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Pspiralife has always been involved in music from a young age mainly focussing on the drum kit. He began with Country & Western, moved through Rock & Metal and then went on to study Latin, Jazz and Funk around 2003 and then found a deep passion in Psy Trance and electronic music production over the next few years.
Recently becoming a part of the Australian label Zenon Records, Pspiralife has recently released his debut album titled "Self Similar".
An adventure that is appropriate for any time of the day, the Pspiralife experience is a very fresh, fun and dynamic, omni-directional journey through a fusion of Full On and deep/dark Progressive Psychedelic Trance, subtly incorporating elements of Dubstep, Breakbeat, Glitch & Techno.
Pspiralife has played at festivals in Europe, Israel, New Zealand, New Caledonia and several states of Australia along side Quantize, Sensient, Tetrameth, Grouch, Autonomech, Tristan Boyle, One Tasty Morsel, Neelix, Shadow Fx, Tom Cosm, Circuit bent, Hedflux, Headroom, among many other acts and recently has put Tasmania on the map by having a presence that is quickly strengthening in the global Psychedelic & Progressive Trance scene. Also under the alias "Shammie", has played Dj sets along side Hallucinogen and John 00 Flemming. The highly anticipated Pspiralife debut album titled “Self Similar” was released on the 2nd of September 2011 on Zenon Records.
Pspiralife has upcoming releases on Solar Records, Kinematic Records & a debut GlitchHop/Dubstep EP due for release on Adapted records in Mid 2013.
"SELF SIMILAR" Album Review
From the moment it starts playing, debut album 'Self Similar' from Hobart-based electronic musician/producer, Pspiralife, is perfect testament to what makes him such a highly-regarded dance floor sensation.
This steady yet progressively evolving album boasts a well-balanced combination of powerful baselines and playful variations of quirky subtleties in tone and resonance, allowing the listener to perceive the spacial awareness and depth that play such a key role in the psychedelic music experience. Many of these tracks will invite you to sit up, only to play-back that beautifully sculpted break-down again and again.
Pspiralife's carefully placed and cheekily sampled vocals allow you to ponder the things you will as you are swept along on an energy-fuelled journey one never would have expected, highlighting his unique methods of intricately syncopating sounds that both challenge and wittingly entertain the mind and imagination.
Ending on moody baselines with jazzy undertones, this album leaves the sentiment of having been part of something exclusive. I don't know about you, but if a debut album can do that, then be sure to expect a whole lot more from this up-and-coming visionary musician.
Author: Bob Kirkis