The debut EP from Auto Von Bismarck, also known as sleem of sp00. This disc started as an experiment to learn new techniques, but Bismarck decided that someone out there may enjoy the results. The album consists primarily of a funky, odd blend of electro house with a taste of dubstep in the final track, Fangs.
A special little treat for you ghastly Halloween-loving sp00heads!
The following is a short film titled Well Enough Alone, featuring music by Ariel Gross of sp00. Three minutes of scarecrow-induced horror at which you are likely to cackle maniacally! (we root for the monsters over here at spoomusic)
Involved in the East Texas music scene since his early teens, Matthew Curtis, lead singer/songwriter for Matt & The Dronings, started his musical career releasing home recordings independently and through the internet label spoomusic.com (from Tempe, Arizona) under the alias of Second Act Overture.
All of the tracks of these release are made only with one Game Boy DMG and the Nanoloop 1.3 program. Hydrioider album is a session of almost one hour of music performed and recorded in live, with some improvised parts. It was recorded directly into computer with a Pro Sound modification in the Game Boy but without any extra effects, editions or postproduction stages. 100 % DMG and Nanoloop. Hydrioider was created during 2009. The cover is made with Photoshop by Ralp. Read more…
After a lengthy hiatus, we proudly present the first full-length sp00 album since 2006! This time around, we explore a variety of musical terrains such as maxi-minimalist tech-funk, synth-frommage, rock star guitar heroism, hard ambient++, and auto-toonkore. And yet, despite our foray into new worlds and paradigms, it is still unmistakably, indescribably, extra-terrestrially a sp00 album. We hope you will agree it is the Bombdiggety.
All songs composed and produced by Ariel Gross and Dave Benjamin. Sampling, sequencing, and keyboard by Ariel Gross and Dave Benjamin. Guest keyboard and production on Dry Bones by Taylor Pakula. Drums, guitar, and bass guitar by Dave Benjamin. Drums on Pointy Fingers, Stellar Converter, and Also the Game recorded and mixed by Ariel Gross with help from Matt Helman and the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Gilbert, Arizona. Mastered DIY over the internet. Read more…
Our planet. It’s the biggest and most beautiful gift we have, yet almost all of us take it for granted. In fact, many of us thoughtlessly cause harm to this great gift through seemingly inconsequential actions on a daily basis. What’s worse is that this type of behavior is condoned and encouraged by our society at large. As the average income ratio of the richest 1/5 to the poorest 1/5 on the planet soars toward 100:1 and beyond, all many of us can think about on a daily basis is what’s on tv or what we’re going to buy next. We live as though we’re not intimately connected to nature and to this planet that we are so fortunate to live on.
I recently searched for some lyrics that I had stuck in my head, and found to my dismay that not only did they belong to the Backstreet Boys, but the song had its own Wikipedia page. This made me realize that there may be an unspoken social pecking order among bands where, in our modern age, Wikipedia holds the key. If this is true, the following list should provide a useful indication to your band’s success based on the level of its integration with Wikipedia. Level 0 indicates complete failure to exist in the Internet reality (the only one that matters). Level 10 indicates the maximum possible success.
Level 0. There is no mention of your band whatsoever on Wikipedia.
Level 1. Your band has a page on Wikipedia that you made, and it has not yet been deleted (or you have a script to keep creating your band’s page, and that script has not yet been banned).
Level 2. Your band has a page on Wikipedia that was made by a fan.
Level 3. Your band has a page made by your fans, and the page for at least one other band links back, citing your band as an influence.
Level 4. Your band has a page made by your fans, it is cited as an influence, and it links to another page on Wikipedia for at least one of your artists.
Level 5. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, and all of your artists have pages.
Level 6. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, and at least one of your albums has a page.
Level 7. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, and all of your albums have a page.
Level 8. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, all of your albums have a page, and at least one of your songs has a page.
Level 9. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, all of your albums have a page, and all of your songs have a page.
Level 10. Your band meets all of the above criteria, plus the discussion tab on your band’s page is full of admins arguing and constantly trying to one-up each other with how much they know about your band.
Level 11. Your band meets all of the above criteria, and it has the ability to modify the public’s perception of truth by motivating the crowd to go to Wikipedia after the show and make specific modifications.
Any advice on how to improve this list will be properly considered.
One day the Fantastical Nikmis was winning a battle against Dr. Crobes minions. He kept killing them till they were dead by shooting them with his magic powers from his hands. Suddenly he flew real fast and then exploded ON TOP OF THEM! “AAAAHH” Stop killing us please they cried But then it was already done and they died. Or did they? They didn’t really die yet because Dr. Crobe their boss made them really smart with his ultra science powers he learned at evil school. BUt it was ok cause then Nikmis said “by the power of happiness YOU SHOULD DIE” and they did badly. Nikmis one the battle but he did not win the war yet although he wins the war in the end. The war isnt over until later. Or is it? Read more…
Remixes are good for the soul. This is true for both the artist and the listener – each grows a bit in moving from the beginning to the end. This album splits nearly right down the middle in terms of whether the remix was at the request of someone or chosen as a special experiment. I hope all are as enjoyable to listen to as they were to make!
Special thanks to my sister Lizzy, as I would never have thought to remix ABBA without her, and my buddy boy James Stimac (whose name you should see more often if you’re into art) for the fantastic album cover.