It's 2007, CYNIC from Miami, Florida, strikes back home on earth with 8 tracks under the banner ''Traced In Air''. Because there are bands that are almost religiously respected & CYNIC are one of those. Of course, after the unbelivable 1993 work ''Focus'', you were curious what happened next 14 years later, about ''Focus'' Pt. II? For musicians of this caliber rather unlikely. By doing something completely different? Everyone involved has already done so in projects like PORTAL, GORDIAN KNOT or AEON SPOKE. Consequently, ''Traced In Air'' has become a logical evolution of the unique CYNIC style. So the metal part was reduced a bit, but today still more jazz finds its way into the songs. The rough shouts are still there, but rarely used, favoring larger melodies that are still being chased by Paul Masvidal through the vocoder. Although the result doesn´t sound as drugged as it did in 1993, it still leaves again the brain to a long journeys.