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Description : I may have mentioned to a few people that I had recorded an EP to cassette tape in November. The thirty minute, seven track tape was recorded on 14th and 15th November (during that excellent full moon). My process, this time, involved choosing a group of instruments from my main studio, and then interfacing them in a way that allowed me to perform a spontaneous track live. There was no planning, and each track was only given attention until the previous was lain on tape. All in all, it was a very rewarding experience to create "on a whim" like this. No DAW was used to create the sounds, or to perform/arrange them. All instruments were mixed in real time, and the output was forever dedicated to the magnetic medium. All of these songs were instrumental, and not traditional in their performance. This is a digital capture of two songs from the EP - "Agonist Moon" and "Faultline" - They are the last track of Side A and the first track of Side B. If you are not familiar with those terms... they indicate the direct physical and psychological experience of interacting with recorded media in order to play it in it's entirety. "Agonist Moon" was described by my wife as an "Icaro," which is a tribal shamans healing song in certain cultures. "Faultline" is more of a peak minimal technological shift into the rest of the EP. UPDATE - The entire Agonist Moon EP digital re-master is now available here... https://spivkurl.bandcamp.com/album/agonist-moon-ep

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  1. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Mon 13th Feb 2017 - 7 months ago
    this is really amazing approach to sound you presented on EP and I mean this in a positive sense. Really a great amount of true musical content to be found and explored and enjoyed in here!
    Let me explain: As I mentioned I am listening intensively to the 2nd chanell of Polish Radio right now in order to stay sane and connected to whatever useful from the overall 'culture'. I was listening to the famous 'I am sitting in the room' by Alvin Lucier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAxHlLK3Oyk for example and had a chance (unintentionally for the most part) to instruct myself on different musical matters I had only a vague knowledge until now. Anyway... Your works are definitely much more performative and 'improvisative' than that dry conceptual. I know it is hard to find a proper resonance and even basic understanding to this kind of art on Looperman sometime.

    I am listening to entire EP on bandcamp right now
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hello there, and thank you for listening to this recent EP! I visited the "I am sitting in a room" recording, and will not have time to hear it throughout this morning, but may return to it at another time. It made me curious of the real process which he used in the recording. Also, it reminded me a bit of the last EEG test which I went through in July. The technician need to record the session, but she also had the computer speakers turned on. So you can guess what happened... each minimal noise fed back upon itself. She opened a cough drop, and the echoes cut into my brain. She coughed, and I wanted to puke. It was pretty much ridiculous, and obviously I could not get a sleep result. I hope to do more of this improvisation work, but currently I'm more focused on instrument building, in order to facilitate the work. I need to scrape the cat box now, ha ha, so I will speak to you soon! Thank you again for your listen and words!
  2. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Fri 3rd Feb 2017 - 7 months ago
    Spent several years with various format tape machines Spiv so I have some appreciation for their audio character...Maybe I repeat myself but I have much respect for the way you create..you accomplish things that not many do or could with your dedication to those synths and knowledge that few would posses .Those that describe what you do as creative and unique are on the money as far as I am concerned..hats off to you...keep on..Ed
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hey Ed, thank you as always for the kind hearted comments, and for going out of your way to listen to my stuff. I feel this drive, many times, to convince people to see even a little bit "my way." Usually it feels like pulling teeth... Hopefully I can learn to give that up eventually, except in the music itself. I've spent several weeks designing a new and unusual modular rig, and it will probably be several more before it's finished. Still it is good compared to the decade or so spent on my last one. Thanks again my friend!
  3. beerling1970
    beerling1970 on Mon 30th Jan 2017 - 7 months ago
    Have no words other than it had me listen till the end lol I really would like to get in your head because you are very inventive with you tracks.lol
    Keep it up mate


    Steve
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Ha ha, I don't know if I need anymore personalities crowding up my head at the moment... although I do appreciate your bravery. I try to be inventive in most aspects of life, music and are being most obvious, but even with cooking, navigation, gardening, partying, or whatever. Maybe invention is the mother of necessity? (Did I really just say that?!) I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and leave a comment!
  4. Mykael
    Mykael on Sat 28th Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    Hiya Friend!

    I have to say without reservation that you are probably among the truest artists on Looperman. The way you express yourself through sound is quite cerebral. I am compelled to listen. I hope you always stay true to whatever that thing is that drives your artistic expression. Well done, you, on this piece, and I am in total agreement with Bleep...every time you listen to this track there is some new discovery.

    LovePeace&Light,

    Mykael
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Mykael, it is always a pleasure to receive a comment from you! I never know where I'm going to go next as far as creation, except maybe a moment before it happens. Been focusing on building instruments more lately, rather than recording. Been soldering and researching circuit for several hours a day. The one on the desk now is pretty involved... about fifteen circuit boards so far, with at least a couple more to build. I'm very happy that you enjoyed listening to these songs, and I hope you go grab the whole EP, as it definitely loses something when heard separately. Thanks friend!
  5. Diskonnect
    Diskonnect on Thu 12th Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    Hello old friend,

    Right from the get go I like the textures in the sounds, intro is building nicely. Its quite a mad journey but I like it, something different for a change!

    Once faultline kicks in its a lot more upbeat, some cool sounds working together here. The percussive white noise elements work really well to give the track some nice rhythm. I think this is my fav of the two, it has a bit more structure to it! The bass sound at 8:30 is a tad too loud for my liking but I appreciate it was done on the fly.

    Keep doing what you're doing, buddy! :)
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Thanks for listening to these and leaving your words! I agree about faultline being the more structured of the two. It was done directly after agonist moon, and I was definitely on a pretty decent high from the earlier experience. I chose a slightly less challenging medium to work with, and thus it flowed in comparison. The bass sound which is loud near the end was sort of one of those "accidentally on purpose" moments, and it is really one of my favorite parts of the whole EP. I love the contrast of it. I'm hoping to actually record something today... been locked in the lab soldering quite a few hours a day for weeks. If I don't take a day off my brain is going to die from the fumes (again). Very pleased with the overall reaction to these songs, and I did not expect it. I really appreciate it man!
  6. TrippyHippyCrew
    TrippyHippyCrew on Thu 12th Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    i don't care for how long the build is but good bass frequencies
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl I'm not sure that I understand the comment, unless you are thinking of this as a single song, which it is not. They are not even on the same side of the cassette. Happy you liked the bass parts. Thanks for leaving a comment!
  7. LRAD
    LRAD on Fri 6th Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    My old account was "Doctor Pyro", made this one cause fuck it. lol.
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Respect.
  8. tekreck
    tekreck on Thu 5th Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    Instant Karma maybe, YES! I cant tell if i'm crazy or everyone here is.. This belongs in an art museum with the rest of the art I don't understand.
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl There are some things in life, which we are not meant to understand. My supposition is that your listen was partial, even though there are two songs, though I may be wrong. There are also some forms of medicine which are not meant for the uninitiated. I know this sounds super elitist, but it really is long cultural tradition, and one which I hold dear. Somehow, I know you would be back after my reply. Is it possible that you did not read the description either? Another supposition is that you do not listen to cassette tapes, and as this is digitally mastered from the original cassette, then you can not get your head around the hiss, wow and flutter, and saturation type. It comes with time. To me tapes are like gold. You need not worry, none of this is offensive... it is just the way things are now. Thank you for your comments.
  9. tekreck
    tekreck on Thu 5th Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    Ive developed a migraine
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Glad to hear it. Instant karma, right?
  10. JosephFunk
    JosephFunk on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    The broken circuits and sound damage is quite brilliant. As I said earlier you are one of kind. I would not know how to start something like this. Your music is tremendously loved and respected because of your unique ability make new authentic sounds outside of a DAW. And it's all original because I am hard pressed to compare your sound to anyone I know or heard before. You continue to innovate and surprise us with your uncommon and rare sounds. You seemly have a huge niche following because no one here makes sounds like you. Very brilliant work there from a very talented person, that's you there Patrick!

    Joe
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Thank you Joe for your kind words! I guess I am simply very fortunate to have found a community like Looperman (There are no others like it). Not only does it expose me to music and situations which are not the usual in my life, it drives me to innovate whenever possible. It seems that outside of this musical metropolis, my forms are not nearly as accepted. Not a complaint at all, because this place rocks, and some of the sweetest online personalities/musicians were met here, such as yourself! I've got myself in a position where I mostly need to build a new instrument in order to finish a track, so belting this EP out in two days was a good alternative. One of the more ambitious instrument builds is in progress, yet I'm hoping to do more recording in the meantime... lest the solder flux steal my voice! Thank you Joe!
  11. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Mon 2nd Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    I'm not going to lie, I originally listened to it on my phone (hence the short comment), but when I got to my desktop I was literally entranced by the minimalist direction and the sound of the what I'm assuming was the spinning record. I listened to the whole thing in silence. It really feels different and surreal, and I enjoyed every second. It is so raw, I could not but help get ear tingles from it! Good job, Spiv. You knocked it out of the park on this one.

    Brado
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Brado, thank you for listening, apparently more than once! I would probably not be mistaken if I said that this work was as far from intended to be listened to on a phone as is possible. I don't even have a phone of my own any more, and I've never had a smart phone. It is more intended for listening to a first generation cassette copy on any system, or the digital remaster on a hi-fi system. I'm sure that the desktop was much closer to this, so I'm happy that it translated well. No vinyl was harmed in the making of this recording, what you hear is the wow and flutter of the Sansui 2-track cassette deck which it was recorded to. Surreal is definitely a good word from my point of view. It seems that people are able to connect to the work, so I am happy. Thank you for the comment!
  12. igorsamanski
    igorsamanski on Mon 2nd Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    This gave me acid flashbacks, frankenstein, I'm Aliiiiiiiive!!, meditation music, tranced out, 8:25 Willy Wonka midgit with an orange face from the original movie bowing down pushing on a bike pump as the chocolate jumps in the transparent tube, did you subliminalize me?
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl "acid flashbacks"... you and me both man. I do so love a good reanimated corpse! It is interesting that you bring up "meditation music." I have never been good at meditation, no matter how much a desire it. Most of the moments where I feel the singularity and infinity of life are when I am creating music. In this state, I know that it could go on forever, and I would simply be lost in particles and energy with anything else that exists. I used to enjoy the Wonka thing as a child, however my wife has traumatic experience with it, so I have not paid attention to it for decades. Your reference to the film did give me some perspective on the cinematic value of music such as this. I appreciate that. There was no conscious subliminal additions to these songs, however the EP as a whole does contain a conscious manipulation of incidental phrases, meaning that accidental inclusions were adjusted with intent. Thank you for taking a listen to these songs and leaving your comment!
  13. GuyManDude
    GuyManDude on Mon 2nd Jan 2017 - 8 months ago
    Whooh, that was some journey. 9 min. Loved every minute of it. Very creative and original. This to me is art, a conception that only you can interpret, and we can appreciate. How did you make those glitch fx? Sounds fresh unlike anything I've ever heard. Gotta hand it to you, you put a lot of work into this I see. And I loved it. You get a faved from me!

    GMD
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hello GuyManDude, and thank you for the listen and comment on these songs! I am quite happy with the reception of this work since it was released, and really surprised as well. It felt very personal when performing, yet it seems to connect with other people as well, so that is the best thing I could expect! You ask, "How did you make those glitch fx?" I find it hard to answer, for the obvious reason that there is no specific sound identified. I can cite the involvement of my VC3T module for the first song, as it can spew forth seemingly random synthetic tone and voice glitches. Again, it is hard to specify. Since both of these songs were performed with all instruments interacting directly, the sounds can barely be taken singularly... you take out one instrument, and the others will change completely. The "work" on this EP was secondary to the the "need" and the "pleasure." Possibly it is this which allows others to connect to the result? Thank you very much for your words!
  14. crucethus
    crucethus on Sat 31st Dec 2016 - 8 months ago
    That opening bass with that synth percussion is awesome. You are taking this form of electronic minimalism to an incredible artistic place my friend. You are exploring the subtle harmonics of sound itself. 3:44 was like an intermission for the polyrythmic onslaught to come. I am almost hypnotised by this piece. I can´t look away, like it´s a bad car crash, but knowing this I still can´t look away. Prettiness in ugliness. Anxiety creating Zen. It´s so wrong and perverse but it´s compelling mentally and physically. @ 8:30 the Bassus Interuptus sort of brings us out of the trance and back to the first floor of life.
    Well freaking done spiv........
    art art art art art.
    Cru
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hey Crucethus, I'm very happy to be able to reply to you today. It's just a super positive day for me, and this is also one of the cooler comments I've received from you to date! Recording these songs, and the rest on the EP, was a completely new experience for me. It seemed to break down my own barriers to some extent, and I am very happy with reactions of my listeners so far. I really enjoyed performing with a different group of instruments for each song, it seemed to attach a memory to the song. Your car crash metaphor had significance to me, both for recent inspirations, and for distant past personal experiences. Needless to say, I do not drive, at all. "Faultline" is definitely one of my favorite works, especially of live recordings. "It´s so wrong and perverse but it´s compelling mentally and physically." - This to me suggests an adequate summation of modern human existence, and I respect this. The "Bassus Interuptus" (COOL cool song title idea BTW) you speak of was one of those "accidentally on purpose" moments for me... one thing which magnetic tape is so good for capturing. Sorry to ramble, it's just a good day. I think I sold instrument to a couple of well known US musicians in the last week... hopefully it pays for the legal fines! Thanks so much for the comment!
  15. LRAD
    LRAD on Sat 31st Dec 2016 - 8 months ago
    I love to occasionally stop by to listen to your stuff to give me a break from pounding EDM all day. This one was an amazing break. Great work my dude.
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl I feel like I keep seeing your name come up, and it seems like years. Your profile, however, lists one month of membership... this has to be a new account! It's like you have been in continuous support of me for a long time. Maybe just these recent times have been cumbersome for me though. Either way, I appreciate it big time. It does not go unnoticed!
  16. JodyJames
    JodyJames on Sat 31st Dec 2016 - 8 months ago
    Whats good Spiv!....You have 1 creative mind..I've said it before,...I think you would be dope doing some Cinematic type stuff..if you hadn't already. originality at it's best, that what I like about you...
    Have a Happy New year.stay safe!
    Peace !
    Jody
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hey buddy, it's nice to hear from you! Thank you for listening and leaving some words! The cinematic recommendation is definitely easy for me to understand. A decent amount of my very early work stemmed from a collection of demo tracks I made for a video game. My friend was going to program it, and I would make the music. It never materialized, and could have simply been kava dreams. Honestly, I have trouble watching modern film, in large part due to the poorly made sound tracks. If someone were to approach me with a film I believed in, may something would materialize. I've been temporarily "turned off" by some of my favorite musicians for their soundtrack work, for example Trent Reznor, however I support him doing what he likes. Either way, "Ghosts" and the related film work were my least favorite of his musical work. And then there is Mark Mothersbaugh, who can pretty much make any film into GOLD with his music. Ahh, but I'm rambling... I really appreciate your consistent support and visits to my profile! Trying to stay safe, but that ice is killer out there! Let's make 2017 better than 16, right?
  17. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Sat 31st Dec 2016 - 8 months ago
    This was quite the musical trip! I don't need drugs when I have your music, Spiv
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl That makes me feel good in a way, like I'm being at least a partially positive influence. I'm a pretty major psychonaut, but still I feel like I am more sober than most humans I meet in life. . . Like people are so repressed and over-medicated, that they can not even sense the obvious. It's hard to feel this way, but also rewarding. When people, such as those around this site, treat me like I'm not a complete nutter, it helps make it easier. Thank you so much for leaving your comfort zone for a few minutes!
  18. Balance21
    Balance21 on Thu 29th Dec 2016 - 8 months ago
    This freaked me the fuck out xD maybe cause high but daamn you caught me in the beginning cause of the way youve built up sound after sound,very creative and sporadic,i cant tell what can happen next haha trippy ;)
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hey there, thank you for listening and leaving your words! I would have to say that my music is best heard while intoxicated in one way or another, or alternately as a replacement for a "drug." The "built up sound after sound" comment is cool and interesting to me, since the first song (and maybe even the second) were limited to three instruments. I barely knew what would happen next while recording these, so I'm happy that it carries through to the listener. Totally appreciate your input!
  19. CatBrawl
    CatBrawl on Thu 29th Dec 2016 - 8 months ago
    I have never heard anything like this, It´s so weird! I love it!
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Thank you CatBrawl for the listen and comment! I see what you mean... I can think of some musicians who's influence can be heard, depending on which song from the EP I'm hearing, however it's not too obvious. I'm also lucky that these musicians are simply not that popular or well known these days. I've always been pretty weird, just have been embracing it more recently. The reactions to these songs encourage me to continue doing so! I appreciate it!
  20. jamid
    jamid on Fri 23rd Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    I can't keep away from it.
    Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy.

    Jamid
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Thank you again! My holidays have been acceptable, as well as intense and frightening (as usual). They are not an ends to themselves, but a fleeting moment to strip away what is in myself, and which I no longer need. Sometimes the moment is missed, and I think I have *mostly* hit the mark. Your comment this work, and it's reception on this site in general, has surprised me. This surprise has given me a feeling of artistic license which I have not felt before. The mind opens, and in creeps Spivkurl.
  21. BLEEP
    BLEEP on Thu 22nd Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    quote: "Hope that you have seen the option to download the entire EP!"

    i downloaded it Spiv but i didn't find the option
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl I have not placed the link in the description yet, but here it is, and also in the forums. Thanks friend!

    https://spivkurl.bandcamp.com/album/agonist-moon-ep
  22. Planetjazzbass
    Planetjazzbass on Wed 21st Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    Feels like I'm plugged straight into the board!..which in affect we are. I think many things are lost so to speak on the cutting room floor and it's why releases of unheard studio takes are popular. When you strip back all the production values of any music your likely to hear these days there's be a multitude of glitches, now seeing as this material is essentially electronic glitch I guess your well ahead of the curve!... interesting stuff, I couldn't listen to it for extended periods (mind you I have the same reaction to Classical, which I really like) however I dig the processes and jam spontaneity and "happening" aspect...When most of the dudes are paddling in the mainstream it's always good to see some brave soul going over the falls in a barrel wearing an alfoil hat!..cheers Dave ;)
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Dave, it is great to hear from you regarding these two tracks! You make an interesting point about the "cutting room floor." It makes me wonder what other musicians, whether my peers or whatever, would get for results if they attempted something such as this. I can think about the vast majority of musicians whom I know, besides yourself and a few others, who would probably not be capable. This is not to say that they do not have the talent, but more it refers to the computer/software reliance, not to mention the probably lack of cassette equipment.,, many of them do not even have an instrument to lay their hands on. It's a bit sad to me, but something I try to accept. You are correct, this stuff is not meant for extended listening, but more like a microdose medicine... this is partly why I chose the thirty minute cassette for this project. I was most proud of keeping the process moving to achieve the seven recorded songs in two days. Whether they are good, bad, or something which needs a new adjective, it is still more creative output than I can usually achieve. Your comment made me think of the Primus track, "Over The Falls." They rock. Thank you for always taking a listen and letting me know what you think, it is good to have an accomplished musicians support! Have a good day/year!
  23. jamid
    jamid on Fri 16th Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    Hi Spiv,

    Mate this track really surreal I mean it as a nice way of course.
    It is captivating yet suborning your mind.
    My hats off to you mate.
    Brilliant work.
    Jamid
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Jamid, your comments are a constant reminder of why I keep coming back to Looperman! It seems like this is one of the few places where I can interact with like minded people, or at least people who understand what I'm doing. Your words do not go unappreciated! Even the person who inspired the EP, and was the first to receive a cassette copy, has not given even a simple reaction. Life is strange that way, those who drive us to create or act, are often not the ones who seize the moment or benefit from the acts. It helps me realize how it is the act of creation which is the most important, and less about where it comes from or where it goes. We can't predict our effects upon the world. Thank you!
  24. Crypt
    Crypt on Fri 16th Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    It would be amazing to jam with you in person! Your creativity is endless. The sounds in Agonist Moon are unique and gritty. I love when the drums drop out and we go into Faultline. That song is brutal old school industrial sounding. Can't wait for the EP dude!
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Hey buddy, it's good to have you visit my track! Your words are not lost on me, though I doubt the endlessness of my creativity... possibly it is still limited by the finite supply of fossil fuels, but I hope that will change. I've been trying to shift toward less power consumption, to that end. Agonist Moon is "gritty" mostly due to the instruments chosen... three of them - my DIY modular synth, a circuit bent V-Tech Music Major keyboard, and a circuit bent Casio SK-1... the tape deck played a big part in that one, as this hiss was used sort of as an instrument in relation to the S/N ratio. The drop our between is simply the end of side A and the beginning of side B, but without the continuity leader of side A. I'm happy that you could get through the first track to the second, as regardless of their intended togetherness, "Faultline" turned out pretty damn cool. I will try to get that EP encoded, I've just been procrastinating. Thank you so much for the listen and comment!
  25. kingmadi
    kingmadi on Fri 16th Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    I like this I had to listen to it a few times to really get into it, but it's SO unique and very enjoyable. Very good job.
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl I am honored that you would listen more than once, and I thank you for it. I also appreciate the feedback. It is unlike most things I have done before, especially as a complete EP release. I hope that you have found the link to download the entire thing! Thank you very much!
  26. BLEEP
    BLEEP on Thu 15th Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    Hello spivkurl,
    uch! it's special, really special but i said that in the good sense of the term :)

    it sounds like an "u.f.o". Each time you listen to it you discover some new details. Really interesting, abstract track so, only one word comes to me: ART

    Congrates!

    Bleep
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Thank you for listening to this! In cultures where "icaros" were a prominent healing device, aliens were also a common fixture, as far as I can tell. In a similar way, art was an important part of healing and life in general. I'm sitting here, hoping that the energy waves which are currently hitting the earth are either to heal all, or alternately to destroy. This world is in great need of hygiene, and humans are the crud between the teeth of the great yawning chasm. Happy that you enjoyed the listen! Hope that you have seen the option to download the entire EP!
  27. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Wed 14th Dec 2016 - 9 months ago
    Hi Spiv ! You always took on some extraordinary project which clearly shows your inventiveness and passion for being out of the ordinary. I respect this helluvalot! And therefore sometimes seems that the process of doing things takes the spotlight even more than the actual result. As a music producer myself I easily cope with that and I completely support your approach on the way to artistic fulfillment. I will be watching for the EP release...that's for sure!:)

    Compliments_____Orlando
    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl Thank you Orlando for always being involved in the comments for my songs! You are a big part of this community for me, and I respect that. It seems that the further I delve into musical expression, the more I become wrapped up in the creative process. It also seems that the results, and the listeners reactions, become more pleasing to me. I am enjoying the confidence and freedom to feel that I can release something such as this, without deep concern about "fallout." (Except maybe radioactive fallout!). Either way, I always enjoy hearing what you have to say after hearing my work, and I thank you!

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Tags : | Psychedelic | 11.95 MB
Description : One of several live in studio tracks which I recorded in recent weeks. This one incorporated my DIY modular synth and a modified Yamaha DD-20 as the only instruments. The DD-20 was, in part, triggered at audio rates, enabled by the the input modifications. Not quite the usual spivkurl track which you may be accustomed to. I'm putting this in psychedelic, though it could easily fit into ambient, glitch or cinematic genres.
Description : The results of six hours in a psychotropic environment which was novel to my experience. Only fixed some minor mistakes and mastered the song after I left the environment (or after it left me). It tugs at passion as a dog biting a dress. Resentment and discontent are its language. Slice of life tragic comedy, with a psychedelic edge.
Tags : | Psychedelic | 8.08 MB
Description : My actual track for X-mas. Too late again, as usual... But now just with a few days only instead months. :D It's enough stodgy, need some mood for enjoy, that's sure. Dunno where to put it. Fusion? Cinematic? Weird? Trash? :) Like evrytime, the track contains only free loops from several Looperman artists. Merry Xmas, and Happy new year for everybody! Applied loops (fully or partially): LEOSMG: 0826182-0084977 (Pizzicato part1 - month of june), 0826182-0084976 (Pizzicato part2 - month of june), DJ4REAL: 0102056-0018219 (oboelation), 0102056-0018220 (oboelation 2), MIDISPARKS: 0479957-0053239 (underwater abstract harp 1), LOOPFREAK: 0531700-0051978 (minor strings and harp), FLONUT7: 1133675-0079482 (Happy Harpy 777), DEEPKODE: 0862877-0067790 (Trance Pluck), CENTRIST: 0079105-0053514 (Dark Hero Apocalyptic Drums 2), PSYCHOTROPIC_CIRCLE: 0071878-0006976 (Clarinet Ensemble 124), BLUEESKIES: 0907685-0067264 (Dreams), ALIVIDLIFE: 0158799-0050009 (alividlife nonsufficient timpani orchestra C 133), PLANETJAZZBASS: 0111346-0047909 (Epic 4), DANKE: 0671112-0088234 (Drums of Mordor), STERIXX: 0243518-0019002 (Rage Simple Bassdrum Loop), BANANNAZ: 0298699-0041844 (Luv Choir 1), WILOBOWSKI: 0321170-0027201 (piano phrase 4 bars), DIGITALSKYY: 0562523-0046490 (Never Fall For a Romantic Heart Pt 6), RASPUTIN1963 : 1564425-0088883 (deleted loop: Harp Arpeggios 1)
Tags : | Psychedelic | 15.94 MB
Description : Psychedelic, Eastern, dark dance/jazz/fusion based around my cello playing with only minimal other instrumentation. There are two sections of electric guitar, one section of Fender Rhodes, one synth pad, some swirling female vocal samples and one sub synth bass. Apart from multiple drum loops and programmed acoustic drumkits, everything else is cello, including most of the weird sounds. If something sounds weird, it's probably bowed cello. Lots of layers of overlapping cello parts here, including a proper bassline 0:19-1:17 (that's the cello going through an octave pedal) and some 'beyond the fingerboard' alien harmonics in the fast swing jazz sections. The drums keep changing, moving through at least 4 or 5 styles to keep things interesting, concluding on a slow, shuffle blues style. This isn't perfect but I'm not sure what else I can do to improve it. Interesting and hopefully intelligent thoughts and reactions are, as always, much appreciated. Get ready for a dark, psychedelic journey...
Description : Don't know for sure the correct genre,but this tune felt like the name but can be different for each listener...Doc
Description : This is a song about standing up for what you love! Keep growing! All parts were composed and/or played by me, including guitar. All lyrics and vocal recordings are Spivkurl.
Description : Hey! Enjoy my (unmastered) Morning-Progressive-trance-music. :) I'm searching for VOCALS for the Intro. I would also use them in the beat parts but in my own creative style. I can't say what I'll do with the vocals because I know that only when I hear them. If U're a singer please contact me until thirsday. Please write your text by yourself cause vocals are accually none of my issues ;) Greatz, Squennix
Description : I wrote this song this weekend and recorded it last night with Sunny War on vocals and guitar. (We've got a backload of 10 or so songs but I'm a shiny-object kind of guy.) We kept almost the entire loop orchestration and there are some great loops here. The whole thing is built on looperman-l-0208341-0068163-drmistersir-lonesome-freaky 80 which runs throughout. Mixed with that for the first half is the crazy choral looperman-l-0911223-0101152-silencekills-key-5-pad-81-fs-min across 3 octaves. The musical bridge before the outro is built on the great loop looperman-l-1264531-0079769-arixxonsc-sequence-old-school-escape. My instruction to Sunny was "Play the guitar like it's wrestling with that loop." Sunny plays bass but we also kept looperman-l-1059144-0070847-ebaby8119-the-move-808-bass to go with it. Then there are a couple great bell loops and a choral chant loop at the end, and then of course all the drums. One of the rare times we've kept most of the loops and just wove Sunny's guitar into the orchestration. We even kept one of the guitar loops, looperman-l-1059144-0068323-ebaby8119-the-question, because it's perfect for that moment. I think this song launched a 4th album to be called PATH. Any comments or reactions are greatly appreciated. You're the first folks to hear any of this stuff and this community is instrumental (literally) in making it happen.
Description : psy trance made with fl
Description : Searching For VOCALS! Hey u guys on looperman, I'm doing a track with Virtual Desire and I'm searching for some vocals for the intro and the break (the part shortely before the end. This track is NOT finished yet. It may'll be more or less 7 minutes long and pls DON'T be disturbet about the empty parts, I don't have the patterns of virtual desire yet. I'm not a songwriter but the title name "lightning water" should be a part of it, may as a comparison or literarely. We'll try to let the vocals be in the intro and break as clean as possible and may we'll play around with them in the other parts of the Track. If u're interested, contact me here ore via Thanks for listening and reading ;) Greatz, Squennix
Description : Instrumental
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