Cynic premieres first new song in four years
Mon, January 15, 2018 7:49 AM PT3,049 views
Official press release: Cynic has released a digital single titled "Humanoid." The song marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since the band's 2014 album Kindly Bent To Free Us. "Humanoid" is streaming here:
Frontman Paul Masvidal comments: "'Humanoid' is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth — consciousness, the transmitter. We, sentient creatures of light, are alive now — on a sphere, floating in a galaxy fixed amidst the infinite. It's quite miraculous to be aware of this, and it invokes a sense of urgency and empowerment that is unlike anything else."
The artwork for "Humanoid" features a detail from the painting "Ayahuasca Dream" by Robert Venosa, Cynic's longtime collaborator and celebrated artist who passed away in 2011.
"Humanoid" was recorded by Masvidal and longtime Cynic bassist Sean Malone and marks the debut of the band's new drummer, Matt Lynch, who brings a renewed sense of energy to the Cynic rhythm section.
To mix "Humanoid," Cynic partnered with renowned engineer Adam "Nolly" Getgood. Malone comments: "Nolly's approach is equal parts expertise and intuition. Working with him was quick, clear, but most of all, musical."
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