Welcome to the Extended Edition of the eponymous 4th album from CYGNOSIC.
Originally released in 2014 and also variously known as "The Black Album", "Pitch Black" or "Cygnosic 4.0", although never achieving the attention achieved by previous album "Fire And Forget" musically (unsurprisingly) it does not disappoint.
Fans of what has now become CYGNOSIC's instantly recognisable style will find everything they have always loved and more in the distinctive dark electro on offer here. This, truly, definitively, IS "CygnosiC".
Yet as with "Fire And Forget" before it, for this his 4th album Greek songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georg Psaroudakis has introduced new iterations into his mathematically-composed electronic music, reflecting perhaps an increasing interest in more traditional sounds - ranging from the harpsichord arpeggios of the COIL-esque "We" (a feel pre-figured by the closing instrumental passage "Until Glory" on "Fire And Forget") to the 80s goth guitar of "Under The Rain" and “Real Thoughts”.
With nods like this to THE SISTERS OF MERCY - and to PARADISE LOST or TOOL with the sound and structure of album-opener "The Key" and depressive "A Place In The Sun" - Psaroudakis reaches back to his pre-CYGNOSIC metal roots to present us once more with something similar yet different to his previous offerings, alongside poppier uptempo electro cuts like "Now Is The Time" or “Miles Away” and the signature slow grind of "Pitch Black".
Reflective lyrically and aesthetically perhaps of a particularly dark period in the artist's life, we now bring "CygnosiC" back in an extended edition which incorporates the "Grey" club mix of "The Key" and the ROTERSAND remix of "The Key" which both originally featured on the only single to be taken from this album...
"CygnosiC - Extended Edition" is available both digitally and on CD - with the first 100 copies only released in a breathtakingly beautiful black digipak with spot-gloss finish...
released June 14, 2018
Written, performed and produced by Georg Psaroudakis
Mixed and mastered by Dimitris N. Douvras @ Lunatech Sounds Studio
(p) + (c) 2014, 2018 DWA
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