Being the only musicians at their neighborhood elementary school, Sean Reinert and Paul Masvidal first met in Miami, when they were 12 years old, and immediately started writing songs and rehearsing together in what would become an obsessive aural journey from classical to pop to metal to Jazz and back within a ten-year period. By their late teens they were playing everything from Mahavishnu Orchestra to Miles Davis, and learning the songs of the Real/Fake book. Proficiency and perseverance saw their band, the progressive-rock/metal outfit Cynic, propelled to indie bestseller status. After the excitement of world tours and international kudos, the band quietly dissolved. Shortly after, Paul and Sean relocated to Los Angeles and formed Aeon Spoke with Evo.
"We're okay with art taking itself seriously and approaching it with the weight of the world. Lightness doesn't appeal to us. We want to get down and dirty with human experience and allow our art to reflect that. We're a messy species with minds that complicate everything. The spiritual investigation in our work is not about preaching, as much as it is about healing oneself. Like everyone, we're just trying to get through life the best we know how. Music is a tool and a language. If people can relate to our songs, then perhaps we've done our job." –Aeon Spoke
"Atmospheric and hypnotic…beautifully tender." –Hit Sheet
"Most beguiling…gets inside your head and stays." –Record of the Day
"Superior songwriting and thoroughly classy…immaculate." –Unpeeled
"Beautiful, exquisite…destined for greatness." –Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
"The album's strength lies in the band's ability to excavate beauty from pain, hope from despair, and also to remind everyone that life's failures and successes are memorial and precious, and go beyond mortality." –Michael Casano, Buzz Music
"Absolutely fantastic…haunting and lovely." –Paul Ross, LBC Radio 97.3FM, London
Aeon Spoke has 2 members from the cult fusion-death-metal band Cynic, but their music isn't anything like Cynic was. This is mellow, almost acoustic, beautiful alt-rock, especially songs like "Emmanuel" and "Yellow man".
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