July 2006 Archives (all archives)

July 31

Signals

I'm not ready to unload any of my instrumental piano music on here yet, so here's another band song—the only song I've ever written for a band. The original version only exists on poorly recorded minidisc recordings of live shows, and I can't stand listening to that version any more because after I brought it to the band it quickly dawned on me that I had just written The Beatles' "Glass Onion" all over again. Oops. So this here's a 70s groove version of the song I just started working on today. My plan is to get a new band together and rerecord it like this.

posted by emelenjr at 8:42 PM PST - 5 comments

There's a chicken in the house

Just a little chunk of banjo to take your mind of your Monday.

posted by snsranch at 5:13 PM PST - 12 comments

Ringle Bock Jell

A remix of PinkStainlessTail's classic holiday anthem Jingle Bell Rock. I had such high hopes for this when I started, intending it to be even more annoying than original, but I kind of lost the will to live partway through doing it. Consider it then to be permanently incomplete.

posted by nylon at 1:46 PM PST - 19 comments

FERB

FERB - 'Funky Electronic Rhythm n' Blues' is a little blues track I wrote and performed for a small class gig we did last year for the sake of putting on a show and having some random musical collaborations. I'd classify this as the first gig I ever did but fortunately I had some incredibly talented guys in the band to make me sound good!

posted by TwoWordReview at 11:52 AM PST - 1 comments

In The Dark

The last song on my first solo record. Very sad melody and lyrics, keyboard and guitar. Get the rest of the record at the MySpace.

posted by pollystark at 7:34 AM PST - 2 comments

Yes & Amen

Fast, intricate, and thrashy.

posted by Wolfdog at 7:17 AM PST - 6 comments

Through The Rain

This one is really lo-fi as I don't have the master tape and it's a 21 year old rough demo -- and I do mean rough. :) Recorded Spring 1985 in dorm room A-1016, The Evergreen State College. (More inside.)

posted by litlnemo at 4:32 AM PST - 13 comments

Banksia marginata

Chilled beats, just a little bit prickly around the edges. An old song, but I'm thinking of making an album of tracks with botanical names.

posted by Jimbob at 3:22 AM PST - 0 comments

July 30

Farside

A visit to a place with many layers, shades of light, colors. Whose woods these are, I do not know.

posted by Twang at 10:29 PM PST - 2 comments

Nobex 0.1 (Mechanics)

So, this is another old tracker piece. A little bit ambient, a little bit kick-ass beat. I don't recall the circumstances under which I composed this song beyond that it was a remix of a song I made whilst on meth. For the one and only time. At any rate, it makes for nice background music. And it features my first ukulele, which was eventually lost to an apartment fire.

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:45 AM PST - 2 comments

July 29

Zoe Aionios

life in the age to come... starts out as da funk, and goes somewhere far, far, away.

posted by quonsar at 8:19 PM PST - 4 comments

808 Guilty Spark

Halo inspired trance for your Saturday night dance party. I started this one three years ago and finally finished it this afternoon. I don't write for this genre very often, so let me know what you think!

posted by csimpkins at 2:26 PM PST - 6 comments

glassy house city by vampire deer

a lament of the modern factory rat ... 09 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 10:43 AM PST - 0 comments

Christmas Is Cancelled (This Year)

Un-seasonal uplifting powerpop from Farrah.

posted by Lojinx at 4:12 AM PST - 5 comments

Meet Me Tonight At The Landfill

A big pop-y, jangly duet for the end of line.

posted by kellykessler at 12:56 AM PST - 4 comments

July 28

NSA Collected Massive Database of Phonecall Records

Pithy titles and me: not talking right now. A catchy little pop tune about domestic surveilance.

posted by cortex at 5:30 PM PST - 5 comments

Apidae

The bees argue, in their black ball, A flying hedgehog, all prickles. The man with grey hands stands under the honeycomb Of their dreams, the hived station Where trains, faithful to their steel arcs, Leave and arrive, and there is no end to the country.

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:28 PM PST - 0 comments

Say Yeah

This is a Red On Strike recording from about 6 years ago, and features a great live intro from Red...

posted by InfidelZombie at 12:16 PM PST - 2 comments

Farewell To Tarwathie

As sung by The Stevedores, a 5-piece band (concertina, banjo/bouzouki, guitar, bass & drums, 3 part vocals) singing tunes of Land & Sea. Active in Seattle from 1997-2000, we were most liked by Irish dancers, union folks and maritime ethusiasts. This lovely piece is about the brave fishing lads who set off each season for months of labor far from the land.

posted by Aquaman at 9:40 AM PST - 1 comments

Mrs. Green

Semi-acoustic cover of "Mrs. Green" by the power pop band the Posies. This was done by a 3 piece band (two guitars, one bass) group I was in a while back. (We never could find a drummer, so...) I'm singing lead and also a back up part near the end. The other band members are Chris Otto and Terri Doherty. Chris did lead guitar, backing vocals, and some keys. Terri played bass. I think I did some random percussion and guitar strumming as well. (Please delete when/if covers are determined to be a problem here.)

posted by litlnemo at 1:02 AM PST - 2 comments

July 27

Bad Taste (Informercial)

Just for fun, here's a track recorded for an electro-acoustic composition assignment entitled 'A Question of Taste.' Not sure there's much else that can be said about it.

posted by TwoWordReview at 4:33 PM PST - 0 comments

I'm Going Away

By god, it's a bluegrass song! Thought of it because of this superlative Williams interpretation.

posted by cortex at 3:37 PM PST - 9 comments

False Waltz

A small musicbox tune for slightly lopsided dancers.

posted by Wolfdog at 2:19 PM PST - 1 comments

THINGS

This is one of my old instrumental tracker compositions. Man, I miss using trackers. I wonder if'n I can get FastTracker working on this machine. Hmmmm. I don't recall from whence the choral sample has come. But it's pretty. I know that much. (And, yeah, I wasn't really into coming up with song names at the time.)

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:26 AM PST - 2 comments

Bless

about depression

posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:23 AM PST - 2 comments

something happened yesterday by vampire deer

mellower song ... 8 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 10:37 AM PST - 0 comments

July 26

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

A Neutral Milk Hotel cover, and the first studio recording with my new group. Coming soon to your town!

posted by ludwig_van at 10:42 PM PST - 8 comments

Locked in a Garage

Another discarded demo that would otherwise never have seen the light of day. It's too long, the drum machine is just a placeholder, the guitars are sloppy (DEMO!) and the lyrics are sort of goofy. Those aren't excuses, they are reasons. It was kind of thrown onto the scrapheap. But why would I post it? Because I'm addicted to this now. This one's about a nervous breakdown.

posted by chococat at 5:19 PM PST - 11 comments

Love Behind

Melancholy acoustic folk-pop!

posted by TwoWordReview at 9:35 AM PST - 3 comments

Cold Cathode

Einmal nahm ich zwischen meine Hände dein Gesicht. Der Mond fiel darauf ein. Unbegreiflichster der Gegenstände unter überfließendem Gewein.

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:17 AM PST - 0 comments

Dr. Who Goes To (Final Fantasy) Town

Guitar instrumental from several years ago—improvised riff on Dr. Who, a theme from Final Fantasy 1 for the NES, and Pink Floyd's "One of these Days".

posted by cortex at 7:48 AM PST - 7 comments

July 25

Ana Ng (acoustic)

This is an acoustic cover of the wonderful TMBG song Ana Ng, done on a four track recorder many years ago. Though I did once see "I don't want the world, I just want your half" painted on a bridge (it was really surprising and cool to discover), we substituted "Homies '88" in its place because we had recently seen that on a bridge and thought it a bit absurd that someone took the time and effort to paint such a doofy message.

posted by AgentRocket at 12:59 PM PST - 3 comments

Your Darlin Ain't Done Sh*t Today

Bringing the honkytonk to MeFi.

posted by kellykessler at 7:25 AM PST - 5 comments

July 24

Lightbulb Garden

From Struction's yet to be released full length. Two guitars and drums.

posted by brevator at 5:09 PM PST - 4 comments

Atop the Canopy

A quiet, melodic guitar piece I wrote and recorded with the band I had in high school. I tend towards complex rhythms and harmonies these days; this song reminds me how simple (though not simplistic, I hope!) my songwriting used to be.

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

MA:46 - cloud factories

This is an "ambient" song with lots of abuse of delay and reverb, but I made an effort to give it more structure than your typical formless synth-gasm.

posted by thedaniel at 4:08 PM PST - 1 comments

Ohming

In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:00 PM PST - 3 comments

It Wasn't Me

The result of the production from hell. Another track I did for an assignment in college. The week this was due in I had four other assignments due, and was suffering a creative block, so by the time I'd finally finished mastering the track I'd gone over 30 hours without sleep for the second time that week. Thankfully after I handed it up that morning I was able to sleep right through to the afternoon the following day....good times!

posted by TwoWordReview at 12:26 PM PST - 3 comments

State of the Union

Another jangly new-wavey track from The Ghost of Mankind. Same session as the last one.

posted by milquetoast at 11:45 AM PST - 4 comments

four ewe

So, at the time of the creation of this brief song, I was trying to force myself to write a song a week. Searching for something about which to sing, I stumbled across the Myspace profile of someone who looked an awful lot like someone I used to know. That's the basic gist of it, really. Twas submitted for the MeFi Compilation album, but, alas, I could do little to remove the hiss.

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:14 AM PST - 12 comments

Running

A song about disappointment and distance, by my band Red On Strike.

posted by InfidelZombie at 7:23 AM PST - 2 comments

random funky

This is less of a song and more of a sketch, but I found it on my drive and I'm going to post it. Much less developed than my other submission. It's more of a half-assed experiment with drum signatures and reverb with some granulation synth stuff tied into the reverb and echoes. Expect little, but it's pretty hypnotic.

posted by loquacious at 12:32 AM PST - 2 comments

July 23

maroon for red

A song from a couple of years back which is still a favorite of mine. This one has heavier drums and more electric guitars than most of my tracks, but it's still a love song.

posted by edlundart at 10:23 AM PST - 7 comments

July 22

Yellow (Mic Test Demo)

An acoustic rough draft—the first thing I recorded after I bought my first condesor mic. Pretty, improvised.

posted by cortex at 10:01 PM PST - 2 comments

a moment

An simple instrumental piece I've been meaning to finish up since 2003. MeFi music inspired me to get it done tonight. Enjoy.

posted by csimpkins at 9:55 PM PST - 7 comments

Salt of Your Skin

sultry love number in the Phrygian mode, with oboe d'amore, pedal steel, and vibes

posted by kellykessler at 6:54 AM PST - 10 comments

City Walls and Empires

"When our hearts crumble, sunlight filters through..." Three guitars, trumpet, sax, violin (me), vocal harmonies and rhythm section. My band Institut Polaire recorded this song in February 2006. While we're freezing down here now, we hope this poptastic postcard from Perth (Australia) can be part of a soundtrack for your northern summer.

posted by sconbie at 6:33 AM PST - 7 comments

Subliminal Criminal

A few years back, I experimented with putting together some electronic dub. I wasn't very good at it - I could never get it quite as mindblowing and deep and luscious as I wanted it to be, probably because I was relying on my own original source material rather than messing with samples. But here's a track anyway. I probably wouldn't call the end result "dub", but it's not bad.

posted by Jimbob at 5:31 AM PST - 2 comments

July 21

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

I've always loved this spiritual, and I loved recording it as well. It was a balmy evening in New York, and as I was singing, I felt as much in the center of the world as far far away....

posted by barmaljova at 10:29 PM PST - 6 comments

Jimi's Private Parts

inspired by this.

posted by quonsar at 7:46 PM PST - 3 comments

if only i had told you earlier

A simple message, left too late.

posted by csimpkins at 2:17 PM PST - 5 comments

Fortune Favors The Bold

a song from my old band, New Blind Nationals, really rockish.

posted by drezdn at 10:56 AM PST - 4 comments

sleeping by vampire deer

dreamy symphonic song with a spooky touch ... 7 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 9:40 AM PST - 0 comments

Bush and Koizumi Visit Graceland

Electropop with shades of Postal Service. Diplomacy in action, a-thankyaverymuch.

posted by cortex at 8:11 AM PST - 3 comments

Silent Repeat

A synth-y, dancey, bedroom-pop song.

posted by clcapps at 7:56 AM PST - 1 comments

July 20

eight minutes till today becomes tomorrow

A subdued synthetic rock/instrumental track by me. If you like Sigur Ros, you might like this.

posted by csimpkins at 1:58 PM PST - 4 comments

Frazzled Dragon

Happy Hopeful Rock that sounds like The Sun Coming Up. This is one of the first songs our band Miracle Beard ever recorded. As always, everything was made up on the spot as the tape rolled.

posted by Fuzzy Monster at 12:26 PM PST - 4 comments

Redline Tango

More concert music: this is a piece that's part tango, part Tool (yes, really), and part just plain fun. Redline Tango is by John Mackey, and this performance by one of my university ensembles is the result of his visit and our rehearsal collaboration this past year. Enjoy! [more inside]

posted by LooseFilter at 10:47 AM PST - 3 comments

July 19

Metroid

So, this is how I've spent the afternoon. Constructing a cover of what is, in my opinion, the greatest video game theme ever composed. For your enjoyment. Yes, I know it falls apart a little, in some places. But that's because it's a cappella. And it's a cappella because it would have taken much longer to make were I to have used instruments. Oh! And I'm exhausted. And it seemed like a good idea at the time. Enjoy!

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:13 PM PST - 11 comments

N ⇒ 0136

Brief, speedy bleepiness.

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:54 PM PST - 5 comments

Splitting Ring

Melodic, slightly proggish, slightly folky hard rock.

posted by Wolfdog at 11:23 AM PST - 4 comments

Autumn Fell

Blues Lounge Rock - from my band's 2006 demo.

posted by OverlappingElvis at 9:26 AM PST - 4 comments

draw your coat by vampire deer

angry distorted fuzz rock ... 06 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 8:40 AM PST - 5 comments

Piece of My Love

I recorded this song two years ago. I wrote it and never got around to finishing it. Like all songs I can't figure out how to end, I threw a neat little instrumental on the end. IMO, I've come a long way since this song - if only my recording equipment made me sound like it! If there's anyone out there that could suggest a recording mic (at a reasonable price) that would work well with my voice (help: making my voice sound richer) - go for it!

posted by drkrdglo at 12:06 AM PST - 2 comments

July 18

And Necessity

I curse the world and declare my independence

posted by nanojath at 11:20 PM PST - 3 comments

No Good News Today

Fresh this evening. No good news today, for tomorrow's issue of The Aural Times. Because the news sucks lately.

posted by cortex at 9:54 PM PST - 8 comments

Color of Love

Off my band's demo.

posted by Tlogmer at 6:52 PM PST - 6 comments

sleep fiction

A pretty catchy melody, I think -- starts slow like most of my songs, but then picks up and becomes more of a rock track. Sample lyric: "Sleeping with you is still fiction, so missing it must be a contradiction." Features vocals, guitars, piano, drums, strings.

posted by edlundart at 5:52 PM PST - 14 comments

Flaming Moe's

Written and performed by my old band - Hooray For Everything. This was included in a Simpsons tribute album that sold a boatload of copies. We recorded this in 1997, I think. We began with the lyrics from the song used in the original "Flaming Moe" episode (http://www.snpp.com/episodes/8F08.html) and then made the song our own... When the weight of the world has got you down and you want to end your life. Bills to pay, a dead-end job, and problems with the wife. But don't throw in the tow'l, 'cuz there's a place right down the block... Where you can drink your misery away... At Flaming Moe's.... (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...) When liquor in a mug (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...) can warm you like a hug. (Flaming Moe's...) And happiness is just a Flaming Moe away... Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...

posted by blaneyphoto at 3:56 PM PST - 2 comments

Happiness

This is off of my album "Long Story," recorded in summer 1999. It's instrumental acoustic guitar, with some Spanish guitar touches. If you like it, let me know, and I can post other parts of the album. It starts and finishes a bit abruptly because, on the album, each song musically runs into the next.

posted by adrian_h at 9:06 AM PST - 12 comments

"L'estate esiste"

Gionata (www.gionata.net) swiss artist singing italian songs

posted by calvin64 at 4:41 AM PST - 5 comments

July 17

Wonderwall

This is a cover of Oasis' Wonderwall.

posted by benji at 11:19 PM PST - 8 comments

Drift Thing

This is the title track of my band, Themasses, new CD. It was originally an instrumental but had lyrics and melody added by singer extrordinaire Sherry St. Germain during the recording process. It was produced by Ben Kaplan and Themasses and recorded at The Farm Studio in Gibsons BC, Canada. Enjoy!

posted by weezy at 3:46 PM PST - 1 comments

Lexikon Sonate

A short piano piece in the style of Stockhausen/Webern generated algorithmically by the excellent (and free) Lexikon-Sonate v. 3.1 music generator. Five well-deserved stars on Versiontracker. NB there is no way to write to file so you have to use a utility like Audio Hijack to capture the output. Written using the Max/MSP graphical audio environment, which is also lots of fun to play around with.

posted by unSane at 12:20 PM PST - 3 comments

OK Chorale

Something a bit different. Vocal samples (mine) cut up and arranged in a sort of chorale form against a bluesy backdrop.

posted by TwoWordReview at 11:56 AM PST - 2 comments

Zbeat 2

Reprising the first version of this track, with a bit more zip at the end...

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:07 AM PST - 0 comments

Regrets

Another rockin' tune from Red On Strike...

posted by InfidelZombie at 7:24 AM PST - 0 comments

July 16

Alleyway (The Giant Head Song)

Dark, absurd, neo-cabaret electronica. I played all the parts and sang on it. From DavidTarleton.com

posted by MythMaker at 11:18 PM PST - 0 comments

Augenfarbe

a somewhat dark, ambient space. deliberately abstract. you tell ME what it means. [for the music geeks: this started as a single wav file (sampled off of a DVD), with multiple loop points (and loop repeat settings), passed through six serial VST/DX effects. All work done in Wavelab 3.0]

posted by I, Credulous at 9:19 PM PST - 3 comments

Inspiration for writing

Done on one of those 10,000 instument work stations. I did it while I was writing so that I could take a break without losing my inspiration. Of course the pizzicato stings are looped. This wasn't "written", just flow of consciousness. Check it out.

posted by snsranch at 7:20 PM PST - 0 comments

Ska song about Death Metal.

Written and performed at my request by Andrew over at Songs to Wear Pants to dot com.

posted by blaneyphoto at 2:17 PM PST - 3 comments

pretzel pieces

One of the stranger (and more "polished") results of my recent Song A Day project.

posted by SmileyChewtrain at 2:15 PM PST - 1 comments

Stagecoach

A song about how frustrating it is to really want to be angry at someone, but they keep joking and not letting you be mad. ("you" = "me")

posted by ORthey at 12:56 PM PST - 4 comments

Paranoia

A song about being paranoid - or not if they are really after you.

posted by slothroppia at 11:46 AM PST - 0 comments

Shameless Ways

Another cut from my band's demo.

posted by OverlappingElvis at 12:06 AM PST - 3 comments

Last One

the 'story of my life,' reduced into 2 verses. the tabla is a loop. i don't know anyone in my neighbourhood who plays tabla. wish i did.

posted by chococat at 12:06 AM PST - 4 comments

July 15

Riff

A little acoustic riff I recorded a little bit ago, I want to add it to a song. A little rough around the edges I know! Just bought this recording hardware and I have been testing it out.

posted by pwally at 5:34 PM PST - 8 comments

Shooting

A song about all of the violence and hate in this world. Recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of our band was: Tous. I played bass.

posted by augustweed at 5:14 PM PST - 0 comments

Impossible Edge

Done when I was at school a couple of years ago and had access to players. That's me on flute and bass (not at the same time–haven't mastered that one yet!).

posted by al_fresco at 8:28 AM PST - 2 comments

Stay Away

A short, pretty, desperate conversation about need and rejection. Plus arpeggios!

posted by cortex at 7:31 AM PST - 5 comments

Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls (Live Mix)

Nice to interpret Godspeed You Black Emperor! electronically - exciting! Thought it'd be fun to close my first gig with a climactic cover version, so I prepared this. Though I don't think anyone spotted it was a cover, it went down a treat. By Lestrade.

posted by nthdegx at 2:34 AM PST - 0 comments

July 14

Haunted House

This was recorded to play on our front porch on Halloween night. The kids are using our "low voice" tech and they're improving so it might not make sense during some parts. I think it's fun and I like the music, it's a bit Elfmanesque. Enjoy.

posted by snsranch at 9:24 PM PST - 4 comments

Empty Spaces

Dark ambience with strange, swelling synths. Okay, I admit it, I can't even remember recording this track.

posted by Jimbob at 5:22 PM PST - 0 comments

Seven Years of Bad Luck

Another Dessert Parade track from the same recording where the track that'll be on the forthcoming MeFi compilation CD came from. The songwriter's new band, Turbine, has taken this song and reworked into a song that has a completely different feel to it, but I still prefer this version. (Posted in honor of MeFi's 7th birthday.)

posted by emelenjr at 4:51 PM PST - 0 comments

Transformer Coolant

A bubbling, stewing morass of evil electric noises

posted by Mr. Six at 1:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Ki(10)z

This song is a few months old. It's about kittens. When it was made, I was trying to compose a song a week. I got about eight weeks into that project.

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:31 PM PST - 2 comments

Prophet

From my band's (The Expert) 2006 demo.

posted by OverlappingElvis at 11:55 AM PST - 1 comments

Shimmy Shag

Grab your surfboards, your transistor radios and your beach blankets: it's time for a happy 1950s-style Beach Party!

posted by Fuzzy Monster at 11:26 AM PST - 2 comments

Alone

Recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player.

posted by augustweed at 10:15 AM PST - 1 comments

July 13

Chicken 180

Colonel Sanders may be having a bad day, but that doesn't mean we can't have a good time, or a good ragtime. From Hence the Name.

posted by Durhey at 11:12 PM PST - 9 comments

Bones

A few summers ago, I went backpacking through Belize and made a short day- trip to the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. Walking around, I began to think about the nameless masses undocumented by hieroglyphics and mythologies— the individuals who cultivated farms, raised children, attended to the basic foundations of their society by simply living unhistoric lives. When I got home, I wrote this.

posted by ronv at 9:18 PM PST - 4 comments

N'entre pas

A rough mix of a few languages and my dad's guitarone.

posted by ORthey at 6:38 PM PST - 11 comments

say goodnight

The city outside your bedroom window doesn't care if you're lonely. I guess this song is about the feeling of hopelessness. Slightly more uptempo than my previously posted songs, this one features slide guitar, non-slide guitars, drums, piano, strings, and guest appearances by Riadsala (bass) and kerry and casio (background vocal).

posted by edlundart at 4:56 PM PST - 4 comments

Monsoon

Something sweet and mellow to watch the rain by. Hot off the press.

posted by Jimbob at 3:53 PM PST - 3 comments

Zbeat

Quiet beats, with details hidden underneath blankets of filters

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:41 PM PST - 2 comments

YQYQ

An MPC, an Oxygen 8, and like maybe 7 beers.

posted by 31d1 at 1:16 PM PST - 3 comments

Cutmix

An improvised minimal techno song I made last night using a Gameboy and delay pedal, it has been cut down from the original 30 minutes to a slender 7 minutes. Enjoi!

posted by cloeburner at 10:35 AM PST - 9 comments

Pebbledash

I've produced a few versions of this track, but this one, the eldest, is still my favourite for the skyward tangent just after the three minute mark. A Lestrade recording.

posted by nthdegx at 8:47 AM PST - 0 comments

The Sexuality of Dennis

I made this. "Dennis" isn't a real person, but that's him in the song (and I'm not him).

posted by Mayor Curley at 8:01 AM PST - 0 comments

Bleeding Hands

This is a song written by Red On Strike's rhythm guitarist, Camron Gasser, inspired by a particularly bad day at work. Can't you see bleeding hands don't lie?

posted by InfidelZombie at 7:34 AM PST - 11 comments

3rd Suite March

This is a concert march by Robert Jager arranged by me for my brass quintet. Just a march, eh? No, it's in 7/4 in the first strain and 5/4 through most of the rest of it.

posted by plinth at 5:07 AM PST - 0 comments

July 12

MA:46 - Tunnel Dwellers Anthem

I'm working on a collection of songs of various genres for a concept album about life in a ruined West Coast city sometime in the future. This song is a demo track of a melodic industrial / rock tune about an oppressed group lashing out.

posted by thedaniel at 11:45 PM PST - 4 comments

Waiting For You

This is the first song of at least 6 that I will release on my first, self-released EP in the near future. I'm currently figuring out how to arrange a live set with my music as everything was played and/or arranged by myself. I now release my music under the moniker mixedtape. The Freudian Slipper was my old name :)

posted by freudianslipper at 8:39 PM PST - 3 comments

Beaver

My second band, Brevator, improvised this for a sound check while recording. We liked it so much we ended up keeping it.

posted by brevator at 8:22 PM PST - 2 comments

shout out to cortex

More "rap?" from my kids. They were shy this time because they knew it was going to be on HiFi. Whatever, it's fun and all original. This might be getting old already. I'll be doing something of my own eventually.

posted by snsranch at 8:03 PM PST - 3 comments

Ocean Bottom

An old-timey song about writer's block at the end of the world by The Scarring Party

posted by drezdn at 4:39 PM PST - 22 comments

Next Train

The first track I recorded for my college course (so technically the first track I recorded properly...sort of). The brief was to record a track using layered vocals - 24 vocal tracks in all. I dug out this old song (think I was about 16 or 17 when I wrote it) to do the job.

posted by TwoWordReview at 4:25 PM PST - 3 comments

Fending Off the Invasion

A week or so ago I embarked upon a thorough kitchen cleaning in a seemingly failed attempt to dissuade the cockroaches from continuing to live in it. Without paying rent. Whatever I used to clean the wooden cabinets, and I don't quite recall what it was, was also, I discovered, removing the varnish as well. And that is what this song is about. And it's (almost entirely) a capella.

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:15 PM PST - 8 comments

Whirlidub

Whirly, hurly and rub-a-dub-dub.

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:45 PM PST - 0 comments

F**K you

Another by my band Evening, this one is more on the grime side of things. Has some pretty nasty lyrics.

posted by grex at 12:53 PM PST - 7 comments

Welcome to the Jungle (acoustic)

This is an acoustic cover of the very excellent They Might Be Giants song Welcome to the Jungle. As a gag, the beginning instrumental bit copies the Guns N' Roses song Welcome to the Jungle. Though my old "band" did this, just about every instrument on this track (including the backup vocals) was done by one bandmember.

posted by AgentRocket at 11:45 AM PST - 6 comments

Entre chien et loup

Metal/rock with some little proggish ambitions. Features wheedly-wheedlies at the very end, and some truly incompetent drum programming.

posted by Wolfdog at 10:33 AM PST - 3 comments

let's pretend by vampire deer

"let's pretend we're going to be a thousand points of light" ... "get the bums out of mcdonalds, keep the tennis pros at home" ... 05 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 9:22 AM PST - 2 comments

initialize_program_001

My friends and I pretend to live on a space station, and we make raps about it. This song is about the space station's main computer starting up for the very first time.

posted by clunkyrobot at 8:05 AM PST - 5 comments

Circadia

Another symphonic-electronica piece I made when I was sixteen. Terrifically upbeat compared to almost everything I write these days. Reaches critical mass with the help of the trusty ol' 303.

posted by inoculatedcities at 8:01 AM PST - 0 comments

Luna Iridia

Something mellow and electronic. Soft synths. Sleep music.

posted by Jimbob at 6:19 AM PST - 4 comments

July 11

Things Fall Apart

Singing and guitar and clapping and beerbottle flute and self-reflection. I posted this to the old music.metafilter.com back in 2003.

posted by cortex at 9:55 PM PST - 3 comments

She's confusing (yeah she is)

I kept going on dates with this girl, and whenever people would ask how things were going I'd say, "not bad, but... she's confusing." Finally I decided to throw it down to some music!

posted by ORthey at 3:06 PM PST - 10 comments

HAARP Fan

This is just a random electronic noodling. It was recorded/performed "live" or mostly realtime - all filter sweeps are live, as are on the fly rhythm and melody edits. The style is inspired by Coil's The Snow EP - very early techno/acid. The melody and synth lines were inspired by the HAARP signal as re-encoded for audible spectrum. This sample also plays in the background for much of the song in various permutations, The rhythm signature was inspired by an old crufty-noisy oscillating desk fan. The timebase for the song was an odd and atypical signature to replicate the random rhythmicness of the noisy desk fan. Warning: For some reason a small subset of people have independently complained of having heart palpitations while listening to this song. Something about the rhythm signature, or perhaps the HAARP sample. *shrug*

posted by loquacious at 3:05 PM PST - 4 comments

Swimming Lessons

My band, Struction, recorded this in the Spring.

posted by brevator at 2:23 PM PST - 5 comments

Requiem for a Kitty

It is told that Buddha, going out to look on life, was greatly daunted by death. "They all eat one another!" he cried, and called it evil. This process I examined, changed the verb, said, "They all feed one another," and called it good.

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:37 PM PST - 4 comments

the ballad of sorry casino

Another mean spirit'd robots song; this one was never released. It was written on a bus from nyc to philadelphia, on the ticket jacket. Probably the longest MSR song ever, with the possible exception of "the distribution of wealth in this country really sux"

posted by TonyRobots at 8:06 AM PST - 2 comments

9V Violence

Volts, volts, volts!

posted by Mr. Six at 8:00 AM PST - 1 comments

Picking Black Raspberries

Came up with the main theme while picking black raspberries (also known as blackcaps) on my landlord's property, and finished composing it while suffering from a subsequent bout of poison ivy-induced rash. All tracks recorded at once, normalized but unmixed since my computer lacks adequate power for multi-track recording.

posted by The Confessor at 6:06 AM PST - 0 comments

July 10

Amateur

This is the first song I ever wrote. I was fifteen. I've come a long way, baby.

posted by cortex at 9:47 PM PST - 13 comments

Olivia

Some stuff that happened. A mild case of OCD. A neighbourhood mom played the violin.

posted by chococat at 9:33 PM PST - 78 comments

Slush Spell

JunkWise is dubbed-out electronic Go-Go, "live".

posted by hellbient at 8:56 PM PST - 0 comments

Cuz I rap like this.

This is my son "rapping" to original music that we made together on a Korg Triton LE. I don't think the levels are normalized and after he finishes rapping it just drones on. It's cute, and the background music isn't bad. It's funny because the music is really morose and dark but there's a little kid voice working it. Enjoy.

posted by snsranch at 8:35 PM PST - 11 comments

Origin of the Speakers

This is a stereo fold-down mix of a track written for a 5.1 surround sound setup. The idea was to show the evolution of blues/rock music in parallel with the evolution of musical space going from mono to stereo to surround. Still works fairly well in stereo though!

posted by TwoWordReview at 4:01 PM PST - 6 comments

Eponymous 4 - enigmatics - IV

In 1998, my first MIDI workstation was stolen in a burglary. It was covered by renter's insurance, and I was able to upgrade. This instrumental track is the fourth 'movement' of a project I called enigmatics. I was trying to get familiar with the new equipment.

posted by NemesisVex at 2:15 PM PST - 1 comments

Futz

Like a lot of people, I suppose, the first thing I did when I opened up Garageband for the first time was to throw together some loops. This was the result... obviously has too many ideas for its own good, but a certain Propellorheady charm about 1'15" in... (oh and sorry about the silence at the beginning too)

posted by unSane at 1:24 PM PST - 3 comments

Cascade

Protein deformation and signal transduction in exponential cascades.

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:09 PM PST - 1 comments

Black Feather

Slow, psychedelic basement rock

posted by poppo at 4:21 AM PST - 4 comments

July 9

A Face Among the Rest

Another song from my 4-track college days. Beware! Moody folk music ahead. Yes, it's about a girl. Isn't every song? (More Info.)

posted by fraying at 11:44 PM PST - 2 comments

joe's last mix

And Now For Something Completely Different: This is a piece of concert music, played by a large ensemble of instrumentalists. I'm a conductor, and I often collaborate with young, up-and-coming (and often quite brilliant) composers, by commissioning new works and premiering them. This is one such piece, played by one of my university ensembles. joe's last mix, by Tanner Menard (who mainly composes computer/electronic works), uses as a point of departure the ways the DJs construct mixes--this generates the large-scale form as well as some of the ways he manipulates the musical motives. (My favorite moment is either the Latin-esque groove about 3:30 in, or the amazing transformation of texture about about 4:30.) It's an unusual piece, that I think rocks, and I'm very interested in your feedback--what do you think of these sounds? (Also, I recommend headphones--there's a lot of ear candy going on in there!)

posted by LooseFilter at 11:36 PM PST - 11 comments

Solitude

A tune my band The Visitors recorded around 1995 or so. I played an acoustic bass to get a really nice, fat bottom end on it. Matt and Andrew's solos are pretty tasty. After all this time, I still dig this one!

posted by black8 at 11:22 PM PST - 2 comments

Jonestown

A 21st Century answer to Dylan's "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augestine" with NSFW lyrics (presuming your workplace frowns on the F-word).

posted by nanojath at 10:49 PM PST - 3 comments

I Don't Want to See You Anymore

Collaboration with some people over at myvirtualband. A slow stumbly fuzzbass thing.

posted by 23skidoo at 7:50 PM PST - 0 comments

The ballad of the chipmunk and the monster

Pretty self-descriptive.

posted by ORthey at 7:12 PM PST - 5 comments

the long lost light

A slow and sad song I wrote and recorded after a breakup/separation a few years ago. Features a falsetto chorus and acoustic guitar, including an e-bow undercurrent.

posted by edlundart at 4:22 PM PST - 3 comments

When it Hits My Blood

Cover of a John Vanderslice song about Requiem for a Dream.

posted by ludwig_van at 4:05 PM PST - 6 comments

How To Fight Loneliness

Cover of a gorgeous Wilco song. This is an extremely spartan interpretation. You may need to turn your volume up.

posted by cortex at 3:22 PM PST - 14 comments

Let's Go Get Stoned

A little taste of a cover of Let's Go Get Stoned, although this version sounds a lot more like a live recording of Adrian Duke I have. It takes much longer to record a song when you're on your own. I start these kinds of projects now and then, using GarageBand and an M-Audio MIDI keyboard to record songs without using any of the built-in loops, and rarely finish them because it takes too long. (I did loop a simple drum track when I first started working on this, but after I got the bass and keys down, I went back and rerecorded the drum track live to the rest of the instruments.) The guitar wankery was the most recent addition... not a real guitar, but one of the MIDI instruments in GarageBand. Just goofing around, really. Nothing else to do today...

posted by emelenjr at 12:45 PM PST - 3 comments

little flower by vampire deer

strange reggae dub song i wrote ... i have no idea what it means ... song 4 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 8:26 AM PST - 0 comments

I am a demon and will swallow your soul!

My band, the Christian Science Monitors, will be playing it's last show on the 16th of July in Montreal. We recorded a few songs that we were pretty happy with, and will eventually finish an EP. Let me know what you think.

posted by dobie at 8:06 AM PST - 14 comments

Bagel on the Malecon

A very New York-bred outlook at old-time Cuban music, recorded entirely with .. violas! This was my attempt to create asymmetrical but memorable melodies, clear textures crammed with material, and experiment with multitrack viola as a concept, an ensemble. The sound of the classic Cuban bands had all that - except the violas, that is. This track appears on my newly released CD, the VJOLA: WORLD ON FOUR STRINGS

posted by barmaljova at 12:03 AM PST - 20 comments

July 8

In the Smoking Section

Exhausted, on an all-too-brief lunchbreak this past Friday, I was smoking a cigarette, watching an ant cart around a dragonfly corpse. And I thought, "Damn. It's a good thing they aren't big enough to carry cigarettes. And that they don't smoke."

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:52 PM PST - 8 comments

Who Will Venture?

it was a dark and stormy night...

posted by quonsar at 7:57 PM PST - 1 comments

In the Box

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posted by buriednexttoyou at 2:54 PM PST - 3 comments

Triumvirate

Some electro+rap made by Evening. Contains some pretty foul language

posted by grex at 12:20 PM PST - 4 comments

The crazy stories

Basically two songs merged together that had the same open C tuning. It involves banging on the desk and clinking a glass.

posted by ORthey at 11:35 AM PST - 4 comments

Easter Woman

Residents cover. Live to two track in my garage.

posted by alex_reno at 4:05 AM PST - 1 comments

One Last Glimpse At That Bright Light (As A Bug Hits The Zapper)

Back in High School, I used to play around using Buzz Machines and FruityLoops and make some electronic music. I haven't been at it in a while, but I'm considering getting back into it. (This time, though, I plan to get a keyboard and not just program it in with mouse clicks.) I'd like to get some opinions on what I have so far, though. Of the few songs from high school I didn't delete, I think this is the strongest. It's... evocative, at least, though I don't really like the percussion.

posted by SansPoint at 3:28 AM PST - 0 comments

July 7

Mixed Bag

Enjoy one of the classics of 19th century adventure fiction as re-envisioned through Playskool turntablism. (w/ bonus fable!) From Hence the Name.

posted by Durhey at 10:56 PM PST - 2 comments

Eponymous 4 - Revulsion

I know enough guitar to get me in trouble, but not enough to do me any good. That doesn't stop my from writing on the instrument, then letting Reason cobble my ideas together. This is me trying to sound like Number Girl. All synthesizer, but I try to make it sound live.

posted by NemesisVex at 10:41 PM PST - 2 comments

California Song

A cover of one of my favorite songs by the Mountain Goats. Starts quiet, swells a little.

posted by Greg Nog at 7:07 PM PST - 4 comments

In the Rain

Written last year for the sole purpose of having an easy, super-poppy song to learn to play the crappy used drum kit I had just bought in Kensington Market. This song wanted to go in a Beatle-y direction, but sadly I think it came out sounding more like The Oneders. It is what it is.

posted by chococat at 2:16 PM PST - 23 comments

Scratchdance

Itchy, skitchy and glitchy

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:26 PM PST - 3 comments

Outta My Way

One of my first attempts with GarageBand. "Outta My Way" is the title song of what I envisioned would be an "album" chronicling my decision to move from Washington, DC to rural Vermont. This particular song was intended to be about my work day.

posted by terrapin at 11:37 AM PST - 6 comments

Arboretum (Anthem of my 19th Year)

Washboard beat, acoustic guitar, a little piano, some singin'. Listen for my dog bark in the background.

posted by buriednexttoyou at 10:59 AM PST - 7 comments

Blackstrap - T.G.I. Doomsday

Wrote this few months before the Iraq invasion, as it became obvious what was about to happen. America's favorite restaurant.

posted by bendybendy at 10:49 AM PST - 5 comments

Preachin' to the Choir

Travellin' preacher meets System of a Down. Nice n' loud!

posted by TwoWordReview at 10:05 AM PST - 3 comments

Scooby Doo

Surreal, ridiculous improvised mouth noise collage I made with my little brother several years ago. Inspired to post this by this Eideteker track.

posted by cortex at 9:58 AM PST - 2 comments

Drone - 2005.03.29

Here's one of my earlier experiments in drone music. It's electric guitar, played live through delay, fuzz and volume pedals.

posted by soplerfo at 6:47 AM PST - 4 comments

Take it Down

Remember MODs? Trackers? I still like to compose in them sometimes - it can be fun to work within the constraints of the format, and see how much music you can fit in a tiny file. The source file for this glitchy track comes in at 58k.

posted by Jimbob at 6:15 AM PST - 2 comments

Everybody Goes To Mona's

Jangly post-punk (indie? rock? whatever.) from The Ghost of Mankind. Me on the drums, ridiculously hungover and half a beat behind. From an unreleased EP recorded in a warehouse in Greenpoint in 2003.

posted by milquetoast at 3:54 AM PST - 3 comments

July 6

Eponymous 4 - Our Best Wasn't Enough

And now for something slightly more urban ... I was channeling ACO's "Yorokobi Saku Hana" when I wrote this one. At the time I wrote the lyrics, a lot of people I knew were going through break-ups. I'm still not a singer. Vocals are rough. Sorry.

posted by NemesisVex at 10:08 PM PST - 1 comments

Juju Sparkle

sparkling and uncategorizable, like my friend madamjujujive.

posted by quonsar at 8:17 PM PST - 4 comments

Lay Down Sally

Sung by Mavis Farr, another track off of the "How Long Have You Been In Love?" album. See here for the details I posted in the previous thread/track if you happened to miss it.

posted by edgeways at 7:43 PM PST - 3 comments

Women Drinking Whiskey

Cowgirl campfire song, lead-in to a solo CD I did in February. Thanks to Eideteker for the file conversion.

posted by Miko at 7:23 PM PST - 19 comments

4 Sale

This song was rendered from a camcorder video recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed.

posted by augustweed at 6:10 PM PST - 1 comments

Bela's Hut

Exotic Instrumental

posted by Razorface at 4:59 PM PST - 2 comments

Fragrance

Oozing, wistful, nostalgic - a forgotten memory impossible to let go, impossible to hold

posted by Mr. Six at 4:11 PM PST - 0 comments

Sara K, Birthday Song

Birthday song written for my good friend Sara on her 19th birthday. Banjo and Vocals.

posted by The White Hat at 9:50 AM PST - 2 comments

Gargoylehead (Acoustic)

Gargoylehead is a silly song about a statue in a family's house that comes to life when the family leaves for the night. It trashes the house and eventually falls asleep while watching a movie on cable. The family comes home to a great surprise. The song was performed by the band I was in in high school (we are long-defunct now) and this recording was done several years ago for fun. I hope you like it.

posted by AgentRocket at 9:47 AM PST - 3 comments

The Wedding Song

A song I wrote for the wedding of a couple friends; performed by my brother and me five or six years back.

posted by Nahum Tate at 9:24 AM PST - 6 comments

Ocean

"Ocean" is an instrumental track from my recording project, James, Not Jim. It's a smooth, melodic, jazz/fusion piece that features electric bass guitar. Some more extensive recording/performance notes are here. Hope you like it. If you do, there are two more tracks over at myspace.com/wheatdesign.

posted by wheat at 7:39 AM PST - 9 comments

Mark Foo's Last Ride

Mark Foo rewrote the rules of big-wave surfing and turned it into a high-stakes, high-profile thrill show. So when the biggest, baddest new surf break -- Mavericks -- started to churn out 40-foot waves in December 1994, it was inevitable that he'd be there. This tune celebrates his last ride. Previous tunes here and here.

posted by unSane at 7:20 AM PST - 8 comments

Monkey Monkey

Join Sir David Attenborough and I as we imagine spying on a simulated digital troop of capuchin monkeys in South America, whispering in hushed, yet excited British tones about their adventures in the tropical simulacra...

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:01 AM PST - 3 comments

R'lyeh/Human Grease (Instrumental)

Edmonton's Baffin Island Party. Cthulu rises from the waves. Wish we'd recorded the vocals...

posted by alex_reno at 2:15 AM PST - 3 comments

July 5

You Spin Me Round

A remake of the same song by Dead or Alive, only much better! Disclaimer: I was the producer of the album this is off of, not a performer. (MI)

posted by edgeways at 7:36 PM PST - 34 comments

Worse Than Pop - Cell You a Beat for a Nickel

(4:12) In our quest to bring you the lowest in lo-fidelity recordings, this track was recorded over a cell phone, originally for livejournal. Just for fun, I've converted it from a low bitrate .ogg to a low bitrate .mp3. It's not easy on the ears, but then, that's not what Worse Than Pop is about.

This is a little closer to my true sound, though it's not really a full-fledged beatbox. It'll have to do for now. Entirely improvised, just some random beats, and yes, a few slipups (they're meant to be endearing). Hopefully, this will inspire better efforts in the genre to be uploaded to HiFi.

posted by Eideteker at 5:39 PM PST - 6 comments

already lovers

A quiet, pretty song about online dating. Features guitars, vocals, and pseudo-orchestral touches.

posted by edlundart at 5:11 PM PST - 3 comments

Absurd Phony Lie (A Boyish Plunder)

I assembled this track for the Sonny Bono is Dead compilation, which looks like it's never going to see the light of day. The title and subtitle are anagrams of the original piece of music which would have fallen into public domain had the Mickey Mouse Protection Act not passed.

posted by starkeffect at 3:47 PM PST - 0 comments

And Thus Was Founded the First RoboChurch

Have the robots become sentient? What will all the robots think when they watch us humans go through our daily lives? Will they know I was very drunk, alone in my band's creepy practice space? Will they still like me?

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:35 PM PST - 3 comments

German Cat Had Deadly Strain of Bird Flu

A little groove thing about the H5N1-positive German cat from awhile back. Beats via Sheep Beats; newsclips via Google Video; questionable vocals via my larynx.

posted by cortex at 3:32 PM PST - 6 comments

Africa!

This song was recorded in October 1986 at club Chez Mimo in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed. The Tarzan part on this song was kind of weird to me at first, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it, so we kept it.

posted by augustweed at 2:20 PM PST - 3 comments

Green Eggs & Ham

I just felt the need to contribute. Recorded twenty (...my god) years ago in a basement hallway with a boombox by two actual musicians and 5 or 6 people who had no business being there. Lyrics are copyright Theodore Geisel, as if that weren't obvious.

posted by GhostintheMachine at 12:03 PM PST - 8 comments

Drunken Brawl

by Felonious Bosch -- “Never got drunk, as you can see, I'm (hic) perfectly sober...”

posted by omnidrew at 11:58 AM PST - 3 comments

Still In Love

I'm here to move your booty. (From 1999 Planet Vinyl album - booties were moved and the band had nothing left to do.)

posted by imposster at 11:22 AM PST - 5 comments

Two Giants

I made this track when I was sixteen and just getting into music production. I can't bear to listen to very much I produced in those days, but I do still enjoy the cinematic quality of this one. A nice little modulation at 2:15 or so.

posted by inoculatedcities at 10:08 AM PST - 0 comments

Eponymous 4 - Speechless

Piano and some weird percussion thing. I'm not a singer, so I'm choosing songs where my voice annoys me the least.

posted by NemesisVex at 9:48 AM PST - 1 comments

The Geminids

Another new one from the new Ice Cream Creatures EP. Vocals with a strong beat. Love gone bad. But Love is good.

posted by Espoo2 at 9:46 AM PST - 5 comments

tracing bone

song 3 of the vampire deer album ... this has a complex african feel to it with a hollow sounding slide solo at the end

posted by pyramid termite at 9:01 AM PST - 1 comments

Balkan Red Alert, Part I

Balkan-tinged surf-rock ode to Gavril Princip from Cesare Gorgeous & The Strange Attractors. That's me (Cesare) on, um, everything. Previously in the same ilk: A Theory of Everything. More to come.

posted by unSane at 7:03 AM PST - 8 comments

Blackstrap - Home Security

Our tribute to telemarketing and other forms of surveillance.

posted by bendybendy at 6:30 AM PST - 6 comments

Sleep City Limits

Take 1 part Philip Glass, 2 parts Orbital, add a touch of Hans Zimmer and stir.

posted by inoculatedcities at 5:07 AM PST - 4 comments

Eastern Movement

From the same record as "First Steps into Metropolis". More downtempo than pure cinema this time, but I seem unable to shake the latter.

posted by Mikey-San at 3:50 AM PST - 2 comments

Call 0600

Some boppy electronic pop. Inspired by chip tunes.

posted by Jimbob at 3:49 AM PST - 3 comments

July 4

Fireworks School

This is a song by The Forget about a fireworks factory blowing up and killing a bunch of people. Not that we're into that sort of thing.

posted by dhammond at 10:37 PM PST - 2 comments

Anxious Hands

A track from my band Red On Strike (though not the one on the forthcoming MeFi Comp)

posted by InfidelZombie at 10:12 PM PST - 4 comments

Blue Shuffle

toe tappin' laid back boogie blues

posted by quonsar at 9:45 PM PST - 5 comments

5

I stayed up way too late recording this song the night before my daughter's fifth birthday party last year. When all her friends came over for the party, we had them all sing the chorus part and then each of them got to sing the lead part solo. Then we feverishly burned a bunch of discs and each kid got a CD of their performance in their loot bag. Neighbourhood moms are still coming up to me and singing this, which I'm intitially flattered about but then notice the look on their faces which says that they've heard it over and over and over and over...

posted by chococat at 8:57 PM PST - 17 comments

The Writing's on the Wall

"In the fires of Mount Doom, was forged our mighty song." My band's ode to itself. Check out the fake-out ending, and that's a real cello in the coda.

posted by pealco at 8:41 PM PST - 4 comments

Instant Lady

Punk gypsy out of brooklyn

posted by nervouscabaret at 7:31 PM PST - 2 comments

Testing 1-2-3

A number of mic in tracks are people testing their microphones, and since many of those people use "testing 1-2-3" for their mic checks, I decided to make a waltz out of them. By the way, the guy singing "testing 1-2-3" is not pitch-shifted. He sang the phrase a few different times in his mic in track, and I cut-and-pasted his 1's, 2's and 3's to make a semi-melody.

posted by starkeffect at 4:55 PM PST - 4 comments

My Dream

Song from the band I used to play in, Go On Red. Rock and Roll song with a ska edge.

posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 4:22 PM PST - 4 comments

Summer's Ending

Now that the summer's ending, there's a cold wind blowing in / So we've got to build some shelter, before it rains again

posted by ludwig_van at 3:04 PM PST - 19 comments

Greebo

A song I did while learning the ins and outs of Fruity Loops. Would appreciate input/feedback.

posted by willc at 11:41 AM PST - 4 comments

Lovely & Charming (Live in SF, 2002) - Audiosports

Oh, you have so many secrets! for more see http://www.albertoforero.com

posted by pantufla at 11:07 AM PST - 0 comments

Beat 2 (Live in SF, 2002) Audiosports

Everybody seems to think it's so important that you have to grab for money all the time. Seems to be the main goal in everybody's life.

posted by pantufla at 11:00 AM PST - 1 comments

No Question (Live in SF, 2002) - Audiosports

Downtempo track played live with improvised noise bits and fx. For more, see http://www.albertoforero.com

posted by pantufla at 10:38 AM PST - 0 comments

Her Favorite Records

"In the dark she fakes another little death, and says she thinks that it'd be better if he left. With ashes floating on her breath, she lights another cigarette." Down-tempo alt-country with a cello. From Pocket Novel Mystery's "Eight Days in the Life of Grace."

posted by saulgoodman at 9:39 AM PST - 14 comments

Black and White Explosion

A new track from my band, Ice Cream Creatures. sliced and diced female vocals, acoustic guitar, glitchy beats. Good for the soul.

posted by Espoo2 at 9:39 AM PST - 7 comments

Happy Birthday Alex

My little brother turned 23 this year, and I'm a cheapskate. Solution: record a song! Can be used for people named "Alice" and also in a pinch "Alan".

posted by cortex at 9:11 AM PST - 2 comments

I fell down in the shower this a.m.

From 1993-1998 I was the Mean Spirit'd Robots. Here's a little song from '96 or so. Hope you like!

posted by TonyRobots at 8:54 AM PST - 0 comments

wunda 1

A productive nights flailing realized this tightly sloppy thing that says "bramph".

posted by 31d1 at 8:46 AM PST - 1 comments

Sea Demon

From my band, Steel Tigers of Death. I'm told we sound like and old SST band. You decide.

posted by lumpenprole at 8:36 AM PST - 3 comments

Story Yet Untold

Straightforward riff rock with maybe a hint of a memory of Jethro Tull. If you can sing this better - and believe me, you can - drop me a note.

posted by Wolfdog at 7:01 AM PST - 6 comments

The Earthquake was a Disaster

Picture yourself experiencing an earthquake in slow motion. The eerie calm beforehand leading up to the main event itself. Relax and let yourself live through this instrumental story all the way to the finale. Sprinkled with memories of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

posted by csimpkins at 5:45 AM PST - 0 comments

Somewhere In Between

Before the web, before I left college, I wrote songs. Lots of songs. This is from a tape I recorded in my apartment somewhere around 1993 on a shitty Tascam 4-track.

posted by fraying at 1:00 AM PST - 2 comments

July 3

Wulne

Damaged circuits, dripping through a reverse vortex.

posted by davebush at 9:09 PM PST - 2 comments

Discrete Tasks

Wavering, glitchy, moody beats.

posted by davebush at 7:15 PM PST - 2 comments

Toronto

In Toronto, around February/March, being at home with kids 24/7 can make an embittered ex-film student feel sorry for himself.

posted by chococat at 5:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Sold Sign

Once upon a time, there was a band named Thred. It imploded because our manager was hot and three of the guys in the band couldn't keep their hands off her. We recorded this one for a benefit CD that never materialized, in a studio where I eventually found myself working, learning how to use ProTools. I mixed most of this myself, just for the hell of it. (The song takes aim at local band Carbon Leaf, whom we didn't think were deserving of the praise they were getting. I just can't see a penny whistle on the MTV except for R.E.M., and you ain't them...)

posted by emelenjr at 3:57 PM PST - 7 comments

Pick up the Phone

punchy, tuneful and melodic - written by a quiet phone in London. Brrrr Brrrr

posted by zzzcantona at 1:59 PM PST - 0 comments

Like There's No Tomorrow

This is a mid-tempo groovy electronic tune of mine. For fans of Air, Boards of Canada, and any other psychedelic-tinged chill music. Quite good with headphones! [commonly under pseudonym "Stereopattern"]

posted by blastrid at 1:47 PM PST - 3 comments

Flutetronica

An ambient-ish piece composed entirely of processed flute samples. I go by the name Tx-Rx for the electronica type stuff I do occasionally 'cos, you know, it's fun to have multiple musical personae.

posted by TwoWordReview at 1:04 PM PST - 2 comments

Look Into Their Eyes

A short, loud, brutish protest song, with a jazzy intro for some reason. Recorded in a basement in Williamsburg sometime last century. Me and the bassist trading yowls. Man alive, that was a fun band.

posted by milquetoast at 1:03 PM PST - 1 comments

Rocking Chair Cut

Structured on Hoagy Carmichaels 'Rockin Chair', but not so subtly different. Lyrics by Pastor Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church and a Champion Livestock Auctioneer. Comments welcome, even risible ones.....

posted by fcummins at 12:52 PM PST - 0 comments

Champagne Jam (Part 2) - Audiosports

This track is part 2 of a 23 minute mega mash up with a steady beat and some obscure samples. When I played this set live, I was happy to see people breakin' to it. Cool! http://www.albertoforero.com

posted by pantufla at 12:02 PM PST - 0 comments

the Clockmaker's Daughter -- by the Notes and Scratches

Another song from our record, it's a quiet sad folky love song. I'm singing and playing the acoustic guitar.

posted by verysleeping at 11:21 AM PST - 5 comments

down in the flood by vampire deer

02 of 12 of my solo project ... this one's kind of swampy

posted by pyramid termite at 11:05 AM PST - 0 comments

Champange Jam (Part 1) - Audiosports

This track is part 1 of a 23 minute mega mash up with a steady beat and some obscure samples. When I played this set live, I was happy to see people breakin' to it. Cool! http://www.albertoforero.com

posted by pantufla at 10:51 AM PST - 0 comments

Macintosh Girl

Just your average romeo and juliet sort of love song, with the protagonist finally realizing that because he uses Windows NT things will never work with the Macintosh user he just brought home from the bar. The WinNT dates it to the late 90's, when i recorded it one night while drinking at work. Now, before you Mac fans get all riled up, I use both, then and now, and much prefer my G5 and my wife's Macbook to the PC i'm using to type right now. So there.

posted by th3ph17 at 10:31 AM PST - 4 comments

Circus Maximus

Another song from my college band, this one part of an aborted concept album concerning the Planet of the Robots, the Software of Sentience, and other sorts of robot-related stuff. Recorded in the basement of one of Cooper Union's buildings with a small "in studio" audience shouting "hooray!" at appropriate times.

posted by interrobang at 10:07 AM PST - 3 comments

First Steps into Metropolis

The opening song on a soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist. I've only had the balls to show my friends so far, so I figured I'd let you guys listen. Please don't be too brutal. (Unlike my first HiFi post, this isn't a sampling experiment.)

posted by Mikey-San at 9:24 AM PST - 8 comments

Bad Dreams

A ditty! Written & recorded for Song Fight in 2002.

posted by damehex at 9:05 AM PST - 3 comments

Glass Eye

Off the album released in January, here's a blues written almost two years ago featuring Colin Keller on the Drums.

posted by The White Hat at 8:52 AM PST - 5 comments

My Mouth Slowly Fills With Blood

This is a song from my solo project. It's got beautiful harmonies, a brutal beatdown, piano improvisation and spoken word. More songs at the website.

posted by pollystark at 8:51 AM PST - 0 comments

the Hours -- by the Notes and Scratches

A cluttered and messy rock song from our record Uh-Oh. I play guitar and sing in this band (and play the singing saw on this track!).

posted by verysleeping at 8:35 AM PST - 4 comments

Woman Reads A Beauty Magazine

Live improvisation on a Korg MS2000 with no editing, outboard effects, mixing, etc. Be warned: it's more than a little frightening.

posted by inoculatedcities at 7:16 AM PST - 2 comments

Territorial Imperative

Music for your next heist.

posted by inoculatedcities at 7:12 AM PST - 1 comments

Complex Reasons

A hauntingly mellow groove highlighted by Sylvia Plath's "Mushrooms" as performed by the poet herself.

posted by csimpkins at 6:46 AM PST - 3 comments

Useless

I made a record, then I had a kid. I don't get to play much anymore, and I sure would like to get rid of some of my hundreds of CDs I have left! :) Mellow, mopey, been described as Chris Isaak meets Coldplay...

posted by madscene at 6:19 AM PST - 4 comments

Feeling Down

I'm not angry . . . I'm just feeling down

posted by Outlawyr at 6:18 AM PST - 0 comments

Space 2

A short journey between the stars

posted by Outlawyr at 6:14 AM PST - 0 comments

A Song I Sing About Her

Demo from my band's upcoming album. It's short, sweet, and sappy. Hope you dig it. Instruments: Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Floor Tom, Snare, Ride Cymbal, Beaded Curtain, Violin, Trombone, Cornet, Prepared Clarinet

posted by so1omon at 2:58 AM PST - 1 comments

Tokyo election day reminder, 2001

Tokyo public address system "Please do not be alarmed" - last field recording as requested. Seeya.

posted by strawberryviagra at 12:27 AM PST - 4 comments

July 2

Hillbilly Disco

This is just an improv jam from a rehearsal with my old band. It's a little bit funky, a little jazzy. Overall it's just a really fun groove IMO. The recording quality is not the greatest but it's not too bad. It features me on drums, my buddy Dan on guitar and another guy named Jonathan on keys. Enjoy.

posted by jahmoon at 11:23 PM PST - 1 comments

Entropy

I love evolving a feeling or a story out of feedback. This uses the free DFX Transverb plug with Ableton Live, where I set up various send channels to feed on and eventually destroy each other.

posted by Mr. Six at 10:24 PM PST - 5 comments

Stain on the Sheets

Moody rock narrative about lust and desperation and a broken girl.

posted by cortex at 9:54 PM PST - 4 comments

filmcrewjob

I was a boom operator for a while. Working in "the industry" killed, burned and shit on any happy pipe dreams I had of actually being creative and making my own films. Funny how that happens. Kind of sad 'n' whiny.

posted by chococat at 9:25 PM PST - 3 comments

Worse Than Pop - We Can Clone Knight Rider Fans, We Have the Techno

I am a lonely man, with only Audacity for company.
This is my first attempt at a multitrack recording. I don't have a real microphone, so it's really lo-fi. I also apparently have no clue how to master, so the levels will scare you. I welcome suggestions, death threats, etc.

posted by Eideteker at 9:20 PM PST - 10 comments

Slathered

mudpuppie, slathered in milk duds.

posted by quonsar at 8:48 PM PST - 8 comments

Worse Than Pop - Foreign Robot Porno Story (extended segue mix)

This is what happens when you give me a microphone. Worse Than Pop was founded on the principle that if you record an album every week for the rest of your life, eventually, something you record will be noteworthy. I haven't actually gotten to that point yet.

posted by Eideteker at 8:11 PM PST - 7 comments

Man -- by Tous

This song was rendered from a camcorder video recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed.

posted by augustweed at 7:27 PM PST - 1 comments

Life -- by Tous

This song was rendered from a camcorder video recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed.

posted by augustweed at 7:25 PM PST - 0 comments

Blue Fog --by TOUS

This song was rendered from a camcorder video recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed.

posted by augustweed at 7:21 PM PST - 2 comments

Transcelestial Unification

Started out as a shakedown cruise/tone demo for my PRS McCarty Brazilian, but it turned into a pensée on loose women from other galaxies, as all my songs seem to. Samuel Johnson's horse applies.

posted by ikkyu2 at 7:13 PM PST - 4 comments

Pursuit of Happiness

I wrote this song a couple years ago. Music is by me, lyrics are by Thomas Jefferson. Happy prelated birthday, America.

posted by 23skidoo at 6:48 PM PST - 6 comments

Turning Water Into Funk

this is my favorite piece from a little electronic thing I do under the name DJ Dialtone.

posted by drezdn at 5:04 PM PST - 1 comments

"Air" from Water Music Suite in F Major (HWV 348)

A quick, amateur GarageBand recording I made a couple years ago to amuse some friends. Punk-rock Handel with power chords and electric guitars! (Upload inspired by this and this.)

posted by danb at 3:58 PM PST - 3 comments

Ineffable Obstruction

A PoMo audio montage, with existential overtones.

posted by ladd at 3:19 PM PST - 4 comments

Bed Concours

A song recorded with composer's own girly operatic vocal loops and swelling orchestra—in the vein of Steve Reich and Philip Glass

posted by Jenna Roadman at 2:44 PM PST - 6 comments

Sumomo Mo Momo

Improvised sludge-rock by three people who'd never played together before. Stereo-action guitar pyrotechnics by nylon.

posted by nylon at 2:37 PM PST - 3 comments

Pachelbel's Canon

A rock version of the old chestnut, as performed by Edmonton's Baffin Island Party. Gets pretty fast toward the end.

posted by alex_reno at 2:18 PM PST - 2 comments

Saw that Wood

Fun little remix I made with DoggieBox for OS X, based on files from this thread about 1940's sex education reels.

posted by squirrel at 1:17 PM PST - 0 comments

Screaming Mute

Breaks + strings + wurlitzer + Rumsfeld = Sleep City Metalworkers

posted by inoculatedcities at 1:13 PM PST - 5 comments

When percussionists attack!

This is what happens when three percussionists get bored of the rest of the band taking forever to set up and tweak... They attack!

posted by itsjustanalias at 1:03 PM PST - 2 comments

5/4 by Quemada

We were young, it was 1989 and the 9 of us crowded into the studio in Leeds. Quemada were in the house... The originator of the band, the base player, wanted to play "bastard hard funk" and we came up with this one which sounds a little like a dance tune but is in 5/4 time and used to confuse the hell out of everyone... enjoy!

posted by itsjustanalias at 12:52 PM PST - 5 comments

Original Blueprint

MeFi hip hop heads stand up! Semantics on the microphone, me on the boards.

posted by Alexandros at 11:16 AM PST - 7 comments

Open Letter to God

We used all of our money to rent some studio time back in 1999 and didn't have any left over to do anything with the recordings. We also seemed to end up writing power-ballads...

posted by stevengarrity at 9:38 AM PST - 0 comments

The Distance Between Us

Dark and moody. Written during an omg Massive Attack rulez! phase circa 2000.

posted by zerokey at 9:06 AM PST - 2 comments

Humpty Dumpty (Rock Version)

It's all there in the title! I was inspired to upload this one thanks to Buriednexttoyou's use of the HumptyDumpty Tag in this excellent track!

posted by TwoWordReview at 7:59 AM PST - 6 comments

Two Part Invention in D

A tiny little homage to JSB.

posted by Wolfdog at 3:35 AM PST - 4 comments

Yearning

I lived a lifetime in someone's eyes in my head while recording this.

posted by zerokey at 1:21 AM PST - 0 comments

Fez Dispenser

Pawn shop accordion 303 twiddlin' attention-deficit toytown junglism. Yes, it uses the amen break unapologetically, but it was '98 and I was too young to realize how played it was. Hope you enjoy it.

posted by Durhey at 12:20 AM PST - 3 comments

July 1

magic bullet

Small sad song about seeking a quick fix. This and other texts here, music here.

posted by nanojath at 11:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Bone Music

Is it melodic? Is it percussive? Is it industrial? Is it ambient? It is a mystery! A noise-filled mystery. (For further mysteries, look here.)

posted by Jairus at 11:24 PM PST - 10 comments

Aoyama Japan 5pm Broadcast 2000

5PM daily Minato-ku broadcast - Tokyo public address system

posted by strawberryviagra at 11:07 PM PST - 1 comments

Tokyo pollutant warning message, 2000

The calming Tokyo broadcast (public address system) - "don't be alarmed... there is no disaster"

posted by strawberryviagra at 11:05 PM PST - 5 comments

Cap Antibes, France, swimming 1999

Scaled the cliffs of an abandoned embassy, sitting on a broken concrete jetty, looking out to the Mediteranean. Kids playing around me in the water.

posted by strawberryviagra at 11:02 PM PST - 1 comments

SkyTrain

A sketch of a sunny, bouncy ambient-ish track I Fruitylooped a month or so ago. I may actually completely rewrite it, or something similar, now I have access to a Jupiter 8, and can take my Boards Of Canada / Kraftwerk thieveries to more convincing levels....

posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:00 PM PST - 0 comments

Gili Air, Indonesia Beach 2005

Standing on a pebbly beach, after dinner in the dark - small waves wash up the beach and around my bare feet.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:59 PM PST - 4 comments

Portland, Australia Thunder 2001

On the porch of my parents' house in Portland, Victoria. The familiar sound of an electrical fuse box buzzing in the rain and pluvers (birds) in the distance.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:57 PM PST - 1 comments

Normandy, France Pond, 2000

Distant rolling thunder, a country lane, a pond and some ducks - a still, warm day with light rain, a stroll after lunch.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:53 PM PST - 1 comments

Tokyo, Aoyama Rain 1999

Recorded from a bedroom window during rainy season in Aoyama, Minato-Ku.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Tourrettes-sur-Loup Rain, 1999

Recorded from the 4th Floor window of a medieval villa in the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Distant thunder and Summer rain falling on the Grande Rue.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:42 PM PST - 1 comments

Nikko Rice Paddy 3

Late at night in the dark, next to a rice paddy, in the forrest - frogs and water.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:40 PM PST - 1 comments

Nikko Rice Paddy 2

Late at night in the dark, next to a rice paddy, in the forrest - frogs and water.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:39 PM PST - 1 comments

Mamonaku

This is a song by my band, Institut Polaire.

posted by sconbie at 10:38 PM PST - 4 comments

Nikko Rice Paddy 1

Late at night in the dark, next to a rice paddy, in the forrest - frogs and water.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:36 PM PST - 1 comments

Baveno, Italy 2000

On a winding, dirt road above the Maggiore lake, Baveno, Italy 2000.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:35 PM PST - 1 comments

Bern, Switzerland 2000

In a lush park in Bern, Switzerland, Spring 2000

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:32 PM PST - 3 comments

Engine Soundtrack

An early (circa 1999) experiment with fuzzed out guitars and a super-compressed mix, pushing ambient towards industrial. Psycho-shoegazer?

posted by Jimbob at 10:31 PM PST - 1 comments

Southern France, Summer 1999

In a field, on a mountain, near a village above Nice, 1999

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:28 PM PST - 1 comments

Cromwell

Written to weird out my history teacher, this song is about Oliver Cromwell and the decapitation of King Charles I of England.

posted by buriednexttoyou at 10:27 PM PST - 10 comments

Nikko Forest, Japan (track 01)

Atmospheric recording of birds and crickets in the Nikko forest.

posted by strawberryviagra at 10:17 PM PST - 5 comments

take this pain

It's a slow starter, and once it gets going it's incredibly repetetive. But, uh, I like it that way. Features moi on vocals (through a simulated guitar amp) and all instruments.

posted by edlundart at 9:50 PM PST - 6 comments

Warning-Archaic Audio

Simple punk from HTI, circa spring of '85. We were kids and actually played a couple of shows with stuff like this. Go ahead and tell us how much we sucked 20 years ago. I played guitar and vocals and My Friend played bass. He was the only real musician there. This may be unlistenable (and rascist-we were influenced alot by the Sex Pistols) and this was pulled from early Sony vid cam recording.

posted by snsranch at 9:49 PM PST - 5 comments

Infetu - Anaesthesia

A cinematic soundscape featuring spatters of noise and vocal presence detailing an extra-terrestrial probing session.

Featured on Infetu's three track EP 'Simulacra' released under Creative Commons on Enough Records.

More tracks on Infetu.com and Enough Records.

posted by k1ng at 6:57 PM PST - 1 comments

Jane's theme

Superheroic theme song I wrote for my girlfriend. (warning: cheaply synthesized, as I do not know how to play any horns or woodwinds)

posted by equalpants at 6:02 PM PST - 3 comments

Chomp

Moody, deep and spacey. This is one of the first tracks I put together in Garageband going by my solo name "SysOp". I love the low bass notes that rattle the speakers. All original loops.

posted by Wiggo at 5:54 PM PST - 1 comments

Tear Dat Shite

Just one of many abandoned jam / wank sessions. This particular one with a Drum and Bass flare. Mostly an exercise in intro wankery. Good chunk of a body that was intended to be built upon/deconstructed...maybe one day.

posted by mnology at 5:35 PM PST - 0 comments

Waltzing with a Jamaican Hypnotist

It's not strictly a 3/4 waltz, but its steel drums help it sweep gracefully across the floor...

posted by Mr. Six at 3:32 PM PST - 4 comments

Revelry

Recorded on my Kawai K-4 synthesizer when I was about 22 and deep in my "new age" phase. I still have about 100 copies of this tape, shrinkwrapped, packed away somewhere...

posted by starkeffect at 2:58 PM PST - 1 comments

Jam

Jamming on a keyboard, with a few patterns running around in the back

posted by Mr. Six at 2:43 PM PST - 3 comments

Mission Implausible

Edmonton band Baffin Island Party. Instrumental version. Lesson learned: pay the singers after the recording. Fast, verse is in 5.

posted by alex_reno at 2:28 PM PST - 2 comments

I Miss You

Another mic in track track, built around an audio love letter sent to some girl named Holly. You can hear the original letter (done in two takes) at the above link. Look for "I Love You Holly"; it's about two-thirds the way down the list.

posted by starkeffect at 2:24 PM PST - 1 comments

Tram

A sleepy ride on a tram in pre-reunification Dresden, waking with sudden clarity

posted by Mr. Six at 2:20 PM PST - 0 comments

Think of Me

This is the opening song from my Comfort Stand EP, "mic in track," consisting of songs created from anonymous personal recordings that were (unwittingly) shared on p2p networks. You can hear many more examples on my homepage. I used FruityLoops (FL Studio) to make the music, GoldWave to make the samples, and AudioGnome (primarily) to find the original mic in tracks.

posted by starkeffect at 1:14 PM PST - 13 comments

cassiopeia

kind of an untraditional sea shanty about the end of the world and being thirsty. from my band pocket novel mystery's first full length, 8 days in the life of grace, which will finally be released (now that most of the original lineup has dissolved) on august 29th through our new record label, cloud 13 records.

posted by saulgoodman at 1:06 PM PST - 6 comments

Fleets

Up until last fall I played guitar in a band here in the D.C. area called Cartel. (Later we changed our name to Cedars because of trademark issues.) This song was from our demo, which was recorded by Jason Caddell of the late, great Dismemberment Plan. I'm no longer in the band and they trudge on without me. But it was fun while it lasted -- we opened for some pretty cool bands such as Stellstarr*, Giant Drag, Sea Ray and Trash Can Sinatras. In case you're wondering, that's not a keyboard in the song, just my guitar and a pretty odd delay.

posted by Heminator at 12:54 PM PST - 2 comments

Naked Jane - Accident

Late night drive, out of state...

posted by dukejansen at 12:47 PM PST - 1 comments

SeaSong

Cultural Amnesia is a group that I was in during the early 80s and a quarter of a century later we are still, occasionally, doing it. SeaSong is a track we recorded in 2004. We did record some songs earlier this year, but they're not fully buffed up for release yet. There will be a vinyl record of our old stuff released later this year.

posted by Grangousier at 12:42 PM PST - 0 comments

The Cool Road to Hell

This was my band in college, a surf-instrumental-spy-rock four-piece: bass, drums, guitar, and violin. I'm playing bass in this song.

posted by interrobang at 12:17 PM PST - 8 comments

I've got something

Recorded 7 or so years ago with a friend. It's missing something in the middle, but I like the way it disintegrates towards the end. I've no idea what genre it is, but I guess it shows influence from all the country/folk/lofi music I listen to.

posted by ericost at 12:08 PM PST - 4 comments

Sweet Honey Sucking Bees

Shakuhachi player meets Roberta Flack, Redd Foxx and John Wilbye in a bar. "for if one flaming dart come from her eye, was never dart so sharp, ah, then you die, you die."

posted by pantufla at 11:00 AM PST - 4 comments

Attaché

A short noir soundtrack. by Audiosports (http://www.albertoforero.com)

posted by pantufla at 10:50 AM PST - 4 comments

The Road

Ooh, bop bop, ba-ooh, bop bop. All I know is the road and I love you.

posted by ludwig_van at 10:28 AM PST - 4 comments

We Have the Technology

My band recorded this for a Song Fight. It's quirky casio acuostic rock, with just a hint of out of tune accordion, and percussion supplied by a djembe. That's me singing.

posted by potch at 9:54 AM PST - 9 comments

No Reason (broken Casio mix)

Post-band-breakup collaboration rock + VST experiment.

posted by cortex at 9:43 AM PST - 2 comments

birds flights

this is a track from my old band noumena... instrumental and moody. give it a listen and if you like you can download a lot more (for free) here: ohler homepage. Note: a lot of people say that they like to make out to this song.

posted by n9 at 9:15 AM PST - 0 comments

I Will Disappear

Beatles inspired guitar pop from a band I used to be in.

posted by gfrobe at 8:58 AM PST - 8 comments

Man Made Inside Out Planets

A trip into the mind of Francis E. Dec, Esq.

posted by pantufla at 8:28 AM PST - 2 comments

Half of My World

It's a Demo I recorded last summer at home which is probably one of my better ones. It's also the first song I recorded under the stage name 'Teebor'.

posted by TwoWordReview at 7:29 AM PST - 0 comments

we all have disguises (live edit)

This is a song that was done live on 6/26/2006 at an afterparty here in detroit. the venue was stucco's warehouse. Listen as my audio buffer dies at the end. A proper version will probably come out someday.

posted by phylum sinter at 7:04 AM PST - 4 comments

mundane circus

a song by vampire deer (which is me and my computers) ... strange glossy psych ... 01 of 12

posted by pyramid termite at 6:45 AM PST - 1 comments

sinxitweten

This is an experiment in audio loss. The idea: If you destroy audio with low-bitrate encoding, how far do you have to go before it no longer sounds like a badly encoded song, but something intriguing again? [more info]

posted by Mikey-San at 5:16 AM PST - 7 comments

21 (office)

harsh noise directly inspired by an ISO of Microsoft Office (salaryman track #21)

posted by beerbajay at 4:09 AM PST - 4 comments

Take It Easy

It's okay - I was a student when I wrote this. And yeah, I suppose it's spoken word.

posted by armoured-ant at 1:43 AM PST - 2 comments

(End of the World) Big Fall

Indie acoustic fock. Written and recorded some time in 2002. Sorry the vocal's a bit quiet.

posted by armoured-ant at 1:32 AM PST - 5 comments

Red Sky

A fading red sun and black trees. Written in a fleapit of a kitchen under the glare of a striplight in West Ealing. Be patient and wait for the drums to kick in.... ...the song got us all our gigs in 2005

posted by zzzcantona at 1:14 AM PST - 2 comments

Heliopolis

A journey through ancient lands to the city of the sun. Boom bap in the tradition of the Lost Children of Babylon and Jedi Mind Tricks. Clockwork on the boards.

posted by Alexandros at 12:57 AM PST - 9 comments

Dress You Up

"I don't think Madonna is going to care if quonsar wants to dress you up in his love, all over, all over..." - mathowie

posted by quonsar at 12:27 AM PST - 9 comments