Description : The results of one of my most intense recording sessions to date. I don't think I've explored a single key this deeply ever before. (G minor for those of you wondering) I pulled out my old Epiphone Les Paul, which I've rebuilt and customized over the years. Typed the original lyrics for the song on a couple text message drafts in my phone, then expanded upon them. Has some dubstep elements which are obvious, but it's at a higher tempo. So I guess there's some gothic and industrial in there too. Thanks for taking a listen! You can get the new Spivkurl album "Charting The Anomaly," which includes this track at the We Are... Records Capitalist Market found here:

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  1. soundhound
    soundhound on Thu 26th Jun 2014 - 8 years ago

    Cool track some tasty things going on...
    Got to stop smelling that stuff...


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks much for the listen and comment! Means a lot to me!

  2. GramoChopin
    GramoChopin on Thu 26th Jun 2014 - 8 years ago

    Well I must the last one to find out these vocals are you. It works alot better in this track, I was hearing different types of vocals in my head on your liberate track. Druggy and trippy production bro. Skilled one. peace


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey thanks buddy for the great feedback! Means a lot to me. This track was pretty important to me at the time, and I still can't help but listen to it when I get real drunk. Druggy and trippy is a good compliment. Thanks very much!

  3. Mosaic
    Mosaic on Sat 24th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Hey Mate

    Sorry haven't gotten to one earlier, to be honest thought had reviewed it, but checked back on it and no hadn't, excellent work as mentioned in reviews before myself, agree with Wayne your vocals are getting better with each piece, excellent arrangement matey, production in all top notch as always my friend...Very enjoyable listen my friend...Fav'd...Peace n much Respect mate...Mosaic...PS have my remix up of Nightr8...Turned out okies I think anyways...

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey friend, good to hear from you! I appreciate you leaving a review, makes me happy that you enjoyed listening. I'm attempting to learn with every song, and every day for that matter, and to always try something new. Hope all is well for you! Thanks again!

  4. Smpulse
    Smpulse on Sun 18th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Another classic Spiv!! You know how to do it. Definitely reminisce of devo or talking heads that meet electro punk...pistols ...I can hear it yep. Love AnomolyJ's comment. Another 4:21 that was well worth it. Thanks


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, you're too kind! I can only be thankful I can still find inspiration. I've been twisting my mind enough to get back into talking heads, so I get what you mean there. Hey happy 4:21, it only takes a minute I guess...heh. Thank you very much for listening and leaving a comment!

  5. RealProblemShuckers
    RealProblemShuckers on Sun 18th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Spivkurl, your songs are always excellent, and so was this song. The song was a bit 'overclashed' with elements that didn't need to be there, but overall I quite liked it. Going in my fave's!

    -Shivam (a.k.a RealProblemShuckers)

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, thanks much for listening and faving! I hear what you mean about the clashing elements, and I appreciate you mentioning it. I guess I was recoiling from a stint of minimal techno, and kind of took it too far in the other direction. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. likeamarksman
    likeamarksman on Sat 17th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    This is amazing thx am using for an intro on youtube, if Ur okay with that :)

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thank you for your listen and comment! It would be okay if you used this, but please give credit, and preferably a link back to my profile or this track page. Thank you. If you can, message me a link to your video so I can take a look.

  7. TCAS
    TCAS on Fri 16th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Haha... I love the whiny feel on this track...
    Great vox and great music... love the bass...

    faved it Spivkurl...

    You're one of the most original composers on the Loop...


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, good to see you here! I really appreciate the kind and supportive comments! The fave means a lot to me! I feel like it's getting easier to record things that sound good, especially after the comments I've gotten on this. Thank you very much!

  8. kc113
    kc113 on Tue 13th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    oh dang this is awesome

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, thank you very much! Means a lot to me!

  9. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Mon 12th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    I think I root about 90% of what I do in minor keys Spiv...for some reason they just seem to hold more character or something...great job on the vocal in this caught me as a little Bowie like when you first kicked it in...when you get this many musical elements & movements into the mix it sure takes the industrial genre to a place that appeals to the ear a lot more quickly than the mixes that focus a lot of the noise/machine parts (I know I`m not expressing this well)...but suffice to say..its makes for good listening for guys like me who are not too up on things...another great of you best I think......Ed

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks my friend for stopping by! I don't want to think what this song would've been if it were in a major! Thanks for the compiment on the vocals! Been compared with Bowie, Ian Curtis, and Trent Reznor already with this track, and those are all big influences for me, so it means a lot! I know what you mean about the noise/machine style industrial, I guess that's never been my favorite style. I think things like that are best left to genres like minimal, noise, and glitch. Thanks much for your support!

  10. ValveDriver
    ValveDriver on Mon 12th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Spiv. How's it goin', Mister?

    I'm always impressed by your work. This is no exception to that. With all of your work, it's clear that you're passionate about it. But this one has just a little more than usual. It seems to be more....seamless(?). Even the mixing seems to be more clean, which seems like an inappropriate word given the amount of distortion. But even in that, it's balanced out and varied to the point where it doesn't begin to fatigue. Honestly, I have nothing but good things to say about this track.
    The only thing I have that would be considered a complaint, is that guitar. There needs to be more of it. When it kicked in at 4:10, my brain wanted it to be the beginning of a solo that trudges it's way through.
    Either way, I personally feel this is one of your personal best. I'm going to go hat trick on this one with comment, fav, and download.
    Take care, man.

    Reply by Spivkurl

    I really appreciate your kind and helpful comments! Seamless and clean are nice things to say! I have to admit that a lot of that is due to my new equipment - new monitors, new midi controller, new audio interface, direct box... stuff like that. Finally getting used to using these things, and it's having a great effect on my music. Glad it didn't fatigue! I'm glad you liked the guitar! I guess I didn't use it more, because I wanted this to be a very electronic sounding track, not so much electrical lol. I think using real instruments as accents and tools of expression can be a great thing in electronic music, and there's not enough of it around. I too feel this is some of my best work to date, so I'm glad you feel that way too! Thanks for the fave and DL!

  11. djtheobserver01
    djtheobserver01 on Sun 11th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    yo spivkurl

    just checking here but
    what a track you made !

    it's going very deep.
    i like the synths and the acidlike baseline .
    your vocals fits right in .
    great track !


    Reply by Spivkurl

    I appreciate it my friend! It felt good to put it all out there with this track. I'm a sucker for acid synths/bass, so I'm glad it sounded good to you! Thanks so much for listening and leaving a comment!

  12. bmw2000uk
    bmw2000uk on Sun 11th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Hey, interesting sounds, and love the vocals. Not my normal genre, but hey, you don't know until you listen to it. Its great!!! :) good job.



    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks much friend for stopping by to listen! Haven't seen you around Looperman much lately, so it's a pleasant surprise! Thank you for the compliment about my vocals! I've never gotten this kind of a buzz from singing, I'm even beginning to think I broke a long depression recording this song. Thanks for leaving your comfort zone for a few minutes! Appreciate it!

  13. Diese
    Diese on Fri 9th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    attractive industrial track . a good one..

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, thank you very much for the good comment! It seems like there aren't many people making industrial techno type stuff lately, so it feels good to fill a void... (sounds dirty) I appreciate you listening!

  14. Modnex
    Modnex on Fri 9th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Another great tune from you! I never really listened to Industrial music but thanks to you, I think I will be checking out this genre a little more now. This has an amazing dance flow to it and your vocals are great! How long have you been singing, if you don't mind me asking? You should sing more often. Your voice has a rock feel to it, reminds me of songs by "Nine Inch Nails". The vocals like most of your music had me laughing, comedian eh?

    Great work as usual, keep them coming!

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey thanks for stopping in to listen! Industrial is definitely a fun genre! I guess I started singing mostly around 2000 or 2001 I think it was, with Iris-T-Shirt. We stopped a couple years later, but are working on new recordings now. I started singing as spivkurl in like 2008 I believe. Had a couple years where I got a away from it and focused on instruments, mixing, and mastering... partly just to learn and improve. Now I'm doing vocals more than ever, partly because of supportive people like yourself! Being compared to NIN is an honor, as they are definitely one of my top bands, and I've seen them live more than any other band. I try to find humor in things, especially dark subjects, or when I have the chance to be sarcastic. Just a flar of mine I guess. Sorry for the long response, it was just a good thorough review! Thanks very much!

  15. johnnyproducing
    johnnyproducing on Fri 9th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    This was one of the tracks I heard a couple of days ago on soundcloud from you, I enjoyed it back then and now still

    Funny though since I was listening it and just laying back then was like who is the one who produced this and saw your name haha. The mixture of sounds you use are mostly highly unusual and so in here, it is one of the things that separates you from the other artists but I mentioned that before

    Thanks for making this and I hope to see more like this tune

    Reply by Spivkurl

    I really appreciate that attention on here and soundcloud, what is music without listeners? It's good to know you think my sounds are unusual, as I do strive for an individual sound. I would never have come this far as an artist, and I may not even be alive, if it weren't for Looperman and the people I've met here, including you of course! Thank you very much!

  16. theHumps
    theHumps on Fri 9th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Sorry I missed this one when it came out, must have been all those porters and whiskeys!

    Keep up the singing, you keep getting more innovative and unique. The lyrics are well written and very cool and fun to read.

    The music is well produced and with the vocals make a rather upbeat, quirky, fun, interesting, awesome.... Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. Great track and I will be dl'ing this one so thanks so much for sharing!


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey buddy, thanks for listening and commenting! I appreciate the compliments on the singing, means a lot to me! Interesting that you you found it quirky and fun... that's part of what I like about industrial stuff, it's open to interpretation. I've got more ideas, so there will be more to come! Thanks for Dl'ing! Hope all is well!

  17. deciBel
    deciBel on Fri 9th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Pat as I was writing few minutes ago nin email for U , I know nothing about such genres , but now your description makes me underestand like this = tempo & having gothic elements is a difference of dub & industrial genres , right ? ?...
    ..well so as U know I don't know anything about such new genres (according to be grown & died instead of living in islamic vaccuumed ). but rearding what i'm hearing a notable point is your cool singing style which sounds more beautifull in this one ...your interesting thinking about lyrix & anpother notable point is what I had told U last year too = U're soOoO tallented to be a composer for animation my friend ... in the end as usual best wishes here too .___B

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hello my friend! Well, industrial is a genre which is open to interpretation. 150 BPM is faster than dubstep generally, so that was one point. The gothic elements are more personal preference than anything, it's not a prerequesite for industrial or anything. The addition of some guitar playing added to the industrial feel of the song I think, and you don't often hear dubstep with full fledged lyrics. Thank you for the compliment about my singing, I tried pretty hard on this one, as it was important to me. It would be cool to have animations done for a song of mine, but then again I'd rather listen to things than see them any time. I'm known to lay there just listening to TV shows not watching them, especially if I've seen them before. I have a pretty active imagination, so I see what I want to see, whilst being influenced by the sounds. Thank you for your kind words!

  18. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Wed 7th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Very enjoyable to listen, lots of interesting ideas and well produced...great job!


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks for listening my friend, your comments always give me the push that I need to take things further, just as listening to your songs does! I appreciate the support!

  19. doctorcatface
    doctorcatface on Tue 6th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    youre like a smart cure
    i love your trading betwixt
    i love the mixing too
    it never fails to engage me at all levels
    reminds me of demons souls
    i havent eaten for 36 days i still get bigger, i know the process

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hello friend! Reading your review, I don't know whether you mean a cure (as in medicine) or the cure (as in the band)... heh heh... either way it's a good thing, so thank you! Betwixt is such a good word! Thanks for the compliment on the mixing too! Glad I could engage you and others for a few minutes. I think I know the demons you mean, and that's pretty much what this song is about. I catch your meaning about not eating and all, though it wasn't foremost in my thoughts when writing this song. More literal, as in I'm getting thinner, and you're getting bigger... "you" in this case is more of a general powers that be reference. Thank you very much for your exciting comment, you never fail to inspire me and make me look at things differently! If I could fave a comment I would!

  20. mj1968
    mj1968 on Tue 6th May 2014 - 8 years ago


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Well, thank you! I guess I should feel honored that this is the only comment you made on a track that is an actual word! Appreciate it!

  21. StrikingDaggers
    StrikingDaggers on Tue 6th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Another awesome track Spivkurl! I really like the groove on this one. Very catching! And great job with the vocals too. The mix sounds good on this end. Another enjoyable listen. Nice work.

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks Shatner for always stepping up with good reviews! Was a major effort to record this stuff, so it's good to get good feedback. I think I've been overdoing it this spring, and that crap they're spraying in the atmosphere isn't helping me feel better. I appreciate you listening and giving your opinion!

  22. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Mon 5th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Hi Spiv,
    Good to see a new one from you.
    I will start telling you what I don't like: nothing!
    I loved this! You create crazy sounds with that guitar... I want to hear more often. Your singing is very eighty, a bit of Bowie can be heard and some of Curtis as well (the way you use a nasal tone on the deep notes and the way you stretch the vowels).
    Liked it!
    Ciao, Domenico

    PS: this song has way too many chord changes, the sex pistols would have never been able to play it... what? only one chord you say? but that's already too much for them :-)
    [just to make it clear... I LOVE THE PISTOLS!]

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Such a nice review my friend! You made me happy yesterday when I read it! I was really putting myself into the recording process this time, so it's cool to get good reactions like this. I will be trying to play more guitar in the future, I've gotten away from it mostly. Being compared to Ian Curtis and Bowie is a real honor, they are some of my favorite singers and songwriters. Glad to hear that you noticed all the chord changes, show's that you have an ear for music for sure. I've liked the Pistols for a long time too, I guess I can't help but get a little inspiration from that. Thanks very much for your supportive comments!

  23. topvega
    topvega on Mon 5th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Ahhh yes....I like this. Good stuff for sure. Dig the vocals as well as the music. Nice job Bro.


    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks so much! Means a lot to me! It's nice to hear some people can get into this! Be over at your page in a minute!

  24. JJWeekz
    JJWeekz on Sun 4th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Are these your vocals? OH MY GOSH LOVE!!!! Brings me back to the 80s and yet it's got that current indie vibe too!! Music is awesomeness!!

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, yep that's me! Even though the vocals were done in a day, I tried really hard on them, tried to put some emotion into it. I like the 80's, so that's a compliment, thanks! My wife thought I sounded a bit Bowie-ish, so I was happy about that! I really appreciate you checking this one out and leaving a comment!

  25. dansjoy4
    dansjoy4 on Sun 4th May 2014 - 8 years ago

    Man I'm lovin that synth growl in this piece. Nice production Spiv!

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey thanks very much! I love designing bass sounds, so it's good to hear someone likes what they hear! I appreciate you listening and leaving a comment!

  26. Anubis
    Anubis on Sat 3rd May 2014 - 8 years ago

    good electronic work, unusual.
    these parts call much attention to the difference of other genres.
    good adaptation of vocal.

    crazy ideias my friend.

    have a nice day.

    Reply by Spivkurl

    I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and leave a comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the song! Hope all is well for you!

  27. egge3
    egge3 on Sat 3rd May 2014 - 8 years ago

    This is great and now it's stuck in my head

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey, thanks so much for the comment! I saw that it's your first comment on a track after joining the site, I'm honored! Glad you found it catchy. I appreciate you stopping by! Hope all is well!

  28. FreeRadical
    FreeRadical on Sat 3rd May 2014 - 8 years ago

    I like G minor. It's a good key to work in.
    Nice to see the return of your vocals as well. Love that synth that comes in at the chorus, thats very grouchy. In fact all of the noises/sounds you come up with are pretty mental (in a good way)
    What i like about this is it follows a very unusual pattern. It's a bit like what might happen if the sex pistols teamed up with the aphex twin.
    It's a fun track.

    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thanks for being the first to leave a comment on this one! G minor was fun to work with, and I think it works for the tone of the song. I'm not sure which synth you mean, but I'm glad you like. I see what you mean, but I'm not sure if it's a usual pattern for me. pistols and aphex... ha ha! Thanks for stopping in!

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