Gordian Knot To Release New Album Next Year

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Sunday, December 15, 2002 @ 11:05 AM

Gordian Knot To Relelase Em

- advertisement -

Bassist and composer Sean Malone's Gordian Knot project makes a welcome return to the recording scene early next year with the release of Emergent on the Sensory label. Emergent is the second Gordian Knot release and Malone has assembled a stellar group of musicians for one of the most highly anticipated progressive releases of the last few years.

Malone is joined by onetime Cynic bandmate Jason Gobel on guitar and the legendary Yes/King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford. This is the trio Sean describes as the "core group," with a mind-blowing array of guests helping to fill out the sound: Steve Hackett on guitar (Genesis), Jim Matheos on guitar (Fates Warning), and fellow Cynic players Paul Masvidal (guitar) and Sean Reinert (drums). Playing with these musicians is something Sean describes as "simply incredible." Regarding Bruford's participation, Sean describes what it felt like to weave his bass lines around the drum acrobatics of one of the craft's most highly-regarded talents: "Bill Bruford is one of the most original, creative, and influential musicians in the genre. I grew up listening to Yes and King Crimson, and now to collaborate with him is something almost beyond description. I'm not embarrassed to admit that as I reflect on our recording sessions, there's always some sense of disbelief. While recording, he described the music on this disc as 'the kind of music our fans wish King Crimson would write, only we haven't gotten around to it.' I'm grateful he thought enough of the music to participate."

Sean Malone's work has spanned enormous sonic breadth. He has played as a session member for groups ranging from Brazilian jazz to English pop. One of his most remarkable achievements was as the recording/touring bassist for Floridian technical metal unit Cynic during their Focus period. Since their disbanding in 1994, Sean has continued as a studio bassist, performing on over fifty records to date. Throughout all this, he has authored two books, Dictionary Of Bass Grooves and A Portrait of Jaco: The Solos Collection for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Sean's work in the academic world is also notable, having had papers on theory and music cognition published, and given presentations at prestigious conferences including the Society for Music Theory and The Glenn Gould Conference. He currently teaches Music Theory at the University of Oregon while he completes his Ph.D.The eponymous Gordian Knot debut album, released in 1998, saw Sean team up with luminaries like Sean Reinert (Cynic), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink) and John Myung (Dream Theater). The album was not so much a showcase for Sean's extraordinary capabilities on the bass and the Stick as it was a cohesive, focused, and balanced recording that featured compositions. Whether in a supportive or lead role, each member contributed to music that can only be described as a solid team effort. The music itself revolved around an esoteric axis, visiting spiritual, contemplative, and tense plateaus.

Now, in 2002, Gordian Knot is ready to present its second release, Emergent. Similar to the debut, Emergent is what Sean describes as "instrumental music written from a vocal perspective. There is structure similar to vocal music where you expect verses and choruses, though the verses are through-composed solo sections, and choruses retain an integrated melodic framework. In other words, it's not just jamming." However, being a band with a constant aim to move forward, there are some new textures and approaches to this album, as well. Sean: "On this one, the compositional arc is larger. It's contains a wide gamut of textures, and there's a little more focus on melody, something to bring it all together."

Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!




 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
2018 METAL JAM Announced For March 24th
OVERKILL Release First Live Clip "Hammerhead" Off Of Live In OverHausen
METALOCALYPSTICK Fest Announces 2018 Line Up
RIVERS OF NIHIL Launch "A Home" Video
CANDIRIA Confirm Beyond Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary Tour
SEVENDUST Release Music Video For "Dirty"
MONUMENT Stream New Track "Attila"
BLACK VEIL BRIDES Share "When They Call My Name" Video
PRIMITIVE RACE Reveal Limited Edition Soul Pretender Vinyl Release
SAXON Unleash "Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)" Video
JOE PERRY Confirms Three "Joe Perry And Friends" Shows
RANDOM EYES Announce Grieve No More Physical CD Release
STRYPER Launches "Sorry" Video
LAMB OF GOD Announce Select One-Off Headline Shows
FLAW Announces 2018 US Tour
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Unveil New Album And Justice For None, Summer Co-Headline Tour With BREAKING BENJAMIN
FARGO To Release Comeback Album Constellation In May
JIZZY PEARL of LOVE/HATE Says "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" With New Video
PRIMORDIAL Releases "Exile Amongst The Ruins" Video
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces Spring Tour Dates In North America
REVERENCE Stream New Track "New Order"
SMALL TOWN TITANS Celebrate 24 Years Of Superunknown With Cover Of SOUNDGARDEN's "Spoonman"
THE AMORETTES Debut "Everything I Learned I Learned From Rock N' Roll" Video
THE DEAD DAISIES "Rise Up" With New Single Streaming
ALICE COOPER Announces Summer 2018 North American "Paranormal Evening" Tour
W.A.S.P. Release Video Clip For "Doctor Rockter"
NAPALM DEATH Drop "Call That An Option?" Single, Now Streaming
BUTCHER BABIES, NONPOINT Join For "Kings & Queens" Co-Headline Tour
APOCALYPTIC LOVERS Announce Album Redemption Vol I Vinyl Campaign
CAULDRON Reveal Record Store Day Canada "Letting Go" 7" Single
INKCARCERATION Music And Tattoo Festival Adds More Bands
LEATHER LEONE Project LEATHER Set To Release Leather - II Album
MEMORIAM Debut "Nothing Remains" Second Single, Video
MORBID ANGEL Confirm US Headline "Kingdoms Disdained" Tour
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Release "Millions" Video
THE SWEET Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
PRAYING MANTIS Reveal New Album Gravity
ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON Join Forces For "Twins Of Evil - The Second Coming" Summer Tour
LORDS OF BLACK Set To Release Icons Of The New Days Album
A PERFECT CIRCLE Share "Disillusioned" Video
FIREHOUSE Guitarist BILL LEVERTY Releases Two New Songs
HALLOW POINT Reveals New Music Video For "Blistering"
BEYOND THE BEATS: Rock & Roll’s Greatest Drummers Speak! Book Coimg Out March 13th
WAR OF THRONES Unleash "Aftermath" Video
RUBY THE HATCHET Announces U.S. Tour Dates
SANTA CRUZ Kick Off American Tour, Unveil Lyric Video For New Single
MEKA NISM Releases Video For "The War Inside"
YOB Announces North American Tour, New Album Out In June
Award-Winning Feature Documentary Mind Over Matter Set For New York Premiere At ReelAbilities Film Festival
JUDAS PRIEST Release "Spectre" Video
Two LIZZY BORDEN Vinyl Reissues Now Available For Love You To Pieces And Menace To Society
MONSTER MAGNET Launch "Ejection" (HAWKWIND Cover) Video
WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival Experiences Announced
MOTÖRHEAD To Celebrate Record Store Day 2018 With Special Collector's Vinyl
TWITCHING TONGUES Are "Gaining Purpose" With New Video
NO LEGACY RECORDS Debuts With A Full-Length Compilation Vinyl Release Vol. 1: Socal/Norcal
CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Announces NEVERMORE Vinyl Reissues For Enemies Of Reality (Remixed & Remastered) And This Godless Endeavor (Reissue 2018)
VEGA Set To Release New Album Only Human
THE CROWN Streams New Single, "We Avenge!"
DON AIREY To Release New Studio Album One Of A Kind
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Announce 2018 "End Of The World Tour"
TRAUMA Announce Newly Rescheduled Tour Dates
LIFE OF AGONY Announce First West Coast Headline Dates In Over A Decade
SAVAGE HANDS Post New Video For "Unconditional"
FORT ROCK Festival Experiences Announced
SHATTERED SUN Premiere New Video "Blame"
SLAYER Announces Second American Leg For Final Tour
BULLET Release New Single, Video For "Ain't Enough"
BULLETS AND OCTANE Reveal Waking Up Dead Album Details
FROM ASHES TO NEW Release "Crazy" Video
AT THE GATES Reveal New Album Title Track Video “To Drink From The Night Itself”
GUS G Is "Letting Go" With New Music Video
JUDAS PRIEST Unleash New Song, Announce NYC Signing
KAMELOT Premiere First New Track For "RavenLight"
ETHAN BROSH To Support ROSS THE BOSS On North American Tour
VANLADE Release New Song "Highway Hounds" Free Download
MONUMENT Reveal Hellhound Album Details
JYRKI 69, MGT Set To Bring Goth Rock To West Coast
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Stream New Track "Losing My Humanity"
TEMPT Premiere First Official Video For "Under My Skin"
DOKKEN Debut Live Video For "In My Dreams"
Inaugural INKCARCERATION Music & Tattoo Festival Announced
NEKROGOBLIKON Premiere New Track, "The Skin Thief"
REVERENCE Stream New Track "New Order"
DRIFTER Debut "Black Mamba" Video
ACT OF DEFIANCE Kick Off US Headlining Tour
FIRE FIGHT Release "The Ghost Inside" Video
EPICA Launch "Decoded Poetry" Video
SPARZANZA Streams New Single, "Whatever Come May Be"
Fourth Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride & Concert Event Details Announced
ALL GOOD THINGS Drop "Break Through This Wall" Video
GODSMACK Storm Back With When Legends Rise Album
GHOST Reveal Dates For 'Rats On The Road' US Tour
HEAVY MONTREAL Returns For 2018, Lineup Revealed
STONE SOUR Announces Spring US Headlining Tour
PRONG Announces Zero Days 2018 West Coast Tour Dates
SEVENDUST Return With New Album All I See Is War
EYEHATEGOD Announces Headline Tour With CRO-MAGS
DIABLO BLVD Debut "The Future Will Do What It's Told" Video
POWERMAN 5000 Announces 'New Wave Tour' 2018
MINISTRY Launches "Twilight Zone" Video
MONUMENT Reveal "William Kidd" 7 Inch Single Details
ARMORED SAINT Announces North American Tour, Featuring Symbol Of Salvation Performed In Its Entirety
WORHOL Are "Already Forgotten" With New Video
AT THE GATES Unveil Details For Upcoming Album, To Drink From The Night Itself
VYCES Announce Tour Support Dates With MUSHROOMHEAD
UNDEROATH Announce 'No Fix Tour'
SKARLETT RIOT Premieres "Affliction" Video
RIOT V Stream First Single, Lyric Video "Victory"
DIMMU BORGIR Unveil "Interdimensional Summit" Video
METALLICA Announce 2018/2019 North American "WorldWired Tour" Dates


©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News