Cyne Time Being Deluxe Green Vinyl Edition

Project: Mooncircle / HHV | Item No: 540587
Vinyl 3LP | 2017 / EU – Original | New
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Limited edition of 500 copies on colored vinyl!

“Time Being”, originally released in 2003, was the first full-length CYNE LP, 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.

CYNE’s “Time Being” lineup consisted of MC’s Cise Star and Akin Yai, and producers Speck and Enoch. The four teamed up in Gainesville, Florida in 2001 and recorded “African Elephants”, which was quickly released as a 12” and set the trajectory for the group’s course. “Time Being” was created over the next year 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, from conceptual, introspective, and spiritual ideas to the anxieties of post-9/11 xenophobia and being a black youth in America.

CYNE has continued to release music for more than 15 years, including projects for domestic and international labels such as Project: Mooncircle, Botanica Del Jibaro, P-Vine, Home Tapes, and City Centre Offices. Although the group’s lineup has changed for recent projects, all four members continue to work together, creating a reputation as artists that stay true to the lyrical power and gritty cut and paste aesthetic of classic Hip Hop while managing to explore new sonic territory.

Both CYNE and Akin Yai released new material in 2017; CYNE recently announced the second volume of their “Wasteland” beat tape series, while Akin Yai’s new album “Romantica”, primarily produced by Speck and Enoch, was released in April of 2017.

“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.
Item Details
Item No: 540587
Artist: Cyne
Title: Time Being Deluxe Green Vinyl Edition
Label: Project: Mooncircle / HHV
Catalog No: PMC164
Format: Vinyl 3LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: EU – Original
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: US Hip Hop
Available since: 2017-10-18
Condition: New
Price: 24,99 €
Weight: 750g (plus 250g Packaging)
A1 Intro
A2 Nothing’s Sacred
A3 Papermate
A4 Steady
A5 Interlude
A6 400 Years Revisited
A7 Samura’s Optic
A8 First Person
A9 Interlude
A10 Self Exam
A11 Due Progress
A12 Free
A13 Out Of Time
A14 Outro
A15 African Elephants
A16 Midas
A17 400 Years
A18 Paradise
A19 The Word
A20 Plain English (2003 Version)
A21 Nothing’s Sacred (Instrumental)
A22 Papermate (Instrumental)
A23 Steady (Instrumental)
A24 400 Years Revisited (Instrumental)
A25 Samura’s Optic (Instrumental)
A26 First Person (Instrumental)
A27 Self Exam (Instrumental)
A28 Due Progress (Instrumental)
A29 Free (Instrumental)
A30 Out Of Time (Instrumental)
A31 African Elephants (Instrumental)
A32 Midas (Instrumental)
A33 400 Years (Instrumental)
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