Fire-Toolz boast a rich discography containing numerous full-length records, but in the project’s debut album for transcendental record label Orange Milk they perform a return to form with a dizzying sonic venture through ever changing sonic trajectories. Everything begins with a laid-back synthwave-y quality, peacefully setting in only for the processed black metal shrieks of Marcloid and the exploding blast beats to ruin this moment of pure serenity. From that point on there is an endless rotation of every influence imaginable. Hints of progressive rock become prominent through the marvelous guitar parts of “BEING,” while at the same time the subtle cheesiness of the 1980s synth pop creeps in with “April Snowstorm” and “Smiling at Sunbears Grooming in Sunbeams.”

Certain turns for a darker sound balance this sweeter quality, with the musique concrete informed “The Warm Body” stealing the show and the surreal “Fluids Come Together & The ‘I Am’ Appears” introducing a minimalistic touch. All while a jazz essence of improvisational galore and soothing essence is just a step away.

Fire-Toolz, one of the many projects of Chicago experimental/electronic musician Angel Marcloid, has been getting a lot of love this year for her new album Field Whispers (Into the Crystal Palace) (that's an excerpt of what Spyros Stasis wrote about it for the Deconstructing Interference column on Invisible Oranges). Fire-Toolz is gearing up for a tour with Street Sects, and ahead of that tour, we're premiering the new video for album closer "Smiling At Sunbears Grooming In Sunbeams." There's a definite vaporwave element to Fire-Toolz, and that very much comes across in the visuals in this video. Angel tells us:

This is a song about my furry little spiritual teachers, their perfection & beauty, & how being in the present moment with them can be like a doorway to a conscious divine connection. The video is the result of massive amounts of hunting for free stock footage, glitching, processing, collaging, layering, and synchronizing, with manipulated footage of my late cat, Breakfast, the mascot of the video.

Watch the video, stream the new album, and view the full list of tour dates below.

Fire-Toolz -- 2019 Tour Dates
11/30 Saint Louis, MO @ Way Out Club
12/1 Tulsa, OK @ Whittier Bar
12/2 Dallas, TX @ RBC
12/3 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves*
12/4 Wichita, KS @ Kerosene Skate Park*
12/5 Kansas City, MO @ Bar Fly*
12/6 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater*
12/7 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*

* W/ Street Sects