Music: Gordian Knot
A Progressive Rock Super Group formed by Cynic bassist Sean Malone, whose revolving lineup has included members of Genesis, King Crimson, Yes and Dream Theater. Revolving genres include traditional prog, Progressive Metal and Jazz. Their second album Emergent served as a semi-reunion of Cynic, as it was the only album other than Cynic's debut, Focus to feature all original Cynic members.Tropes:
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: See Viewers Are Geniuses.
- I Am the Band: Throughout the band's different lineups, founder Sean Malone is the only consistent member.
- Super Group: The bassist from Cynic in the same band as guys from Genesis, King Crimson, Yes and Dream Theater, to name a few, depending on which lineup you're looking at.
- Viewers Are Geniuses: The Gordian Knot is a legend of Phrygian Gordium associated with Alexander the Great. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem (disentangling an "impossible" knot) solved easily by cheating or "thinking outside the box" ("cutting the Gordian knot"):