Out Now On OCTAVES Music

This track is from back in August, due soon on all major outlets and Beatport, and is out on Apple Music and Spotify already.

It’s about going through Life’s challenges and triumphs and becoming a better person. It’s also about current events and the scope and nature of value, a slice of stirring philosophy for the dance floor.

This is a very melodic and moody vocal track that has a couple of peaks and dramatic moments, as well as a generous outro for mixing.

This is a collab of different artist aesthetics, and although Rebel Veteran’s part is minimal, it’s really effective in announcing the title of the track and adding a touch of humor. 

Art Feature *NEW* + Back Catalog: Decision Tree I, II & 33

Here’s the side-by-side of the two Decision Trees, studies in evolution, programming and nature. The first one is brand-new with pinks and purple, following a wave shape and making use of both symmetry and asymmetry. The new decision tree works well both vertically and horizontally. Once again, both of these are available in a variety of formats.

“33”

The above large horizontal piece “33” is from 2020 and is part of the Deco Industrial collection. Though the original photography is of overhead pipes, the title refers to the number of vertebrae in the human spine. Of course the number has other associations, but the spine is what directly inspired the creation of this, in that it’s functional architecture to say the least.

S.S. Podcast #3: Examining Biological Immortality In Nature

https://anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/embed/episodes/S-S–Podcast-3-Examining-Biological-Immortality-In-Nature-e1ndou0

Read here about a recently discovered 5,400 year old tree:

https://nicenews.com/environment/world-oldest-living-tree-gran-abuelo/

OCTAVES New Music Friday: Pre-Order & Upcoming Releases

Artemis Amenti — From The Vault II Ep **Originally composed 2018-2020

Rock / Pop / Country

5 tracks: 2020 Vision, I Am You Are, Paradiso, Ride The Earth, You Can Have My Data

Pre-Order Available NowOfficial Release Date 10/07/2022

UPCOMING RELEASE: ODD CIRCUIT – HOW TO LOVE FT. KIRAN

Release Date 10/14/2022

Genres: Electronic, Dance, EDM, Progressive House

**Releases will be available on all major outlets with Electronic releases now available on Beatport**

*NEW* Art: Deco Botanical “Sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum”

Saccharum officinarum

Continuing on the deco botanical series, this new piece geometrically celebrates a well loved plant: “Sugarcane.” What’s especially interesting is this photo is of sugarcane growing wild in Massachusetts.It’s typically considered native to tropical regions. Please don’t flag the sugar as being invasive though! It can stay. 😆 Seriously, DNA is part sugar and salt.

In The Studio: The Process Of Mixed Media “Alchemy Sun”

“Alchemy Sun” in progress

“Alchemy Sun” has been a delight to work on and has inspired a patient, methodical mindset. Fitting with the title, the next stage of work on it will see it become more refined and bold. It’s already come a long way from the initial computer graphic inspiration to the canvas. Sometimes bringing a concept to life goes in multiple stages. This is the first mixed media for Studio Shangri-La and it has been a learning process of using different materials, such as Pyrite, Aluminum and of course Gold Leaf. Shaping these elements on the canvas has been a combination of sculpture and painting. What comes next for “Alchemy Sun,” symbolic of creation itself, celestial light, refinement and transformation — Is testing some new materials and finishes to create the final product. The main structure is of course in place and has been refined somewhat, so it’ll be interesting and fun to see how it further transforms.

Self Knowledge Trio — Primitive Conceptual Painting (2018-2022)

3 panels, framed in black

Self Knowledge is a three canvas or panel work and each piece is 18” x 24.”

They are: Lineage, Structure & Starwash.

For more about the meaning, check the shop page where the group, sold together, is listed for direct sale. It’s also available through Saatchi Art.

This is a project mostly completed in 2018, and is now having some finishing touches with thicker texture and shine, and then of course the framing.

New Music Friday: OCTAVES Label 🎶 Promo Previews 🎶

Dance tracks on the horizon

Next up for OCTAVES Music Dance & EDM is a collaboration between Odd Circuit, Artemis Amenti and Rebel Veteran. It’s a beautiful melodic track with a progressive House and somewhat took techno flavor. Whatever labels you want to put on it, it’s got an uplifting vocal as well as a sense of humor:

https://on.soundcloud.com/vh6GBnMXyrp7tLri8

Also upcoming is a deep progressive house flavored track featuring a vocal by San Francisco artist KIRAN. The bass and the vocal on this one are really interesting, yet it’s got enough space to be used in a variety of DJ sets for example.

https://on.soundcloud.com/GDvjgo1bZVP4mcmW8

OCTAVES looks forward to the releases on the horizon! The label is available on all major online platforms and is coming soon to Beatport.

Are you a music artist who would like to be part of OCTAVES? The label encompasses many genres, hence the name. For questions and demo submissions, please see the contact page.

Studio Shangri-La inMotion Video Animations 🎞 🎨

Actual projects are much higher resolution

All of the pieces on the portfolio page and more are now available as video animations or GIFs.

The above video is a short sample of what’s possible including “Arrowroot” and “Vector.” Studio Shangri-La inMotion can be digital display or longer visual sequences.

It’s a great pleasure to expand the versatility of the artworks and make them even more dynamic!