Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has taken to Instagram to discuss the “EZ Board,” a communication tool that him and a former partner invented for intubated patients. He is no longer involved with the company making the device, but he hopes it can be used in more hospitals to help patients as they battle COVID-19.
Masvidal said the following:
As some of you may know, I’ve worked as a volunteer with the terminally ill for a long time. I rarely talk about this aspect of my life, since it’s always felt like something I should keep quiet. Well, I’ve had a change of heart now due to the situation we’re all in.
A couple decades ago, myself and a partner invented a communication device called the ‘EZ Board’ to help intubated patients communicate with hospital staff. We are in a global crisis now during which hundreds of patients are being intubated daily.
Intubated COVID-19 patients are too weak to write legibly and cannot speak, which leaves them scared, anxious, and often in a state of delirium which can lead to complications and prolonged hospital stays.
Vidatak, a company I started but am no longer involved with, produces and distributes the EZ Board, and is providing them to hospitals around the world free of charge. However, supplies and funding for shipping are dwindling fast.
Please help if you can by contributing to the Go Fund Me (link at Vidatak highlight) so they can ramp up production and distribution. I know from years of first hand experience, that the EZ Board makes a difference and helps patients fighting for their lives and the healthcare workers fighting to save them. .
Thanks for your support and please share.
Check out Vidatak.com for more info. My next post will provide some background on the origins of this device”
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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has premiered a new video for his new song “Hand To Mouth.” This track is from his new EP “Human,“ which was released today (October 4). That effort is the second part of a trilogy of EPs, which started with “Mythical” in May. The third part, “Vessel,“ will be released at a later date.
Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has shared a new song titled “Hand To Mouth.” This track is from his new EP “Human,“ which will be released on October 4. That effort is the second part of a trilogy of EPs, which started with “Mythical” in May. The third part, “Vessel,“ will be released at a later date. Masvidal said the following about the new song:
“Here’s a first single titled ‘Hand to Mouth’ from ‘Human’ of the Mythical Human Vessel trilogy. The song is about suddenly realizing that my own breath is all I have when feeling annihilated by life’s circumstances.”
Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has premiered a new video for his song “Nebula.” This track is from his latest EP “Mythical.“ That effort is the first part of a trilogy of EPs. The second and third parts, “Human” and “Vessel,“ will be released at a later date. Masvidal said the following about “Nebula”:
“Songwriting is a nebulous and mysterious thing, kinda like being alive. And so I leave you with this experience of the song as a viewer, listening in the dark.”
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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has premiered a new song titled “Parasite.” This track is from his new EP “Mythical,“ which will be released on May 31. That effort is the first part of a trilogy of EPs. The second and third parts, “Human” and “Vessel,“ will be released at a later date.
Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has announced that he will be releasing a trilogy of records titled “Mythical Human Vessel.” The first part, “Mythical,” will be released on May 31 and the first single “The Spaces” can be streamed below:
Here’s a description of the project:
“At the center of Masvidal’s experiment is the use of Isochronic tones, a “brain-entrainment” technology. Isochronics are said to produce bio-chemical reactions in the body that increase serotonin, alleviate depression and stress, improve focus, and aid in restful sleep, similar to the effects of exposure to negative ions in nature.
Through its incorporation of Isochronic tones, Mythical Human Vessel is intended as “an inherently relaxing listening experience, and adding the tones multiplied the benefits,” Masvidal says. “More serotonin for all!”
Throughout all three volumes of Mythical Human Vessel, the sound of undulating and sweeping frequencies in slow and rapid succession act as a subliminal agent to affect the listener positively and help to create a deeper connection to the songs themselves.”
Pre-orders can be found HERE. It’s also worth noting that Masvidal is working on a special live show that will use technology and imagery from Greymar.
Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has shared a teaser of one of the tracks from his upcoming solo acoustic album. That effort is expected to be released in the coming months.
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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has revealed that he is planning to release three mini-concept records. He said the following about that:
“Over the next six months I will be releasing a trio of conceptual mini-records titled Mythical Human Vessel. I’m inviting filmmakers, editors, animators and other visually inclined artists to put these new songs to visuals. This is a self-funded “art for art’s sake” project. If interested, please reach out and include a link to your work! Namaste. Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org”
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