http://www.guitarmessenger.com/?p=13063 - Luke Dennis chats with Paul Masvidal of Cynic. Follow the link to view the complete first part of this interview with text, pictures, and video. Stay tuned for part 2 coming on October 16th and subscribe to check out new updates every Wednesday! 00:48 - Inspiration behind quick release of Carbon-Based Anatomy 01:09 - Writing process 01:59 - Textural vs. riff-based composition 03:40 - Influence of film/TV scoring experience on metal writing 05:00 - Previously unexplored moods on Carbon-Based Anatomy 06:16 - World music & ethnic groove integration (including Amazonian music) Please note that this video was filmed on November 7th, 2011. Unfortunately, the footage was part of a hard drive crash, which delayed the release of the video and forced us to move on to other ongoing projects at the time. Fortunately, we were able to recover most of the files and put together the finished version of the interview you see here.