Great New Podcast – The Drink

Check out the New Podcast, The Drink. A positive, upbeat and fun Podcast. I had a lot of fun making the intro music. First episode up On iTunes, Libsyn and YouTube Now! Check it out and stay tuned!

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New Music/Video – Nova Spire – Cosmic Drip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNZxF9NosRo

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

https://youtu.be/ebrkq-MetQY 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 …

Nova Spire ‘Samizdat’ Dark Techno Album Promo

Nova Spire 'Samizdat' Dark Techno Album First Promo. I have a Dark, Hypnotic Techno album coming out and it has to do with Espionage and all kinds of Conspiracies I had fun with. Wikileaks is also a great source of inspiration in this latest album. Coming Soon. November. Please subscribe by clicking the link below. …

How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

I've mentioned before that we must get uncomfortable in or to progress. I find we can learn this through nature, though Hormesis. Hormesis is when there is a struggle in the body, and the body comes up with adaptations for self-preservation. Here is a more thorough explanation: Hormesis (from Greek hórmēsis "rapid motion, eagerness," from ancient Greek hormáein "to set …

How To Use The Circle Of Fifths For Electronica Music

Background When I started making music at a very young age I had no real idea how music was created. I started around 13 years of age. I gradually learned my way around. Picked up some piano lessons. I learned a lot of classical piano material but I wondered how this was going to help …

Holographic ALBUM (2012) Ottawa Music, Canada Artist – EDM Electronica

NOVA SPIRE - Holographic (2012)[Electronica/EDM] I was lucky enough to have Travis Adeneau share his artwork for this record.Holographic Album is "Pay What You Like" Enjoy! Before Holographic Simulation 9 was the prior EP which began this idea of painting with sound. Simulation 9 was me playing composer for a short film. We have a …

The Road To Self Improvement Is A Lone Wolfs Game

The tumbleweed blows through the desert and it’s only you standing before your mission. No one is there to greet you in the early morning of your grind. No one sees the countless hours of practice. what they have is the last photos of you. the photo op you leave on an Instagram on a …

How To Make Video Game Theme Music

Video Game Music I've always been fascinated and passionate by music in video games. I think games that came from the 90's had some of the most melodically inclined and musically sophisticated music. When you ask to someone to recite a memorable pieces of music they very quickly whistle out a tune from Super Mario …

How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse

The Procrastinating Artist: On Ego, Muse and Self-Deception I always enjoyed watching interviews of my favourite artists. I came to understand their process, the way they work. Viewing these interviews from a young age and impressionable eyes, I always admired how all artists were excited to showcase and discuss their work. As I watched more, …

How I Write Music Scores

Replica 114 For Replica 114, I was lucky to have guidance from Jeff. One thing I admire is that he is very methodical in his approach. He presented me with several sounds that would work as potential on screen sequences. He'd have a scene and knew exactly what he wanted, how it was gonna sound …

Why I Admire The US Navy Seals

US Navy Seals Do you know of the US Navy Seals? People that know of them may see them almost in a caricature view. They are almost fictitious in their discipline, attitude and overall sense of values. Navy Seals are often displayed as heroes. Seals are a common theme for video games and army films. …

How To Create Electronica IDM On The Spot Using A Korg Keyboard

Most people receive or are rewarded a graduation ring for high school, which I think is silly. But my parents decided to purchase a Korg workstation when I graduated. These things are not cheap. This thing weighs about 40 pounds. Pure beef. King Korg Not to be confused with the Korg I used while playing …

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

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.

How I Write And Layer My Tracks For Trap Electronic Music (Neo-Tokyo Themed Track)

Process Here I'll lay down my thought process of how I create a song. The whole project took approximately 2 hours. I work on it with tunnel vision. I wrote this track while I was fasting on a Sunday morning, I didn't eat until I finished the track. I mixed all the music when I …

Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way And Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: On Essence And Becoming Child-Like

One of the most important concepts I've learned in the esoteric philosophy via Gurdjieff, a spiritual teacher, is the concept of there being many I's. This concept has a few aspects to it. Throughout one's life, we presumably acquire likes and dislikes. Not only do we experience this through a lifetime but even within a day. …

Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Most forms of masculinity are in flux and often debated today. The goalposts of masculinity keep shifting. These are my thoughts about one aspect of manhood that should remain. A simple kernel of virtue, with a philosophical bent. Truth As Virtue A man must be in constant pursuit of truth or reality, in constant observance and pursuit …

Living With Tinnitus As A Musician/Producer

Around 2006, I notice strange sensations in my right ear. “What is this?” The first time I heard it I was creating music on headphones and I was beefing up the low-end of a snare. I was receiving a weird crackling in my right ear. I said to my self, I don't remember putting an …

Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Get Uncomfortable and Keep Moving Forward Stepping out of one's comfort zone can prove to be a worthwhile cause. I find the average lifestyle is lived to the level where luxury, immediate gratification, satiety and comfort take a front seat. I see the average lifestyle as decadent, thrill-seeking, lazy and of without a sense of …

My 5 Staples Of Weight Training

Fitness is a part of my life just as much as music. In the last 10 years or so my main focus for exercise related tasks has been primarily weight lifting. It was a process of learning the movements, building a routine and comprehending the mechanics of it all. As well, as cleaning up my diet …