Sean Reinert has been keeping a relatively low profile since announcing he was leaving Cynic, but today we finally learn of his next project. Today, Sean announced he has joined LA-based prog group Perfect Beings, which consists of Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production), and Jesse Nason (keyboards).
The band announced they have inked a new deal with InsideOut Music:
“We are very excited to announce we have joined forces with renowned prog label InsideOut. We are also so proud to announce that we have a new drummer. And not just any drummer, mind you. Joining the band is modern progressive drumming phenom Sean Reinert, whose innovation has been heard with Death, Gordian Knot and as a founding member of Cynic!"
Perfect Beings have been confirmed for next year's RoSfest 2018, happening in Gettysburg, PA May 4th-6th, 2018.
In November of 2012 Luley approached Hurtgen about collaborating on a progressive rock project. It was Luley's intention to create an album that honored the style and live musicality in traditional Prog rock mediums. Hurtgen, a fresh songwriter transplant to California via Nashville, TN, agreed and began writing sketches for a concept album based on author Suhail Rafidi's novel, TJ & Tosc. Over the course of 2012 and 2013, Luley and Hurtgen composed and orchestrated the Perfect Beings Project. With the help of drummer Dicki Fliszar, keyboardist Jesse Nason, and bassist Chris Tristram, the five players began rehearsing the songs to record a live record in the same fashion as the Progressive Rock acts of the Golden Era. In April, 2013 with the help of engineer Julian David, the band recorded Perfect Beings in a span of 3 weeks at My Sonic Temple studio in Los Angeles. In late 2015 their sophomore album was released to high critical acclaim.
With a new album due in January, we should hear some music soon.