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
Description : Latest Spivkurl track here, containing many different recent themes. A little bit of psychedelic organostep, maybe? Has the first released recordings from my latest instrument Bias Machine, which is a manual magnetic tape based performance sampler. Also some data bending, Suzuki Omnichord, Korg Montribe, and Yamaha YS-200 in here. Even my cat had her influence... Please enjoy the listen and download!
Description : OK, I finally managed to find a song name, so here it is. But the genre is still open. WTF is it? World? Trip? Trance? Rock? psychedelic? .
I started this song with the wahwah background track, I think I wanted to go in the triphop direction but when I played with it and tried out things I added some Tabla sounds from the available sound library of the cubase software to it, just to get a feel for it. It sounded right somehow, and so it developed from there. As before, we did the work on wikiloops band section: bhunt1 (Brian) on Bass added his track, and rp3drums (Raymond) on drums (one straight drum track, and one para-diddle track). I then added several more guitar tracks.
So I would be happy to listen to your comments and advice, and if I get a good suggestion for name and genre I will change it. Cheers, TG :D
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)
Description : UPDATE 3/31/2016 - Did some work on the mix and master thanks to the advice of Crucethus and promenade2239. I knew something needed work, and it turned out I need some shifting in the time-space continuum. Thanks to everyone who commented so far!
Original DESC - Yes, I admit it... I fall down. Different circumstances and results each time, but it does happen. Got some inspiration in the last week or two, and left behind some other responsibilities for a while to make this track. Did a considerable amount of multisampling of a Realistic C1000 to add to the song. This is the first song I've finished which uses my modified Korg Monotribe. Also contains Microkorg (on glitch percussion and vocoder use), Yamaha ys-200, Zoom RT-123, and my modular synth doing circuit bent voice synth duties. Psychedelic, dark cold wave. EDIT: Now that I think about it, there were no virtual synths involved in this composition, but only virtual samplers and effects. Everything else was MIDI and hardware sound source. Thank you for listening! Please leave a comment and I will return the favor!
Description : Break up song of sorts lol. Vox, guitars and keys by Zootman. Beats and bass free Loopmasters demo. Words are (mostly) what I thought Damo Suzuki was singing on One More Night by Can, well worth checking out. Instrumental or stems avail if anyone wants to play with it.
Description : I walked for miles, and what seemed like millennia in order to find the inspiration for this song, and subsequently the album which it helped finalize. It is an essential title track for me, even if it is encoded.
Here is the artwork in question.
A twenty-two month experiment,
Combining infinite expansion with absorpsion and inhibition.
A two thousand mile walk to the place I call home.
A home to be myself and room to roam.
A bone, and a stone, all alone and unknown,
But aglow, and beloved,
Here the sun and snow shown.
The album is available here, for the time being....
Description : I tried to make a 'doom cello' track but failed as the chillout vibes really took over but there is still some heaviness as well as a few minutes of dance music in the final sections. It's very moody and atmospheric and dominated by strings and drums. 120BPM but most of it is half that tempo. Lots of my electric cello playing though there are also sample-based string parts, especially the foreboding, drone bass - the only bass instrument in the track. Other pad sounds add some mystical, spacey beauty while an arpeggiated VST guitar instrument adds a progressive band feel in the first half. Drums are two programmed kits and mostly one hard rock/metal kit. Also one drum loop plus two music loops towards the end. I very rarely use music loops but they seem to work here. Let me know what you think of this progressive epic. Sorry it's so long but hopefully it justifies its length. It's definitely far out and difficult to place in any particular, obvious genre.
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 : Descent into the archaic and cursed meanders of Nameless City. Inspired by the homonymous story by HPL. Comment freely, friends.
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.
Description : Far out, cello-based, deep grooving, progressive, powerful and sometimes aggressive sci fi epic with lots of electronic elements and some dubstep craziness towards the end. Electric cello, slow attack guitar, resonator guitar, a little bit of bass guitar, 5 synths, lots of effects and drum loops and a few programmed drum kits. It all began with the first couple of cello riffs (one pizzicato bassline, one bowed main riff) and the hip hop beats and then grew and grew as I added more synths and drums and worked in some old, leftover guitar parts. It's very detailed and complex and the mix and sculpting of the sounds are as important as the composition. Have a good listen then come back and let me know what you thought of this twisting, turning journey into outer space. Feel free to criticise and/or tell me your favourite parts...
Description : Far out epic featuring sine waves, programmed violin parts, played electric cello, various synths, drum loops and programmed acoustic drums. Mystical and a bit Eastern. A three min drumless intro and then some fat grooves and darker sounds. Not as good as I was hoping it would be. Interesting comments appreciated...
Description : My latest song on my album Acerbus 3
Description : Psychedelic Rock!!! FLASHBACK: I actually remember Woodstock 1969. I lived in the next state over. What an amazing time in music as opposed to what is called music today. No sampling, just pure musicians and singers!
Description : Sung by me - bbrossas track for background
Saw this track on looperman and I had to make something.Please feel free to let me know what you think.
Open to suggestions. Thanks all :) I hope you enjoy!
What an imagination you carry to create this kind of raw surreal sound. I remember in the 70's while doing a lot of hash I would sit around listening to "Isao Tomita" or sound effects record's and imagine how I could manipulate and chop up the sounds and rewrite them. Little did I know we could do that so easily as we can today. Bravo Dude. You know how to tug on my memorys.
gracias por compartir!
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
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
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
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.
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! :)
i don't care for how long the build is but good bass frequencies
My old account was "Doctor Pyro", made this one cause fuck it. lol.
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.
Ive developed a migraine
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!
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.
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?
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!
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 cant look away, like its a bad car crash, but knowing this I still cant look away. Prettiness in ugliness. Anxiety creating Zen. Its so wrong and perverse but its 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.
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.
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!
This was quite the musical trip! I don't need drugs when I have your music, Spiv
I have never heard anything like this, Its so weird! I love it!
I can't keep away from it.
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy.
quote: "Hope that you have seen the option to download the entire EP!"
i downloaded it Spiv but i didn't find the option
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 ;)
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.
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!
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.
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
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!:)