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June 22

Without A Trace

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

it would take an hour...

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

June 19


...paint it on the ceiling..


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

Beautiful Moment

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

June 17

Tennesseeeee waltz

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

Middle Domino

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

June 16

J.S. Bach

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

Absolutely Cuckoo

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


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

June 15

Beat Heroes Die Too Soon

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

June 14


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

Me and Al

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

June 12


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

Just the Fax

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

June 11

Staying In

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

Heaviest Cannons

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

June 10


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

Smoke & Mirrors

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

Red Cloud Road

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

June 9

Fast Times at the BigWheel

200 BPM or so

The Road to Lees

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

battle t

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

June 8

Ka Lemah

gamelan-inspired track

The Hanging Tree

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

June 7


demo - original project file lost. Like this one though


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

June 6

track 7

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

west life

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

June 5


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

gr1 vs. 2

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

June 4


minimal midnight

asunder - Kent (For T1)

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

The Day Of

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

June 3

Changing Me

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

June 2

Where My Mind Goes

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

May 31

a complicated render

I'm trying to come up with vocals for this one and really struggling tonight. I had an idea, which was to just use pitch correction. I actually kind of liked it. At the risk of sounding like kanye west, i think it helped me get the melodies from my head onto the track without me immediately deleting it. I think maybe I'll use it as a guide track to get a usable take.

May 30


The previews end. The feature starts, quietly. Ambient instrumental cowboy music.


Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's track hypotech from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]

May 29

Kitten (in my robot purse) cover

Coming late to this great mefimusic challenge. So many I still want to cover, but here's my noir version of umbú's excellent Kitten (in my robot purse), a song that packs way more adorable and awesome into less than three minutes than should feasibly fit. Hope I'm doing it justice. [more inside]

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