September 2013 Archives (all archives)

September 30

17 - the nihilist - vampire deer

last song - a loud cry of apathy and alienation from an old fart [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 12:47 PM PST - 0 comments

Dream Job: Music Producer, 3-2-1 Contact, 1982

What happened was this: I discovered an Ableton tutorial about how to create a pretty convincing shitty-old-tape effect, and then I upgraded my phone to iOS 7 and heard the new ringtones (which are actually really nice), and then I started noodling around, and I made a little thing of which I am unreasonably fond.

posted by Sokka shot first at 8:42 AM PST - 3 comments

Allegretto (Fern Hill Farm)

A pastoral sound, with piano, cello, and English horn.

posted by Wolfdog at 5:19 AM PST - 5 comments

September 29

Verbena

My Request Raffle entry! Apologies to my requestor for this poor performance of his beautiful tune. [more inside]

posted by greenish at 12:13 PM PST - 7 comments

September 28

16 just golden - vampire deer

just standing on the corner with a sign [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:53 PM PST - 0 comments

September 27

Star

An interpretation of a song from a quite well-known album by a certain Mr. David Jones. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 10:32 PM PST - 10 comments

15 termination time - vampire deer

i don't know how to describe this at all [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:41 PM PST - 1 comments

Wayne Avenue & Dale

Searching for the words: it's the worst. [more inside]

posted by capricorn at 8:09 AM PST - 1 comments

September 26

Instant Ramen

One minute noodle. [more inside]

posted by grog at 7:03 AM PST - 2 comments

September 25

14 - crushland by vampire deer

i got lost, ended up there, and my gps isn't helping [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:32 PM PST - 0 comments

Bury It All (QOTSA raffle request)

Based loosely of Queens of the Stone Age's "Suture Up My Future" [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 2:02 AM PST - 8 comments

September 24

No Surprises

We bring you an extremely ambient take on the Radiohead classic to finish the album. Fair warning: you...might not sleep tonight if you listen with headphones or good speakers/monitors (which, of course, is best). [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:42 PM PST - 2 comments

13 scapegoat - vampire deer

another damn day, another damn dollar [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:25 PM PST - 0 comments

September 23

12 stand and stare - vampire deer

another day another dollar [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 4:26 PM PST - 0 comments

September 21

Cordimitic

An electronica track (possibly describable as “techno”) I created in one day for the 20th Project. It starts with a kick/hi-hat (and later a snare) as well as synth bass and lead lines; the track itself is in 7/4 time. [more inside]

posted by acb at 9:00 AM PST - 1 comments

September 20

11 hollow - vampire deer

it was a strange time, wasn't it? [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:24 PM PST - 0 comments

Happy Birthday William

William is 4 years old and a big fan of synthy dance-pop. His parents are so cool that they commissioned a song for his birthday today! Happy birthday William! Let's count to 4! [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:14 AM PST - 6 comments

September 19

Why Go Through the Motions

Made with luv using hydrogen, ardour, audacity, a novation xiosynth, amsynth, and LINUX!

posted by lhude sing cuccu at 8:54 PM PST - 1 comments

10 disconnected blues - vampire deer

so - how DID they get that piano into the trailer? [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 2:37 PM PST - 0 comments

Music for Erik Satie #2

Another piece written as an homage to Satie. [more inside]

posted by bfootdav at 11:26 AM PST - 2 comments

September 17

foxtail

i forgot to my prayers and the national anthem so i'll sing this song [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:19 PM PST - 1 comments

'big': theme

So zany presentation system I wrote is getting documentation so I'm writing a soundtrack, in remembrance of _why of course. [more inside]

posted by tmcw at 11:22 AM PST - 1 comments

September 16

08 born in vegas - vampire deer

just rock and roll [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 3:00 PM PST - 2 comments

September 15

07 flea market saturday - vampire deer

drive out of town and you'll find this place [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 1:45 PM PST - 1 comments

The Girl With No Name

Rumours of my death were apparently exaggerated. Blame the Farfisa.

posted by sweet mister at 1:33 PM PST - 5 comments

September 14

Shadow Chamber

Carbon 7 again, making it up as we go, per usual. This one seemed to come from a slightly dark and empty space. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 3:05 PM PST - 2 comments

Hobo's Lullaby

Just a cover I did right now of the Woody Guthrie song. Either a car or plane or a train going over the hellgate bridge at 1:32.

posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:35 AM PST - 2 comments

September 12

you're jammed (1bit music!)

I wrote this using Pixitracker 1bit version!

posted by lhude sing cuccu at 9:20 PM PST - 1 comments

Guest Star

Jazzy electronic instrumental. [more inside]

posted by mubba at 7:07 PM PST - 0 comments

September 11

Man With Three Mules

This morning at around 10am I was reading Metafilter, and I came across this post. The moment I saw the headline, "There is a man wandering around California with three mules", I knew I'd have to write a song. Fortunately, today I had the morning completely free. So I wrote the song, and recorded it, and now, here it it, four and a half hours from the original inspiration (woulda been four hours only, but, damn, I was hungry, and HAD to eat lunch), uploaded, for your listening pleasure.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:39 PM PST - 8 comments

06 my telephone hates me - vampire deer

special guest appearance from "rachel" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:52 AM PST - 0 comments

September 10

Never Took a Dollar from a Dead Man

This is S&H, from a show we did just the other night here in Tokyo. I'm so digging working with percussionist Habu Hiroshi, he's really bringing the groove. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:40 AM PST - 6 comments

September 9

Fibonacci

Another venture into songwriting from our band, radiateur. This one is a Frankenstein song comprising of riffs and motifs written over the years and assembled at leisure. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 3:23 PM PST - 3 comments

Surround, 5.1, quad, whatever

Is anyone else composing specifically for surround systems? [more inside] posted by Ardiril at 2:56 PM PST - 1 comments

To Kill the Pain

Parental Guidance: Adult Themes, Adult Language, Dobro [more inside]

posted by Danf at 9:41 AM PST - 2 comments

Christmas Eve (redhanded)

Yay pop-punk. Prequel to Chrismas and July, which I posted a few days ago. Part of a weird little vein of story song I've been working with lately. [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 7:09 AM PST - 9 comments

05 guy fawkes moon - vampire deer

not so close encounters of the drug kind [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:34 AM PST - 0 comments

September 6

The Tourist

From the beginning to the end; after this track we have only one track left in this absurd amalgam of noise before the whole of OK, Computer? is finished. I hope you've enjoyed this bizarre ride, which has destroyed my voice and changed forever the way I sing, seen the birth of at least one new Gyrophonic instrument, and helped me really develop my comfort and style as a producer and arranger. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:28 PM PST - 0 comments

04 fat armpit - vampire deer

i really shouldn't read the covers of those rags in the supermarket checkout - now i'm writing songs about kim kardashian [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 11:19 AM PST - 0 comments

2013-03-08 bells

Created with a few VSTs hosted by my program (a work in progress written in c++) Enjoy!

posted by torii hugger at 8:22 AM PST - 1 comments

September 5

Arguing About Numbers - Stendec

A mellow, ambient journey that transforms into more of a shoegazer situation. [more inside]

posted by chambers at 5:08 PM PST - 4 comments

Christmas in July

bouncy, spiky little ditty about getting away with murder. Part of a series I'm working on. I'll post the other one tomorrow if y'all enjoy this one. [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 11:05 AM PST - 4 comments

Metafilter Request Raffle - MST3k Theme

My assignment: "A genre-bending cover of the Mystery Science 3000 theme, any season, any genre. " [more inside]

posted by dubold at 3:05 AM PST - 8 comments

September 4

03 driving wheel - vampire deer

oh my god, they grow so fast [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 2:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Music for Erik Satie #1

Short piano piece in homage to Erik Satie [more inside]

posted by bfootdav at 2:22 PM PST - 3 comments

21 point loop HB

A wacky exercise with acid synths and a hip-hop break.

posted by jchgf at 1:14 AM PST - 3 comments

September 2

02 bat bombs - vampire deer

paranoia over progress [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 1:37 PM PST - 0 comments

Ziggy Stardust

My late entry in the Bowie Summer Challenge. Pretty much like my original idea, but of course it’s never quite like I imagined. Here’s what I ended up with. At least I did it, I never even started the last one.

posted by bongo_x at 11:40 AM PST - 16 comments

5 Years

I blame the kief.

posted by Ardiril at 5:41 AM PST - 10 comments

September 1

Moonage daydreaming

For the Bowie challenge, finally. [more inside]

posted by freya_lamb at 4:54 PM PST - 6 comments

it's the now

Listening to some old songs of mine, I came upon this one from 2004. It's a rather sweet, romantic little thing written about a depressing period in my relationship at the time. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 12:50 PM PST - 5 comments

01 born under radar - vampire deer

more weirdness - another album, born under radar [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 10:08 AM PST - 1 comments

Bowie Challenge - Wrapup!

Well folks, Sept 1 has arrived. Here's a summary of our summertime Bowie Challenge. [more inside] posted by dubold at 2:20 AM PST - 15 comments