Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has surprised fans with a different direction on his new album.
Titled ‘The Atlas Underground’, the album sees Morello embrace EDM production techniques while still making full use of his guitar. In order to achieve the sound he wanted, he’s collaborated with a number of big names from the scene including Steve Aoki, Knife Party, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights.
“I wanted to make a record that was unapologetically a guitar album, but that had the sonic imprints of 2018,” he’s explained in an interview with Rolling Stone.
He says that he was drawn to the sound because of “the tension and release,” adding “it was the huge drops, it was the communal frenzy that they created.”
Steve Aoki worked on one track called ‘How Long’. Speaking about his contribution to the album, he said: “I wanted to get reinvigorated by that blog-house-era electro sound that was my flag back in the day that I was waving, bringing back the punk and hardcore sound and ideology into electronic music.”
‘The Atlas Underground’ is set for release on October 12.