The Sonic Universe

The Sonic Universe

 
Los Angeles, California, USA
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"EclectroRock" (Eclectic Electronic Rock) a new genre coined by "The Sonic Universe." Journey into higher consciousness with this dynamic LA based six-piece band who searches for soul in our Universe.
Also catch Alex Arndt solo for accessible acoustic sounds to activate your love field.

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Biography

"By marrying his cosmic vision to a more grounded rock sound, Arndt achieves some intriguing moments!" - Music Connection

Arndt and his Sonic mates perform primarily at USA clubs, theaters, and festivals. The Sonic Universe almost mimics a rising Pink Floyd experience with synced up projections and light shows. 

In between band practices, writing, recording, and playing shows with his band, The Sonic Universe, Alex Arndt is also sharing his message with other parts of the planet with routine shows in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the UK.  Arndt actually has a Tokyo band whom he's toured with on five different occasions in Japan so far.

How it all began: While attending a songwriting conference, Arndt met his soul-collaborator, Kay Glynn. Arndt and Glynn simply had a musical chemistry; Alex came up with an inspiring melody and chord progression and together the two craftily fit in the lyrics. With the help of Kevin Fisher, a songwriter, studio engineer, and producer in San Pedro, CA, Arndt and Glynn produced a dynamic, spiritual, concept album, called "Sonic Paradigm." The title track thematically begins and ends the album with the words, "Leave your body, free your soul, in this moment, you can step into a sonic paradigm."

Alex Arndt & The Sonic Universe presents EclectroRock that reveals both compassion and energy, distinctiveness and accessibility. The songs show the heart of thoughtful songwriters that doesn't self-censor and believe in emotional honesty. The music is full of melody and hooks, tempered with intelligence and unique creativity. This music shows how songs can be both pop-friendly yet imbued with artistic integrity.

Every Emotion Possible

Music is everything to me, says Arndt. And why shouldn't it be? It's the ultimate musical expression and somebody with the pure musical talent of Arndt should feel an intimate kinship with music. Indeed, his very personal relationship with song comes across in his music, drawing in the listener and making him a part of the rainbow of emotional experiences summed up in Arndt's songwriting. Music lets me feel every emotion possible. It's a universal experience focused into bursts of human creativity and conjured in moments of time and space. Since music is made from vibrations of everything in the universe, everyone can understand it on some level. Music is passion flowing through my veins.

Non-Contrived Inspiration

Arndt understands that for songs to have true identity and distinguish themselves from a big music industry comprised of everything from the best to the worst (Arndt's analysis of the realm of music), that the creator has to allow the inspiration to flow freely without trying to artificially bend it. I am coming from the point of view where I am just writing from pure, non-contrived inspiration. The money means nothing to me. The music is everything. Just ask anyone who's heard Arndt's songwriting. They'll tell you they feel the same thing. The music is everything.

Emotions

Music is an emotional being. Arndt understands that and makes sure that each and every time, emotional value is at the foundation of his songwriting. His tunes are wrapped around emotional expression, the coalescing in artistic form of the human feeling. I find inspiration in my emotions. He also understands that the key to those emotions is understanding that they are a reflection of the world that surrounds a person. It's how the environment around me makes me feel at any given moment, he says.

The Artist at Work

Alex has performed at such hot spots as the University of Chicago, Las Vegas' House of Blues, The Key Club, The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory, Highland Grounds and Fais Do Do in Los Angeles, Whitlow's on Wilson in DC, Boston's Harpers Ferry, Eugene's Cozmic Pizza and many more. He has been a featured Spotlight artist on Sonicbids.com and has been reviewed by Music Connection, Malibu Chronicle, Northeast In-Tune Magazine, Great American Song Contest, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Papercut Records, and Enfuse Magazine. Alex also was the recipient of an honorable mention in the Singer/Songwriter Awards for his song Oh Well.

Alex Arndt and his band performed live on San Diego's FM 94.9 (on myspace.com/alexarndt or youtube.com/alexarndtmusic). Alex has also performed live on FOX and ABC news stations in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, he has been quoted and sited in music articles in the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, and the Los Angeles CityBeat, and has done live radio interviews in San Diego, Chicago and Baltimore. Arndt also received credit for writing the original composition of the vocal melody for "So In Love With You" by Director, Tony Tarrantino.

Lyrics

Endless Beginnings (We Live As One)

Written By: Alex Arndt and Kay Glynn

Inspired by the poem "Endless Beginnings" by Gurudas (Roger Siegel). Maura Murphy is female lead vocalist.

Chorus
Unconscious society
Twisted ideologies
Numbing of reality
Drags us from our higher ground

I know I'as created
Pure love in my heart
Won't ever be jaded
Never let darkness bring me down

Breakdown
Down down down down…
Soaring free...catch the wind..
Changing frames......we live as one
We Live As One

Verse 1
Dream .... catch a glimpse of what's inside
Dive ... for hidden treasures in your mind
Like coalescing bubbles, come together old and new
Uniting for a new Endless Beginning

Verse 2
Wake ... be aware of all sensations
Feel ... interconnected life vibrations
The Sonic Universe opens the door to peace and truth
Uniting for a new Endless Beginning

Pre
This isn't just a phase
It's an evolution your thoughts
Expand your senses with conscious clarity
Soaring free ... catch the wind ... rhythmic dancing through the waves
Changing frames ... conceived the same ... We Live As One

Outro
I know I'as created
Pure love in my heart
Won't ever be jaded
Never let darkness bring me down
We Live As One

Love Beyond The Room

Written By: Alex Arndt and Kay Glynn

Love Beyond The Room
© 2009 Arndt & Glynn. All rights reserved.

Verse 1
Fire's keeping on...just enough to smell it's sweetness
Conversation flows
Candles drippin' lower....got a vibe of something humming
From a million years ago

Pre
I feel so good and realize...there's so much...

Chorus
Love beyond the room
Love beyond this world
Love beyond the room
Love beyond this world

Verse 2
Ever changing lines...on the faces of my memories
Deepen as love grows
As voices reconnect...all our thoughts they bring sweet comfort
From a million years ago

The Inside of A Rainbow

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Verse 1
It's cold on my breath outside
As a sliver of a moon cuts an indigo sky
The wet street steams with van Gogh puddles
As my boot breaks the picture a neon city shuffles

The sting on my cheeks let's me know I'm alive
The metro-rush sound is in overdrive
Watchin' the vibrations of cell phone waves
As thoughts are flyin' in and out of space

Pre
It's all love to me, everything I see,
Colors start to breath, when you finally believe

Chorus
Have you ever seen the inside of a rainbow?
Have you ever seen the inside of a rainbow?

Verse 2
Red lights blinkin' on the skyline ceiling
While down below I've got a green light feeling
Mystery sirens flood the foggy night
I'm so mesmerized

Bridge
Take a look from the inside, feel it from the inside,
Tasting essence of life

Colors Of The Universe

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Verse 1
I want to fall into The Milky Way
Say goodbye to night and day
Cosmic flowers blooming in a sea
Of darkness...

Oh the lights of all eternity
Are kaleidoscopes of memories
Star dust of the galaxies
You know a little lives in you and me

Chorus
Oh the colors of The Universe Whoah ohh
It's the colors of The Universe Whoah ohh
It's the thing that makes you real
The love that you feel
In the colors of The Universe

Verse 2
But when a little calls for a little more
And you've forgot what the numbing's for
Stuck in a revolving door
You spin...

Just be still and close your eyes
Feel your heart beat give you time
To live and breathe and be set free
As love creates pure energy

Love Is A Jet Stream

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Verse 1
There's lightning flowin' through my body
An electrifying force unlocks me
Now I'm free to channel this brilliant life energy
And as I pass it on to you, it's divine synergy

Pre 1
My tears will join my smile, as this train comes for my ride
Yeah I know that I've greased up the tracks

Chorus 1
Love Is a Jet Stream flyin' 'cross the sky, so high
Believe it boy got to enjoy, no reason to deny

Love Is a Jet Stream flyin' 'cross the sky, no lie
Love fills my soul and let's me know, we never really die

Verse 2
Just take a deep breath of eternity
Why do we call it death? It's an ageless fraternity

Pre 2
So I'll joyfully cry, tears of love that coat the tracks
For my mystic soul-train ride, I've heard in a distant reply

Chorus 2
Love Is a Jet Stream flyin' 'cross the sky, so high
Believe it boy got to enjoy, no reason to deny

Love is a shooting star a million light years behind
Release your mind you've done your time, and now you're gonna fly

Chorus Outro
Love In a Jet Stream zoomin' through the sky, no lie
Love In a Jet Stream flyin' 'cross the sky, so high
Love Is a Jet Stream flyin' 'cross the sky

Swallowed In The Pocket

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Verse 1
She's strong enough 
To take any man down, down to the ground
Leaving you weak, in her ecstacy               
She's a poisonous rain
Wrapped in a summer breeze  

Pre 1
She says, "baby please...one more dance with me        
You're gonna feel so nice...giving up the fight"                         
Then she swallows my soul                                      

Chorus 1, 3
You really want to stop
But you can't say no           
Such a tight spot 
When you're sinking so low
Your heart's beatin' crazy
Burnin' out of control                
Yeah that's how life goes down
When you've been swallowed in the (pocket)

Verse 2
She brings dark with her light
Sorrow with her habitual highs
Destroying dreams, and reality
Always dressed up so nice                            
But it's all a disguise

Pre 2
She says, "hey my love...nothing to be frightened of       
When we start to play it'll be a beautiful day"
Then she swallowed my soul… yeah!

Chorus 2
You really want to stop
But something says go
Feeling red hot
But the chills got you cold
Your heart's beatin' crazy
'Cause the devil's got a hold
Yeah that's how life goes down
When you've been swallowed in the pocket
When you're swallowed...

Bridge
Trusted friend, I'm betrayed
As my life, you took away
Now my loss, is what you gain
Your slippery path, filled one more grave

Oh Zalika (No More Senseless Goodbyes)

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Intro/Outro
Please; no more senseless goodbyes

Verse 1
Oh Zalika
You are so pretty
I'm so sorry that you wait

Dark empty eyes
All alone you wonder
When will your tired belly no longer ache

Pre
Hungry children all around the world
Weightless little lives rest on our shoulders
Where's the will to make this right?

Abundant earth enough under the sun
Build a bridge to the third and make the world one
Why should some have all and others none

Chorus
Every five seconds a starving child dies
We gotta change it so...
There will be no more senseless goodbyes

Verse 2
Oh Zalika
You are so pretty
And I'm so sorry that you wait

Dark fragile face
Warms a cold floor
Where you're dreaming without love's embrace

5, 4, 3, 2
Please; no more senseless goodbyes
Please; no more senseless goodbyes

Ignite The Light

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Verse 1
I'm givin' up all expectations of what's in store for me
On that silver platter
And I'm tellin' the past to wash itself into the ocean
'Cause right now's the only thing that matters

Pre 1
And every name of love is dancing off my tongue
Into the ether, I watch them linger

Chorus
Ignite The Light to live in love
Na Na Na Na Om

Verse 2
Open hearted love oozes in from the Universe
And all of it's creators
No time to waste the pure light of this moment
Yeah I don't want to wait 'till later

Pre 2
And every name of God is dancing off my tongue
Into the ether, I watch them linger
Allah, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Jah, Jehovah, Yahweh, and Waheguru, they all come through you

Bridge
On the outside, I may appear the same
But on the inside, yeah on the inside, yeaheyeah,
On the inside, I ignite, I Ignite The Light of love

Chorus Outro
Na Na Na Na Om
Jivanmukta
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
Hallelujah Hallelujah

Sonic Paradigm

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Chorus 1
Leave your body and free your soul
In this moment
You can step into a Sonic Paradigm

Flesh and bones are just your clothing
A soul refreshes
Keeps on growing with the turning of time

Verse
Stop and smell mother earth blooming
Filling up your breath
With sweet fragrant life energy for eternity
In this tapestry of existence
Passing on your smile
You connect with the spirit inside through their eyes

Each step a dance, each word a lullaby
Ohhh Ohhw Ohhw
So let your love shine like a firefly
Ohhh Ohhw Ohhw

Oowhoo Aahhaa, Oowhoo Aahhaa
Aayaah Whoaoh Whoaoowhoahaoh

Bridge
Sing with me, my little ones whoahh
A celestial synchronistic voice, come on and shout it out
Sing with me, these songs of truth whoa oowhoa
A transcendental force of love

Chorus 2 / Outro
Leave the body, free your soul
In this moment
You can step into a Sonic Paradigm

Flesh and bones are just your clothing
A soul refreshes
Keeps on growing in the absence of time

Simple stillness, hands in prayer
Feel the power
Love can manifest as our thoughts intertwine, so...

Leave the body and free your soul
In this moment
Step into… a Sonic Paradigm … awwh...

You can leave the body, free the soul whoaoowoa
Leave your body, free your soul… hey…
You can step into a Sonic Paradigm

Love Unconditionally

Written By: Alex Arndt & Kay Glynn

Verse 1
To all of life, I'm writing you a letter
I wanna give you all the love you've given me
With arms stretched out we lift each other higher
When giving hands are open they receive

May every hungry mouth be fed
Every child a safe warm bed
All animals treated right
All lonely shadows brought to light

Chorus
It's oh so easy to
Love Unconditionally
Being grateful
For what we have and
Letting the whole world see
It's so easy baby
It's so easy baby
It's so easy to Love Unconditionally

Verse 2, 3
(To all of life, I'm writing you this letter
I wanna give you all the love you've given me)

May the sun dawn in our lives
Peaceful reflections in our eyes
Every leader speaking truth
Restoring faith in all our youth

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes
Keep love alive even when you lose
Embrace the gifts from Mother Earth
Feel the magic of The Universe

Bridge
But what does it mean?
It means accepting with an open heart
There's no expectations, no rules or regulations