June 2014 Archives (all archives)

June 30

Zonder Vorn

Hello - This is my first song post here. It is a somewhat ambient/sound tracky pedal steel guitar piece with some additional contributions from my friends in the world wide Interroclef Lodge of the Immersion Composition Society. Special thanks to my friend Christo for the acoustic piano. Thank you for listening and i hope you enjoy it.

posted by Syngriner at 7:35 PM PST - 5 comments

Briggs' Reel

From Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 7:24 PM PST - 2 comments

Spirit Of '69

I posted a version of this way back when that didn't do the song justice. This version is a bit closer to the original concept. Bitter and reactionary old hippy delivering the lyric does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. WARNING: in-character F-word at around 1:14

posted by Josh Rogan at 12:25 PM PST - 2 comments

June 29

Someone to Love (live)

Live version of a song I posted a demo of a while back, featuring my friend John on the mighty Hammond A100 (a B3 essentially). An interesting moment, in that it's the culmination of a long journey that I lived out here on MeFiMu, originally as unSane, then Sweet Mister, and now Sportswriters. [more inside]

posted by Sportswriters at 6:50 PM PST - 3 comments

It's a Quickie

3 minutes of fun

posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:17 PM PST - 3 comments

Lawn Mower Times

Another combination of Guitar vs. Keyboards. Guitar gets the first move this time.

posted by cicadaverse at 6:00 AM PST - 0 comments

June 28

Chocolates For Sarah

A waltz written by a friend of mine in honor of our fiddle teacher, Sarah. [more inside]

posted by hades at 11:56 PM PST - 3 comments

June 27

Why Not

Why not indeed

posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:13 PM PST - 0 comments

Battery Charger Error

recorded about 7 months back, I thought It'd be nice if Guitar and Keys could share some space and cohabitate. I sort of liked the combination of both here.

posted by cicadaverse at 1:38 AM PST - 1 comments

June 26

mmHg - Achtung!

Experimenting with a Cold War "numbers station drop" in an EDM song.

posted by dacre at 9:48 PM PST - 0 comments

Micro Budget Music Video

I thought you guys might be interested in this music video I directed for a friend's band, as I think we achieved quite a lot on almost nothing. Details inside. [more inside] posted by Sportswriters at 5:05 AM PST - 2 comments

June 25

guitar track

just a guitar riff I've been working on. Not sure where to take it exactly.

posted by cicadaverse at 6:51 AM PST - 2 comments

(It Gets) Better

This had its genesis a while back in trying to write something to support a movement against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and to encourage young people not to be ashamed of who they are. This version uploaded purely for sportswriters who's been working on and off with the chorus. Clearly the lyric of this version won't work with the original idea and has nothing to do with sexual orientation (although with a bit of alteration it might have some salvageable lines). [more inside]

posted by Josh Rogan at 2:26 AM PST - 0 comments

June 23

leisure for real

this is a bit of a lofi track from 2012. I looped a bass line and then jammed out to it. Then I thought, wow, if any bassist hears this, he's going so think, what a boring pass part! So for those bassist out there, I threw in a bit of a bass solo as an outro.

posted by cicadaverse at 6:05 AM PST - 0 comments

June 22

datashock

get shocked by data [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:21 PM PST - 1 comments

Without A Trace

Recorded about 9 months ago after a fairly lengthy gestation (pun intended) musically, lyrically and production-wise this one set a new benchmark for me. I know I'm going to struggle to match it and stuff I've done since has been a bit....lacking. Shrugs. Alternative title: "Countries Of The Heart". [more inside]

posted by Josh Rogan at 1:12 PM PST - 6 comments

it would take an hour...

Feeling a bit down tonight so I went looking through my projects and tried to fix up old throw away songs. This is one that's not too bad. An idea I hadn't quite fleshed out instrumentally. But why not throw on some improve vocals to make it feel more whole?

posted by cicadaverse at 5:54 AM PST - 7 comments

June 19

michelangelo

...paint it on the ceiling..

posted by Josh Rogan at 2:47 PM PST - 7 comments

patience

I think this may be one of my favorite things I've done guitar-wise. I started out with a very basic chord progression and just played out as many variations of that as I could think of and then took my favorites and combined them into a simple quiet/loud dynamic. [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 7:26 AM PST - 3 comments

Beautiful Moment

I recall watching John Waters movies in my teenage years and always thinking, THIS is the soundtrack to not only my but millions of people's teenage years. Well, this song is the soundtrack to a peaceful blissful moment, based on the moment when it was created, every time I hear it. Hope you will also enjoy.

posted by Brodyaga at 7:03 AM PST - 3 comments

June 17

Tennesseeeee waltz

part of a fun summer jam with my friend Yukon John on vocals

posted by dagosto at 3:41 PM PST - 3 comments

Middle Domino

Sounds a bit like early 00's electronica, e.g., Idioteque + Sigur Ros, with prominent sampling from a traditional Indonesian tune.

posted by ageispolis at 10:19 AM PST - 3 comments

June 16

J.S. Bach

When the radiant bliss of classical music comes to enter the realm of dream pop ambient downtempo, something serene yet pensive may be the result, as in the case of this track. Initially when we composed this track, there were lyrics and vocals, but then our computer blew and somehow the vocals didn't survive. Today it is an instrumental.

posted by Brodyaga at 5:08 PM PST - 1 comments

Absolutely Cuckoo

The first track of the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, covered as electronic music. [more inside]

posted by bicyclefish at 11:29 AM PST - 3 comments

downshift

So...I didn't think I'd have time to work on a new song but the last 24 hours have freed up so... [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 6:17 AM PST - 2 comments

June 15

Beat Heroes Die Too Soon

Another acoustic guitar, piano and vocal sample-based song.

posted by ianK at 8:36 PM PST - 1 comments

June 14

Thiepval

Rising in the east.... [more inside]

posted by Josh Rogan at 12:00 PM PST - 1 comments

Me and Al

This is a sketch of a work in progress. It started out as a simple cascade riff on the top three strings of the guitar and morphed into what appears to be an Irish fiddle lament. [more inside]

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:58 AM PST - 2 comments

June 12

Titry

Since music is a powerful force capable of evoking an endless array of images to one's mind, this represents just the diverse dynamic space, vocal free, to be a canvass for whatever the listener can dream up. This is for dreaming, after all :)

posted by Brodyaga at 1:01 PM PST - 3 comments

Just the Fax

Asked for a receipt. Five minutes pass, still waiting; Dot matrix printer. [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 4:45 AM PST - 4 comments

June 11

Staying In

The melodies are starting to fade. The references aren't what you think they are. Perhaps it's a deformed cousin of another's previous post.

posted by SafetyPirate at 5:36 PM PST - 3 comments

Heaviest Cannons

ambient/drone // electric guitar/electric cello [more inside]

posted by swoopstake at 12:23 PM PST - 2 comments

June 10

Upsurd

Fusion confusion. The meshing of musical genres found in this Ummagma track represent a fusion, reflecting the confusion that is so commonplace nowadays in this world - simply absurd and rising. Hence the name Upsurd.

posted by Brodyaga at 2:18 PM PST - 1 comments

Smoke & Mirrors

Rolling with the punches. Kicking over traces of you and me, and stories of who deceives. I know I know you. I know me too… Spoken under midnight. Broken into moonlight, pieces of you and me. A story - and who believes I know I know you? I know we two… So who are we but stories? And whose truth be told? I know I know you? I know me too?

posted by Josh Rogan at 12:11 PM PST - 1 comments

Red Cloud Road

Instrumental for synths, bass, tuba quartet, and drum kit. [more inside]

posted by mubba at 8:20 AM PST - 0 comments

June 9

Fast Times at the BigWheel

200 BPM or so

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:25 AM PST - 2 comments

The Road to Lees

Imagine if you could depict a season through music. This track would be somewhere between the blossoming bliss of spring and the hazy threshold of summer, when you are just itching to dance your butt off. This is indietronic.

posted by Brodyaga at 6:13 AM PST - 1 comments

battle t

I was going to "throw this one away but instead I spent like 8 hours on trying to make it better and still didn't really get where I was going. It was one of those nights when I just couldn't get inspired or the magic wasn't happening. But struggling as I was, I still felt it was kind of fun and thought I'd go ahead and share. [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 5:46 AM PST - 0 comments

June 8

Ka Lemah

gamelan-inspired track

posted by ageispolis at 11:27 PM PST - 2 comments

The Hanging Tree

Arrangement of a song from The Hunger Games novels as a round. [more inside]

posted by capricorn at 9:05 AM PST - 2 comments

June 7

fouryouA

demo - original project file lost. Like this one though

posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:22 PM PST - 0 comments

Paperweight

Mining old acoustic songs to deconstruct and add beats to. This song gutted this time.

posted by ianK at 7:54 AM PST - 1 comments

June 6

track 7

I moved, and it sort of disrupted everything for a while. I'm easing myself back into music things. This doesn't really go anywhere, but hey. [more inside]

posted by topoisomerase at 10:33 AM PST - 2 comments

west life

Another hit!...or not. I moved to the west some time ago and decided to celebrate by writing a song. [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 9:19 AM PST - 2 comments

June 5

56k

Even more (distorted) pump organ in your electronic music. [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 4:26 PM PST - 6 comments

gr1 vs. 2

kind of unhappy with this one. A bit Grunge and couldn't work in the finesse I wanted to.

posted by cicadaverse at 9:12 AM PST - 2 comments

June 4

underwater

minimal midnight

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:36 PM PST - 2 comments

asunder - Kent (For T1)

This is the first in a series of songs I've written for or about ex boyfriends. Darkish trance to start, followed by some 4am hands-in-the-air synths. [more inside]

posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 6:05 PM PST - 1 comments

The Day Of

Quiet music, but too active and guitar solo-y to properly call ambient. Moody. An argument happened and it sounded nothing like this.

posted by SafetyPirate at 5:00 PM PST - 1 comments

June 3

Changing Me

What's up guys, This is a new track that I produced and wrote. The singer on the track is Sean Michael Murray, who starred in the American Idiot musical. We're releasing it on June 10. Just in time, as I think this one feels like summer. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening, Bobby Green

posted by BobbyGreenMusic at 2:25 AM PST - 1 comments

June 2

Where My Mind Goes

The artist formerly known as unSane here, now posting as Sportswriters because that's my band and to a large extent it grew out of my experiences here. I grew disillusioned with MeFi overall but Music will alway have a piece of my heart. We're now recording an album which I'll start posting soon but in the meantime, I sat on the porch and wrote a murder ballad. Here's a very rough demo. Very much influenced by Chuck Jackson, Aaron Neville and Little Anthony and the Imperials, dripping in vibrato guitar and soul chops. I think the final version will have some spooky strings and backing vocals, and not be as out of time as this!

posted by Sportswriters at 9:41 PM PST - 5 comments