Commenting on Horizon Ignited Aborym`s mastermind Fabrizio Giannese aka Fabban says: «Difficulties in remembering to forget. The new atheism. The ardent wish to finally forget about God: to discard the cherished illusion of God and definitively break away from the images and thoughts. The core hypothesis of this song is that the death of God does not straight away imply that God is forgotten. The memory of God makes a reconsideration of God possible which avoids the widespread, but misleading alternative, between‘the death of God on the one hand, and his alleged ‘return’ on the other. Two overall interests thereby intersect: an exegetical and a systematic one».
Hostile track listing reads as follows:
2. Proper use of myself
3. Horizon Ignited
4. Stigmatized (Robotripping)
5. The end of a world
6. Wake up Rehab
7. Lava bed Sahara
10. Nearly incomplete
11. The pursuit of happiness
12. Harsh and educational
13. Solve et coagula
14. Magical smoke screen
Hostile was written between 2018 and 2020, recorded at Synthesis Studio, NMG recording studio and Aborym-Lab in 2020, mixed and mastered by Andrea Corvo during the COVID-19 quarantine. For the first time this album has been written and arranged with a four-pieces consolidated line-up: Fab (vocals, synths, modular synths, programming), Greco (bass, guitars, programming), Catalani (drums, pads, electronics) and Aurizzi (guitars).
«I’ve always had a fascination with challenging myself and even when I was a kid, I wanted to be different, I loved to experiment. I’ve always gotten a lot of enjoyment when I’m in a challenging situation and I have to learn something else, and I still do. I think it is innately inside me. Part of you doesn’t really realize just how cool it is not to give a fuck, you know? I am very concerned about like, ‘Is this working?’. Not giving a fuck is a way of giving more love because you’re free. It lets you be more creative and dynamic and louder and more fun and sadder and everything. We just tried to play the music we feel, like a therapy».
«Music is a therapeutic path for me and I try to not play music just to please the fans. People are always going to categorize you. It can definitely be frustrating. But I don’t feel any pressure to be anything for anyone. I don’t feel like I have to be the frontman in any certain way, and I think that’s part of the power of the band. If I was a solo artist and I had four managers telling me what to do, I’d feel stressed out… But we really feel grounded with each other. You can’t write the same type of song over and over and over again, so I think that’s one of the challenges, to feel like, ‘Yeah, I did something different here’. Hostile will be our eighth album and I think for us it was really important to try and find our playfulness again. So, in that sense it gets harder with every album but we really made music just because it was our favorite thing to do ever. It still is», explains Fabrizio Giannese.
Fabrizio Giannese (Vocals, programming, piano, synths, modular synths)
Riccardo Greco (bass, guitars, programming)
Gianluca Catalani (drums, pads, electronics)
Tomas Aurizzi (guitars)