“This is your best bet… well-produced, & I can’t help but think ”Jimi Hendrix Experience”, but with a 21st Century DYNAMO vibe.” Dick Metcalf, Editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“Sounds a bit like the Chemical Brothers covering a movement from Pink Floyd‘s Echoes.”
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PSYCHEDELIC, POWERFUL, AND ENLIGHTENING – UKRAINE’S SINOPTIK SPARK REVELATIONS WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO SINGLE ‘APPLE TREE’
Fusing together 1970’s occult rock influences with huge stadium rock production – Ukranian Power Rock Trio Sinoptik are seeking enlightenment to relieve not just their home country, but the world’s ongoing pain. Sparking revelations that stem from within, Sinoptik experience the power of childhood memories and use them to trigger positive transformations in one’s life. Sinoptik want to inspire magic and love. This is what ‘Apple Tree’ is about.
Lead singer Dmitriy Afanasiev says this about Apple Tree
“Sparks of goodness from our childhood often become the main triggers for our inner transformations – that is the main message of the Apple Tree song.
Most people forget about the dreams they had in childhood and adolescence. As a result, these people grow up and turn into callous and narrow-minded adults, and in their lives there is no place for magic and love. The whole life becomes an endless rat race in a maze of cruel reality.
The bottom line is – we all build our own reality, but too often we forget about it. We also forget what are the real values in our life: families, friends and simple joys. We want to remind everyone about this and pull out the forgotten sweet childhood memories. So that each person who has gone astray can believe in himself again.”
Read a news article on Prog Magazine who gave a first look at the video.
The band go on to describe the visuals for the ‘Apple Tree’ video in more detail.
“We aimed to show beauty and boldness at the same time, as those are the traits of our music’s spirit.
⠀Accelerated shooting mode, psychedelic colors and a deserted, forgotten place. All of this becomes a narrow bridge of surrealism, which leads the viewer into a vivid and amazing dream.
⠀The visual atmosphere, where everything seems impossible and at the same time so real, enhances the message of the song – dreams or their absence build our reality.”
The city of Kiev has been seen to produce some notable musical exports of late, with bands like Jinjer and Stoned Jesus leading the charge. Since 2014 Sinoptik were forced to move from their war-torn city of Donetsk to Kiev, and their experiences of being treated like second class citizens despite Ukraine being their native home has now seen them throw their hat in the ring as a band with a story to tell and music to be heard.
Lead singer Dmitriy Afanasiev talks about his experience of moving to Kiev.
“We had to leave our home and move to Kiev, and this where we as native Ukrainians were treated as some sort of second class citizens. So many people like us were segregated and oppressed just on the basis of the city of origin, where we were born. We were told that we are different and it’s our fault the war started. We were faced with radical social segregation and inequality, in our own country with people of the same race. We do understand that this oppression is initiated and supported by politicians, but society is now responsible for this too”
Sinoptik recently revealed another new song called Black Soul Man. This will also feature on their yet to be announced 2021 album.
Dmitriy Afanasiev says this about the meaning behind ‘Black Soul Man’.
“Music is a tool, which should have a clear message – to change the world for better. “It’s your time to change the fate” is our main message in this song, as each of us can change his or her own destiny. And if we are united all together we have the power to alter the fate of humanity and the world. We all can change and make our planet a better place by becoming kinder to each other, more understanding and tolerant. We need to build a new future now. Now is the time for us to unite, but most of the people don’t seem to comprehend that.”
The trio, who were coined as ‘The World’s Best Rock Band’ by the Berlin Global Battle of the Bands event in 2016 – has also seen performing at Kiev’s 80k capacity stadium and supporting acts such as Uriah Heep, Marilyn Manson and more.
Sinoptik will announce a new album in Spring 2021. Stay tuned.
Dmitriy Afanasiev – guitar, keys, vox.
Ruslan Babayev – drums
Aleksandr Savin – bass