Young and Old Pine Needles

Old leaves tend to be dark and rigid, while younger leaves are lighter in colour and softer.  Here, you can easily tell which is which (never mind the drying leaves giving it away). 

Cynic's Carbon-Based Anatomy finally arrived.  The expression on my face throughout my entire first listen was of speechlessness.  I'm not sure what exactly to make of it, so far, but what I do know is that Cynic are clearly going to take this as far as it can go, and I'm absolutely not ready to get off the wagon.


  1. I'm not sure what to think about the new Cynic yet, except that it is pretty epic and very interesting. It was not what I was expecting when I first listened to it. They could've easily just turned out another amazing jazzy prog metal record which would have been well-received, but I am glad they are looking forward and had the balls to do just what they wanted.

  2. Totally agree. Sacha from Intronaut tipped me off that it was going to be different, but this still isn't what I was expecting.

    The more I listen to it, however, the more convinced I become of its brilliance. I think it's their most seamless album so far.