Having lost Sean Reinert and Sean Malone due to both of their premature deaths in 2020, Cynic’s Paul Masvidal was near to giving up, but nonetheless returned with the album Ascension Codes in 2021, reviewed here by musclassica. Now, Cynic offers us an instrumental version of the entire latest album for our enjoyment, which you can check out in the Bandcamp player here.
Says Masvidal: “I wanted to make this record right after Kindly Bent to Free Us. I was raring to go, hyper-creative, in this total flow state. And then it all imploded. […] Don’t miss your chance to hear naked versions of this groundbreaking album, Cynic’s first release in 7 years.”