How To Meet Musicians And Artists In Your Area

Sometimes you need to bounce off ideas from new people, new friends and new musicians. Start off with a clean slate. If you feel like you are stagnating you may need to meet some new musicians. Perhaps moving and getting to know new people with new sets of ideas and views can help. One thing …

Advertisements

New: “Lux” EP by Ottawa Artist Devecseri [Electronica] Review

Devecseri Lux Devecseri wants to make you feel like you are floating alone in space pondering the possibilities of your reality. Devecseri makes what he needs to hear, but hopes that it also brings you some comfort. Devecseri would like you to know that you are not alone in your overindulgence of existentialism, and would …

How To Create Visuals For Electronic Music Mixes, Tracks And Sets

The music is booming, the people are screaming and cheering, the lights and lasers are penetrating, the fog is fogging, the people are ecstatic, but there are no visuals? In a lot of electronic music you will visuals set up on the screen. On the screen there can be numerous things that are coinciding with …

New Track: Soma Sema – Artificial Heart (Nova Spire Remix)

Taking its inspiration from the minimal synth and coldwave genres of the 1980s, Soma Sema exists as the musical collaboration of Clara Hall (voice) and Th. Tot (machines). With interest and experience in working with other forms of music, including pop, drone and noise, Soma Sema seeks to simultaneously transcend and pay homage to the …

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 …

NEW ALBUM: Acidchains (2016) Ottawa Music [Electronica, IDM, Synthpop]

Acidchains Acidchains is a pseudonym. Acidchains is 21st Century Rave-pop music. I started of writing under the alias Acidchains title around Spring 2014 and I had more than 50 tracks set. I uploaded a bunch of tracks on acidchains soundcloud. Originally, I didn't want to share anyone. I requested genuine feedback from the public and not from people I know. I wanted to keep it to myself. But I decided to share it anyway.

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, …

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.

Klomb II (2015) – New Release Now Available – Electronica, Ethnic/Fusion, Industrial

Klomb II  (2015) - New Release Now Available - Electronica, Ethnic/Fusion, Industrial https://novaspire.bandcamp.com/album/klomb-ii Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oULTuAvfbOI  Finally. Now Announcing. I will be releasing my second and final installment as Klomb June 24th. Where I think the first one has feminine qualities to it, this one will be a definite more physical, and masculine. I believe it to …

CBC Music Searchlight – Nova Spire Submission – Electronica

Greetings! I've submitted one of my wildest IDM Electronica tracks to CBC Music Searchlight contest. Please vote for me. Here is the new track "Intergalactic Meltway" Official Vote Link: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/cbcsearchlight/?id=288470 Thanks To Official CBC Search light Picks. I'm a random pick for The Revue:  therevue.ca/?p=14647 Thank you for your support. I appreciate it!Have a fantastic Easter weekend!

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 …

At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden

Grip Of The Audience I wonder how many artists musical or other mediums have struggled with deciding whether or not they should pander to their audience. It's a problem because you become locked in an approval seeking, validation seeking mode. It must be horrible to be at the grips of your audience. They own you, in …

Ottawa Dubstep Artist/Producer: BLU3 BL00D – “Past Is Death” Album

BLU3 BL00D Venezuelan (currently in Ottawa) Bass Musician, Hip Hop Beatmaker and working as audio engineer since 2007 (Ciudad Guayana). I rarely review, but here I will review a producer in my City, Ottawa - in support. Past is Death (2014) Hysterical Silence opens with a passage of dark hued atmospherics and brightened upon and built …

How To Come Up With An Artist Name

What’s in a name? A hell of a lot. Given names affect how people perceive you, so it should not stop at an artist name. I write this tongue in cheek, but I think there should be purpose behind your artist name. An artist should get that perception is everything, so they should be inclined to …

How To Come Up With New Song Ideas For Electronica/EDM music

How To Come Up With New Song Ideas This is for the electronic music producers (EDM) starting out, for the novice and intermediates alike. Some people wonder where I get so many song ideas. I don't always have a set formula when I'm creating and sometimes I do but after so much trial and error, …

Musical Addiction, Lunacy and Perspective

My music programs are always running and open all day long. I have withdrawal symptoms when I'm not at my desk. I feel I have gotten to the point where I have a dependency with a surge of dopamine, there is definitely a reward mechanism working here. It has become an addictive pattern, I'm just …