Tags : | Electronic | 7.48 MB | Featured
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. Planetjazzbass
    Planetjazzbass on Mon 22nd May 2017 - 2 days 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
  2. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Sat 20th May 2017 - 4 days 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!:)

  3. MeIodicDreamer
    MeIodicDreamer on Thu 11th May 2017 - 1 week 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!
  4. BLEEP
    BLEEP on Wed 10th May 2017 - 1 week 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!

    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!
  5. MelodiySongbird
    MelodiySongbird on Wed 10th May 2017 - 2 weeks ago
    *Interesting* i meant to say sorry.
    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!
  6. MelodiySongbird
    MelodiySongbird on Wed 10th May 2017 - 2 weeks 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 :)
    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!
  7. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Wed 10th May 2017 - 2 weeks 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
    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!
  8. silverman
    silverman on Mon 8th May 2017 - 2 weeks ago
    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!
    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!
  9. DIICA
    DIICA on Mon 8th May 2017 - 2 weeks ago
    really nice. despite the fact that the beginnig is weird.
    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.
  10. theHumps
    theHumps on Sun 7th May 2017 - 2 weeks 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!

    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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