• # Thread: Lateralis and Fibonacci (the genius of Tool)

1. ## Lateralis and Fibonacci (the genius of Tool)

 Ok, it seems like there is a lot of tool-fans around here. So I'll just try and post a little something I read once, as some of you might not be aware of it. Even if you dont like Tool, you ought to read this... impressive stuff well, I have to translate from danish so I hope it will make sense in the end anywayz. here goes... Fibonacci was an mathematician many years ago, and came up with an infinite line of numbers. The formula goes like this: 1+1+2+3+5+8+13+21+34+55 etc. If you draw this it will make an infinite spiral, and it can be found everywhere in nature. Lateralis contains elements of this formula, and it is this that is so ****ing amazingly done: Black(1) then(1) White are(2) All I see(3) In my infancy(5) Red & Yellow then came to be(8 ) Reaching out to me(5) Lets me see(3) There is(2) So(1) Much(1) More that(2) Beckons me(3) To look through to these(5) Infinite possibilities(8 ) As below, so above and beyond, I imagine(13) Drawn beyond the lines of reason(8 ) Push the envelope(5) Watch it bend(3) Notice it matches the melody/rythm, it is no coincidence. One more thing... if Fibonaccis formula is continued; 1+1+2+3+5+8+13+21+34+55+89+144+233+377+610+987 I've read that the songs original name was 987, but was later changed. In addition, before Maynard starts to sing the music goes in 987 beat, meaning 9/4, 8/4, 7/4... if that is not musical brilliance... 8) Spiral out!!

2.  ohh yeah baby. do you know the story behind 46 & 2?

3.  hmm, I'm pretty sure that I do but for some reason I have no idea what it is right now so please, do tell... oh, and while we are at it... stinkfist is NOT about fisting remember I heard a lot of rumours about that some years ago. dunno if they still exists though

6.  Originally posted by Bardo I can post the entire interview if you would like to read the rest i sure would.

8.  Read it all before, but great stuff. I too love how open it is to interpretation. I always fear its going to turn out to be about stuff like fisting a chick..

9.  Have you guys listened to 'Third Eye Open' its a string symphony of Tool's music? Its pretty dope. Very Haunting. I've heard of that formula. Apparently if you break down the rhythm of a bumble bee's buzz/wing vibrations you will get that formula. Is that what you mean when you say it can be found everywhere in nature? Peace sensi.

10.  Originally posted by sensi Have you guys listened to 'Third Eye Open' its a string symphony of Tool's music? Its pretty dope. Very Haunting. yip. great cd. if you liked that you should try and find a band called apocalyptica... they do metallica covers on the strings.

11.  Fibonacci's forumula is that you start with one, and add the number behind it to get the next number, so you start with 1, and then 1 + nothing, so another 1, then 1+1 = 2, then 2+1 = 3, etc etc etc. It is connected to the golden ratio. You see it in nature as the ratio between distance in bones, fibonacci numbers in the arangements of seeds in the sunflower, beehives, etc.

12.  I'm a huge Tool fan and I am familiar with most of this stuff. I think Stinkfist is about de-sensitisation in the media. Nothing is shocking anymore. Its about a decay of meaning. Maynard is writing about his yearning to find something tangible and real in a world where nothing has any meaning anymore. Tool are my favourite band. Their music is really emotional and perhaps even spiritual? I read that Carey, the drummer, used bizarre time-signatures in some of the songs to create a feeling of "timelessness" in the music. If you listen intently enough to some of the songs you may get a strange feeling, almost like a trance! In particular I've noticed "Ticks & Leeches", "Schism", and especially "Third Eye" (the part where he shouds "PRYING OPEN...." with loud drum beats), can do this.

13.  i have a tattoo of that third eye on the bottom of my spine

14.  sexy. have you seen maynard's tattoo on his back? p.s. i just got salival... can't wait until it gets here... i'm about to wet myself...

15.  Maynard's tattoo is just plain scary... This is so cool; there are so many Tool fans on here!

16.  I think its pretty funny how there is now a sudden burst of Tool threads and lovers. Its almost like it is meant to contrast all the Incubus threads/lovers there use to be(and still are, around here somewhere). I guess both are the official bands of DV(although Incubus' Brandon Boyd is a LDer so we have the advantage )

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