Cyne

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Cyne, often stylized as CYNE ("Cultivating Your New Experience"; pronounced "sign"),[1] is an American alternative hip hop group originating from Gainesville, Florida.[2] The group consists of MCs Akin Yai and Clyde "Cise Starr" Graham, and producers David "Enoch" Newell and Michael "Speck" Gersten, and are currently signed to Hometapes.

CYNE
OriginGainesville, Florida, United States
GenresAlternative hip hop, experimental
Years active1999-present
LabelsBotanica Del Jibaro, Hometapes, City Centre Offices
Associated actsNujabes, Four Tet
Websitethecyne.bandcamp.com
MembersClyde "Cise Starr" Graham
David "Enoch" Newell
Michael "Speck" Gersten
Past membersAkin Yai

HistoryEdit

CYNE's 2005 release Evolution Fight was named Album of the Week at Stylus Magazine for the week of August 29 – September 3, 2005.[3] In 2007, CYNE released the Grey Matter EP on their website to be downloaded, free of charge.[4] In 2014, the group released a studio album, All My Angles Are Right, on Hometapes.[5]

Style and influencesEdit

Their often socio-politically charged, culturally introspective, and motivational lyrics find influence rooted in blues, jazz, highlife, activism, humanities and philosophy.[6]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Cyne (Collection 1999-2003) (2003)
  • Wasteland Vol. 1: Killmore (2011)
  • Wasteland Vol. 2 (2017)

EPsEdit

  • Movements (2002)
  • Growing (2004)
  • Running Water (2005)
  • Grey Matter (2007)

SinglesEdit

  • "African Elephants" (2001)
  • "Midas" (2002)
  • "Out of Time" (2003)
  • "Due Progress" (2003)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • Supersoul - "Sattva Guna (Make It Happen!)" from 40 Acres and a Moog (2002)
  • Nujabes - "Lady Brown" and "High 2 Lows" from Metaphorical Music (2003), "Feather" from Modal Soul (2005), "D.T.F.N" from Hydeout Productions (First Collection) (2003), "Sky is Tumbling" from Spiritual State (2011)
  • Daedelus - "Drops" from Exquisite Corpse (2005)
  • Depth Affect - "One Day or So" from Arche-Lymb (2006)
  • Deceptikon - "Montana" from Greater Cascadia (2007)
  • Supersoul - "Satellites" from Plastic Rap (2007)
  • Seven Star - "Speak the Truth" (2008)
  • Haruka Nakamura - "The Sun" from Melodica (2013)
  • Ficus - "Level Up" from Black Foliage (2013)
  • Uyama Hiroto - Soul of Freedom from Freedom of the Son (2014)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marston, Jennifer (February 12, 2009). "Podcast 73: CYNE's Hip-Hop Experience". XLR8R. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Cole, Zach (February 7, 2009). "Album Review: CYNE - Pretty Dark Things (2008)". Potholes in My Blog.
  3. ^ Park, Adam (August 25, 2005). "Cyne - Evolution Fight". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 5, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2008.
  4. ^ "Cyne put free online EP out". Caught in the Crossfire. Retrieved February 19, 2008.
  5. ^ Hodge, Brian (March 17, 2014). "CYNE – All My Angles Are Right". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Yates, Steve (August 25, 2005). "cyne 'evolution flight'". BBC. Retrieved February 19, 2008.

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