CYNE have reissued a deluxe-edition version of their debut album Time Being.
Time Being, originally released in 2003, was the first full-length LP by CYNE, following a series of 12” singles for Beta Bodega’s imprint Botanica Del Jibaro. This Project Mooncircle reissue marks the first time that this long out-of-print album has been released on vinyl. This deluxe edition includes a remaster of the original Time Being album, previously released singles, instrumentals, and two previously unreleased bonus tracks (“Plain English” and “The Word”), both recorded during the “Time Being” sessions. Time Being is now available on vinyl for the first time. The exclusive remastered deluxe set comes out worldwide on limited green triple vinyl and digital.
Gaining strong digital presence on YouTube, their videos have amassed over 6 million views, gaining an increasing point of attention from their very first release. Repping their material with respected peers, CYNE has worked closely with Diplo & Friends, XLR8R, DJ Booth and This Is My Jam.
CYNE’s Time Being lineup consisted of MC’s Cise Star and Akin Yai, and producers Speck and Enoch. The album was created in 2002 and reflects the musical and political environment of the time. Sonically, the album showcases a synthesis of obscure samples filtered through the eclectic influences of Speck and Enoch, while Cise Star and Akin Yai’s lyrics cover a wide range of conceptual, introspective and spiritual ideas to the anxieties of post-9/11 xenophobia and being a black youth in America.
Pre-order Time Being via Project Mooncircle HERE