The emotions we keyed into this album were the feelings of tension and hopelessness that some of the imprisoned workers must feel at sea. Furthermore, these same emotions are mirrored when thinking about the vast amounts of pollution in our oceans and how to stop humanity from destroying our home. We hope that listeners engaging with the tracks we have created will amplify the stories presented in The Outlaw Ocean—the vastness and darkness of the oceans. We want this mood of melancholy hopelessness to move people to protect our planet and those who live on it.
The three-headed beast known as Ternion Sound was spawned at Infrasound Music Festival in 2016, when bass music DJ/producers Apparition, Johnny Foreplay, and Nostalgia joined forces for an impromptu B2B set on the Beach stage. The artists’ chemistry was infectious, and immediately obvious. When the three reconvened at Origin-414 Studios in Minneapolis, MN, it was clear that their bond is less ephemeral than the festival magic that forged it. The trio metamorphosed: a new monster was born.
Only two years after their convergence, Ternion Sound has captivated the international dubstep community through releases on labels like Duploc, Chestplate and Silent Motion.Their music has been supported by scene heavyweights such as Digital Mystikz, Distance, J:Kenzo, Bukez Finezt, Joe Nice, and more.The group’s explosion on the scene may feel supernatural, but it isn’t as meteoric as the timeline implies.
Still, the trifecta is greater than the sum of its parts. As producers, each artist brings their individual strengths to the studio, where they tend to adopt complementary, but fluid roles (Apparition is the ideas man, Nostalgia is a master of refinement, and Johnny Foreplay is tasked to “research and development”).
The three are natural apostolates of “Moving people through sound, not hype”: for both the Sub.mission Agency artists and their audience. As the global dubstep scene evolves, the stateside spawn is already recognizable as its triple-faced leader, but beware: this fledgling beast has yet to reach its final form.