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This is about one of those times when you know you really shouldn't, but you just can't help yourself...;)
posted by freya_lamb at 3:03 PM PST - 4 comments
This is the last in the RPM 08 songs that I have done. I came down with the flu this last week, and work the next few days. Therefore, I have fallen short of the goal. Enjoy my failure! [more inside]
posted by pedmands at 7:14 PM PST - 4 comments
Nedroid's unofficial theme-song (with official, Nedroid-penned lyrics!)
About five years ago (in the early stage of my mefi lurking) my good buddy, TheMadJuggler
asked me to throw together a little tune for his net-buddy, Nedroid. Here's a pretty faithful version of the song I came up with.
I post this as the last song recorded in my shitty little Haverhill apartment
, as a fan/love letter to a fine cartoonist. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah at 2:39 PM PST - 1 comments
Some light-stepping chilled out beats, inspired by the Portishead mix linked by isopraxis
, and sampling a bar or two of Holst's "Jupiter".
posted by Jimbob at 3:08 PM PST - 3 comments
A musical version of an old Spanish assigment from high school that I found in a box. [more inside]
posted by ORthey at 3:07 PM PST - 11 comments
I got a copy of FL Studio and decided to try my hand at electronic music.
Come out sounding more like an SNES soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by aleb at 8:50 AM PST - 2 comments
A song I recorded for the 2008 RPM Challenge.
posted by raster at 5:40 AM PST - 0 comments
Just a little Garageband thing. I've had that spoken loop forever, anyone know where it comes from?
posted by eafarris at 10:35 AM PST - 1 comments
A hip-hoppy electronica track intended to give you that Chronotriggery feeling. (It only works if you turn it up.) [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer at 4:27 PM PST - 0 comments
More 4-track clearance. This time, it's a happy, bouncy ditty from 1993: two guitars, some whistling and happily mumbled lyrics. Recorded probably with Fleetwood Mac's Tusk
on the brain, with all knobs turned up to eleven. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display at 4:32 PM PST - 4 comments
This song is from the band I have been with for the longest, LOX-P, and was recorded at the same studio and under the same conditions as the last song I posted, War Waltz. On this recording I am the bass player, however I wrote the guitar line as well. Hope y'all like it. [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan at 9:25 AM PST - 3 comments
An older song, back from when I thought I could make house music.
Warning: starts out quiet, then gets thumpin' loud. Turn up/down as preference dictates.
posted by tehloki at 3:01 AM PST - 2 comments
This is a new version of Secret Book, of which I originally posted an instrumental version here
. On the new mix, my wife Lori sings beautifully, and I wail a bit at the end. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman at 8:35 PM PST - 11 comments
More from my 4-track dump onto the PC. Lyrics written very loosely and improvised on the spot; it is about a 6-year old falling in love with the bearded lady midget at the fair, and running away. The song has an anxious, circus-gone-wrong aura to it. It was recorded on 1/26/94 in my bedroom, in the middle of the night so that my roommates wouldn't hear it.
posted by not_on_display at 4:21 PM PST - 1 comments
an eclectic downtempo glitchy track of mine from 2006. some interesting live drumming incorporated then destroyed accordingly. comments welcome! [more inside]
posted by Zampa at 11:20 AM PST - 1 comments
in which I rhyme about my name and some area codes I like. simple bass and piano to accompany the kick-snare. also I try my hand at some scratching. 119 is the tempo.
posted by MNDZ at 10:08 AM PST - 2 comments
Sung by The Infamous Benny Hill, this one is an ode to a female scientist he knows.
posted by tcobretti at 7:58 PM PST - 4 comments
My music production skills really decline when I throw shrooms into the mix... but oh god, the IDEAS
posted by tehloki at 3:06 AM PST - 4 comments
My husband and I are writing and playing music together. We're just starting to do some recording. Here's one of our first attempts. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 at 7:45 PM PST - 4 comments
A song I recorded for the 2008 RPM Challenge.
posted by raster at 8:28 AM PST - 0 comments
"The tribes of war are rising again, they're brutal and raw and lying the same"
That's my favorite line of this song. Warning: turn your volume down it's quite loud ;)
The song was recorded in one day and mixed on the next along with 2 others for the band's first demo Cold Day Waltz. [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan at 5:21 AM PST - 4 comments
Another quick song for RPM08. Not so happy with the mix, but I like the way the song turned out.
posted by pedmands at 6:05 PM PST - 2 comments
An imaginary soundtrack theme from a silent movie filmed entirely underwater. A short but sweet instrumental track from Tangemeenie's forthcoming "The Gilded Age."
posted by saulgoodman at 5:50 PM PST - 5 comments
Another Saladabar song. This one is an instrumental and is new. The recording is a live recording from a recent rehearsal made with an Edirol R-09.
posted by mexican at 6:50 AM PST - 2 comments
Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
posted by ORthey at 4:33 PM PST - 8 comments
A little acoustic guitar ditty that sounds like something that would be perfectly suited for a front porch. [more inside]
posted by cyphill at 9:15 PM PST - 5 comments
Yet another song from the new People Will Blink record. This song really kicks in at about 1:15, so be patient. [more inside]
posted by rosco731 at 3:15 PM PST - 3 comments
Another little bass
4-track oddity; just a common story that everyone's probably seen unfolding at some point.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:31 PM PST - 4 comments
My friend Mel and I have started a musical project together, and since Radiohead is our biggest mutual influence, we decided to start by covering one of their songs. [more inside]
posted by Saellys at 12:24 PM PST - 3 comments
Sketch of a more up-tempo house remix for a down-tempo vocal track. Chance to play with a few new plug-ins. [more inside]
posted by cmicali at 10:29 AM PST - 1 comments
This is a southern rock song about starting over, shedding your skin. It's my favorite song that I have ever recorded, and one of the first ones I ever recorded as well. [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan at 9:00 AM PST - 1 comments
I needed to actually finish something, and finish it quickly, or risk my sanity. This is how I spent last night (and an hour or so tonight doing a final mixing pass). [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 9:49 PM PST - 0 comments
Beck's "Black Tambourine" vs KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." A MeFi exclusive! [more inside]
posted by flatluigi at 8:51 PM PST - 5 comments
Loopy, mostly off-the-cuff, more-or-less-zero-production bass-and-vocal thing? Primusoidal TomWaitsishness with the slop cranked way up? Lyrics and vocals courtesy of this guy over here
posted by Wolfdog at 4:13 AM PST - 2 comments
I recently unearthed my 4-track tapes from 1993. (I'm still searching for the ones from 1988.) This was one of my favorites on this particular tape. Guitar by me, AM Radio via the electromagnetic spectrum. It was recorded and mixed in less than an hour. I'll throw in the tape hiss for free.
posted by not_on_display at 11:42 PM PST - 3 comments
This is the first song I've recorded on my laptop for my band, Low-Tech Riff Raff. Suggestions on the mix are eagerly accepted. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes at 5:27 PM PST - 10 comments
Another song from yet another band I'm in, The Eric Weiler Band. Generally the quick-and-dirty go-to description many people find for us is along the lines of "Tom Waits singing for the E Street Band." Make your own call. I play the Hammond.
posted by sourwookie at 7:38 AM PST - 2 comments
This one I did for the musical version of NaNoWriMo (aka RPM). It's part of a planned concept album/musical (in the vein of Tommy
or The Wall
) called Comeuppance
by my band Ready Demolition
. This is the third demo I did tonight. Lemme know whatcha think. [more inside]
posted by grubi at 8:53 PM PST - 1 comments
Greetings, Hive Mind. Long time lurker, first time poster here. This is the first song of my band Cottonkitty's first album, Fight Not the Power of the Cottonkitty, Please. Paulie Walnuts provided the libretto. Hope you enjoy.
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:14 AM PST - 4 comments
Dirty, crusty demo recorded at the turn of the century.
posted by chococat at 8:33 PM PST - 7 comments
Another song off of the new People Will Blink record. We wrote this in 2003 and it has been a fan-favorite ever since. Every time we ask Azeem what the lyrics are about, we get a different response. From what I can gather, a pirate is appearing to someone in a dream. I am the voice of said pirate. [more inside]
posted by rosco731 at 4:07 PM PST - 1 comments
This was one of those late jam sessions that turned into an early morning song writing session. This melody originated to the sun coming up over the field in my back yard. Its reasons like this that make me thankful we always left a mic on record while we hung out. I'm on mandolin, my friend is playing guitar.
posted by mikeo2 at 6:41 AM PST - 8 comments
A track from my new project called Mustache, as seen in the phrase "In Space, There Is No Mustache". [more inside]
posted by BoatMeme at 2:42 AM PST - 5 comments
It's a song about playing make believe games, and pretending that everything's going to be alright, when really it's all gone to shit. It's also somewhat of a sea shanty.
posted by robotot at 12:32 AM PST - 2 comments
This is an experiment to see if I can create a drum machine beat that swings. [more inside]
posted by umbú at 2:04 PM PST - 2 comments
One of the first songs my band Bone Table put together. We recorded it in July last year in the lounge room of a 16th floor apartment in Hong Kong. None of the neighbours seemed to mind the noise. It's a mid-paced song - lots of guitars, and if you listen carefully you'll hear the drummer smacking a piece of pipe. [more inside]
posted by awfurby at 7:06 PM PST - 3 comments
First song off of the new People Will Blink record. This song was written about 3 years ago and went through many transformations before it began to sound... well... listenable. When we played this song live, Azeem used a vocoder during the bridge. He forgot it in California when we recorded, so we used a clarinet, melodica, and recorder in it's place. [more inside]
posted by rosco731 at 4:51 PM PST - 1 comments
oscillating fan man wears a badge of hope. he keeps you cool.
posted by kimyo at 2:32 AM PST - 9 comments
Screwing around with some theories on how 5 and boompsh might fit together. After all, with the recession and inflation, Bernanke hopes to make 5 the new 4. [more inside]
posted by 31d1 at 6:22 PM PST - 4 comments
My friend and I play a lot of acoustic music around local coffee shops in town. Here's one of the many mandolin tunes we wrote in my living room last summer. I'm on mandolin and my friend is playing backup guitar.
posted by mikeo2 at 5:46 PM PST - 10 comments
A song about breaking up with the love of your life, only to watch them to find the love of their
life straight afterwards. [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite at 5:26 PM PST - 3 comments
Minimalist sort of lyrical composition about playing with a band. An attempt at a sort of pseudo-wall of sound composition of Apple Loops behind it. [more inside]
posted by nanojath at 1:05 PM PST - 1 comments
A beat I made in Garageband featuring trombone. All the music parts are loops of me, on keyboard, trombone, and bass. The scratching is Mic Santi, my roommate.
posted by MNDZ at 9:26 AM PST - 1 comments
This is a song about a decommissioned Killbot, forced to work in a kitchen baking and whatnot. He is pretty angry about it. [more inside]
posted by notheydo at 5:03 PM PST - 2 comments
cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight!
Gift of Music sidefight.
posted by The White Hat at 10:44 AM PST - 6 comments