Spiritual Machinery is an eclectic musical project created in
2017 by Swedish visually impaired musician
Spiritual Machinery began as an outlet for Sunar's minimalist techno compositions. Once Sunar started collaborating with various other artists in the music realm, Spiritual Machinery transformed from a small solo project to a musical enterprise, and the project quickly began hitting the ground running.
Delving into a modern electronic & EDM sound that is innovative and next-level, Spiritual Machinery's signature style has manifested into a musical outfit that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. Their music can draw comparisons to other artists, but their originality and authenticity is something that the collective effort hold in their own right.
Among the members is musician, sound designer and thereminist /
keyboardist Nori Ubukata who is well know and reputable for his sound creations for a variety of classic and modern synthesizers. Among others the legendary 1980's synthesizer Yamaha DX7 that can be heard on nearly every hit of the era.
Ubukata can also be credited for his sound design for artists such as Lady Gaga, Luna 23 and others.
He began his affiliation with Spiritual Machinery when Hakan Sunar contacted him to work as a sound designer and producer for the band. Not much later, Ubukata became a member of the group for the better. His vision perfectly complements Sunar’s as he, too, drives his inspiration from the music of the 70's,80's and 90's.
Acting as the producer for the band, Nori brought forth a dynamic blend of quality-driven sound and rich texture.
The quality of the sounds will be sure to excite you and open your
musical palette to new sensations.
Vlatko Georgiev is a long term collaborator who became a member of the band.
He is a classically trained musician with over 20 years of expertise in production. As he continues to work with the group on several projects, he provides his insight and vision to the ever-changing style of Spiritual Machinery. Vlatko has performed at several music festivals, from EXIT to ALARM and TAXIRAT.
He has been a part of the band ever since he worked with Hakan Sunar on ‘E.K.G’. He further worked on a version of ‘Fade Away’, Condemnation, and is known to write the song ‘Legacy’ on the Condemnation EP.
is guaranteed to leave you bewitched by casting a spell with her melodious voice in the song Alma le Coquilage. She is a new age artist who has been professionally trained to play classical piano. She has embarked on a story-telling journey with her widely-known live performances with electronic elements and vocal movements. Spiritual Machinery, as Hakan had envisioned, allows freedom of expression, thus benefiting the listeners in enjoying each member’s individuality while also experiencing their collaborative genius.
Cynthia is credited with the translation of Sunar's lyrics into French for the track 'Alma le Coquillage' and providing the vocals that transcend all previous standards set by the band.
The band has recently received a reinforcement with the talented
Italian songwriter, vocalist guitarist and sound artist
Claudia Ferretti Isonde.
Songwriter on her solo venture Claudia Is On The
Sofa. She also works and collaborates in a large variety of projects. For example
- sound paintings with Angelo Bordiga (London), ambient music for
Ooomm installation by Stefano Ogliari Badessi (Milan and Lisbon), the
sound design for the landscape fair Orticolario Como and the
soundtrack documentary movies.
Aside from members of the band, Spiritual Machinery has a rich history of collaborating with a different artist of varying styles to add to the ever-growing taste of the group.
Laurent Bourgeon, also known as Lotuzia, is amongst such a collaborator. He is a well-known sound designer, musician and synthesizer developer. Following his rhythm and freedom, he was able to create his version of ‘Lady of Night - Lotuzia Mix’ This version is gripping as it not only includes excellent acoustics but arrangements that liven up the track.
Spiritual Machinery had the pleasure of working with Lotuzia on a remix of ‘The Greedy Man - Vampiristic Energy Mix’ and two different versions of ‘As the World Goes Around.’
As for the vocals on the band’s tracks, a couple of collaborators have provided their voices, transcending each track into a well-refined flow of energy.
The Indonesian singer, Alice Leonz, has improved upon the records of Spiritual Machinery by lending her vocals for several songs including, ‘Hold on,’ all versions of ‘As the World Goes Around,’ ‘Lady of Night’ and ‘the Greedy man.’
The U.K Vocalist Claire Virginia has a rich, aesthetically pleasing music history in gospel music. And as she has worked on several tracks with the band, the chemistry together sparks fireworks. She has provided vocals for all the versions of ‘Fade Away’, ‘Condemnation’, and ‘In the Dark of Night’.