Ki CD

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
Art. Nr.:
28442
Release: 09.10.2009
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Band DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
Release Date Oct 9, 2009
Genre Prog Metal

Description

Ki is the eleventh studio album by Canadian musician Devin Townsend, and the first of six albums in the Devin Townsend Project series.

Townsend, the founder, songwriter, and frontman of extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad and progressive metal group The Devin Townsend Band, dissolved both bands in 2006 to spend time with his family and avoid the burnout of touring and interviewing. After a period of self-discovery and a year-long break from songwriting, Townsend began work on a four-album series to clarify his identity as a musician. Ki includes themes of self-control and sobriety, and is musically subtler than much of the artist's previous work, consisting of ambient rock music interlaced with tentative bursts of heavy metal.

The album was written, produced, mixed, and co-engineered by Townsend, who also performed guitar and vocals. Townsend assembled a supporting group of Vancouver musicians including blues drummer Duris Maxwell, rock bassist Jean Savoie, keyboardist Dave Young, and guest vocalist Ché Aimee Dorval to play on the album. While some critics found the album uneven, Ki received generally positive reviews for its unexpected musical direction, along with its production, vocal dynamics, and mix of influences.

TRACKLIST

Tracklist:

1. "A Monday" 1:43

2. "Coast" 4:36

3. "Disruptr" 5:49

4. "Gato" 5:23

5. "Terminal" 6:58

6. "Heaven's End" 8:54

7. "Ain't Never Gonna Win"  3:17

8. "Winter" 4:48

9. "Trainfire" 5:59

10. "Lady Helen" 6:05

11. "Ki" 7:21

12. "Quiet Riot" 3:02

13. "Demon League" 2:55