Ok, ok, ok. As promised a few days ago, I decided to give this entire Cynic EP (currently streaming in full on Pitchfork) the opportunity to impress me in the way that the title track failed to do. Spoiler alert: my opinion has actually been down-graded quite a bit. Read on… Continue reading
So in an earlier post I downloaded the title track from the new EP Carbon-Based Anatomy, by Cynic (released yesterday on Season of Mist).
I went on to discuss how that particular song nearly bored me to death. And I promptly deleted it from my downloads library as soon as I’d heard it. But there continues to be a wordwide Cynic-mania of epic proportions… at least based on the number of hits I continue to get on that specific post (which was now nearly a month ago) compared with any of the others I have written since then. So obviously people are really excited about this release for some reason.
Well, you might be interested in knowing that Pitchfork has got a FREE stream of the full album currently online, just click here to check it out.
Simply based on the amount of interest this has been generating, I feel obligated to take a chance on the rest of the album — in case the one advance single that was released is completely non-representative of all the other songs. I highly doubt it, but I will be giving this an apprehensive test-drive later today. And I will share my reactions in a follow-up post sometime this weekend. So stay tuned for that!
In the meantime:
Carbon-Based Anatomy (CD), or (digital download).