|Cynic - Carbon-Based Anatomy EP Released Today!|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:12|
Cynic has released their Carbon-Based Anatomy EP today on Season of Mist. The band is currently out on the road in support of the EP with 3 and Scale the Summit, a list of tour dates can be found below.
Pitchfork is offering an exclusive opportunity to listen to the entire EP. Check out Carbon-Based Anatomy courtesy of Pitchfork here.
On their new EP Carbon-Based Anatomy, Cynic have once again taken their natural interfusion of musical styles and turned it into something truly singular. Carbon-Based Anatomy is equal parts King Crimson, Tool, Muse and Allan Holdsworth. It's a 23-minute transcendent musical journey through the fertile musical minds of guitarist Paul Masvidal and progressive drumming icon Sean Reinert. Beginning with their much-venerated 1993 debut release "Focus", Cynic have long been famous for pushing musical boundaries.
Now in 2011, Cynic have redefined themselves once again with a 6-song EP that combines diverse influences from 70s-inspired Prog Rock to cutting-edge Metal, tribal folk and futuristic alien shapes and sounds.
Carbon-Based Anatomy can be pre-ordered from iTunes and at the Season of Mist Web Shop. In addition the band has made the title track from the EP available for a free download on their website http://www.cyniconline.com and via the Season of Mist Website.
All of these diverse elements have been harnessed and carefully shaped by mixer John Hiler, into what is unquestionably the most open and expansive-sounding release of
Cynic's career. Carbon-Based Anatomy is retro, yet at the same time is unapologetically modern. It is respectful of the groundbreaking artists that have made musical evolution possible yet refuses to be stifled by that reverence. It is wholly appreciative of past musical landmarks but is unashamedly forward- thinking. Carbon-Based Anatomy is Cynic's next bold step into the future and is a harbinger of the great music to come.
Cynic will be joined on their US and European tours by new members Brandon Giffin (ex-The Faceless) on bass and Baltimore Holdsworth-styled guitar prodigy Max Phelps. Tour dates are can be found below.
Lineup: Paul Masvidal - Vocals, Guitars Sean Reinert - Drums, Percussion Sean Malone - Bass (Album) Amy Correia - Vocals (Album) Max Phelps - Guitar, Vocals (Live) Brandon Giffin - Bass (Live)
Cynic on tour with 3 and Scale the Summit:
11/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (UT)
11/17: Sparks, NV @ The Alley
11/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/19: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/22: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
11/23: Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
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