Experimental Sound Poems... The Sparkiovoggel plays with voice, instruments, sounds, and programming often layered with effects and psychedelic weirdness. Half mad scientist, half adventuresome Fraggle, half cynical shuffler. Three-halves?! 'THIS IS GREAT! Think of a capella on crack, with occasional passes into late 60s psych and avant garde contemporary classical music... Really funny, kind of disturbing, very interesting. ' ~ KZSU Based out of the SF Bay Area, The Sparkiovoggel has been weirding people out since 2001. This album 'Sample Platter' is a smattering of select choice cuts from three previously released full-length albums: Self-Titled (2001), Cut-Up Overlap Loop Soup (2003), and Bled, Blight and Rue (2006). Sparkio also collaborates with the groups: Conspiracy of Beards (Leonard Cohen choir), Oakland Soft Rock Choir, and The Why Because, among others. When not in the studio, The Sparkiovoggel can be found making strange faces in mirrors, making freaky sounds in train stations, and smiling wildly for no apparent reason while eating blueberry gruel. 'A romp in a creative playland!' - Jennifer, Youngdahl Music Studios 'Nice sounds.' - Pauline Oliveros 'This is some mighty fun stuff. Great music and whatnot (heavy on the whatnot).' - Proof of Utah 'That shit is genius!' - OKR.