1st Nov 2017 21:30 -  6 years ago
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....

Comments (27)

If you have time take a listen and give Spivkurl some feedback.

DijamMusic 4th Jan 2022 23:33 -  2 years ago
Hey DL.
Nice to have you back mate.
How are you doing?
I hope you've resolved the issues of life.
Great track as usual my friend.
Great vocal too.
Well done.
Spivkurl replied 5th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Don't know if I have resolved all issues of life, but I'm working on it. Thank you for listening, and leaving a positive comment! Much appreciated!
Zootman 26th Dec 2021 17:39 -  2 years ago
I really enjoyed this piece. At first listen it's madness, then I see the method in the madness and it takes shape. Really enjoyed the words on the page too.
Spivkurl replied 4th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Thank you so much for listening and leaving a positive comment! Much appreciated!
thechockehold 25th Dec 2021 08:41 -  2 years ago
Its preatty unusual in a good way, it grabs me somehow, not sure how but it does. Great stuff!
Spivkurl replied 4th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Happy that it grabbed you! Thank you for listening and leaving a positive comment!
theHumps 24th Dec 2021 14:15 -  2 years ago
Hey! Hope you start uploading some new tunes, miss you around here.

Spivkurl replied 4th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
For some reason I did not get a notification about your comment, but noticed it all the same! I hope to come through with new works too, but still need to piece my studio together after several moves. It's been an adventure, let me tell you! At least I have some ideas and works in progress to show for it. Nice to hear from you!
crucethus 24th Dec 2021 05:17 -  2 years ago
Welcome back, How are you doing?
Spivkurl replied 4th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Thank you for the welcome back! I'm doing okay considering the adventures of the last couple of years. Too much to go into really, but thank you for asking!
pseudoble 16th Dec 2021 22:22 -  2 years ago
Really quirky and interesting and engaging!
Spivkurl replied 23rd Dec 2021 - 2 years ago
Thank you so much for listening!
Prodcde 28th Feb 2021 04:35 -  3 years ago
interesting palette of sounds, go well together
Spivkurl replied 15th Dec 2021 - 2 years ago
Thank you for your comment! Sorry for the late response!
CINCOCENT 27th Feb 2021 09:24 -  3 years ago
So u have talents in art and music. I like the poetry. Happy beat! Good job with the video game sound.
Spivkurl replied 15th Dec 2021 - 2 years ago
Thank you for the valuable comment! It is most appreciated! Sorry for the late reply!
Bilbozo 22nd Jan 2019 00:57 -  5 years ago
Heya Spiv. Long time no see. I just thought I would pop my head in and saw your track in the list. I often take long walks to work out ideas for writing music. Cool that you do the same too. Great track, nice and clean mix. Cheers to you !
Spivkurl replied 4th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Thank you for listening and leaving a nice comment! Sorry for the late reply, as I have been absent.
AlfredTheButman 20th Jun 2018 12:11 -  5 years ago
Nicely done. I think the time was worth it.
Spivkurl replied 14th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Thanks for taking a listen Sorry for the late reply!
cologneandy 31st Mar 2018 22:23 -  6 years ago
if i learned it right in poland this is nearly named disco polo :Ö my respect for it seems you sing yourself in the tracks ny fullest respect i only singed on one track for myself in my life because it was about my life . What about collabs i only have some female vocalist from everywhere recording me samples sometimes, So maybe this sounds interesting i have a lyrics idea you record a sample you named in track with also your links and in my mixsets at mixcloud always jump in severall charts wehere you also get free promo then so win win :) always a good feeling growing together
Spivkurl replied 14th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Thank you for listening! I'm sure I've waited to long to respond to get involved in your work... sorry about that. It's been a long few years. I really appreciate your comment!
Diskonnect 28th Feb 2018 13:57 -  6 years ago
I've been pretty absent from this site recently, but since I'm here I need to check out your tracks to see what I've been missing ;P

Interesting rhythm's and sounds in this, very lively and upbeat with a good mix, sounds like you had great fun making it anyway.

An "umami of sound" by crucethus is perfect, and now I'm hungry...

Nice one man, look forward to hearing more!
Spivkurl replied 14th Jan 2022 - 2 years ago
Thank you very much for listening, and leaving a comment! Very sorry for this long overdue reply!
juniq 28th Jan 2018 16:34 -  6 years ago
sure music is all about opinion.. but a vocal and a melody without any harmonics and totally out of any tune doesn't sound good in my ears.. u tagged it psychedelic.. yea maybe you listen to this on drugs
theHumps 8th Dec 2017 12:29 -  6 years ago
One of a kind, you're one of a kind! Many have made mention of the countless things that make you unique in you're own way. I'm a firm believer in following you're heart when it comes to music. Please yourself first when putting these ideas together, others will follow more if you show how authentic you are.

Epic song, c i c what u did with the words here. Sneeze or cough in there at 2:46? Well done Spiv, always an adventure! And make sure you wipe of the recording needle next time. :)

crucethus 8th Dec 2017 02:01 -  6 years ago
You are like the King Diamond of electronic music my friend. Exploring the dark spaces which no else wants to go into and you deliver it to us with a sort of umami of sound.
felixamodeo 6th Dec 2017 10:41 -  6 years ago
Good to hear from you again. You always manage to bring something completely new to the table. I like the instrumental, but I can't say I am too big of a fan of the vocals, personally. The analog synth blips and samples in the beat are nice, and the guitar and arpeggiator go very well together. Thank you for another unique track!
kingmadi 26th Nov 2017 20:19 -  6 years ago
This is really different, but I enjoyed it a lot! It had to grow on me at first because I was a little confused by your instrument and sample choices but I actually really like this! :)
StrikingDaggers 26th Nov 2017 20:07 -  6 years ago
Very interesting and cool track Spivkurl! It is very unique which is what I have always loved about your style. I'll have to check out the whole album for sure. The vibe and atmosphere you have created here is great. The overall mix sounds solid too. This one's a Fav. Truly nice work.
promenade2239 24th Nov 2017 21:35 -  6 years ago
Hi Friend!

Firstly I am sorry for such a long silence. All I can say is all commitments of a real life are demanding so I couldn't respond in time.

I saw the entire album which really made me jealous of how you easily create this. Also at the same time I somehow feel the connection with a 'dark side' of the very process of creating something like this. I know it takes so much effort. I think I should say more of this until I release something at last so let us forget about this for a moment.

This song sounds very much like as a Manifesto and the marching rhythm is very pleasing throughout - the snare solo work is just outstanding!

I do not watch much TV but I like to believe that CIC is becoming something out there. Doesn't really matter either way.

Still I am becoming more and more jealous about your musical creations. I will have more time at the weekend and will say more after listening to the entire album. Till then!

Best to you,
Spivkurl replied 25th Nov 2017 - 6 years ago
Hello my friend Alex! I have been thinking of you lately, and wondering what you have been up too. I assumed that you have been very busy in your admirable career!

I can't say that creating this album was easy for me. It was probably the most difficult one I have made, due to technical issues, distractions, and the difficulty of life. One reason was the constant turnover of FL Studio versions... I finally cleaned up the installations seven different versions, which were each causing their own problems with the newer versions. There were the distractions of dealing with legal issues, activism, addiction, pollution, and noise in the neighborhood. I want so badly not to be in this situation, but there is not much I can do to escape at this point.

I want so much to claim a little bit of land and maybe a ruined building in the Carpathians of Romania, and just live in harmony with the earth.

Hearing this song as a "manifesto" is interesting to me. I'm listening to it again, to take that impression in. It is a difficult concept... In all honesty, the song formed as an attempt to communicate with the spirits whose blood and bone makes up the soil which supports the growth in our area. I think that the photo cover art represens this pretty well. There is the shadow of my hands holding the camera, the bleached bones, the dark soil that smells of blood, the deep green leaves, and finally the bright white orb which I accept as a spirit manifestation (though it could be debunked as an insect). I had the camera take three photos in succession at this point, and the white orb only appeared in one of them.

Suffice it to say, in recent months, I have expanded my range to find places where I can have new experiences within walking distance. I've had some intense experiences, and met some great animals. I even had the fortune to meet a fox up close, which is an animal I had never seen in Minnesota before. I also found some amazing mushrooms, including a few varieties of gymnopilus, which I had been searching for since around 1997. One of the forests where I found them definitely has some sort of dark past, where it makes one feel sick, or I hear the trees screaming.

Your mention of TV in relation to CIC is not something I can fully understand. Is "CIC" some sort of program?

All in all, the album turned out worse than I was hoping for, but I simply needed to put it in the past. I am proud of the amount of realism in many songs and recordings. I am frustrated with many of the technical issues imprinted on some songs from reliance upon computers. It's a lesson to be learned.

I am very happy to hear from you, and I hope to continue our conversations soon. Thank you for listening to this one!
adamms 19th Nov 2017 18:42 -  6 years ago
very cool and different, love it.
tekreck 11th Nov 2017 22:44 -  6 years ago
Cool, i needed a back massage
thephilosofist 11th Nov 2017 22:07 -  6 years ago
Definitely going to check out your album. Very interesting, almost meditative. I like the breakbeat styled drums. I personally would have added some more vocal effects like heavy delay on transitions, but they also work as dry as they are.

Reminds me a bit of aphex twin's "syro" production, yet unique in its own SpivKurl way! Congrats on finishing the album.
djtheobserver01 8th Nov 2017 11:50 -  6 years ago
Yo yo Spiv !

its always a surprise to hear one of your tracks .
Now i can see what you do ...LoL
it has nice interesting sounds and its a typical Spivkurl track !
I Like the rolling drums.
Great stuff !
Greetz !
Indieground 5th Nov 2017 21:04 -  6 years ago
It's always a good surprise to find a new track mate
All the best for your forthcoming album !!
Spivkurl replied 7th Dec 2017 - 6 years ago
Thank you for your support and the kind words! I appreciate you listening to my songs!
BLEEP 4th Nov 2017 00:38 -  6 years ago
"see i see what you do"! i have all the time i want to hear your last album now on bandcamp :)

As i already said, spiv work is not only music, it's art too! when we live the present moment, Spiv is already to the next moment!

Respect Bro!
Spivkurl replied 4th Nov 2017 - 6 years ago
I sincerely hope that you have been enjoying the new album! I am so thankful for your support, it really does mean a lot!

I wish that I could fully believe your words within myself, but it is extremely helpful to hear that from someone else. I don't really know where I live, in relation to the present moment... but I do mostly believe that I am alive sometime, somewhere!

Thank you again! I apologise for not replying sooner, but the security thing locked me out of the site again last night... oh well. I will return the favor as soon as possible, though for the moment I am tired.
Orlando51 2nd Nov 2017 09:17 -  6 years ago
Pat...Dave is right. You are a crazy genius....any possible doubt is swept away by this one. This one is so much of the wall that I just don't have any other option but to love it immensely. I have to play this for my friends!:) We would need more of that kind of stuff but just because we have it in little portions is even more precuious and refreshing. Just keep doing what you is the limit to your creativity and inventiveness....BRAVO!

Compliments and respect_____Orlando
Spivkurl replied 5th Dec 2017 - 6 years ago
Orlando, I must thank you very much for what you've said here! To have even just one person in the world react with "love it immensely" makes me very happy, and it makes artistry worthwhile.

To be honest, this life in a US city is starting to drag me down deeply, and creativity keeps becoming more of a battle every week. There are days where I think I would do almost anything to escape this situation, and avoid what is being done to us. Comments such as yours help me feel better about things, and give me more reasons to keep working at what I love.

I just replaced another part on my old '91 Epiphone studio les paul, and you've helped encourage me to get in the studio with it... you know, stretch the strings. It's interesting handling it now, knowing what it was like when I got it. Smashed, and covered in enamel paint (not just the body, but the knobs, tuning pegs, bridge, fretboard ... everything). It's been refinished a couple of times since. Installed a pickup from a smashed yamaha to replace the one that was destroyed, roller bridge, nut, potentiometers and knobs, switch, jack... and now I find the broken off headstock of a epiphone special, so I replaced the tuning pegs with those. Parts from all over the place on that axe!

Well, thanks for listening to my rave there. I appreciate you stopping by to listen!
Planetjazzbass 2nd Nov 2017 04:04 -  6 years ago
Hey Pat...well man if your going to make music like this people are going to call you a crazy man or a genius (or both!) ;)...You definitely don't follow any popular conventions which is a major plus in my book, and I'm also a big advocate of the straight off the board sound, no presets for you that's for damn sure..I almost despair when I see all the usual suspects lining up wanting a particular genre sound, they really have no idea whatsoever and expect everything to be just dropped on their lap, I've undoubtedly spent many hours on this album which I'll listen to in it's entirety, hopefully there's some dudes out there that will draw inspiration from this work and adjust their music making accordingly. Not many can claim full propriety over their creativity like you do, writing then playing the music, making the instruments in many cases, then recording and producing the whole affair, sounds like a jack of all trades and master of lets say half a dozen!....I think everybody could do with a little dose of your crazy mate.
cheers Dave
Spivkurl replied 26th Nov 2017 - 6 years ago
Ha ha, yeah, it's fairly often that I get called crazy or genius, though maybe more often it is a combination of the two. I take either one or both as a compliment, especially when it comes to music!

I suppose that I never want to be known as conventional, unless I become a definition of a new conventionality. At this point, about the most conventional things in my life are having a pet and drinking on a regular basis... beyond that I feel like somewhat of a freak in this culture!

I did spend quite a bit of time shaping the sounds used in here. It was the first time I tried the new classical guitar strings in a song, just to make some loops... they're nice strings so far, and were definitely the most I've spent on guitar strings (not bass strings of course!).

I see that I may have had a limit on track plays on bandcamp, though I don't know if that is for the individual songs or the entire album... so either way, that is removed just in case it was keeping people from being able to hear the entire album. Pretty much no one pays for music anyway!

No matter what it is, I like the feeling of doing something myself. I make all of our own bread products, soy/seed/nut milks, and stuff. I've gotten pretty proficient at household electrician work and wiring lately, and repaired our refrigerator recently as well. About ready to refurbish the 100+ year old hardwood floors in another room, since the first room turned out good. Learning how to grow edible mushrooms, and have nine logs innocculated this year. I've even been working on becoming self sufficient in potting soil for indoor plants, after learning how to sterilize our compost (the plants love it)! I hate the feeling of paying someone to do work that I can do better myself, and I also hate fixing people's mistakes (too much ego, I know). I even try to keep my wife out of the kitchen sometimes, ha ha.

I appreciate your kind words, and your taking the time to hear my music! Have a great day!

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