Puscifer, the project of Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, is releasing its first album in four years. “Grand Canyon,” the first release off of Money Shot, is a busy soundscape sculpted by Keenan featuring UK’s Carina Round. The track is filled with echoing voice distortion and an almost Middle Eastern influence. “It’s extremely satisfying to witness simple conversations and ideas transform into completed sonic landscapes,”Keenan said of the new album to Rolling Stone.
The “Grand Canyon” video was directed by Keenan, Puscifer, and Ghost Atomic and shot by Gavin Fisher and Odin Wadleigh. It glides through breathtaking visuals of the Grand Canyon, truly “witnessing the majesty” of nature. The shots take place at all hours: coursing through the canyon during sunset, at night with shooting stars, and with the natural red hues during the day, ending in a very confrontational manner with lucha libre–masked characters from Puscifer’s “Toma” video aiming a slingshot at the camera. Watch below.
Money Shot is out 10/30 on Puscifer Entertainment.