"CANVAS SOLARIS is a three man "brutal jazz" outfit, with music based on outer space. The music on this CD is great, but a bit hard to understand. After a few cuts, I just closed my eyes and let the music take me where it would. Man, what a f**king awesome ride." – ROUGH EDGE
"The whole thing has more time changes than missing teeth at a Nascar race, and the riffs will leave you perplexed to no end." – METAL JUDGEMENT
"Penumbra Diffuse" is the second full length release from this Georgia based instrumental tech-metal trio. It also marks their debut effort for SENSORY after the successful release of "Sublimation" for TRIBUNAL RECORDS. The band has shown tremendous growth since their beginnings in 1999, evolving out of the death metal/mathcore scene. Dropping their vocalist along the way the band decided to emphasize intricate arrangements, creating compositions that only the most adept musicians could play. CANVAS SOLARIS’ music resonated equally with fans of technical metal co-horts SPIRAL ARCHITECT and CYNIC as well as bands like DON CABALLERO and DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. "Penumbra Diffuse" demonstrates musical artists that continue to mature. Now drawing inspiration from progressive Gods like KING CRIMSON, VOIVOD and MR. BUNGLE, they have added more textural elements, with keyboards and acoustic instruments playing a more prominent role in the music. The music now has a more expansive sound but still retaining their trademark technical elements. Sensory has quickly become noted for their association with technical metal bands like SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ZERO HOUR, GORDIAN KNOT , and the upcoming TWISTED INTO FORM project. CANVAS SOLARIS and Sensory is the perfect match.