At 0:32 I start ripping off a Goblin riff and I can't find the song that I am ripping off. It's not off of Roller or Profondo Rosso... Any insight would be appreciated.
Spun off an old Brian Eno song, "Zawinul/Lava". [more inside]
Pretty guitars and synths and lots of delay and a deep and lovely bass line to boot.
With all due respect to Steve Martin, you can play a sad song on the banjo. [more inside]
I've tried a couple different things with this progression, finally found something I can live with. Rock guitar, drum machine, and all that jazz. [more inside]
the big synth at the beginning is live-performed on a Roland JX-8P on the patch called "Van Halen"!!!
Another Frank Converse tune on fretless banjo - this one from 1865. [more inside]
I'm working on a set of songs/sounscapes for a friend's online comic project. This is a spooky ambient piece using some recordings I made of a guy moving chairs around in a cathedral in Vienna, some sleep breathing, some musical saw, and a weird broken African instrument a friend gave me.
Here's the B side "go with it" from my latest project, Instance. [more inside]
Featuring the voice of greenish as the Computer. I thought it would be fun to do it slower, using mostly analog instruments and a computer to record it, in juxtaposition to how Kraftwerk originally recorded it in 1981 (using computer instruments and I'm guessing analog tape). Also I was feverish with Lyme Disease while I recorded it. Song #11 in Unu Kanto Po Semajno.
A bit of a production experiment; rather than use a click track + programmed drums, I used a click-free guitar track as the bed, and layered performed keyboard drums on top. A slightly trickier process but thought it would result in more authentic feel/better pocket etc. An instrumental demo track based off Milton Nascimento's "Cravo e Canela". Recorded in the fall of 2015 in Rosebud, AB.
Again, but with electric slide guitar. [more inside]
Yet another quick solo tune from Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855.
electric cello and ableton
From an album I made in the 29 days of February, 2016. [more inside]
Continue to vent my frustrations of daily life through hard rocking guitar for now... [more inside]
Guitars under a slowed-and-pitched-down sample of NIN's 'something I can never have'.
Some kind of indie rock song. [more inside]
A song about the epidemic of police murders and violence against black people in America. Written July 8th and recorded July 9th, 2016, at Polarity Studio, Tokyo. Samm Bennett: vocal & diddley bow. Video of this live performance viewable HERE.
John Cruz; ambient; experimental; techno
Improvised acoustic guitar / singing. Recorded on phone. A bluegrass standard, but I'm playing it as a stream of consciousness improvisation. Usually these days my playing is pretty much by the book, but here I was thinking about ecstatic / outside players like John Fahey and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. No patching in. Only one take. No overdubbing. Get it right in the moment. Be real and accept flaws as long as they don't spoil anything important. [more inside]
A reading by me, story by Oxxidation, music by me on electric cello and casiospittake on ableton.
9th and last song of plywood [more inside]
Another song recorded with Music Memo providing the drums and bass (NSFW). [more inside]
song 8 of plywood [more inside]
A nice little duo for classic style five-string banjo, composed by Herbert J. Ellis. [more inside]
song 7 - the blues can be so mean sometimes [more inside]
song 6 [more inside]
Verbatim cover of the Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson classic [more inside]
song 5 of plywood [more inside]
song 4 - just how many shoes does god have anyway? [more inside]
Not my usual Genre but this fit my mood tonight. Just heavy guitar rock instrumental at heart...
3rd song of plywood - an almost true story, except that i left a rather pointed note for the manager instead of going off with the money - this was the early 80s and 25k was a LOT of money back then [more inside]
Windows 2000 logoff sound and Phife Dawg
2nd song [more inside]
Demo recorded with my iPhone's Garageband. Very rare recording of me playing enthusiastic but imperfect drums. Next recording will not feature me on drums. [more inside]
We're cheating slightly, as I've already uploaded a version of this song. But hopefully everyone will agree that it sounds a whole lot better. Plus we've added some (discrete) synth parts and have even gone to the trouble of making a video. More tunes on our Soundcloud.
first song of my new album, plywood [more inside]
Getting drunk in the woods with some MeFites led to jokes about songs on a fictional country/bluegrass album called Keep On Stumpin', which led this afternoon to writing and recording the title track. Find a stump to dump the junk in your trunk on! [more inside]