Sunyata

Sunyata

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SUNYATA’s music is best described as Power rock, and its major music influences are in the fields of alternative rock, psychedelic and heavy metal. SUNYATA is the Sanskrit term for “emptiness”, although, according to D.T. Suzuki, “Sunyata may often be most appropriately rendered by the Absolute”.

Biography

SUNYATA

Music - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
-- Beethoven

SUNYATA is the Sanskrit term for “emptiness”, although, according to D.T. Suzuki, “Sunyata may often be most appropriately rendered by the Absolute” (Manual of Zen Buddhism).

SUNYATA’s music is best described as Power rock, and its major music influences are in the fields of alternative rock, psychedelic and heavy metal.

X-man’s musical project- SUNYATA- is rooted in his first musical experiences in Ecuador- his first band (Noisy Matters) performed extensively and appeared on various radio and TV shows, as well as won a top-20’s best national bands’ contest (2002, Radio Latina).
X-man’s vocals can be described as a mixture of Kurt Cobain’s screaming and Scott Stapp’s melodious tones (Creed’s former singer).
In 2004 Xavier moves to Montreal, and continues his musical project by teaming up with new musicians, under the name of SUNYATA. His travels, university studies (Philosophy, Literature) and explorations inspire him to write new songs. Weather in English, Spanish or French, the new compositions remain true to Xavier’s alternative style, with deep yet catchy lyrics (which he writes as well). The lyrics deal with energy, illusion, dreams, time, etc.

After performing in many venues in Montreal (concerts, jams, open-mics), Xavier and his band start recording their first professional EP, in fall 2006. The result, “Kosmic Mantra”, is released by Psychedelia Productions in January 2007. The featured songs: I don’t know, Dirt, Antisocial (in Spanish) and When you’re gone got into the top 10 of Internet sites such as Soundclick, Underground Records, NumberOneMusic and Songtiger. “Kosmic Mantra” is now being played on radio stations and podcasts in Canada, US and the UK. SUNYATA has had several radio interviews and spot light shows in Montreal radios (CINQ 102.3 FM, CHOQ FM, MIKE 105.1FM and CJLO).
Presently, the band is working on the pre-production for their first album and continuing jamming in local Montreal clubs while participating in other cities and numerous festivals.
SUNYATA’s list of future projects includes recording their first album, touring across Canada and the US, and making their first video clip.

Lyrics

I don't know

Written By: Xavier Vivas

Here I go!
and I dont care if I dont know
what is my way?
there is nothing you can say
here we go !
The power's flowing through my veins!

Chorus

I will go !
this is my way, is not yours!

I will try
to sacrifice my life sometimes
but if not
I dont care if I cannot
this is my way !
and theres nothing you can say !

Chorus

I will go !
this is my way, is not yours !

I'm lookin through my eyes
I will be my judge
yeah I'll be mine ahh ahh

Dirt

Written By: Xavier Vivas

I don't want to do anything
I don't care about anything
It's just my life it's just a life
I spent a lot of my mind
Love of ghosts, a farce, a waste of time
Just for you just for you

The stars were shining
and we were happy
the spirits dancing
oh no, I can't believe that you..
rejected our last chance

you dont deserve it you dont deserve my love,
you dont deserve anything

and I dont know anything
I dont wanna do anything
It's just my life it's just a life

and I dont love anything
not myself, not anything
Just for you just for you

The stars were shining
and we were happy
the spirits dancing
oh no, I can't believe that you..
rejected our last chance

you dont deserve me you dont deserve my love,
you dont deserve anything

Antisocial

Written By: Xavier R. Vivas


El es quien quiso escapar de las sombras
y descubrio que los libros se caducan
Y que los hombres son huerfanos..
que no hay absoluto y todo depende...

Tambien jugo con los ninos grandes ..
y vivio como ellos..ahora juega con duendes..
pero no encuentra la magia solo injusticias
la gran manzana es solo una hormiga

quien puede decirme...de donde somos?
Soy el antisocial...lalala la la la...

Todos estan asustados todos son perdedores..
y no hay verdad solo versiones
muchos son ciegos y sordos por herencia..
y peor aun por necedad ... por necedad

quien puede decirme...de donde somos?
Soy el antisocial...lalala la la la...

Y todos son perdedores...todos son perdedores...
todos son perdedores, todos son perdedores...

Discography

The EP "Kosmic Mantra" has 4 songs that are presently on radio airplay and exposed on many music sites and podcasts.

Set List

Usually 2 sets of 45 mins each with 2 or 3 covers (something like 10 to 15 songs depending on the venue) or 1 set of 10 songs:
1. Someday
2. When you're gone
3. Dirt
4. Cover (Fool's garden, Audioslave, Nirvana, etc)
5. Lost
6. Mind of the Time
7. Deja vu
8. Cover
9. Antisocial (in Spanish)
10. Zero
11. Narcotic Mood
12. I don't know
13. Open
14. Cover (Oasis, AIC, Social Distorsion, etc)
15. Iris