After settling the lawsuit with Sean Reinert last month, Paul Masvidal promised fans that new material from Cynic would be coming soon, and he wasn’t lying. Today he’s shared the first new music from the progressive pioneers since 2014’s Kindly Bent To Free Us, and it does not disappoint. The track ‘Humanoid’ was recorded by Masvidal and longtime Cynic bassist Sean Malone, and marks the debut of the band’s new drummer, Matt Lynch. Get lost in the brilliance below!
Paul said this on the track, “‘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.”
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