spirit shrine sigil

finally made a new song. it's called ghostslikeshadows. don't tell anyone about it; it will be our little secret.


my name is mathias purtlebaugh and i don't like the weird third-person bio stuff.

i live in seattle and have been making music since 1996. my current project is a dark, electronic, witchy-earthy thing called spirit ▲ shrine. i create, compose and record everything on old hardware. in addition to music, i make collage art, zines and posters, and i'm part of a Capitol Hill art collective.

past projects i have been involved in include an industrial art-punk trio called WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION, a solo chiptune/drum & bass project called TANGENTBOT, a nerdy hip-hop duo called Three Ninjas And Tangentbot, a tracker collaboration crew called Public Works and an industrial, tracker-based project simply called Tangent.

influences include oOoOO, The Swans, Skinny Puppy, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, riot grrrl, DIY, punk, fluxus, the moon, storms, forests, mountains and the sea.

for booking, collaborations or remixes, please email admin@spirittriangleshrine.com