Pineal Algebra

by Cryptic Ruse

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**UPDATE 1/20/17: this album is undergoing a remix/remaster process, to be completed mid-February. Four tracks have been cut but will be included as bonus tracks. If you purchased this version, you will receive a download code for the remastered version when it is released.**

An instrumental xenharmonic prog-metal odyssey using refretted guitars in four different equal divisions of the octave: 14edo, 15edo, 17edo, and 23edo (see track notes to see which tuning the track is in). Stylistically, this album draws influences from a broad spectrum of metal subgenres; djent, prog-metal, post-metal, and stoner metal all find representation within these tracks. This album is the follow-up to 2014's mind-warping "Chains of Smoke", and expands on that album's sound by adding synthesized elements, faster tempos, lower open-string tunings, crazier time changes, and more expansive song structures.

For fans of: the Fucking Champs, Meshuggah, Dysrhythmia, and Pelican.

All proceeds from sales of this album will go to the purchase of more microtonal guitars and the production of more crazy-ass music!

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released January 2, 2017

Jason Yerger: all guitars, programming, engineering, mixing, mastering, and artwork. Cover art based on the projective tuning space diagrams of Paul Erlich, and created using WordsEye (wordseye.com) and GIMP (shout-out to free software!)

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