Biography

Tales Of Two, real name Simon Pettiford, is an independent musician from West Sussex, UK, formerly known as shaggysiviruscurrently residing in Arkansas, USA with his wife Jenni (jennifertrees here on iComps).

"I love music. I love experimenting with different sounds and textures. I love listening to other people's music. iCompositions was a great discovery for me. It gave me the chance to put my "experiments" out there, for other people to listen to and comment on; to help me grow and influence me further."

Simon has been a long time collaborator of iCompositions, recording with the likes of jibes, Pharmakeus, imadesentana, and _mason_ to name but a few.

"That was the real selling point for me - the fact I could work with other musicians. I'm especially fond of all the work I did with Chris (pharmakeus). He has a great voice, is a great guitar player and was an extreme pleasure to work with. He can do such a range of styles - check out TGR, No Use Crying, and Walk In A Sacred Way. _mason_ was one of the first people I collaborated with here. I remember being really taken aback by what he did with Deliberation Intoxication!"

The addition of imadesentana to pharmakeus and Simon pushed the duo's sound forward to new depths, spawning classic songs such as Last Days Of Summer and Scientific World. "he really is a talented guitarist and tabla player."

One of the most popular songs here, is Lay Down, created with jibes.
"The backing track I created in like 20 minutes using ACID PRO!" recalls Simon. "I always felt it has this kinda Red Hot Chilli Peppers vibe, sorta like Under The Bridge. I spent some time listening to different artists, then I heard the work of jibes and thought his voice would fit the track wonderfully somehow. So I contacted him and thats how it got off the ground, really. He worked miracles on it!". The song remains as one of Simon's most played and popular songs on iCompositions to date.

Simon continues to write and record and experiment with different styles and textures. He is also the mastermind behind these other projects, hosted here at iCompositions:-

Dark Hatred - an experimental Metal project
ZYKIK - an Industrial/Electronic project

News rss

Heyas! November 14, 2009
hi folks, it's been great to be back here and involved in so many new projects!
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I'm back...... June 9, 2007
In case you didn't know....I'm back have been for a short while lol. The move went very well and we're a lot happier in our new home. Good to be back, I did miss it on here and I've already been hammering out some bass tracks!
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Temporary Goodbye April 26, 2007
Unfortunately I'm gonna be inactive for a while again on iComp as it's time to pack up and move again as my lease has come to it's end and I don't wish to renew it cause myself and my partner aren't really happy where we are at the moment (neighbours from hell) and our health is suffering.

This place spawned all of the current Dark Hatred material and also some of the newer shaggysivirus stuff but for now Dark Hatred studios is being put back in the box. I will be back ASAP and hopefully being in a new environment will inspire me and I will be able to write some new, really heavy material for you's all.
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Writer's Block March 24, 2007
Been really busy with work and stuff lately and for the next short while that looks like it's how it's gonna be.

I've got a touch of writer's block at the moment as I'm not sure which direction I want to go in, whether I want to continue doing electronic and all different styles or if I want to concentrate solely on Dark Hatred (Metal)
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Complete Page Overhaul February 22, 2007
Hey iComp world,

It's 2007 now and my page was growing, and I decided that it was time to archive some of the old material. I've left what I consider to be my best work on here and I will continue to add to it.
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
See The Valkyries Collab Rock Aug 31, 2009 1683
Distance & Airwaves Ambient Jan 6, 2007 1612
[Session] Fly High/Touchdown Electronica May 28, 2006 675
[The Art Of Guitars] Dream Beach Electronica Feb 4, 2007 1062
Lay Down Collab Rock Sep 17, 2006 2931
That 70's Show? [WORKING TITLE] [OPEN VOCAL COLLAB] Funk Sep 12, 2009 1125
[Realm] Drown My Sorrows PART II: After Effect Electronica Mar 26, 2006 946
[Realm] Recovery Rock Mar 26, 2006 763
[Realm] Dreamscape Part 2 Electronica Apr 1, 2006 869
The Pharmakeus Sessions 10 Feel Good Hit Of The Fall Collab Punk Oct 17, 2009 1690
The Pharmakeus Sessions 13 See The Valkyries Collab Rock Oct 4, 2009 1159
[Session] What Lies Ahead Electronica Jun 4, 2006 737
The Pharmakeus Sessions 03 Pyschodelic Rampage Explicit Collab Rock Apr 24, 2006 1467
The Pharmakeus Sessions 02 T.G.R Collab Rock Sep 18, 2006 2187
Expectations Alternative Jun 17, 2006 1390
The Pharmakeus Sessions 04 Dream Beach (Eating Lotus) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 6, 2007 2087
[Realm] Drown My Sorrows PART III: Comes Back To You Electronica Mar 26, 2006 783
The Pharmakeus Sessions 09 Smoke The Trout Collab Blues Jun 21, 2006 2083
The Pharmakeus Sessions 12 The Last Days Of Summer Collab Rock Nov 4, 2007 2548
Hitting The Road Collab Rock Sep 3, 2009 1285
(Re)Buke(m) Electronica Feb 11, 2007 1363
[Session] Golden Sky Electronica May 28, 2006 661
Bass Jam Inspirational Jun 23, 2007 811
Circles Electronica Jan 21, 2007 1446
The Pharmakeus Sessions 15 She's Gone Collab Rock Nov 14, 2009 1122
Lo-Fi Rawk Rock Nov 7, 2009 885
The Pharmakeus Sessions 08 My Vicious Senorita (You Don't Know What Hits You 'Til It Hits You) Explicit Collab Punk Aug 7, 2010 1079
[Expectations] Girl Trouble (This Is The Story...) Electronica Jul 22, 2006 2176
The Shape Of Things To Come Electronica Jan 6, 2007 1311
The Pharmakeus Sessions 16 Chaos Yawns Collab Rock Oct 31, 2009 1048
METALIK Metal Nov 14, 2009 692
[Realm] Dreamscape Part 1 Electronica Apr 1, 2006 796
[Realm] War In The Mind Electronica Feb 26, 2006 1212
Losing End (Unfinished) Collab Alternative Sep 30, 2006 1417
[Expectations] Gurgle Gurgle Electronica Jul 15, 2006 681
The Robot Saga Continues Industrial Nov 25, 2006 1421
The Pharmakeus Sessions 14 Hitting The Road Collab Rock Oct 4, 2009 1031
[Realm] Barricades Of My Soul Other Mar 12, 2006 1116
The Morning Comes Inspirational Apr 30, 2006 1292
[Session] Endangered Electronica Jun 4, 2006 670
In Formation Ambient Aug 18, 2012 363
Forty Tonnes Of Heavy Metal Explicit Collab Rock May 29, 2014 642
The Pharmakeus Sessions 06 National Guitar Blues Collab Rock Mar 1, 2007 2297
Changes In Stages Electronica Sep 4, 2006 1423
See Sharp Electronica Sep 20, 2009 714
[Expectations] Just A Test [Remix/Collab] Collab Alternative Jun 21, 2006 1213
It's Not Your Life It's Mine [Open For Collab] Rock Apr 30, 2011 549
The Pharmakeus Sessions 07 Walk In A Sacred Way (Because...) Collab Folk Aug 13, 2007 1940
Let The Rhythm Take Control Dance Aug 25, 2009 1258
[Collab/Remix] B.43 Collab Metal May 28, 2006 1199
The Pharmakeus Sessions 05 Prisoner Zero Has Escaped! Collab Rock Aug 18, 2010 1671
Start Of The Day Ambient Jul 8, 2007 1202
Rain Alternative Dec 9, 2006 1687
Finding The Sekret Industrial Apr 3, 2007 1590
From B to A Funk Jan 28, 2007 1392
[Expectations] Lucna Electronica Jul 22, 2006 1123
[Session] Lay Down Rock May 13, 2006 1485
The Pharmakeus Sessions 01 Messing Around Collab Blues Apr 13, 2006 2020
The Pharmakeus Sessions 11 No Use Crying Explicit Collab Rock Mar 22, 2007 2352
Makin' Way Folk Oct 11, 2009 758
The Light Above Ambient Jul 24, 2010 717
What's This? Electronica Sep 27, 2009 650
[Expectations] This Is My Rifle [Ambient Mix] [Collab] Collab Electronica Aug 9, 2006 1330
[Darker Than Ever] FRB Electronica Sep 4, 2006 884
Matthew's Piece Classical Sep 4, 2006 1281
[Realm] Drown My Sorrows Rock Mar 26, 2006 1454
[Session] Underwater Electronica May 16, 2006 784
Robots At Work Ambient Sep 23, 2006 1459
[Remix/Collab] My Awkward Nature Collab Electronica May 28, 2006 840
March Of The Xerons Ambient Jan 12, 2014 393
[Session] Jam/Hammerhead Electronica May 17, 2006 787
Frontline Electronica Aug 10, 2006 1737
Journey To The End Electronica May 17, 2006 1566
Evening Falls Ambient Mar 10, 2014 389
Robot Disco Electronica Jun 23, 2007 1234
Trainwreck Industrial Jan 21, 2007 1454
Closure Electronica Jan 28, 2007 1550
Only [NIN Remix] Electronica Sep 2, 2006 1760
[Realm] End Of Everything [Cover/Remix] Metal Mar 28, 2006 750
[Ambient Soundscapes & Moody Guitar Music] Derilict Dream Electronica Apr 16, 2006 749
Daydreams (Electric Guitar Jam) [OPEN FOR COLLAB] Alternative Jun 12, 2007 772
Deliberation Intoxication Collab Metal Apr 23, 2006 1624
Just Bumps In The Road with my take on bass Collab Jazz Sep 19, 2009 905
[Remix/Collab] Peep Hole Collab Electronica May 7, 2006 881
Jenni's Piece Ambient Aug 24, 2009 814
Experiment XXVII Ambient Aug 21, 2014 523
Theories Electronica Aug 31, 2006 889
[Darker Than Ever] A Look Inside The Frame Electronica Aug 31, 2006 806
[Darker Than Ever] Sequence 363 Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 31, 2006 878
The Shrovetide Diversion Ambient Feb 7, 2014 464
The Shrovetide Diversion [PART II] Ambient Feb 7, 2014 464
Music For Aquariums Ambient Sep 3, 2009 848
[Realm] Demonic Intervention Into The Dream State Electronica Mar 31, 2006 861
[Realm] Realm Electronica Mar 31, 2006 860
[Darker Than Ever] Welcome To MacDonalds [Remix/Collab] Collab Comedy Sep 1, 2006 840
As If In A Dream Electronica Aug 14, 2009 738
A Good Day To Die Metal Sep 1, 2006 1552
[Ambient Soundscapes & Moody Guitar Music] Wet Weekend Electronica Apr 22, 2006 768
Peanut Butter Explicit Collab Comedy Feb 23, 2007 1944
STYLEEEEEEE! Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 26, 2009 879
[Expectations] So Alone Alternative Jul 14, 2006 744
[Expectations] Sleeping State And The Subcontious Mind Alternative Jul 14, 2006 956
Sleepy Guitar Music Ambient Jul 26, 2007 1638
Battle Electronica Jan 17, 2014 492
[Ambient Soundscapes & Moody Guitar Music] Clouds Of The Storm Electronica Apr 6, 2006 1172
[Expectations] No Movement Electronica Aug 4, 2006 690
Pushed And Shoved Electronica Aug 16, 2006 1413
[Session] .0101 Electronica Sep 10, 2006 837
[Darker Than Ever] Levi Stubbs' Tears [Unofficial Collab] Collab Rock Aug 16, 2006 844
Starlight [Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 13, 2010 827
The Waste Land Ambient Aug 8, 2007 1224
Manifest Ambient Nov 5, 2009 690

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Time Will Go By (Collaboration) Rock Jun 3, 2007 2013
National Guitar Blues [Old Time Mix] Blues Jun 28, 2009 1873
Love Song of the Free Trade Zones Rock Jun 15, 2009 1970
Haunted version 2,1 by shaggy and night Metal Sep 19, 2006 1652
Airforce Blonde Explicit Rock Aug 7, 2010 1394
Rock for all Rock May 20, 2006 1805
Goofball Explicit Rock Oct 5, 2006 1853
Journey to the End (remix) Electronica Jun 14, 2006 1490
In Her Arms Again Explicit Rock May 14, 2009 1395
Goofball Explicit Rock Apr 3, 2009 1539
Scientific World Explicit Rock Aug 7, 2009 1767
Battle (Original) Electronica Jan 30, 2014 851

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Babylon etgilles Rock 3045
crunchy f Lapskin Electronica 851
somthig to dance to kosher Loops 2430
Safari Rock jamesjrn Electronica 1426
Journey to the Jungle JenniferTrees Electronica 792
come down on them hard Lapskin Electronica 1153
Mirror spootane Other 1940
Escape to Nowhere RoboScott Ambient 2157
i just like a dirty bass Lapskin Electronica 1241
its american dreams Lapskin Electronica 1651
Welcome to McDonalds MusicByDavid Comedy 7399
U Think I Know? pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1398
Julia Helix Twist Lapskin Electronica 657
Heroine Citizencal2 Alternative 2852
Rhapsody in Death amorin Other 1970
DF 16230 RoboScott Electronica 1939
Sodium 2 Lapskin Electronica 1632
Ruskin libota Lapskin Electronica 1783
Invisible Dyad #18 Invisible Dyad [+2] Other 2765
Displacent(Open Collab) Verbalist Hip Hop/Rap 2398
Tempus Lapskin Electronica 925
disco mania Lapskin Electronica 1794
Black at Night grandtheory Electronica 1694
Kickin' Off RoboScott Electronica 2204
How to Hide the Sun FrozenEntropy Industrial 2225
02 Off Duty Celemourn [+1] Electronica 2417
paralels (pod XT test closed_eye_visuals Metal 1823
Dancing Waves JenniferTrees Electronica 802
Sweet Is Thy Love JenniferTrees Ambient 861
3am Lapskin [+1] Electronica 1218
5 4 Lapskin [+1] Electronica 1107
put some loops together and fx whalla Lapskin Rock 979
The Dwelling of Nothingness Keltron Electronica 518
jumping jack Lapskin Electronica 1728
Complicated Stephen Rock 1463
Birth of Tragedy [Technopop Mix] pharmakeus Electronica 1613
Lost My Funking Mind Pt. 2 The_Gryson_Orchestra Industrial 850
Massacre The_Gryson_Orchestra Metal 1317
Traditionalist The_Gryson_Orchestra Punk 856
Infinite Vision VJMusic Electronica 1290
this is the begining 87bmp version Lapskin Electronica 900
Maintain Your Distance Mungo Metal 704
bored (gone fishin') ponkey [+2] Rock 2112
Hi, This is dave. Leave me a message and I'll call you back, thanks. EquinoxShadow Electronica 2523
Short, Sweet, And To The ACTION! Thymothman Industrial 1476
A Moment In Time BenPatterson Other 1579
Starting Out JenniferTrees Ambient 947
Vinayak Storm grandtheory Electronica 1067
Houngan Asogwe (draft, RPM Challenge 2014) Mungo Other 644
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