Spices Peculiar is an improvisational looping project lead by Dante Villagomez out of Pittsburgh, PA. Since 2015, he has crafted and controlled his unique sound to flow through a blend of Ambient Electronica and Worldbeat.
Using a live looping oriented pedal board, unique journeys are shaped with an improvisational interplay between guitar and the "green box" synth. Dante's live performances ultimate focus is humbling the mind and exploring new musical space. Spices Peculiar's live performances vary from solo ambient sets, to dynamic improv duo and trio sets featuring talented friends in the local Pittsburgh scene.
Dante has concentrated on releasing independently produced albums from his small home studio in Pittsburgh, PA. Debuting three live improv albums in 2015 with Steve Ippolito, the drummer for The Clock Reads, his focus has since shifted towards producing more thematic albums. Quest to the Ocean Floor and Side Cush City, produced in 2016 and 2017 respectively, both reflect that thematic approach.
Dante’s recent electronica quests, Regañado in October 2018 and Coastline in January 2019, have continued to blend his unique live looping electronica improv, varying world percussion instruments and his homegrown production style.
Debuting a podcast in 2018, Spices Peculiar's Night at Sea aims to shift the mind towards the land of Nod. Peaceful meditation through ambient improvisational looping with local musicians. Each episode is recorded live and features Pittsburgh musicians and visual artists. New episodes released every Tuesday 10:30 P.M.. Subscribe via SoundCloud or iTunes Podcasts.