Spiral Out Podcast

Kristopher West

Spiral Out Podcast is your ultimate guide to the unseen world of the music industry. As we delve into the inner workings of your favorite bands, movies, and art, we explore the ’spiral’ of inspiration and influence that shapes the industry. From concert technicians and show poster designers to music video directors and collectors, we uncover the stories of the people who bring the art that has enhanced your life over the years to light. Join us as we spiral out from the familiar and discover the truth behind the music, as we quote ”Life is just a ride, and it’s on us to create our own soundtrack” - Bill Hicks read less

Alex Kuno: Ribbons and Roots (The Healing Process)
Jun 6 2023
Alex Kuno: Ribbons and Roots (The Healing Process)
On this insightful Episode of Spiral Out, we have the talented artist Alex Kuno. We'll explore the journey of his evolving career since his iconic Tool poster in 2022. Alex shares his creative process and the emotions that drive his artistry. We'll discuss his latest triumphs, including the mesmerizing posters he created for "Welcome to Rockville" and "Sonic Temple." Gain insight into the inspiration and intention behind these captivating pieces, providing a glimpse into the mind of an artist. Additionally, Alex showcases his remarkable ability to transform existing artwork into something unique to fans through his highly regarded "remarques." Witness a masterclass in artistic reinvention. We'll also delve into Alex's fondness for Tool's music, Branching out creatively and the challenges Alex has faced, including online negative comments. With refreshing honesty, he shares insights on navigating the art world with resilience and passion. Kris shares firsthand experiences from the Sonic Temple festival, immersing himself in the atmosphere. Join us on this thought-provoking episode of Spiral Out as we explore the creative genius of Alex Kuno. Discover the stories behind his latest works and gain his perspective on the power of art.  SPIRAL OUT! https://www.instagram.com/alexkuno/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlexKunoArtwork https://www.archenemyarts.com/ap-alexkuno https://www.instagram.com/spiral_out_pod/ BLOG with Photos https://spiraloutpod.blogspot.com/2023/06/alex-kuno-ribbons-and-roots-healing.html
Peter Grenader :  Sidewinder (Morton Subotnick)
Apr 25 2023
Peter Grenader : Sidewinder (Morton Subotnick)
Welcome to Spiral Out podcast! We're thrilled to have Peter Grenader, an accomplished electronic music composer and sound designer, join us today. On the show, Grenader shares insights on his latest project - a rendition of Morton Subotnick's "Sidewinder". Together with Jill Fraser, Shiro Fujioka, and Thomas Klepper, Grenader delivered a mesmerizing performance that was filmed at Tool's studio in Hollywood, CA. The performance will be available on YouTube starting April 23, 2023, in honor of Subotnick's 90th birthday. Join us as we explore the groundbreaking work of Morton Subotnick, a composer who paved the way for the electronic music revolution. Grenader shares his experience meeting and learning from Subotnick, and the creative process behind the performance. We also delve into Grenader's work on Tool's Fear Inoculum album, for which he received a gold record. PHOTO BLOG FOR THE EPISODE :  https://spiraloutpod.blogspot.com/2023/04/welcome-to-spiral-out-podcast-were.html MORTON SUBOTNICK - SIDEWINDER LIVE AT TOOLS STUDIO  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXWj5bV6U1Q   original Sidewinder (complete album): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvok7DIEAEc BAND CAMP: https://povmusic2.bandcamp.com/album/subotnick-sidewinder-live Peter Grenader youtube channel (plenty of Tool/synth content) https://www.youtube.com/@PeterGrenader/videos Synthopia article on this project: https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2023/03/29/coming-soon-a-live-performance-video-of-morton-subotnicks-pioneering-modular-synthesizer-work-sidewinder/   Peter Grenader/Jill Fraser musical site: https://www.zzyzxsociety.com/
Brian Ewing: Fiend Club
Sep 5 2022
Brian Ewing: Fiend Club
On this Episode of Spiral Out Podcast we sit down with Brian Ewing, a Rock Poster Artist, Toy Designer, and Tattoo artist - residing in Columbus, OH. Brian has worked full-time in the music industry creating rock posters, album art, and tour merchandise for the past 19 years. Ewing has collaborated with bands such as Metallica, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Puscifer, Blondie, and Iggy Pop. He also freelances with many publications such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Hustler, Dark Horse Comics. Brian splits his time between tattooing, designing concert posters, and drawing ghosts with boners?! Ewing appears in the documentaries JUST LIKE BEING THERE and MAKING IT.   Listen to the whole episode to enter for a chance to win a artist signed Pusicfer foil poster from Bryan Ewing himself. PORTFOLIO http://www.brianewing.com  SHOP http://bodega.brianewing.com  GHOST BONER https://ghost-boner.com  BLOG http://www.brianewing.com/blog                                                                                                                          INSTA @brianewing https://www.instagram.com/brianewing                                                                                  FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/brian.ewing.376 Contest Rules @ images talked about in this episode can be found on our Blog@ https://spiraloutpod.blogspot.com/2022/09/on-this-episode-of-spiral-out-podcast.html