Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has announced that he is nearing completion on a new solo album, entitled Bassically, which he plans on releasing later this year. He says the music will be a sharp contrast to the heavy sound he is known for. In an interview with AOL’s Noisecreep, he said, “I’d say it’s like a jazz fusion funk type of thing. Real new age, too. Different kinds of music. I’ve always wanted to do it. When I was younger, learning bass, I listened to a lot of bass albums; Stanley Clarke, I grew up listening to that type of stuff.”
Fieldy did lots of multi-tracking for the CD, including overdubbing lead and rhythm parts using a 15-string bass, upright bass, and a fretless electric.
“I don’t want people to be confused and buy it and not like it. It’s not heavy,” he adds. “I don’t want people to get it and think, ‘Man, I can’t believe I bought this crap’. It’s not meant to be heavy. If you like heavy and are not open-minded, you will not like this.”
Fieldy will be on tour with Korn this year, starting in Canada and continuing in the US with the Mayhem Festival. For more info, visit Korn’s web site.