New Music/Video – Nova Spire – Communicants


New Video: Nova Spire – Days Of Wrath (Electro-Industrial-Progressive-EBM)

Days Of Wrath - Nova Spire - Post Industial Electro EBM

I once gave a teaser for this video on my instagram account. There were two versions. The one I'm featuring here and one that had text superimposed rather than the other scratchy video effects, found on this one. Enjoy! "The day of wrath, that day will dissolve the world in ashes."  

New Jazz Funk Fusion Album: Synapses Sparked

Synapses Sparked

"Synapses Sparked is my reluctance to make another electronic album. I enjoy mixing things up. With the rise of streaming music I felt as though people are now more open than ever to try on new styles if music. Synapses sparked is my splash of my impressions from a jazzy, funk and fusion vantage point. …

NEW MUSIC: Deus – My Piano and Classical Music Inspired 42-Track Album Compilation

Deus piano music art cover ottawa canada artist

Deus is my piano and classical music inspired compilation I've created over the years. Deus consists of 42 tracks. They range in style from with Baroque with it's harpsichords and musical ornamentation to more contemporary sounding piano for film scores. Deus has some tracks with just piano and other's are more intentional, dramatic, with strings and brass to paint an image in to the mind.

Ottawa, Canada – Artist, Illustrator and Photographer – Emil Mateja

Emil Mateja is a self-taught artist born in 1987, in Ottawa, Canada, where he continues to reside and work on his art and photography. He has been illustrating and painting since his mid-20s and practicing photography since long before then. Emil works in various mediums including ink on paper, acrylic on canvas and wood, as well as utilizing digital technology. Inspired by the natural world and the ideals of classic beauty, his work often mirrors these attributes—works consisting of detailed illustrations blending nature and imagination, paintings that depict an abstract and emotional view of the world around us, and photography that captures the beauty found in nature and in the people he photographs.

Encephalon – Psychogenesis (2015) – Review / Dissectional


Encephalon – Psychogenesis (2015) Psychogenesis Zero I like albums that take me on an adventure of sorts, to another world. These aren't just singles, this is definitely a cohesive album. This record does it for me. It serves it in various styles or genres but still with a core of electro-industrial and in ways that are compelling and unique unto itself. Influences on each track are diverse - which is what separates it all for me, through the multitude of influence you have something original and definitively Encephalon. We descend spiraling into a new setting, dark, cinematic, smashing idiosyncratically, hammering new time signatures on an acoustic drum set. There are thunderous sawtooth synths that pulsate and morph along to the rhythm. There’s a militant quality to it. A futuristic landscape.

How To Tighten Up The Kickdrum For Electronic Music: Compression, Layering and EQ


One of the critical elements of electronic music is the Kick drum. Most modern electronic music typically has a 4-on-Floor vibe to it. This is true for Electro-House, Techno, Trance and many more EDM genres. So many different styles of electronics use this ingredient. From tr-808 drum machines to 909's the boom-boom-boom-boom backbone electronic music is …

Why is Modern Art So Bad? Artists Should Aim Higher


In my city of Ottawa, there is a lot of art to appreciate. Since Ottawa is the capital of Canada, we are fortunate to have a National Gallery of Canada. It's located near our downtown core. It's a fancy prism, chandelier, castle like structure. I appreciate the architectural design. While in elementary and high school, …

How I Remixed The Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin Remixes I always have drawn inspiration Aphex Twin. That is no question. I still believe with his Druqks LP it sometimes may be overlooked and often argued it wasn't as good as his earlier material. But I find there’s so much to look into musically. I have done several remixes on Aphex Twin material without using …

Jordan B. Peterson – Life Is Suffering (Nova Spire Meditation Mix)

Jordan-b-peterson-meditation-mix I decided to use Jordan B Peterson words as a meditative sequence with some ambient music of mine. Hopefully, people enjoy it. May it let you reach a proper headspace to Sort Yourself Out! Dr. Jordan B Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill …

New Music: Nova Spire vs. Nerve War

Ottawa, Canada based artist Nova Spire and I recently traded some remixes of each other's tracks. This was a fun exercise, before this I had only one remix under my belt. It was especially cool to hear how different he made his remix from my original source material. The fruits of our labor are below! …

How Much Gear Do You Need For Music Production?

  For this post, I'll go through the Pros and Cons of how much gear you have and having certain pieces of gear and also some thoughts. If you have a variety of friends that are musicians you will notice that there are all kinds of musicians seeking what they need for their music production. …

Ottawa Electronica Artist – Nova Spire

Ottawa Electronica Artist Hey I'm Nova Spire, Nova Spire - Audio Visual Artist based in Ottawa, Canada. Expanding creativity, imagination and consciousness. I create a diverse array of different electronic music projects. I come from classical music background. I score and compose music for film and am always excited to take on new projects. Nova …

Canadian Electronica IDM: Nova Spire – Cerebro EP

Canadian Electronica IDM: Nova Spire - Cerebro EP New EP - Cerebro Analysis Paralysis What I wanted to do with Analysis Paralysis was something for the people that are either wracking their brains and overloaded with doubt. It's that moment when you are so overwhelmed of everything that you say enough is enough. The track …