Socionic | Reach Through Dark to Find The Light

IndieGoGo Campaign for New Album

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:09 - by Socionic

It's been a little while since we released our debut album, "Identity". In the time since, we've been exploring various areas of creativity including a couple music videos and a string of shows all over the West coast. We've strengthened the lineup of the band, and with our new found collective creativity, we’ve been, most importantly, writing new songs. The songwriting process over the last year has really diversified and developed for us resulting in an expanded sound and approach to creation. It has yielded very pleasing and articulate results and we are incredibly excited to give life to these new creations by recording them and letting everyone hear what we've been doing.

Which brings us to the process of recording. Since the inception of the project, it has embodied the spirit of independence and self sufficiency. This has enabled us to be experimental and creative in all ways from music to artwork to business. This mantra enables the potential for limitless creativity and is quite an exciting approach to take. However, independence also finds us responsible for all the non-creative endeavors involved in the business of creating music and delivering it to the people with which it connects. A big part of that responsibility involves the cost of producing music and all else it takes to run a successful band. That's where we need your help.

Prog Underground At The Dragonfly - October 22nd

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:59 - by Socionic

The next edition of Progressive Underground will be happening at The Dragonfly on October 22nd.  This one is going to be special as we are playing with our friends Opus Dai, MAL, and Black Map.  The guys in Black Map are coming all the way down from San Francisco for the show, and are then leaving for Europe a few days later to open up for Chevelle.

In addition to the powerful lineup of music, we are lining up some other performance surprises to go with the theme of the season.  Make sure to come out to this one!

Progressive Underground at The Dragonfly - August 6th

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:56 - by Socionic

LA Unsigned presents the next edition of Progressive Underground on Wednesday, August 6th at The Dragonfly!! A night not to be missed, this event marks Malaki's long awaited return to the stage as well as the birthday celebration of our singer, Michael.  The scene is growing here in LA, so come be a part of it!

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The Live Performance Connection

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:04 - by Socionic

There are many different ways in which to express creativity, emotion and art.  It is as an abstract communication that supersedes the limitations of language as we know it.  Equally, and perhaps even exponentially, there are many different ways to receive that connection and interpret the expression within the context of the moment.  That moment may vary and differ by physical location, mood, and those with whom we share the experience among a myriad of other possible contextual factors.  

Metal Assault Review of Progressive Underground at King King

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:22 - by Socionic

Metal Assault wrote a great review of the Progressive Underground show at King King in Hollywood this past week.  They praised the strength and diversity of each band as they respectively contributed to the success of the whole night.  It is incredibly encouraging for us to hear that the theme and vibe of the whole night resonated harmoniously as we continue to help build a stronger progressive and heavy scene here in Los Angeles.  With bands and fans coming togehter, we are extremely excited about the future of the Progressive Underground.

Read what Andrew Bansal of Metal Assault had to say about the show here:

LA Unsigned Show at King King

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 15:53 - by Socionic

We will be returning to the Hollywood stage on June 26th at King King for an LA Unsigned sponsored show with our friends AFTER and Elixir on Mute.  Building on the last show at The Dragonfly, it promises to be a great night of music.  Working with LA Unsigned and all friends in talented local bands we are pushing to again create a scene of hard rock and progressive music here in LA.  If you're in town, make sure to come and join in.

May 21st Dragonfly Show - Return to Hollywood

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 18:41 - by Socionic

We are making our return to the stage on May 21st at The Dragonfly in Hollywood.  We'll be revealing some new songs as well as some updated live production, so anyone in the Los Angeles area make sure to come out and say hi.  See you there!

LA Unsigned and The Progressive Underground present the return of Socionic along with MAL, AFTER and The Pitch!

Join this Facebook Event or email one of the bands to get on the $5 guest list.


Tickets: $8 at Door / $5 on guest list

8:30 - The Pitch
9:30 - Socionic
10:30 - AFTER
11:30 - MAL

Daniel Liljekvist Leaving Katatonia and its Reflection on the Music Industry

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 19:48 - by Socionic

I’m taking a break from the run of previous blog posts about self analysis and progression to reflect upon some news that passed a couple weeks ago within the realm of progressive rock and metal.  The same realm in which the musical side of Socionic exists.  That news being the departure of Katatonia’s drummer, Daniel Liljekvist from the band.

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.


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