Contemplator is instrumental progressive music that circles around and between genre boundaries, from the prog-rock leanings of Uematsu's RPG video game scores to the angular dissonances of Gorguts.
The project was born after Christian Pacaud came back from his tour playing bass for Augury in 2010, inspired by all the deeply creative, passionate and unique people he had met along the road. Now convinced people out there are just waiting for daring and bold musical experiments to shove down their brains, he turned all musical filters off, pressed record and went with the flow.
The "Contemplator" EP was released in 2013. MetalSucks' Vince Neilstein featured it in his "Unsigned and Unholy" column: "This is excellent technical death metal that isn’t too big on the “tech” side, if you catch my drift — there’s a ton to grab onto here, not just riff salad."
Now a four-piece band with current and past members of Augury and Aeternam, Contemplator just released "Sonance", their debut full-length album, mixed/mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Dysrhythmia), available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play and other platforms.