Launching initially as a duo of William Hayden and Keith York in Santa Barbara while attending UC Santa Barbara, electronic/industrial outfit apolitiq performed throughout Southern California. Releasing cassettes initially, the band started with William recording music and Keith orchestrating live performances. As the band matured, covers and original compositions were released on compilations and the band self-released the ‘Head Smashed In’ 12”. While performances engaged erratic lighting, paintspray, assaults on audience members, blood (both real and synthetic), knives out, hammers striking through television sets and sparks flying from rusty oil drums – shows rarely ended without injuries. Intersecting with Long Beach and San Pedro, the organization would also include Rob Shuss, Meyeke Orgillon, John Hodge, and Jeff Browning. Years of apparent hiatus ended when the collective, with Hayden at the hub, emerged anew.
COMING IN 2023: The third of apolitiq's intercepts continues our contemporary interpretations of the band's recorded material of the 80s and ‘90s.
COMING IN 2023: The second of the intercept series continues our re-examination of the apolitiq's '80s and '90s recorded output with new remixed and remastered versions of three songs.
The first of the intercepts launches a re-examination of the group’s output – a series of remastered, remixed, and alternate versions of recorded material as they are acquired will lead new listeners through the Southern California industrial scene of the 80s and ‘90s while re-engaging long-time fans with familiarity and new directions.
Released in 2021, 'fight' is the first single from apolitiq in years. For this track, consider the following: incoming, datastream corrupted; partial content recovered to data; download album for recovered material; additional information in corrupted buffer; additional updates pending status now. project; end transmission.
Originally released on cassette in 1989, Immanentize The Eschaton was reissued in 2021 and features the songs: Trust, Tear, Sleep, paCIDerm (Elephants Last Dance), Ice, Falling On Concrete, In His Name, White Noise, and Accidents Happen.