Introducing to the world for the first time, EVENT HORIZON.
We’ve always been a band with the intention to create meaningful and artful music and we couldn’t be more proud to be releasing this to you all today. Art projects with five people take patience and perseverance and don’t come without their trying times, but if you believe in what you’re doing with all your heart and allow your process to be your progress, you come out with a product that blows even your own expectations out of the sky. Event Horizon is the result of 9 years as a band, 2 previous albums, hundreds of shows, hours upon hours of jamming, 2 years of recording and working on our upcoming album Action Potential, months of working on the video and of course, our dreams truly coming to life through the tapestry of music we make together as five friends.
Thank you everyone for your patience.
Thank you everyone for your belief in what we’re doing.
Thank you in advance to everyone for sharing this video and spreading our music and our message to your personal universes.
As much as we do this for ourselves, we do it to make a positive impact on our collective world and we couldn’t do that without YOU!
‘In the absence of time and space
I lick my lips of stardust and I taste
Theres something more to life.
Physicality in mortals space,
Is what you make.’
Much Love and Stardust all.
There’s something inherently wrong with band competitions.
Musically competing with others is extremely one dimensional and music can’t be made or contained in one dimension, so it’s inherently flawed.
Isn’t the point of creating music to share moments of creative bliss with others and share moments of unified experience in our disconnected world? Why would we want build walls around our creations and hog the joy of it all to ourselves?
Isn’t there something utterly vial about pitting musicians against one another and making them compete for attention and exposure? Shouldn’t we be fostering friendships and building community with our fellow musicians? After all, we are the ones in this together. We are our own best allies, and the ones that can truly help each other achieve and succeed.
In an already hostile music industry why does this model of competition continue to exist and thrive? Why do we have to beg our fan bases to click silly meaningless buttons and vote for us and not ‘them’ instead of encourage music lovers to truly support all of us by buying our music and coming to our shows?
Why are we as bands subjugating ourselves to being judged by panels of people who determine our worthiness to be narrowed down to a select ‘superior’ few?
The only reason I can fathom as to why we as bands have subjected ourselves to such gimmicks is because of the potential exposure these types of ‘opportunity’s’ bring. The chance for new audiences to discover our hard working band and the songs we sweat our assess off too create, creates in us a sense of false hope that this could really be a break for us… instead these competitions merely put us in separate pans to be seared and consumed for a mere flashy spectical that lasts for a blink in time.
But let me repat myself, musically competing for an audience is one dimensional and music can’t be made or contained in one dimension… so it’s inherently flawed.
Uniting with bands and building strong bridges we can rock out on together is exponentially more valuable than competing with them, and in all honesty I don’t care to have panels of people judge my bandmates and I, that alone, is the farthest thing from the reason we create music in the first place.
And as for the chance at exposure, I’ll let our music speak for itself and our honesty and integrity as artists to communicate meaningful messages guide our way to truly valuable exposure and real opportunity to attract genuine audiences, and I’d encourage all bands to do the same.
Everything else is business gimmick and transparent bullshit.
We’ll pick building bridges over building walls and stick to creating real, heavy, solid music any day and everyday.
United we create, separate we stagnate.
Up up and away we go,
Photoshop genius at it’s finest in this one.
Sitana’s looking good eh?
Since we started writing for the new album ACTION POTENTIAL, I reflect everyday on myself as a musician and a guitarist. Although I knew how to play our songs well, I continually practice my guitar playing skills everyday to evolve myself further. This was certainly the case in writing alot of my lead riffs for this album.
When I started tracking guitars for AUTONOMYS CONQUEST in the studio, I sat down with the opening riff that our other guitarist Jason wrote. At first I was so excited just to be playing along with such an awesome riff. I thought to myself “This is gonna be so much fun!”
Sadly, the inner demon that always followed me from all of my childhood crept up on me. It kept on whispering into my ear “You’re not good enough” or “You can do so much better”! Since I started playing guitar, my self concious fear had always followed me in learning guitar. From time to time it would get me down to the point where I felt hopeless, like “Man I’m never gonna be as good as that guy, etc”. Fortunately, tracking this song helped me to turn this thinking around. Rather than sulk into this negative energy, I decided to use it’s potential power for the better. I kept on playing over and over again until I came up with certain melodies to help compliment the flow of the song structure. Nothing overtly technical but something more aggressive than what I’ve been used to playing. It took hours which turned into days which turned into months to fine tune what I wrote.I had to step outside of my own zone and envision “How would a listener react to the song when first hearing it?”
Therefore, I have finished writing to the song. Now take a listen! If you love it then I’m happy. If you don’t then that’s okay. All I know is that I did my best and I continue to do so for POLARITY!
The phrase “skinny little shit” comes to mind when I think of my elementary and secondary school years. That was the insult I dreaded most. No other phrase made me feel more exposed, vulnerable and helpless. It was a cutting reminder that not only was I not able to defend myself against senseless physical attacks from cruel, freewheeling bullies; but I that didn’t have the body-type that girls were attracted to either. I felt trapped in what I thought were completely bullshit and unfair circumstances. What good was I?
Every morning I’d hope to wake up, look in the mirror, and discover that I’d miraculously filled out. And every morning would be the same: disappointment. Still skinny. Still a skinny little shit. Then I’d endure a surge of spine-tingling terror upon boarding the school bus. As it rode towards my daily 8-3 internment facility, I’d wonder:
Was this gonna be another day of being body-slammed into the pavement by some asshole prowling for an easy target? Was this gonna be another day of being giggled-at by some heartless chicks who think I have chicken arms?
Science tells us we learn through repetition.
Having these fears and many, many more like them on a near-constant repeat in my mind, they became my world. That’s when a dark and deep depression set in. One that lasted throughout my entire 20’s.
The thought that I was never going to be desirable or seen “as a man”, trivial it might seem, had much to do with that. Much descended from that. Reams and reams of various performance anxieties, chronic troubles keeping relationships together, falling grades in university, inability to keep a job, and an acute fear of being out in public (at the height of which I sequestered myself in a room for the better part of a year). I was having a hard time building a stable and healthy identity because I felt like a deeply abject, thin bag of flesh.
Body-shaming is a gender-universal experience. It affects BOTH men and women, neither more so or deeper so than the other. It’s gravely important to keep an open, inclusive dialogue about it’s causes.
My image of myself was shaped, in a large degree, by the humiliating words directed to it, and by the unfavourable comparisons I made to it (that I felt pressured into making). The shame of being a slender, “unmanly” figure developed into a dirty secret. I was always painfully self-conscious going to the beach, at pool parties, in change rooms, in intimate situations – even in public places wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Though I’d try to act like I wasn’t bothered by my shape, I was.
But here’s something I learned: admitting the truth is not only freeing, it’s empowering. When I admitted to myself that I was deeply embarrassed of my body weight, I realized I didn’t have to feel that way. My reasons for feeling that way weren’t in accord with how I pictured a thoughtful, intelligent, and fundamentally empathic person would think. And that’s the person I aim to be.
These shaming-thoughts turned out to be, in essence, incredibly useless. Cruel takedowns that accomplished nothing other than to induce social withdrawal and self-loathing in me.
What the hell is the point of that?
And that’s when I realized that I could be doing much better things with my heart and mind. Things that induce joy or happiness in me, as well as in others. Those formative forces that filled me with shame were, to put it bluntly, full of shit. They spoke nothing of worth or value. Suddenly there was no reason to listen to them. They were laughable noise.
That doesn’t mean I don’t still struggle with body-shaming issues. I do. But I know now how to listen, and what to listen to.
The journey to record ACTION POTENTIAL began years ago, with us wanting to push ourselves to the limits of our creativity.
This truly was the hardest record to track; it pushed me physically, mentally, and emotionally. There were many hardships and many struggles along the way; love loss, career changes, arrangement changes as well as not having a jam space for a significant amount of time.
There were definitely moments were it seemed to hard, where there was no light at the end of the tunnel, as if running uphill against a landslide.
After all of that WE in POLARITY stand before you all, our amazing and loyal fans, and THANK YOU so very much from the bottom of our hearts for sticking through this process with us.
WE now stand stronger than ever, united 110% as not only band mates, friends, but also a family, which includes all of you, are amazing FANS!
THE FUTURE HAS JUST BEGUN
POLARITY WILL BE HITTING HARDER THAN EVER
This is MY AUTONOMY’S CONQUEST