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The sub-genre of glitch in electronic music highlights picked-apart samples fused with those happy accidents and surprises that emerge in any form of creative composition.
Spirals, an ambient electronica duo consisting of Kirk Bodi and Jerry Agbinya have emerged onto the scene from humble beginnings with their take on glitch. Reinforced with a steadfast company of fans, their musicality invokes a trippy and dazed atmosphere, but throws in head nodding percussion which keeps their listeners grounded and chilled.
A worldly and comprehensive coil of soothing melodies, Spirals have established their futuristic vision of home grown electronica with their ethereal self-titled EP.
Hailing from Newtown and Mona Vale respectively, Agbinya and Bodi’s compositional career as Spirals kicked off two years through the same medium as any twenty first century muso trying to expose their raw talent and vigour – Soundcloud.
Their track HypeREALITY showcases the early work – sampling and experimenting with glitchy ambient sounds. The introductory hook of a man explaining the function of a glass of water is a trance moment which sucks you deep into ‘hype reality’, contemplating life as half empty or half full.
In the months following, Spirals brought some international influence and style to their tunes with a selection of remixes and improvised compositions, . Their track Buena Cena throws a curve ball in pitching some trendy Latin jazz chords that drop you into a groovy, festive frenzy.
Their most recent accomplishment is being named Independent Artist of the Week by FBi Radio. An impressive feat for a group with just a handful of works of art in their back pocket, and one that has taken them just two years to achieve.
Additionally, Kirk and Jerry have been able to throw a self titled EP into the mix, showcasing some of their best work including the track Neptune.
When they’re not busy producing tunes, you can find Spirals playing sneaky late night sets in the bars and clubs of Oxford Street and Surry Hills. Most recently, the pair has performed a set at the Golden Age Cinema and Bar.
For those of you not tuned in, this duo is a guaranteed gateway drug to the rich world of electronica Australia has to offer. Stay tuned for more Spirals, and check out their Facebook and Soundcloud for info on any upcoming shows, streams of their EP, and a few cheeky mixes.
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