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    General CommentI'm going to go with what Asz said, makes a lot of sense.
    Doesn't sound anything like a guitar, more like a voice or a kitty.
    kroche14on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIDIOTS, you screwed up with just writing (Instrumental), its not, all they did to create this song was put a microphone in a mans mouth, then they rung his neck over and over. Thats right, this song is just a man gasping for air. This is reflecting on the song Ticks and Leeches "I hope you choke"...they put it there to complete the fibannacci seqeunce of the album...
    Coach Slickbackon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalthough this song has no lyrics, there is a meaning behind it

    wich you can read on toolpantheon.com/…

    (just scroll down until you see this song)
    *SoBeR~STiNKFiST*on May 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMantra: A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
    hobitt420on September 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe noise you hear in this track is actually made with Adam's guitar. He has some kind of sustainer he must have the same shit I got 'cuz I can do it, too.
    King Nothingon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeres what Mantra really is: Tool fan Yaz (yazkuge@hotmail.com) found a 2001 interview with Maynard in the Japanese magazine "Buzz" where MJK stated for the first time in public ("a treat for the Japanese fans," he says) that the track "Mantra" is the sound of him squeezing one of his Siamese cats. The cat made such a weird noise that he immediately recorded this, played it real slow and made a track out of it.
    Aszon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe Mantra is a Buddhist form of meditation also in which you relax and say certain words over and over again.
    Elevenon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a recording of a (elderly) woman humming a small song... do your homework ; reverse it and speed it up 60% or so
    cakemeaton July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, Asz is correct. It's Maynard's siamese cat after being squeezed, then the sound produced being distorted and slowed down. I did exactly what you said using GoldWave, and even after trying 5 or 6 different speeds, it sounds closer to a cat. I almost hear occassional hisses, grunts, and "sighs" from it.

    Asz's post comes directly from here, I think it's safer to say it's true: toolshed.down.net/faq/…
    Mecharon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta cat huh...well it makes a nice and tranquil intro to the Schims video...
    Greensainton August 11, 2002   Link

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