VOID OF POLARITY XI:XI
Studio Album | 2020
Void of Polarity XI:XI is the culmination of the musical
direction STAVO has been pointing towards over the last 15 months. It is a 9-song progressive rock/metal concept album in the vein of the band's musical hero's - Dream Theater, Rush, Iron Maiden and Queesnryche, just to name a few. Written primarily during the 2020 Covid Pandemic, most of the music was written by guitarist Dan Staversky and ALL of the lyrics were penned by Vocalist/Keyboardist Sharon Kaplun. It is a story about awakening truth and pursuing life's true path. Void of Polarity was recorded at Green Room audio in Rochester NY, engineered and mixed by Matt Ramerman, produced by STAVO and mastered by Sam Polizzi at Sound Notion.
PREVIEW THE ALBUM
"Talented playing, creative epic songs! Something special for prog fans and people who just love a good song."
- Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
"A rousing powerhouse of an albumthat both feels infinite and intimate, with something in it for truly everyone, ranging from instrumentals, experimental interludes & rock ballads of the softer and more uplifting variety."
- Indieshark Music Magazine
"Void of Polarity is an opulent effort, in which Stavo pull out all the stops, musically."
- The Hollywood Digest
"The band is a fluid machine that succeeds in bringing their own individual abilities to the band, and congealing them to create one singular experience."
- IndiePulse Music
VOID OF POLARITY PROMO VIDEOS
ABOUT VOID OF POLARITY XI:XI
Void of Polarity is Stavo's second (and first full length) studio release. It is a 9-song Concept record similar to Rush's 2112 and Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime. The story of the album revolves, mainly, around human consciousness. Some people are more in tune with it than others. For example, some people meditate and can "step outside their human form" and experience the world from outside their bodies. Some have a sixth sense and can communicate with paranormal entities. Some have a psychic gift. And some experience none of these. It just means people exist in different dimensions here on earth.
According to Intuitive Coach Terrie Huberman, living in the 3rd Dimensional realm here on earth is where "our outside physical world reflects our inner world. Since we live in a vibrational universe and we humans are designed electrically (brain and heart are the power system of the human body) we will magnetize the physical world to us. The physical world will show us what’s going on inside of us by meeting with the same matching vibrations. These are things you know; they are constant in your life, they are predictable."
Then there is the 4th Dimension (which we'll skip for now) - which is the gateway to 5D.
5D, according to Huberman, "is where you can have an infinite amount of possibility for yourself. It’s where manifestation happens. It’s where you make change and time travel to a new life…all through a process of awareness. Your energy has shifted into a very high vibrational frequency and you are less you and more of the ‘Creator’. You have accessed your Divinity." 5D is the highest consciousness, space and time do not exist. Nor does dulaity - dark/light, push/pull - it is void of polarity.
Now that's out of the way....
It begins with a voice that appears to our heroin, Indigo, while she sleeps. It simply says, "Sleep to wake up." She is unaware who the voice belongs to or why she is hearing it. Indigo is a normal girl, leading a normal life, attempting the unattainable feat of work/life balance in the blinding pace of the big city. She is faintly aware of frequency and vibration, but more in tune with the fact that she was put on this planet to accomplish more than just 14 hour corporate work days. This is where her journey from 3D to 5D begins...
As the album progresses, Indigo experiences highs and depressions, mental and personal anguish, and finally, spiritual and conscious awakening. The album is meant to be consumed in one sitting, like a movie or binge-watching a Netflix series. There is a variety of music, stylistically throughout the album and one can hear several nods to Stavo's heroes like Dream Theater, Rush and Iron Maiden. Guitarist Dan Staversky even uses John Petrucci (Dream Theater) signature Ernie Ball guitars and Mesa Boogie amps....so prog fans will love the sound!!
For more, check out the blog - where Stavo will be releasing the storyline, song by song. And grab a free Backstage Pass and get EXCLUSIVE access to the band, its music and all the stuff they don't put on social media 👉 HERE.