Cynic have introduced the small print to their long-awaited new album, Ascension Codes, and have debuted “Legendary Serpents,” the primary observe off the bold and guest-filled document that will probably be launched on Nov. 26.
“I invite you to sit down again, shut your eyes, and take heed to ‘Legendary Serpents’ as a totally realized piece of music. No telephones or screens vital, simply the ability of sound speaking instantly into the ears of your coronary heart,” stated singer and guitarist Paul Masvidal, inviting followers to soak within the six-and-a-half-minute odyssey with out distraction.
“Legendary Serpents” explores a dynamic vary of sounds that speaks to Cynic’s progressive and fusion sensibilities in addition to discovering new methods to reintroduce flashes of extremism by which the aggression has been blunted by a buttery clean, ethereal manufacturing.
Take heed to the brand new track additional down the web page.
“Within the coming weeks, Cynic will probably be revealing additional particulars on the constellation that’s Ascension Codes, together with a ‘Legendary Serpents’ animated video, that includes the paintings of Martina Hoffmann & Robert Venosa. Keep tuned,” added Masvidal.
This new album, Cynic’s first since issuing Kindly Bent to Free Us in 2014, comes after a tragic 2020. Drummer Sean Reinert, who left the group in 2015, and bassist Sean Malone each died final yr and had been an integral a part of the band’s pioneering sound. Relatively than looking for a brand new bassist, Masvidal introduced in keyboardist Dave Mackay, a British pianist, author, producer and Moog/classic synth fanatic.
“He is obtained an enormous jazz harmonic vocabulary,” stated Masvidal of Mackay, “which is what’s wanted within the context of Cynic’s music, particularly for bass traces. I knew that I might by no means exchange Malone. Anybody I might discover could be anticipated to play like him, and that is not honest to a different musician. And issues had been too recent for me with the lack of Malone, so I needed to go someplace new. With Mackay, I heard his groovy left-hand strategy, and the way musical he was throughout the board having performed with a wide range of musicians and types. I spotted he would deliver one thing recent to the desk, and he supplied an area for me to start out once more with a very completely different instrument and forgo any conventional concepts I had about what Cynic bass traces ought to sound like.”
Drummer Matt Lynch, who joined Cynic in 2017, rounds out the Ascension Codes recording lineup and an inventory of visitor contributors could be seen beneath.
Michael Berberian, president and founding father of Season of Mist, who will launch Cynic’s new album, commented, “I’ve, by now, launched shut to at least one thousand albums. None have been extra dramatic, none have even been tougher than this one. I can’t take heed to Ascension Codes with out goosebumps, a blended feeling of delight – as a result of it’s a musical milestone, however it additionally incorporates a lingering layer of unhappiness. I hear Paul’s ache on this document. I can really feel it, I can contact it. But it surely’s transcended. ‘Artwork is to console those that are damaged by life,’ stated Van Gogh. Here’s a demonstration of that.”
Ascension Codes comes out on Nov. 26 and could be pre-ordered here. View the album artwork and observe itemizing beneath the video participant for “Legendary Serpents.”
Paul Masvidal – Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
Dave Mackay – Bass Synthesizer, Keyboards
Matt Lynch – Drumscapes
Guitar Codes ^ Artifacts: Darkish
Voice Code Activations: Anrita Melchizedek
Reptilian Collective: Max Phelps
TWO Soloscape: Plini
Crystal Bowl Attunements: Michael Devin
Gentle Language Lecturers: Amy Correia ^ Joshua Leon
DLB MetaTerrestrial: Ezekial Kaplan
Cynic, “Legendary Serpents”
Cynic, Ascension Codes Album Paintings + Monitor Itemizing
02. “The Winged Ones”
04. “Components and their Inhabitants”
06. “Legendary Serpents”
07. “Sha48*8. sixth Dimensional Archetype”
09. “DNA Activation Template”
11. “Architects of Consciousness”
15. “In a Multiverse The place Atoms Sing”
17. “Diamond Gentle Physique”