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Description : A little song about activism at it's most basic, with a pinch of active imagination. I worked my Eat Lead Copper modular synth into this one, as well as the modified Monotribe. Played a bass part on the old '91 Epiphone Precision bass. Also just did some parts replacement on the '90 Epiphone Les Paul Studio, and decided to test it out on this song... with amp and effects via a POD v2.0. Thank you for listening!

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  1. Mosaic
    Mosaic on Tue 25th Jul 2017 - 1 year ago

    Hey friend

    Firstly apologies for not responding to your email as of yet, will explain n when I get back to you asap...

    Note a little different sound here then your normal stuff I've heard when last here on the loop, must say I'm really enjoying this one, bouncy happy type of sound well to me it is, can totally understand the amount of the reviews this tracks has gotten well deserved my friend, will take a little to get back into listening to members tunes to give constructive feedback...but glad I check out this one first on my return, excellent sound and vibe my friend...will email either tonight or tomorrow depends...Fav'd...Peace mosaic...

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Mosaic, first please understand that I was simply concerned for a fellow friend and traveller in this life. I would never be intrusive without what I felt was a good reason. I also see that your first and only comment in almost nine months was this one, and that I feel is reciprocation enough for any communcation!

    It's been a wild year, but no more intense than previous I suppose. Songs such as this identify what is going on in a way. As you know, I do not drive, so I walk a lot. I am extending my range pretty drastically, putting on 15-20 miles per week usually. I hope to walk to the state forest in the south of our county eventually.

    I think that in a local dank forest (I might even say disturbing) I found the inspiration I need to finally finish and release this album, as well as the cover art. Things are obviously different than I had previously assumed. I am happy to have some sort of breakthrough though.

    I have been playing classical guitar more, since getting new strings, and we got some acoustic bass strings for my wife as well... so hopefully something will come from that. I know that it has already made me a better musician.

    Looking forward to speaking with you again, all in good time. Have a great day!

  2. MWRatridge
    MWRatridge on Sun 2nd Jul 2017 - 1 year ago

    Spiv,
    This is fantastic work man. Totally impressed. You are one of the sound masters on this site for sure.
    Two thumbs up and fav'd.
    Mark.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey friend, it's been a while! It's always a pleasant surprise to see you return to the Loop! What have you been up to?

    Been having great fun with instrumental tone and live patching lately, it all gives me a real sense of satisfaction. Propaganda and mind control are also secondary loves of mine. So all in all this sort of song really does it for me, ha ha.

    I hope that you are well! I appreciate your comment and the fave! Have a good day!

  3. 2D2R
    2D2R on Thu 29th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Everything inside is so...complex yet as a whole, it's just one simple and fascinating/bizarre track and that's what I like from your style Spiv!

    It's really hard to comprehend how you have made this track since LOTS of time have been put through with this, which strengthens the idea of you being one of the known music artists out there, especially here in Looperman.

    Cheers man

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey thanks friend for stopping by once again!

    To be honest, a large percentage of my songs lately do not amount to a lot of time spent on composition or recording. When you count the time spent working on instrument builds, modification, and upgrades - then it tips the scales a bit. I have a couple of songs which have been waiting, untouched, for my current build to be finished. I expected it to be done a couple of months ago, but then the gardening season hit, and with it the poison of other people's Glyphosate and other chemicals. Makes it hard for me to get things done when I'm sick and angry... maybe I should make punk music again?

    I say it's not much time, since a lot of my instruments or entire songs are recorded live now. If I get a good take, it only takes as long as setup and the length of the song.

    I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out though. It has lessened my reliance upon my ipod, since I can access it in my head while walking around.

    Thanks for always being there with your support and valuable comments! Have a great day!

  4. Deathbot
    Deathbot on Mon 26th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    STILL MY FAVOURITE SPIVKURL.

    DB

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey thanks buddy! Do you mean that this song is your favorite of the Spivkurl catalog, or that Spivkurl is your favorite music here? Either way, I am very honored and appreciative! Hope you have a great day!

  5. LRAD
    LRAD on Sat 24th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Good to come back to Looperman and see you again. Every time I check up on you, you make some weird shit. But that shit is the best shit to ever be shat into someones ears, lol. I like the 4 to the floor kick in this one, it is very punchy. The sound design is nice as well. I like how odd the harmonies are in this one. Thank you for the track bruv.

    ~Felix

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Felix, I have always been able to count on you for artistic support, inspiration, and encouragement - I thank you for that!

    A shat into someones ears sound interesting, in a hardcore pornographic sense. I can't really complain about that sort of comment!

    My work of late is only peppered with conventional sorts of tunes, and I think of this as one of them, no matter how weird it may be. This is two months ago now, and these two months tend to be the most difficult and strenuous of each year for me. As a result, I have been focusing far from my usual endeavors... an artistic club track collab, a heavy metal remix, and several live DIY tracks.

    I think things will be different now. I know that it is possible that I will completely disappear from Looperman and the internet in general at some point, as this lifestyle is killing me softly with it's poisons.

    I get the constant urge to start walking south or west, and just keep going. This sort of thing is not consistent with an internet based social network, or music career.

    It's hard to think about. I want something better for the earth, and I am simply buying into it with this... this thing that I'm doing.

    Thank you for listening to my music!

  6. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Fri 23rd Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    How are you so creative! Lol

    This is beautiful to my ears, and sounds quite professionally mixed. Your capabilities have increased so much from your previous works and I'm glad to see that! Keep going. This one was fav'd!

    Brado

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey Brado, thank you for taking a listen to this!

    How am I so creative? Well I suppose that, so far, I just simply don't have a choice. Most days, I feel the need to be productive in one way or another. Sometimes it isn't music, but visual art forms, writing, gardening, cooking, graphic design, electronic engineering, or activism. All of these other endeavors tend to inspire my musical work after a certain point, so it keeps coming back to that.

    My capabilities when it comes to music seem to have "ups and downs." I've had slow yet engaged times, such as right now - as well as prolific but less dedicated times, such as 2012 when my albums "Glass" and "The Next One" were released. Each album I've finished has a special place in my soul, regardless of it's technical shortcomings or creative weakness. I expect at least this much from my next release.

    I really appreciate the comment my friend!

  7. monsterage
    monsterage on Thu 22nd Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    i love the sound design on this!! reminds me of the very old arcade games love it love it!!! what did you used to create the sounds???

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey buddy, thanks for stopping by to listen!

    The instruments involved in "real time" are like I mentioned in the description. An interesting interface between my modified korg monotribe and my DIY modular synthesizer. Also the bass and guitar were played by me on my Epiphone Precision Bass and my Epiphone Les Paul Studio. There were some samples, and possibly NI polyplex... don't remember what else.

    I was fond of a lot of old arcade stuff in my youth. Galaga and Stun Runner were my favorites. Pole Position was also pretty cool. Once NES hit, I was forever stunned by game music... even though I don't play any more. I do have a genesis waiting for some cartridges to play, or failing that a microprocessor to run the sound chips from MIDI.

    Thanks for leaving your words!

  8. OViea91
    OViea91 on Thu 15th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Nice sounds, Spivkurl. Sounds like gritty electronic controlled chaos. DIICA wrote that the beginning is weird, I don't think the beginning is any weirdo than the track itself lol. To me, it was like a taste of what I was getting into. Nice.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey buddy, thank you for again visiting one of my tracks! It's much appreciated!

    Had quite a bit of fun recording this stuff... far more pleasant and painless than my last couple of projects. It's not the music though, it's life in general. Making music always helps bring me back to what is important though. Having others listen makes it even more valuable to me.

    Happy you could get into it! Thanks much!

  9. DesignedImpression
    DesignedImpression on Thu 15th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Dayum Spiv! This is hella fun! Dig these sounds from your setup. I played this several times and it goes great for background music to anything. Im watching city workers break apart the streets and this is perfectly going along with the natural ha. Thank you sir. Enjoy your controlled Chaos. Hope all is well, Peace.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    A week ago was too soon to take in a comment like this, but here I am!

    The first time I remember hearing the prefix "hella" or even "hecka" was around 1991, when I met someone named Ryan who recently arrived here from North Carolina. Needless to say he changed my life, and then soon moved on with his family to CA. I have to wonder if he helped bring this sort of terminology to CA. Either way, I take it as a compliment!

    I love sufficient background music, since I am in love with being super productive, and when I am high or buzzed I tend to talk over whatever I am hearing or watching. In either case, it works out good to have music like that. It's part of why I get into music like Bool or DJ Tsukiyomi... it get's me going or talking depending on the sitch.

    The city workers have literally been breaking apart the streets around here, and I may have had to take a break from making this song due to noise and cement dust (they no longer use water to quell the dust around here, shortage maybe?). So, you were right on in what you heard here... though it wasn't my original intention.

    "Controlled chaos" is something I've hear in numerous comments over the years (were they all from you? ha ha). I find that the descriptive fits my tunes pretty well, but it also fits life in general fairly accurately.

    I will respond to your comment in a few moments, after a shower and shave. Thanks much for listening my friend!

  10. mudhoen
    mudhoen on Thu 15th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Very happy to see another release from you Mr. Spivkurl. As soon as I hear the first note I hear the typical lo-fi synths combined with some crazy rythms, melodies and glitches. The bassline is beefy without overdoing it. The mix is great and very clear. Many thanks for sharing!

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thank you for again visiting my selection of songs!

    My synthesis style is becoming even more spontaneous, if that could be possible. I don't even have most of my gear hooked up at the moment, so I just connect what I want to record, whether midi and/or audio.

    There are some reorganizations going on in the home, especially regarding live performance and visual/concrete art. Can't help but feel the changes and the losses. We lost a huge section of our willow tree in a storm this week, a tree which we planted around our wedding time. Hard loss, but we were lucky.. leaning against the house it was!

    I am picky about my subsonic frequencies. I'm not one of those mutha-frackers. Happy you liked the sound of it.

    Have a good one!

  11. MGproduct
    MGproduct on Sat 10th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Hi
    Really good mix ... its completely another world from mine and for first seconds I told myself "its electronic and your sounds is electronic too but ... wtf its so diff !". But the final part, I mean the synth I think, was a good start for finish . Keep showing far away from my world , tnx - sevenlands

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    ditto that

  12. MGproduct
    MGproduct on Sat 10th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Hi
    Really good mix ... its completely another world from mine and for first seconds I told myself "its electronic and your sounds is electronic too but ... wtf its so diff !". But the final part, I mean the synth I think, was a good start for finish . Keep showing far away from my world , tnx - sevenlands

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Your communication is getting quite good in english, and it's nice to be able to communicate with you. Unfortunately, I am still a weak american and have little to offer in fluency.

    Having the same two synths feature in the entire song helped bring things together, I think. As is usual, they were both manipulated as they bounced to audio.

    It seems that I tend toward making real bass and guitars sound like synthesizers, as they go unnoticed in an electronic song. I don't really discriminate between electronic and *electric*... so I guess that it works out.

    My influences are changing by the moment recently, to the point that I can not even identify them by name. I like this feeling.

    Thank you for listening, and leaving a cool comment!

  13. crucethus
    crucethus on Fri 9th Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    So I´m listening to this piece while reading the others comments, and at the end, at 3:02, one of your synths sounded like a damn harmonica, neat effect. This is sort of walking music. Nice use of white noise. Your control over these analogue instruments has become masterful. But it´s the delicate touch of the bleeps juxtaposed over a cool moving baseline, that is not predictable in any stretch of the imagination. But also you use your synths to sound slightly ambient as well in your arrangement of this work.
    This is the point where I don´t compare your work to someone else's and I can say , ¨This sounds like Spivkurl¨ I did not want it to end. Great job
    Steve

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey Steve! Happy to see you here at this track!

    It is true, this is entirely walking music, at least at the pace I try to keep. I believe that you hear what the music is saying, and I am thankful.

    Any white noise in this design is pretty incidental. It was not abused on my modular or monotribe. I don't always remember where my sounds came from though.

    My recent patching sessions have been very enjoyable, and more focused than before. Most of my patch bay is largely disconnected since my last rearrangement, so I have been choosing my instruments carefully, and only connecting what I need via midi and audio. Finally got some cable nests untangled this week, so that helps!

    I like the swing of the analog parts, which give a weave to walking the straight line. True to life for me lately. Timing has been an utter nightmare since FL studio 12 came out, but I am battling through it, and I think I have learned much in the process. The application could be considered broken at this point, but I think that I am growing used to broken equipment.

    I am happy that you can not associate this with anything, since it means I'm doing my job as an artist. I can't think of anything which directly reminds me of this either, ha ha.

    Thanks for the great and enjoyable comment. Hope that you are well. No tornadoes, right?

  14. ALXSIX
    ALXSIX on Thu 1st Jun 2017 - 1 year ago

    Crazy intro ! It feels like you're the conductor of an electric orchestra. I love the fast pace and how you play with the effects. It blips and bounces from everywhere. And then there's the bass that glues everything.
    Really enjoyed the trip !!

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey buddy! I appreciate your listen and your kind words very much!

    The synth design was pretty fun on this one... the modular and the monotribe just go together so well, it's hard not to use them on every track, ha ha.

    It was enjoyable to play the epiphone bass again. It's one of the few instruments I've ever purchased new, it just happened to be 25 years ago now. We bought a new bass, so that some work could be done on the old one, but I just can't stop playing despite it's condition.

    Very happy that you liked what you heard! Thanks!

  15. CitizenMofo
    CitizenMofo on Sat 27th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Pure brilliance coming out of my headphones. This is fantastic. It's a cheeky piece, with a sly look in its eye. All the little weird sounds creating their little melodic streams, intersecting, doing a separate dance, swinging back around to meet and party, and the whole river flowing along effortlessly sparkling and effervescent with wit. Really enjoyable.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    You comment was extremely entertaining to read! This one, and the other that showed up at the same time, got lost in the booze shuffle last week. I'm sorry about that!

    "Cheeky" and "sly" are definitely appropriate words for this song, from my point of view. The monotribe and the modular make a great team, in a pro wrestling sort of fashion.

    I've been working hard to bring an RnB/psychedelic edge to some works using guitars and basses, and man is it a challenge. Been having to change the way I think about music. Can that really be a bad thing though?

    Your idea of "the whole river flowing" makes me think of the walks I've been taking along the creeks and rivers here. It's sort of a neighborhood watch item for the year, since in recent years the parks department has been assaulting the people and nature with glyphosate and 2-4d. I've been watching and waiting to see if they begin again... but it is already past when they began last year, and nothing. I worked hard to let them know it was not okay, and I'm hoping I was even a small part of the change. So the year has been a bit "sparkling and effervescent."

    My wit is there most of the time. :)

    Thanks much for the great comment and the listen!

  16. thephilosofist
    thephilosofist on Sat 27th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Oi Spivvy!

    Beginning already has my ectomorphic field scratched by "dat texture." Nice tappy kicks. Dig the modular sound you got going on, I'm pretty sure I can pick out the textures based on your description.

    It's been a while since I tuned into your tracks. Glad you got a solid groove going; song structure is intact, and your harmonies move between "standard" and "weird" and I approve wholeheartedly.

    Glad to see you're still kicking around these parts.
    Cheers,
    Matt

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hello Matt, it has indeed been a while! It's cool to see you stopping in! I seem to remember noticing that you were throwing yourself deeply into hardware stuff recently, can't say where.

    I like your term "ectomorphic field." Makes me think of something which might come up during ghost hunting with electronic devices. I have intentions to build just this sort of device, after I finish this, and that, oh and this other thing... Picked up a bunch of vintage integrated circuits which should prove most useful. Probably some ghosts in there already, ha ha.

    My songs usually end up being whatever I feel like doing at the time, so "weird" is an appropriate word. Having been raised on classic rock and pop music, "standard" most likely also fits!

    Thanks for stopping in to take a listen and leave your words!

  17. dumarecht
    dumarecht on Thu 25th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    i see a lab and a whole bunch of bunnies in cages flopping their little tails while the mad scientist is raving his head off trying to create a single cell organic dj machine

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Well that is a very interesting comment, to say the least! You are not too far off in describing some recent moments, though there are a few flaws. First, I would never participate in animal testing... at least beyond closing up all of the windows if my cat is acting sick and sniffing the air. In my lab, I am working on a sort of groove box, in a single enclosure, though I don't think that I'd go so far as to say "single cell organic." The "mad scientist is raving his head off" part is pretty accurate most days... seems that I must choose one - ranting or raving. I fully appreciate this honest impression of my song, thank you!

  18. Planetjazzbass
    Planetjazzbass on Mon 22nd May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Ok I'll tell it straight.....Lately I've been watching Flash Gordon serial space operas from the 1940's which I really like....apart from the music that is which is hackneyed orchestral attempted dramatic bullshit...and I always think Spivkurl's music would be way better suited! haha...seriously though... I'm being serious!...I also like the sound you get with your straight out of the board style, initially it can seem a little in your face and slightly confronting but I've learnt this just means way more dynamic response available.....crazy but cool! cheers Dave

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    You can't believe how awesome it is to get a comment like this for me! I actually was pretty into Flash back in the eighties... flash ah ahhhh. I was a pretty big geek at times. I used to be a coin collector, now I'm an alcoholic. Goodbye silver dollar.

    I would seriously admit to being heavily influenced by some of the most B grade films and television ever made. Repeated watching is the key.

    I suppose that most of my drastically favorite groups have a tendency towards very raw and dry sounds. I've always been frustrated with too many effects, especially with different timing.

    It's funny, upon re-listening, the introduction does sound very 1950-60's sci-fi. Sweet. I did not see that coming.

    I always appreciate hearing from you!

  19. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Sat 20th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Listening to your tracks Spiv is like entering the house of inventiveness
    and enjoying a treat founded on genuine creativity. This time is no different...enjoyed it immensely as always!:)

    Compliments_____Orlando

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    That is quite a friendly thing to say, and I appreciate it! To have others appreciate my music makes it even more worthwhile, and you are definitely one of my "top interactors." Thanks my buddy!

  20. MeIodicDreamer
    MeIodicDreamer on Thu 11th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Loved the start, the 8-bit stuff was so clean! I love how in the very beginning, they are two instruments panned hard opposite of each other doing very different melodies and rhythms, almost in conflict, but almost in harmony, if you know what I mean. Quite the ride here, a lot of crazy sounds, yet an ever-steady beat. I love the originality and the never-ending push beyond boundaries! Keep doing your thing!

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thank you for stopping by! I am very happy that at least one person noticed the introduction stereo work, you must have well tuned and healthy ears.

    In all honesty, there are no 8 bit sounds going on in here. The two instruments in the intro go on in some fashion through most of the track, and both are analog (korg monotribe and my hand built modular synth).

    I tend to pride myself on making crazy sounds. I will spend months or even years building an instrument, just in order to find that perfect sound... even if that instrument only ends up on one song.

    Boundaries are for the northern minnesota waters, and have little place in music for me any more. Any resemblance to a self limitation is in truth laziness on my part, ha ha.

    Thanks again for your listen and comment!

  21. BLEEP
    BLEEP on Wed 10th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    i'm sorry spiv i didn't find the right words to describe what i feel after listening your track. So i prefer do it in french! if it's difficult for you to translate, it's important to know that i found this track brilliant and what i wrote in french is fully positive ;)

    donc en effet, superbe atmosphère dans ce morceau! je me suis fait 5 écoutes à la suite pour me permettre de bien tout percevoir car le morceau est très riche! la base Basse / rythmique remplit parfaitement son rôle de liant! tous ces petits sons qui s'échappent et partent dans tous les sens sont quoiqu'il en soit rattrapés par la base et force à l'harmonie! du coup, on a une sorte de dualité entre une orientation très groovy et un axe psychédélique. Franchement, je trouve que tu oses l'expérience au travers d'une ingénieuse combinaison de sons! Excellent morceau très contemporain pour le coup! tu serais pas en train d'inventer un nouveau genre: "modern art"? j'accentuerai un peu la basse dans sa rondeur car au niveau des fréquences (en tout cas avec mon casque audio) j'ai plus de médium et d'aigu que de grave :)

    Félicitations en tout cas!

    Amicalement
    Bleep

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    I appreciate your comment so much, and it is a very rare thing indeed when I receive a comment primarily in a language besides English. I will be replying in English (US English by default these days), but I will send a personal message of a french translation by Google translate (the best I can do).

    The number of listens you specify makes me respect your attention to the track even more so. The electric and electronic instruments involved help with the richness in many ways, as does the authentic and little processed performance of the bass part.

    The bass is shared by two parts, the Epiphone P-Bass which was largely unedited, and the monotribe which was MIDI controlled aside from the intro (which was live performance). Both of these instruments are not overly ultra low frequency oriented, and the intentions were more along the lines of an 8 track recording or eighties new wave sort of feel, neither of which were very "sub" oriented.

    I have been working extremely hard on mixing in the terms of a soundscape, and timing down to the millisecond. This is partly due to the particular limitations of FL Studio in it's current incarnation (12.4.2 build 33). Things having gotten far more difficult for me, due to recent changes.

    Your mention of "modern art" as a music genre is interesting, as I have been working with musique concrete, avant garde, and generative music lately. All of these things are ones which I was brought up as being "modern art." What is modern has obviously changed though, so I'm happy that I can keep up, even if it is mostly on this site.

    You can be assured that this piece would be far more appropriate in uncompressed format, on compact disc and a high fidelity stereo system. My music is always meant to be heard this way, as a complete album. This fifteenth lengthy release of mine should be available soon.

    I thank you so much for your comment, and I will return the favor soon. Hopefully tomorrow I will easily remember this experience and arrive at your profile. Have a great day!

  22. MelodiySongbird
    MelodiySongbird on Wed 10th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    *Interesting* i meant to say sorry.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    No need to correct or apologise. Having been on Looperman for a long time, I am getting mostly accustomed to people who speak a different language (not to say that you do), and the interpretation which is an essential part of reading those comments. I still mess up sometimes, and assume the worst, but this is not one of those moments. Thanks again!

  23. MelodiySongbird
    MelodiySongbird on Wed 10th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Hi Spivkurl, oh now this is different, very intresting sound, i have to agree with DICA, the beginning threw me a little, trying to follow it but like i always say music is art and it's your art and i like your uniquness you have injected into this track, i'm all for originality and this is truly an intricate weave of original creations...Much Enjoyed! :) Keep doing your thing :)

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hello again! Yes, I would agree, it is different. Your idea, and DICA's, of the intro is very accurate. The introduction is a bit of electronic brain manipulation to lead into the true message of the piece. It is, in fact, the same two hardware patches which are present throughout most of the track, except performed in a very different way. You are supposed to "follow it" (your words not mine ha ha), but not in a fully conscious manner... see silverman's comment for a bit of insight. I try to never do the same thing twice, whether in music or any other endeavor - and I try not to do anything which does not involve trying something new. Can't say that I always succeed, but it makes me enjoy the trip. Thank you for taking a listen and leaving your words!

  24. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Wed 10th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    To say this is an interesting mix would be a bit of an understatement Spiv....I`m thinking its like art music...where every listener is going to experience their own impression..love the whole vibe i get ...kind of "To hell with the rules & normal shit....this is what it is".....always appreciate the no borders...no fences...no walls...kind of attitude when it comes to music even though I end up tied to my own structure & habits most of the time...Well done man....I`d comment on your great creativity...but I`d just be repeating myself....keep on doing it.....Ed

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thank you Ed for stopping by to hear this one! I suppose with the lack of freedom available in society in general, I have been wondering why I would limit myself in art (since there is still very little THEY can touch in art). At the same time, aspects of this song are very much in my comfort zone in the technical sense, so I was definitely tied to my structure and habits for the most part.

    I have been having great fun with the Pod v2, and it has opened up some creative avenues on guitar for me. In fact the "swell" effect setting in it's various setups has been quite enjoyable, like on this song. I like it enough that I have added a pedal build to my "to do" list which will incorporate this sort of function. I pretty much have the building blocks in my head... so as long as the feature creep doesn't show up like usual, maybe it will be finished before the apocalypse!

    Very much appreciate your listens and reading your words! Thank you!

  25. silverman
    silverman on Mon 8th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    2.14.
    At the 2'14 mark my brain flipped.
    Not sure how to describe the effect.
    The information coming from the headphones seemed to trigger a message that I was now out of breath.
    Of course I wasn't because in reality I'm sitting still in a comfy chair enjoying a beer but that's not the message my brains getting.
    There's a slight panic in the background when my brain realises that no I'm not out of breath.
    Amazing when a piece of music through cans can have such an effect.
    Good while since it last happened and I think that was to do with breathing too but can't remember it now.
    Great little ride thank you!

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    As one who likes to respond to comments in the order they appeared, it was difficult to wait for this one. It was a very entertaining and interesting read!

    Your words made me feel entirely confident that my artistic goals were achieved in this song, and that you also have excellent ears for detail. It is exhilarating to read the response to my "message," and one which fits the bill nicely for my intentions.

    The panic which you felt is probably a fitting response as well, since panic can often lead one to examine themselves deeply and initiate evolution. I do apologise if it was disconcerting though.

    I have definitely realised that this song is intended for headphone listening, though I think it translates acceptably to a system... I have not heard it uncompressed on my hi fi though.

    I always appreciate hearing you response to my songs, so thank you very much for this, and for the favorite! Have a good day!

  26. DIICA
    DIICA on Mon 8th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    really nice. despite the fact that the beginnig is weird.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thank you for listening! What would not be weird about 101 voices speaking together along with two analog synths played live via a ribbon controller? They are in fact the same two synths which play throughout most of the song. I appreciate your comment.

  27. theHumps
    theHumps on Sun 7th May 2017 - 1 year ago

    Decided to give it a listen under the headphones, glad I did. Interesting to listen to how wide/narrow your individuals tracks are and how they are set in the mix. There is a lot going on, several sounds all at once but yet I can hear it all without the instruments crowding one another. Thought I heard a live instrument played by hand in there, I read the description after I listened, it sounds great and gives it a human touch.

    I can certainly find some humor in the title for the subject matter and actually it's a cool title of a track. All the interesting sounds, textural differences, effects made my ears smile! Well done Spiv!

    Wayne

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey Wayne, thank for stopping in!

    Yes, I think that this song is probably best in headphones. I tried pretty hard to sculpt an interesting, and slightly disorienting stereo field with this mix.

    Happy that you enjoyed hearing the bass and guitar in there. I've been trying to force myself to practice and pick up my axes more. Repairing the six string helps... it's been repeatedly customized since I got it around '93 in a slightly smashed and enamel painted state.

    I thank you for always being there to inspire with your comments. Have a fine day!

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