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Mind to Darkness

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:56 - by Socionic
    

In nearly every sliver of warming light my conscious turns away, averting its gaze to the cold comfort of darkness.  Even amidst its enchanting matras, it fears the light of progression for all the change and new consideration that it brings.  The friction of evolution, the uncertainty of progression, the possibility to fail.  The progressive ideal is easy to recite, to echo out in self justification, but the embodiment of such is a far different undertaking.

Declaration of Self

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:11 - by Socionic
    

In this life I will dedicate to progression and personal growth.  I will move through challenges and unexpected encounters with vigor and malleability.  I will transform conflict to knowledge and use it against those who emerge in opposition.   

I will approach interaction with others with open mind and compassion.  Approaching encounters as gifts, I will glean unseen perspective from another’s eyes.  Leaping from collective experience, I will vault into the sea of discovery far beyond the limits of one.

The Sea of Humility

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:47 - by Socionic
    

The dedication to following the ever expanding path of personal growth consistently brings one outside of the realm of comfortable understanding and across landscapes of the unknown.  That is in fact the essence of exploration, pushing known limits to discover the new horizons and fill open eyes with sights unseen, forever changing the perspective of your previous view.

Absent Affirmations

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:24 - by Socionic
    

It is a common habit of humans to declare intention of a goal before any effort has been put into it.  Such declarations are often public and to an audience from which one can expect positive response and affirmation.  It seems this effort in itself is enough to trigger a response of accomplishment within the motivational centers of our brains.  Seemingly more often than not, these declarations are stated with true and honest intention, yet in strength and efficacy fall quickly by the wayside when it comes time to act and deliver.

Fractal Friday

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:08 - by Socionic
    

We have a strong appreciation and love for various mediums of art.  Apart from music, visual is a creative expression with which we resonate the most.  Like all forms of art, there are many ways in which to create and develop an idea.  It ranges from stream of consciousness execution to constructed and planned detail before a work is even started.  It is fascinating to explore and analyze all the different and infinite pathways to creation and art.  An interesting of these approaches, (which initially almost seems counter intuitive), is through mathematical formulae.

Anniversary Of An Opening Mind

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 20:37 - by Socionic
    

Today, March 3, marks the anniversary of my departure from the confines of a former existence to take the risk and set out to pursue the open world of opportunity and dream of a creative life.  Geographically it meant traversing across the country from a given home in the MidWest to a chosen destination of opportunity and experience.  Symbolically it meant casting aside the limitations of my previous outlook on life, wrought from a youth of limits and conservative impression and succumbing to the conviction of bold aspiration toward a creative life and progressive self improvement.

Environmental Creativity

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 14:35 - by Socionic
    

How much does environment affect creativity?  How much does any context affect the production of creative ideas and ease of their creation?  I think almost all of us can relate to environment in the context of shifting the state of mind to prepare for use in a certain way.  Either to alter mood for creativity, or heighten focus for productivity in some way.  How much does that make a difference in results?  Is it ubiquitous, or does it work differently depending on the individual and their ability to project and focus?

Conjoined IV: A New Beginning - Gallery Review

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 17:03 - by Socionic
    

I've before mentioned our penchant and passion for the beauty and power lying in the depths of expression behind dark art.  To some this medium of macabre serves to suit only superficial shock, but to those that can connect and possess the vision to look deep within the inspiration behind such pieces, the boldness and beauty of dark exploration reveals its power and intellect.  The Conjoined series of art shows (curated by the talented Chet Zar) being one of the more complete and talented collectives of such found within Los Angeles, I was greatly excited to attend and discover what was in store.

In Memory of Rachel Devine

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:20 - by Socionic
    

Today I pay respect and say good bye to my close friend, Rachel Devine.  

She passed away this past Christmas which also happened to be her birthday.  She was far too young and vibrant with life to have left so early, and her presence is already dearly missed by the many whom she touched.

2013 Retrospective

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:40 - by Socionic
    

This time of year it is often appropriate, at least traditional, to look back and take stock of what has happened over the last year.  In Japanese culture there is a word, Kaizen ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizen ) which exemplifies a cultural method of continuous devotion to improvement by reflecting on and learning from past efforts.  It is often used in business and engineering processes in origin, but can be applied to all things including Self improvement and greater life wisdom.

"Identity" Makes Music Connection Magazine's Top Reviews of 2013

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:27 - by Socionic
    

Our album, "Identity" has been selected in the Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2013 by Music Connection Magazine.  The list is compiled by taking the top 25 new music reviews from all those submitted across the country throughout the year.  It is an incredible honor to recieve this recognition from such a respected industry publication.  Music Connection has been publishing industry news and advice for musicians since 1977, so it is truly inspiring and encouraging to be included in this list and the sentiment serves to further fuel our efforts and inspirations moving into a new year.

"Ignorant Idiot" Artwork Featured in Advanced Photoshop

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:03 - by Socionic
    

The song artwork for "Ignorant Idiot" from our album, "Identity" has been featured in Issue 116 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine!  It is the second feature that they have run for a piece from "Identity", with the artwork for "Epiphany" appearing in Issue 111.  Many thanks to Valp ( valpnow.com ) for his talents in executing our vision with the piece and for promoting the artwork. 

The issue is available for purchase here:

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