French composer Spies AKA Holeg AKA The Star Shrink Shooters has entered the psychedelic scene when he started touring with Juno Reactor in Japan. His musical career extends to over 50 tracks in numerous compilations, with an equal amount of diversity in his work. Spies stands as cinematic electronica, with Holeg the pace chances to electro-techno… and if you ask about The Star Shrink Shooters, you might get a doze of Psychedelia. Spies’s debut was released by Techno-Flux in Japan as Notinisim in 2000. Three years later Holeg’s double CD Reality Drifts, on Wirikuta Recordings featured collaborations with Tim Shuldt, Shaolin Wooden Men and the Von Magnet trio. More recently Spies has been working with Cinetiks Music that is going to release the full-length album for this teaser titled Suvmi.
Putting a frame on Spies music is realistically unclassifiable, the man as is a free spirit and he’s not going to let you box him in any category. He innately likes to merge “modern electronic scapes and rhythms, deep atmospheres, classical/contemporary scores, ethno/world music with even more sonic influences in likes of rock and jazz.” Can you tell yet Shape Your Shade is not going to sound like psychedelic trance yet? And barely electronic chill? They couldn’t have stressed more this music is “Cinematic” accompaniment for audiovisual experiences lacking the visuals, well not entirely… back in 2001 when the Niotism was produced, Holeg began talks with Thierry Saint-Paul to visualize the sonic conjuring of Spies, and so an multimedia collaboration began.