Animals As Leaders — Weightless (Bone With Gray Swirl)

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Limited Bone White With Gray Swirl Vinyl LP

When unknown virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker Animals As Leaders in 2009, few would have predicted the band’s meteoric rise over the next two years. Although Abasi earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would develop anything more than a cult following. Whereas the group’s self-titled debut was a collaboration between Abasi and Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, their 2011 sophomore effort, Weightless, features the recording debut of Animals As Leaders, the true band — Abasi (guitars), Javier Reyes (guitars) and Navene Koperweis (drums). After nearly two years of touring, the trio wrote and recorded Weightless in mid-2011, with Koperweis producing and Reyes mixing.

Released: 8/6/21

Label: Prosthetic Records

Variant: Bone White w/Gray Swirl

Format: 1-LP

  1. An Infinite Regression
  2. Odessa
  3. Somnarium
  4. Earth Departure
  5. Isolated Incidents
  6. Do Not Go Gently
  7. New Eden
  8. Cylindrical Sea
  9. Espera
  10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
  11. Weightless
  12. David