transcendenceDevin Townsend’s body of work equals that of Frank Zappa. Kanye West aside, there is arguably no modern day composer with a back catalogue as intriguing as Townsend’s.

By his own account, Townsend has always kept a tight grip on his musical output, but with Transcendence he has relinquished control, giving his band mates greater input. This decision adds to the overall feel of the album, making the experience more a band effort rather than a solo project. Despite this, Transcendence is a deep, multi-layered creation that anyone familiar with Townsend’s work will devour.

Transcendence is out now via Inside Out/Sony.

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