Formed in 2014, One Tonic is a hybrid blend of alternative and electronic rock music by brain child Matt Soren. Blending the sonic flavor of Muse or MGMT with a more optimistic resolution, One Tonic is about living life above the status quo of modern societal values.
Previous to the formation of One Tonic, Matt Soren produced a solo concept album called 'Return from Broken' which delivered a cathartic message about recovery from addiction and escape to freedom following his own experiences. Soren began performing for local rehabs and treatment centers as a way to give back and benefit those striving to conquer similar demons. These efforts gained exceptional response on a local level and even garnered national recognition.
Shortly after, his wife was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. This immediately changed his focus to fighting her battle with cancer. With 5 kids and their youngest just 6 months old, life became all the more eventful between cancer treatments, surgeries and subsequent financial challenges that ensued. Through it all, Soren holds his faith in God, testimony of Christ and living the principles of his religion (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or Mormons) to be what has not only sustained him, but continually helps him reach new plateaus of satisfaction and gratitude than he ever imagined.
Although these difficulties took most of his attention, they also bred songs of new depth and meaning which not only apply to recovery from addiction, but also recovery from mental, physical and other challenges. One Tonic was formed to share those experiences as well as the new highs in life that can follow by living 'the good life'.
For more details about these special events go here. A portion of all net proceeds from CD, ticket and merchandise sales go directly to support various organizations who assist those in recovery, in all their forms.
Get more at: www.OneTonicMusic.com
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 19 Apr 2010 01:10 PM|
Matt Soren's newest album is "Return from Broken." It is one in which Soren fuses intense Electronic and Psychedelic Rock techniques to present a very cutting-edge sounding album that was made after Soren's successful battle with addiction and recovery. In "Breathe" we hear an echoed and industrial-type beat interact with Soren's effected voice and dancing synth tones. "Become" is a complex and building song with a lot of electronic sounds moving in and out giving way to a more soothing sounding tonality. For "On the Edge" we hear Soren play a relatively simple song as he begins by playing on his acoustic guitar before more hallucinatory sounds slowly move in. This is an album that is best described as Psychedelic/Industrial Rock, where the traditional use of the guitar is abandoned for more industrial sounding effects. Fans of Nine Inch Nails or Muse would find themselves drawn to Matt Soren's album, "Return from Broken."
-Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 19 Mar 2010 08:46 PM|
Matt Soren: Return from Broken