brann Dailor tells Billboard.com that so far, “everything sounds real creepy and spaced out and different.” He’s particularly enthused about a 15-minute jam dubbed “The Last Baron”, which happily, O’Brien had no interest in making shorter or changing.”There’s so many toys to play with over at his studio, like pipe organs and all this crazy sh*t,” says Dailor, who was introduced to O’Brien through Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg (his son is a big MASTODON fan). “There are little cool things we’re going to do to the record that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.”Read more at Billboard.com.