March 9

I Need A Good Day

I play bass in this power-pop-rock band called Buzzie. Song written by John McElhenney with minimal arrangement contributions by the rest of us. [more inside]


Mind on Mnemonic

a song about using mnemonic memory techniques, with Carlos from Los Primos playing lead guitar.


March 8

Gameltronic

An homage to Kraftwerk, Underworld, et al, with a twist! [more inside]


March 7

Going Nowhere

This mp3 was converted from a video I made, recording stereo audio straight into my phone. It's a rough draft with minimal instrumentation and arrangement I'm hoping to develop further with a group that recently started coming together called The Wishing Well Divers. [more inside]


March 5

Sweetness in Greece

So I took my Jazzmaster to Lefkas, and this was the result. [more inside]


March 4

Blank Maps (Cold Specks cover)

Got a MIDI controller, which I'm superdy duper excited about, and figured I'd put it to work by fulfilling Greg Nog's Mefi Cover Challenge, covering Cold Specks' Blank Maps. Quick 'n dirty.


Rubio Out and Show Them

This is a cover of both Lil Friendy's Marco Rubio (discovered via MetaFilter) and of Steve Reich's minimalist classic Come Out.


March 3

Beach Pajama Party!

Song #6 in my less-and-less-aptly-named Unu Kanto Po Semajno series. Kinda poppy and abstract... you know those old Beach & Surf movies of the late 1950's, early 1960's -- the kind starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon? Or like, Sally Field in Gidget? This is the kinda music I'd wanna dub over the original score.


Musical Mesostic as generated by the Platonic Music Engine

In case you haven't had your shot of modernist/postmodernist classical music today here is a musical analogue to John Cage's mesostic method of generating texts. Warning, the music starts off very softly and then has loud bits. If you listen carefully you just might hear something familiar embedded within the stream of notes. [more inside]


March 2

Pool Rules

A loud, frenetic jam in F#, dancing between half-time/double-time, with synth slap bass!


February 28

Blueshell

A fave jam of the Twitter Band gang


February 27

Small Blue Thing (Suzanne Vega cover)

Recorded this quick and dirty into my phone, so there's a few bumps here and there, but overall OK. Not really my optimal vocal range though...


February 26

"You'll Be Back" (Hamilton cover)

Starting on my birthday this year, I set a goal to learn a song a week and cover them on YouTube. Since I knew of Hamilton primarily through MeFi posts, this seemed like a good pick for the FPP Challenge.


February 22

Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Satellites cover, Interpolated with "The Theme to The Great White North" and Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Free No. 10")

...in Sleng Teng Riddim style, no less. Song #5 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SILLY. [more inside]


February 21

a new kind of beat

No drum beat or melody. Just some interlocking synth arps. For the Sunday crowd.


Knockin On Heaven's Door

I am playing all the instruments and doing all the vocals in this recording. There are no software tacks. Youtube, Band camp. I recommend good headphones or good speakers for this recording. Small speakers are likely to distort a bit. [more inside]


Snow Drift

It was snowing and what better to do than mess with the arpeggiator? [more inside]


February 20

It's Not Enough To Hate Your Name

Rough mix of a 3rd song (so far) for this year's RPM Challenge. Not sure I'm gonna make it at this point.


Winter Light

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February 19

Floating Points

Jazz Trio [more inside]


Worthless

America number one! [more inside]


February 18

Blossom Jam II

This year's blossom jam, out by coincidence a year after the 1st one almost to the day. Happy blossom season to all the Victorians! [more inside]


February 17

Becoming a Ghost

An older song; but a gooder one. Samples of seances, and other things.


February 16

Jonathan's Guitar

Classical guitar, pump organ, harmonies, friends far away. [more inside]


Robot Bambi II: The Return of Robot Bambi (Big City Nights)

The Sequel to Robot Bambi I [more inside]


February 15

Go Bernie Go

My humble contribution to the election effort. Video of this same performance here. High quality audio download (AIFF) available at Soundcloud here.


February 14

Game Night

I just loaded up Ubuntu Studio with some soft synths, and recorded this CarrotAdventure-inspired piece. It came out sounding like a game show theme, hence the name. [more inside]


February 13

I Miss The Old Kanye (jhbl.0pn.rmx)

Made this in about 20 minutes. With Casio MT-70 drums, recording of "I Miss The Old Kanye" from the unreleased "The Life of Pablo", and samples of "No Good" from Oneohtrix Point Never's Garden of Delete.


February 12

All The Time

The first song from my new EP - Americana fingerpicked singer-songwriter folk-rock-ish type music


February 11

Radar

Field recordings [more inside]


Hollow Words

A foot tapping piano-based rocker with some catchy riffs and pretty little intro that walks the line of being a little too long but IMO really sets the mood for the song.


Ruby Prelude

Piano solo. This opens none too gently at about 138bpm and covers a lot of territory inside three minutes. It should flow nicely into its companion piece, Turquoise Migration. [more inside]


February 10

Risks too Much

A musical theatre duet from a show done at the Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre in Nova Scotia in 1990. Recorded in studio the same year with the performers from the show. [more inside]


Love Will Find a Way

This is the first song I've written in years! I decided to quickly record of a take of it and share. Hopefully the quality of it isn't too bad or distracting. I don't want to say too much about the meaning behind the song, but it has a lot to do with breaking cycles of pain that are passed down to us, and keeping an open mind and heart in the face of it. [more inside]


February 6

TubularTots

one for the tots


February 4

KOFF KOFF SHHH

For song #4 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno project, I assembled clips from a BBC Sound Effects CD in a rhythmic way. It's a duet! Possibly NSFW.


Optimist (Acoustic Demo)

First demo for RPM2016. 9 songs to go! [more inside]


February 2

Unborn

A track from a project I'm working on; after years of making pure electronic music, I've decided to add guitar to the mix, and remove the beats. Ambient stuff. [more inside]


February 1

Lorraine

another short-form pop demo w/vox.... struggling to get the lyrics, 2nd verse and overall phrasing ironed out, so wanted to crank out the demo at least so I can move onto something else for a while.


January 29

Lava/Angel

Magical ambient guitar sampling [more inside]


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