Today, cross-border collaboration group Inkless releases “Cyanescens,” the prog heavy and ambient track from the forthcoming Handle Records release titled Step By Step, slated for release on April 1st, 2019. The new song now, available for streaming on YouTube is accompanied by a relaxing and vibrant video display to entertain while listeners absorb the deep tones and chord arrangements that highlight who Inkless is and what they write and record.

Joe Dolan, bassist and co-writer for Inkless shares, “We’re taking a step in the direction of artists that have captured our attention and delivering a view of what we get from the genre. It’s ambient, progressive and definitely recorded for deeper thought.

The song, and the album, are conceptualized by guitarist and Inkless co-writer Dany Breault, who creates the progressive process that the songs are built upon by writing and recording unique measures of tone and structure in every song. Mixed and mastered for release by Joe Dolan. Additional input comes from Wade at F-Jam Studios, providing the drum track on “Cyanecens.”

Hear the lead single “Cyanescens” from Step By Step Below

The forthcoming release of Step By Step delivers a passionate set of 7 tracks that capture thought and imagination and quite literally bolster creativity with simple listening. Infectious ear-worms are painted over both simple and complex rhythms, alternating between solid drive and ambient flow to create an album that rivals the prog genius of artists like Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Dream Theater and King Crimson to name a few. Fans of the genre will be enthused.

Step By Step, including the track Cyanescens, drops for public consumption on April 1st, 2019. The album is recorded through independent tracks in Montreal, Canada by Dany Breault and in Los Angeles, California, USA by Joe Dolan. Mixed and Mastered at the home studio of bassist Joe Dolan in Los Angeles. The digital download will be available directly through Handle Records and the tracks can be enjoyed on all digital streaming services, including Spotify on April 1st.


The primary elements that form Inkless on Handle Records are Canadian guitarist Dany Breault and bassist Joe Dolan. The duo met through online collaboration and have intertwined melodies and harmonies on dozens of progressive tracks that break the mold consistently. Working with a host of other collaborators who have created and/or added drums and percussion and on occasion, who share their vision of guitar with the tracks; Inkless brings unique and creative brilliance to prog fans around the world.

Dany Breault discovered his love of guitar at age 13, encouraged by the works of the Matthew Good BandSilverchairMoist and the radio awareness of bands like MetallicaGuns n’ Roses and Nirvana. His first band, Osmosis, featured drummer Alexandre De SeveStephan Slavinski on bass and Myriam Descoutures on keyboards. It took lead from artists including ToolDream TheaterPlanet XLiquid Tension Experiment and John Scofield to name a few. With time and exploration into works like Animals As LeadersPorcupine Tree and other prog genius, Dany‘s world unfolded and his self taught guitar expressed his personal vision of music. Inkless was born, and continues with these works collaboratively with Joe Dolan.

Joe Dolan began with the bass guitar emulating the songs and styles of early 80’s rock legends and what was seen on MTV from a small town in Massachusetts. Playing along to artists like The Cars, the Del Fuegos and the Blackjacks, Joe rapidly mastered the three-minute pop song – Don’t bore us, get to the chorus … but fast grew bored himself. With time, he discovered the deeper works of artists like GenesisMarillionPink Floyd and ultimately in his teens, while performing throughout New England, Joe met fellow artists like Frank Aresti and Fates WarningDream TheaterNuno Bettencourt and artists that created and performed outside of the commercial realm. The influence of Berklee College of Music in Boston changed Joe’s view of what the bass guitar can be and helped Joe create the attack he makes on music with his instrument today.

Fans of King CrimsonGenesisDream TheaterPink Floyd or Porcupine Tree and artists of the ilk find wonder in the tracks Inkless records as a duo. Mixed and mastered by Joe Dolan, the albums Step By StepHorizon’s Eye and Algebra bring a new element of music to listeners, without vocals or lyrics – it’s a mesmerizing assortment of rhythms and sound that thrill track after track. Put on your headphones and tune out the world in a soundscape that is absolutely like no other.