my new RPM album, lightman [more inside]
based on a field recording made by me
A song from my album that I've just released through Tunecore. If you like it there's more listen links at my site www.groklock.com
. Let me know what you think!
A mellow electronic instrumental from the vaults.
Instrumental demo from a little while ago.
my friend's daughter had a pretty brilliant mishearing of a classic nursery rhyme, and I remembered that Kurt Cobain once said that he wanted Nirvana songs to be simple and pure like kid's songs. One thing lead to another... [more inside]
The entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It seemed like a good idea at the time... [more inside]
Book Challenge Thinger. Based on John Irving's "Until I Find You". [more inside]
Today I learned that the Bushman from San Francisco is gone forever. I wrote him a rock song about all the times he scared me while I was growing up. RIP Bushman.
A mid-tempo piece, built around the opening drum riff. Carbon 7 is an improvisational jazz/space/rock trio that just makes it up on the spot. [more inside]
I am happy to you. Inspired by this MeFi post
and the audio that went with it. And old track I remixed. Particularly looking for feedback on the bass instrument and how it's mixed etc.
From the Archives. . . [more inside]
A glitchy, beat filled song that uses vocals from Grinnin in Your Face by Son House. [more inside]
I put this up a month ago.
I put some more effort into it. Samples include Bernard Parmegiani, Erik Satie, Glen Miller.
I took a break from music stuff for six months, and then came up with three songs in rapid succession. I'm out of practice, and I'm not in love with this one, but it's the best of the three. Posting just so I don't completely fall out of the habit.
A Rob Ford-inspired tune from the earlier days of Crackgate [more inside]
Carbon 7, plus guest Fred Mitchim on the flute. Making it up on the spot, as usual. [more inside]
More electronic beats! I was going to wait until I had finished a whole song before I posted this, but who am I kidding? This is probably it. I think I'm getting better at making virtual instruments though. If not better, louder at least.
A song off my album "SELF_" ... I enjoy old synths, bleeps and bloops. Here is the full album: [ free ]
- created with Propellerheads Reason 4 :D
Hey, the old one is clunky, hard to sing, and it's all about bombs and war and stuff. I wrote a better one. [more inside]
A simple tune I recorded live using an analogue synthesizer and analogue drum machine [more inside]
A chiptunish song based on a thing that popped into my head when I realized I wasn't coughing or sneezing for the first time in a couple weeks.
Mid Tempo slightly rockin' thing. Not actually about money. [more inside]
A demo from a project of mine called The Phone Calls. This will be on the next record [more inside]
My friend Chris showed up the other day with a terrific two chord song he wrote, so we sat down and blasted it out. He's such a great lyricist with a great rusty voice reminiscent of John Prine. Not the kind of thing I normally do but we had a lot of fun and I love this track. Americana I guess.
A cutesy synthpop commentary on basic human nature, fears, religion, why we think what we think and do what we do, and our place in the universe. [more inside]
A happy sounding video gamey song with a nifty beat. [more inside]
Kinda of a bleepy-bloopy little instrumental jam. I'm really kind of fond of this one. [more inside]
As happens from time to time, a comment someone made here at Metafilter was the spark of inspiration for a song. This
was the comment, and here's the song.
It's Devo samples all the way down.
A relentless acoustic guitar riff and some words. [more inside]
In memory of Pete Seeger, a two-uke rendition of one of his best-known tunes. Video here
if you're interested. [more inside]
Punky instrumental surf rock in the vein of Man or Astro-Man? (with stylophone!) [more inside]
Wrote and recorded this a couple of years ago. This is where I left it, a couple of notches or more away from perfect... but it's got some good things about it, including a really messed up (in a good way) guitar solo. [more inside]
Metafilter Music Challenge Jan/Feb 2014 [more inside]
Made with samples of my voice. My sister wanted to know how you "make" an instrument on the computer. [more inside]
This is a little fingerstyle blues thing I've been working on for a while, indebted to Mississippi John Hurt and a little bit of John Fahey. [more inside]
Four chords, a guitar loop and loping drums. Trying to keep things simple for once. More here
Samples, synths, feelings.
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