Aeon Spoke

Aeon Spoke

BandAlternativeRock

Aeon Spoke's sound is at once earthy and ethereal. Song themes describe the rawer emotions of human experience and reflect on unanswered questions of living in the here and now. Deceptively simple rhythms lay the foundation for soaring vocal melodies and otherworldly harmonic guitar textures.

Biography

ÆON SPOKE, sophisticated modern rock wading in melancholic waters, is Paul Masvidal (vocals/guitar), Sean Reinert (drums/backing vocals), Evo (guitar) and Stephen Gambina (bass). Paul and Sean first bonded musically as teenagers in Miami, where proficiency and perseverance saw their first band Cynic propelled to indie bestseller status. Cynic went on to become the stuff of cults and web shrines dedicated to their influential and visionary prog-art rock-metal band. As the most requested reissue in the Roadrunner catalog, the Cynic debut titled "Focus" was re-released October 5th. After the excitement of world tours and international kudos, the pair relocated to Los Angeles and formed Aeon Spoke with Evo, introduced by mutual friends, following with Stephen Gambina joining the group.

The band moved into the Silver Lake community of East LA and began rehearsals downtown. Establishing a deep musical connection, the foursome began performing throughout California. A collection of songs would soon become the debut Æon Spoke record, completed at various recording studios (including their own home facilities and friends' closet spaces) and co-produced/mixed by John Hiler (The Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Hedwig & The Angry Inch).

"Lyrically the record explores the depths of spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition," explains lead singer and lyricist Paul Masvidal. Paul had worked as a caretaker for the dying while writing the songs for this record, doing music therapy for transplant patients and other critically ill people. "I came to find out what was most important about living through working with the dying."

Aeon Spoke's sound is at once earthy and ethereal. Song themes describe the rawer emotions of human experience and reflect on unanswered questions of living in the here and now. Deceptively simple rhythms lay the foundation for soaring vocal melodies and otherworldly harmonic guitar textures. Influences range from early jazz to Bach to 60's/70's folk music. The band's conviction is "to push the envelope and to keep growing as artists," says Masvidal. "It's important to us that our music add new shades of color to the existing palate of songwriting and sound."

"most beguiling...gets inside your head and stays" - Record of the Day
"atmospheric and hypnotic...beautifully tender" - Hit Sheet
"superior songwriting and thoroughly classy...immaculate" - Unpeeled
"absolutely fantastic...haunting and lovely" - Paul Ross, LBC Radio 97.3, London
"beautiful and exquisite...destined for greatness" - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

Discography

"Above The Buried Cry"

"Emmanuel" featured in the hit independant movie "What The Bleep Do We Know?"

Single "Pablo At The Park"

Set List

varies, usually 30 to 40 minutes.