Cynic To Release New Album “Ascension Codes” In November, Premiere New Song “Mythical Serpents”

Cynic will be releasing a new album, titled “Ascension Codes,” on November 25. You can find the cover art and tack listing for that effort below:

“Ascension Codes” Track Listing:

01. “Mu-54*”
02. “The Winged Ones”
03. “A’-va432”
04. “Elements And Their Inhabitants”
05. “Ha-144”
06. “Mythical Serpents”
07. “Sha48*8. 6th Dimensional Archetype”
09. “DNA Activation Template”
10. “Shar-216”
11. “Architects Of Consciousness”
12. “DA’z-a86.4”
13. “Aurora”
14. “DU-*61.714285…”
15. “In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing”
16. “A’jha108”
17. “Diamond Light Body”
18. “Ec-ka72”

“Ascension Codes” was recorded with bass synthesizer parts from keyboardist Dave Mackay. Frontman Paul Masvidal said the following about that:

“He’s got a vast jazz harmonic vocabulary, which is what’s needed in the context of Cynic‘s music, especially for bass lines. I knew that I could never replace [Sean] Malone. Anyone I would find would be expected to play like him, and that’s not fair to another musician. And things were too fresh for me with the loss of Malone, so I had to go somewhere new.

With Mackay, I heard his groovy left-hand approach, and how musical he was across the board having played with a variety of musicians and styles. I realized he would bring something fresh to the table, and he provided a space for me to start again with a completely different instrument and forgo any traditional ideas I had about what Cynic bass lines should sound like.”

The record’s first single, “Mythical Serpents,” can be found below. Masvidal added the following about that:

“I invite you to sit back, close your eyes, and listen to ‘Mythical Serpents‘ as a fully realized piece of music. No phones or screens necessary, just the power of sound communicating directly into the ears of your heart. In the coming weeks, Cynic will be revealing further details on the constellation that is ‘Ascension Codes‘, including a ‘Mythical Serpents‘ animated video, featuring the artwork of Martina Hoffmann & Robert Venosa. Stay tuned.”

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