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. … Continue reading Why I Admire The US Navy Seals

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

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

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

My New Ambient-Chillout Track — Nova Spire – Hypnagogia – [2015]

I've been busy creating and preparing all kinds of new music. While also practicing a lot more guitar and keys. I have been writing some posts for the future as well. Here is a track of several I created late April this year, I have added it as a bonus to my Ambient album, Aesthete. … Continue reading My New Ambient-Chillout Track — Nova Spire – Hypnagogia – [2015]

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

Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

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

Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

Do not get desperate for ideas. Thinking of something tremendous to roll out. Convince yourself that not everything has to be nobel prize winning material. Do something. Anything. A little bit helps in laying bricks for achievement. There are a lot of things that you can do to open your mind and get your mind … Continue reading Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

How I Created The Devil’s Waltz To Test My Creativity

In 2008 I decided to challenge myself by creating waltz music. Around this time, I was experimenting a lot with harsher electronic sounds. This was a different aspect of my music, I wanted to broaden my brush and just expand and explore new creative territory. I always enjoy challenging myself with different genres and styles. … Continue reading How I Created The Devil’s Waltz To Test My Creativity

What To Find In A Collaborating Artist: In Art And EDM

Collaborating With Other Artists Here I shall write what tends to work best in collaboration for myself. It's little details that can make any artistic collaboration far more enjoyable. You can make a mental check note for yourself or your collaborator(s). These are not all essential but they are great to work in with a … Continue reading What To Find In A Collaborating Artist: In Art And EDM

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 … Continue reading Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Opening The Doors Of Creativity With Terence McKenna

Terence Mckenna is a compelling speaker. Some people enjoy the way he speaks, some do not. What I do love about his lectures, is his ability to articulate his ideas and his tremendous lexicon of words. He has a certain rhythm, that he tends to keep with his wording, I feel it is intentional. Most of his … Continue reading Opening The Doors Of Creativity With Terence McKenna

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 … Continue reading Living With Tinnitus As A Musician/Producer

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 … Continue reading Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

10 Commandments Of The Electronic Music Producer

1. THOU SHALL CREATE THY OWN SYNTHESIZER PATCHES AND SOUNDS 2. THOU SHALL NOT USE VENGEANCE SOUND PACKS 3. THOU SHALL HONOR YOUR MIDI CONTROLLER AND DAW. AND KNOW IT LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND 4. THOU SHALL NOT HAVE DIGITAL CLIPPING AND ARTIFICATS 5. THOU SHALL NOT COVET A BETTER PRODUCERS SKILL. RESPECT … Continue reading 10 Commandments Of The Electronic Music Producer

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 … Continue reading My 5 Staples Of Weight Training

Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture

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

Nova Spire – 2014 In Review

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

Epictetus: Art Of Living: Happiness Can Only Be Found Within

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

Forcing Creativity Addendum: At First It Is Difficult, But All Things Are Difficult At First

“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