“Ceremonious Synapses (ii)” is the 3rd single from heavy-psych instrumental prog band, The Bloody Mallard, from their album ‘Realm’. Released on 6th March 2020 as a self release via Onslaught Music, it is the 2nd of two songs under “Ceremonious Synapses” which explore the subject of neural pathways and behaviours within the human brain. Human consciousness and behaviours can be linked to the structure of these neural networks and based upon certain events in a person’s life (environmentally, traumatically, meditatively) these pathways can alter. The “Ceremonious Synapses” songs are thematically narrative of the conscious effort to change these pathways; part (i) focused one the frictioned physical and disciplined, whilst part (ii) focuses on the deeper and sub-conscious/ spiritual level of change.
The Bloody Mallard is a London-based rock project headed by guitarist, Tom Walding. After experimenting with melodies, rhythms and tones that were reminiscent of many mushroom trips in rural Kent, the sonic segments finally formed into songs which turned into the album, Realm. The album was produced recorded and mixed by Jarred Hearman (Katy B, Wretch 32, Mammal, John Butler Trio, The Prodigy, Slipknot) at Konk and City Sounds Studios and The Gin Factory.