Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project, Steve Vai) released Ki earlier this year. It is a mellow album and admittedly I haven't given the time it deserved.
However, I do think it is a great CD that blends sounds ranging from pop-rock Muse-like sounds to the more technical. Each song starts slow and gradually builds up to an epic mix of guitars and vocals.
Now Townsend is preparing to release the second in a four-part series of albums. "Addicted" comes out November 17 and sounds like things are only getting better.
For those who crave Dev's heavier material, make sure to check out part three (Deconstruction), because I hear it is devastatingly HEAVY!