Cynic guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal will release the first of his three solo EPs Mythical on May 31. Masvidal is now streaming a second track from EP, titled "Parasite", which is all the chilled-out acoustic vibes you could possibly need for the day.
Here's a little more information on how Masvidal went about composing the music.
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.
Mythical Human Vessel, the title of the entire project, was mixed and produced by Warren Riker. Pre-orders are available here.