Montreal prog quartet Fractal Cypher are premiering their first single and music video “From The Above And To The Stars” here on Prog Sphere. The track is off the band’s upcoming mini-album Prelude To An Impending Outcome due out this coming November. Watch the video below.
The band commented: “This is the heaviest song on the record, it’s got lots of heavy guitar riffs, it has a Djenty vibe that is quite obvious all the way through. This track was influenced a bit from what we did on our past ‘The Human Paradox’ in terms of the balance between heavy riffs and melodies. On the lyrical aspect, the main topic of the track is about sci-fi stuff, talking about the possibilities of the existence of another civilization in the universe. We made the music relate to the lyrics in terms of chords choices and sonority.“
Prelude To An Impending Outcome is a 4 song mini-album produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation) that promises to be a roller coaster of genres across completely different sounding songs with intimate lyrics influenced by personal experiences. Each track has a different prominent genre influence from power ballad, blues, djent and jazz with the band’s heavy and melodic base as an anchor. The album artwork was done by Silent Q Design out of Montreal and foreshadows the moody and existential prog metal that lies within. Although this album is more intimate with different textures and influences, the reception to its predecessor should be a prime indication of the talents of Fractal Cypher; this next release is sure to be a masterwork.
The band adds:
“‘Prelude To An Impending Outcome‘ is a mini album of 4 songs that are completely different from one to another to create a maximum roller coaster effect and make it non linear and interesting to listen to. The clash of style is more important and more obvious than our previous album, but the songs have gained in maturity in term of songwriting and sound. The vibe of this mini-album is really more intimate, due to the lyrics and the overall ambiance/universe of the songs. The melodic side of the band is still really present, offering catchy vocal lines and outstanding solos all over the songs.“
Prelude To An Impending Outcome is slated for self-release on November 8, 2018 and available for pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp here.
Photo: Eric Sanchez