Transcendence (2LP + CD)

by Devin Townsend Project
$57.99

'2LP Gatefold Edition, Including Album On CD!

Over the course of Devin Townsend's storied career, a single constant has persevered: change. As far back as Steve Vai's 'Sex & Religion,' which Townsend fronted, to 2001's landmark full-length 'Terria' to the multi-instrumentalist's country rock outfit Casualties of Cool, to his stunning new album 'Transcendence,' the Canadian isn't too interested in keeping an even musical keel. To stay the proverbial course is, well, anathema. For certain, he's far too impatient to write the same Strapping Young Lad song over and over — which is why he folded the band in 2007 — and it's likely there will never be a fourth or fifth Ziltoid album (a third if we're lucky) because by that point he'll be in a totally different frame of mind for galactic puppets gone awry. To understand why Townsend, consciously and subconsciously, favors change is to know the man and his music today.

Recorded, produced, engineered and mixed at The Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Canada with Townsend and Adam 'Nolly' Getgood (Periphery, Animals as Leaders), 'Transcendence' sounds absolutely massive. From the moment "Truth" — a re-work from the 'Infinity' album — monstrously blends into the soul-stirring "Stormbending" to the undulating cool of mid-point jam "Secret Sciences" and Ween cover "Transdermal Celebration (feat. Anneke van Giersbergen Che and Aimee Dorval)," Townsend and crew have engineered a modern-day classic. 

TRACKLISTING

LP - SIDE A

Truth
Stormbending
Failure
Secret Sciences
LP - SIDE B

Higher
Stars
Transcendence
LP - SIDE C

Offer Your Light
From The Heart
Transdermal Celebration
LP - SIDE D

Gump
Loud
CD (BONUS)

Truth
Stormbending
Failure
Secret Sciences
Higher
Stars
Transcendence
Offer Your Light
From The Heart
Transdermal Celebration