Pineal Algebra (Remaster)

by Cryptic Ruse

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Auronlight Microtonal prog metal, what more needs to be said?
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Mehtul You CAN listen to this and say something like "mind = blown". Unfortunately, it would be a complete underestimation. This collection of albums is true mastery. I'm so lost in this music I cannot choose a favorite.
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    Bonus track: "Projected into the Complex Plane" with LIVE DRUMS by Connor Reilly of the Mercury Tree! Also includes all the original masters, for "academic purposes."

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of ASMR, Pineal Algebra (Remaster), Misc 2003-2014, Wasting & Thirsting, Chains of Smoke, and Sierpinski's Casket. , and , .

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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 ear-bending "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!

This version is fully re-mixed and re-mastered, and anyone who purchased the previous version for $10 or more gets this version for free! If you purchased the previous version and have not received a download code, please contact me and I will hook you up.


released May 27, 2017

Jason "Igliashon Jones" Yerger: all guitars, programming, engineering, mixing, mastering, and artwork. Exception: bonus track "LIVE DRUMS: Projected into the Complex Plane": drums by Connor Reilly, recorded and mixed by Ben Spees.

Cover art based on the projective tuning space diagrams of Paul Erlich, and created using WordsEye ( and GIMP (shout-out to free software!)



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