Sunday, October 13, 2019

Episode 103: Paul Masvidal

Here is the 103rd episode of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Paul Masvidal of Cynic, Onward With Love, and Aeon Spoke.

[cover photo by Ekaterina Gorbacheva]

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photo by Devin Barnes

It's hard to overstate Paul Masvidal's influence on metal's development. Alongside Chuck Schuldiner, he planted the seeds of technical and progressive death metal with Death's Human album - seeds he cultivated with his own band Cynic, whose influence can be heard to this day.

I spoke to Paul about his new solo project, the use of isochronic tones in his songs, as well as his collaboration with sound engineer Stéphane Pigeon. And since I couldn't let the conversation go by without discussing Cynic, I asked Paul' to share his thoughts on the band's legacy and influence, the current status of the band, and how he feels about Cynic being referred to as "yoga metal".

My thanks again to Paul for speaking to me, and to you for listening.


Paul Masvidal - Nebula
taken from the album Mythical

Paul Masvidal - The Spaces
Paul Masvidal - Warrior of the Universe
taken from the album Human

Cynic - Humanoid
taken from the Humanoid single

Cynic - Earth Is My Witness
taken from the album Kindly Bent To Free Us

Cynic - Carbon-Based Anatomy
taken from the Carbon-Based Anatomy EP

Paul Masvidal on Facebook

Paul Masvidal on Bandcamp

Cynic on Facebook

Cynic on Bandcamp

Cynic on Twitter

Transdimensional Traveler (Paul's guitar generator on (the official site for Paul's collaborator, sound engineer Stéphane Pigeon)

Paul Masvidal's Signature Guitar

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