electric cello and ableton
From an album I made in the 29 days of February, 2016. [more inside]
Continue to vent my frustrations of daily life through hard rocking guitar for now... [more inside]
Guitars under a slowed-and-pitched-down sample of NIN's 'something I can never have'.
Some kind of indie rock song. [more inside]
A song about the epidemic of police murders and violence against black people in America. Written July 8th and recorded July 9th, 2016, at Polarity Studio, Tokyo. Samm Bennett: vocal & diddley bow. Video of this live performance viewable HERE.
John Cruz; ambient; experimental; techno
Improvised acoustic guitar / singing. Recorded on phone. A bluegrass standard, but I'm playing it as a stream of consciousness improvisation. Usually these days my playing is pretty much by the book, but here I was thinking about ecstatic / outside players like John Fahey and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. No patching in. Only one take. No overdubbing. Get it right in the moment. Be real and accept flaws as long as they don't spoil anything important. [more inside]
A reading by me, story by Oxxidation, music by me on electric cello and casiospittake on ableton.
9th and last song of plywood [more inside]
Another song recorded with Music Memo providing the drums and bass (NSFW). [more inside]
song 8 of plywood [more inside]
A nice little duo for classic style five-string banjo, composed by Herbert J. Ellis. [more inside]
song 7 - the blues can be so mean sometimes [more inside]
song 6 [more inside]
Verbatim cover of the Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson classic [more inside]
song 5 of plywood [more inside]
song 4 - just how many shoes does god have anyway? [more inside]
Not my usual Genre but this fit my mood tonight. Just heavy guitar rock instrumental at heart...
3rd song of plywood - an almost true story, except that i left a rather pointed note for the manager instead of going off with the money - this was the early 80s and 25k was a LOT of money back then [more inside]
Windows 2000 logoff sound and Phife Dawg
2nd song [more inside]
Demo recorded with my iPhone's Garageband. Very rare recording of me playing enthusiastic but imperfect drums. Next recording will not feature me on drums. [more inside]
We're cheating slightly, as I've already uploaded a version of this song. But hopefully everyone will agree that it sounds a whole lot better. Plus we've added some (discrete) synth parts and have even gone to the trouble of making a video. More tunes on our Soundcloud.
first song of my new album, plywood [more inside]
Getting drunk in the woods with some MeFites led to jokes about songs on a fictional country/bluegrass album called Keep On Stumpin', which led this afternoon to writing and recording the title track. Find a stump to dump the junk in your trunk on! [more inside]
Home demo for a future studio production. A recounting of the events of the Sespe Wilderness tragedy of January 1969. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
Another improv piece from my sketch archives. [more inside]
Just some techno-sounding non-sense I was playing with...
Last episode (or is it? see below for details) of Creature Of Habit. [more inside]
Just wrote this tonight...just your average guitar melodrama...
Just an experiment of guitar electronic fusion I've been playing with. I'm planning on doing an album-full of these types of songs soon.
My entry for the final round of Nur Ein over on Song Fight. I was going for a Gram and Emmylou sort of thing. With perfect harmonies by greenish. [more inside]
Song #10 in Unu Kanto Po Semajno was an attempt to create some soothing ambient music, like blips and bleeps you'd hear on SomaFM's Space Station channel. However, It came out a twisted mutant, as you will discover. Wellpp, keep MeFi weird! Go ahead... press play, close your eyes and relaaaax.....
As humans explore beyond the solar system and add themselves to the wider galactic population, they bring with them their cats. Likewise, the humans' cats bring with them their parasites. Over time, toxoplasma gondii alters its effects on humans and other sentient species, imparting a sense of spiritual enlightenment, thus leading to a new galactic religion. [more inside]
Pop protest song for the current Music Challenge. [more inside]
#9 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series (42 to go!) was going to have lyrics about meeting John Fahey at an autograph signing meet & greet-type event at a Safeway supermarket, where he was signing copies of his new cereal called Homegas. A conversation ensues, and then the chorus was the advertising jingle for Homegas cereal. It never got that far though, 'cause I decided I liked the music better this way and in my mind's ear, rather than to try and jam that much story into such a short timeframe. Also, time to move on!
Just echo-y acoustic guitar and futzy vocal preamp in a short song about moving on. [more inside]
Spent the last year learning to program and had no time for music. Finally got a job and a new-ish life so I thought it's time to get back to some things I enjoy. This one is different from my normal thing though I suppose I'v'e always had an attraction to analog merging with electronic. Maybe thanks to new order/joy division??? Though this doesn't sound anything like those.