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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by StevenC, Nov 10, 2013.
Aeon Spoke and KBTFU are both better than any of the pre-Focus demos.
TiA > Focus > Gordian Knot >= Emergent > CBA >= Portal > Human > Demos > KBTFU >>>>> Aeon Spoke
Gordian Knot deserves some kind of award for production most undermining the music. The second one in particular just sounds like trash, especially the styrofoamy distorted guitars. And the music is so shimmery and really calls for crystal-clear production!
Really like the new remix. You can hear Malone a lot clearer and there just seems to be more space for all the instruments. Lots of tracks I'd never heard before. They really broke The Unknown Guest with chorus because all you can hear is a faint whisper of the second vocal part. There's the Tymon part that's gone, but then the Paul part underneath just isn't audible enough to make up for it and it's obvious. Otherwise it's cool, obviously no growls but it doesn't feel super lacking for them elsewhere. It's just different, not really better or worse.
Makes for a fun sing-a-long if you know where all the growls go.
For real though, give me the rest of Focus remixed like on the Humanoid EP.
Listening to it now. I miss the growls, especially on Evolutionary Sleeper, but goddamn does the bass work sound tasty.
I tried dammit but I never got into Gordian Knot
I always preferred Sean's actual solo album to his Gordian Knot stuff
It's alright, but seems unnecessary.
Agree with this. They already release Retraced a while back, I hate to be an entitled fan but we didn't need rehashes from their best album making the songs not as good as the originals.
Part 2 of the Mythical Human Vessel trilogy is out today: https://listen.masvidalien.com/huma...ljnUJULpWP3U4vxazx36h3o76Jr643Jj7aHD_PWhsFlKc
Wait, do we not like Retraced?
My gripe was just that I wanted more new music like Traced in Air instead of remixes and remasters of it. Carbon Based Anatomy wasn't worth the wait, aside from a couple good songs.
Since Sheet Happens already teased it, I'm very happy to announce the Traced in Air book! This album was (and still is) life-changing, and I had a blast dissecting it and transcribing every layer and nuance. Available to order 10/29.
Got the Focus book and will definitely be getting this!!! Evan, got a couple of questions about the book if you can answer.
In your opinion, which of the 2 Cynic albums (Focus and Traced) seemed harder to play?
Any particular song(s) and/or parts in the song(s) that made you think, "oh man, this might take some time to nail down"?
Nice, will be ordering immediately when it is available
Focus is harder to play, and to transcribe. A big part of that is the recording quality and the relative "looseness" of the parts. A lot of the riffs on Focus were played ever-so-slightly differently with each repetition. Most difficult song to play from TiA is probably The Space For This. Solo-wise, Paul's in TSFT and Tymon's in KOTWK are the most challenging I think.
Awesome. I'm definitely gonna examine that song and those solos when I get the book.
Orders are live! First 200 copies are signed by Paul Masvidal:
Thanks for the reminder...just grabbed my copy!