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!
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 … Continue reading Jordan B. Peterson Meditation Music – Life Is Suffering (Nova Spire Ambient Mix)
Is mainstream media dying? When I was young teenager I would always ask myself why I was beginning to get bored with all the information coming from the television. I never really felt any interest in television programming and series found on programs while everyone else was glued to these. I didn't know if this … Continue reading Is Mainstream Media Dying?
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 … Continue reading How To Use The Circle Of Fifths For Electronica Music
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 … Continue reading The Road To Self Improvement Is A Lone Wolfs Game
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, … Continue reading How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse
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. … Continue reading Why I Admire The US Navy Seals
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.
I believe that the greatest divide between politics and intellectual discourse between people has never been completely polar opposites. Everyone is incredibly invested in their “team.” Politics is an incredibly expansive and bold topic to cover today. People are highly reflexive about their position and it's a very touchy subject for most. You see it … Continue reading What I Learned From Haidt’s Book: “The Righteous Mind” On Politics and Religion
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 … Continue reading How I Write And Layer My Tracks For Trap Electronic Music (Neo-Tokyo Themed Track)
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. … Continue reading Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way And Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: On Essence And Becoming Child-Like
After doing a routine for a long while, the grind becomes repetitive and variety feels like it gets a hold of you. But though your routine is set in stone, there’s always room evolving and modifying segments that can help in feeling a pump. For myself, I found that working the Shoulder (Deltoids) the muscles … Continue reading Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality
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 … Continue reading Living With Tinnitus As A Musician/Producer
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 … Continue reading Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis
Products were once made to last. You understood the length and value of your dollar. I'd argue people today are materialistic and consumer based with the products that break down quick. I think it's for a number of reasons. First, I think it's used as a distraction and an escape. People are denying their death. … Continue reading Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Goods
Self-awareness via Wiki: the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. When I see people shuffling through malls, its really weird for me when coming from the other side of town, making music slightly away from civilization, but I still notice that more … Continue reading Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture
It's been a great year. Filled with music, scores and collaborations from. Thank you for joining me with all my endeavors and my blog posts. 2014 Musical Highlights Gift Aesthete Klomb The High Energy Protons Replica 114 Ottawa Industrial League: Exclusive Track Things I'm looking forward to in the future, more collaborations, more art and … Continue reading Nova Spire – 2014 In Review
Often times we take the quote “Happiness Can Only Be Found Within” as a cliché, but it is brought up in discussion of how to live a good life and philosophical discussion. I think Epictetus' Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue on Happiness and Effectiveness lays it down in a simple and eloquent … Continue reading Epictetus: Art Of Living: Happiness Can Only Be Found Within
“At first it is difficult, but all things are difficult at first.” Miyamoto, Musashi. This is an addendum to my original creativity post. "You can't force creativity" is the common mantra of artists. I say you can force it but it requires time. It is a skill to be developed like anything else. You indirectly … Continue reading Forcing Creativity Addendum: At First It Is Difficult, But All Things Are Difficult At First
Writing inspiration today : Pink Floyd's - Dark Side of The Moon "I Wanna Live Forever" I’ve claimed the authentic artist wants to live forever, to be passed on in time. At first glance, it may seem egoistic, but if there’s positive value being provided I think it’s a worthy goal that should be taken up. … Continue reading On Living Forever: Technology And The Infinite Artist