SPIROS APPRECIATION WEEKEND.
In several locations over vast continents and oceans, a steady amount of rain is predicted for the upcoming weekend. I for one can’t think of anything I’d rather do on a rainy afternoon or evening than listen to the timeless trilogy of mixes from our main phantom of the night, SPIROS.
It pains me to even refer to these as “mixes” because they’re so much more than that. They’re more like “sacred gifts”. Some people are hell-bent on placing them in a genre like Way-Slo or Tropical Goth, but we know SPIROS mixes fit in no category because they are at the purest form, a feeling. Though we haven’t heard from or have known the whereabouts of this man for quite a while, these musical journeys of “passion and intrigue” have never ceased to inspire, delight and cut right to our core, over and over again. They’ve proved to be just as ageless and awe-inspiring as the view from his balcony overlooking the Mediterranean.
This rainy weekend I urge all of you to find a comfortable setting and sink deep into these musical offerings from TNUC’s vault of viciousness. If you thought the SPIROS mixes were engineered only for balmy nights on a private isle, you’re due for a rediscovery of the haunting magic which will give you a new perspective, while soft rain pelts at your window for that added touch of tender atmosphere. Attached to each of these harmonious meditations is a link to the accompanying letter that I received from him at the time when they were presented to me. For those new to this whole spectacle, you’re about to delve into one of those most important periods in TNUC history…
I. SPIROS presents A MIX SONG FOR YOU
Original release: April 2010
Passage of paramount: “Just relax…I’ll show you a new way to live”
II. SPIROS presents THE MAGIC OF SPIROS
Original release: August 2010
Passage of paramount: “Don’t resist the tower of temptation”
III. SPIROS presents THE FINAL ECLIPSE
Original release: June 2011
Passage of paramount: “For your love I will try my hardest, take me up to the golden sun”
The question now is what, if anything, is next for SPIROS? Will we ever hear from this mythical, Mediterranean beast again? Discuss and share your experiences with these mixes below, please.