Korn bassist’s album Bassically will get eclectic with styles and instrumentation
By David Sands
Oct. 11, 2016
Korn’s bassist Fieldy (aka Reginald Arvizu) is certainly no slacker. Not only has he been contributing his basslines to the group’s upcoming album, The Serenity of Suffering, which comes out Oct. 21, but he also has a new solo effort in the works.
That recording, Bassically, will be a bit of a departure from his Korn material, eschewing nu-metal riffs for jazz fusion adventurism.
“It takes you on a ride. Jazz fusion, punk, Latin, blues, reggae… I don’t even know if I even left any style of music out,” Fieldy told Weld for Birmingham in an interview that touched on the all-instrumental album.
“I play 15-string bass, fretless basses — every kind of bass you can think of, Fender jazz, whatever. I don’t even know if we could name all the basses I played on there,” he added.
The project was inspired by Fieldy’s wife Dena, who encouraged him to put a bass album out, as well as the music of Stanley Clarke and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Fieldy is now putting the final touches on the recording, which will be mixed by Korn’s sound person, Marco. Korn is currently co-headlining a U.S. tour with Breaking Benjamin that began Sept. 24 and runs through October 19.
FBPO interview with Fieldy (Reginald Arvizu)