I song I wrote in up-state new-york. Instrumental guitar as is often the case...
Jessamyn bought me a really nice sounding small guitar, twenny bux with all the trimmings! I'd also just bought a really sweet Yeti Blue mic off Craigslist for $25. What a bargain! So this is how I tested the two out. [more inside]
Short song about a night out at a bar. [more inside]
Some synth experiment from the vault...2nd half goes more analog...
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"!!!
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.
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'.
Another song recorded with Music Memo providing the drums and bass (NSFW). [more inside]
Not my usual Genre but this fit my mood tonight. Just heavy guitar rock instrumental at heart...
Just wrote this tonight...just your average guitar melodrama...
Just echo-y acoustic guitar and futzy vocal preamp in a short song about moving on. [more inside]
There's a picture of two guys, one has a grey shirt and tan jacket, the other the reverse. [more inside]
Guitar instrumental. Some slide. GarageBand on the drums.
Instrumental + cat purrs and face skritchies. In memoriam Einstein ????—2015-11-02. [more inside]
Acoustic folk heartbreak. [more inside]
This was recorded by the band I'm in (Ghost Flowers) on August 1, 2013, at our practice space before the actual practicing-of-songs started. It's a thirteen-minute variation on one chord, has nice ebbs and flows, and has a steady mid-tempo beat. [Not part of my "Unu..." series, just filler while I juggle four songs of that at once.] [more inside]
Classical guitar, pump organ, harmonies, friends far away. [more inside]
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]
Another noodl-ey instrumental - the ingredients of this one are a guitar driving a synthesizer and a multiFX over a bed of soft-synths and drum emulator(s).
noodling around and playing with a guitar synthesizer and effects.
A song about the winter weather or lack thereof, the defining El Niño of my childhood, family troubles, a metaphor about my lack of perspective, and an impression of a musical sheep. [more inside]
Just finished writing a new song :) I was trying an experiment using to convey a good part of the emotion in it. Oh also, playing with a new tuning I found while trying to learn a Nick Drake song. CGCGCG I like it but I'll have to play with it more.
Zombie Hymn. Tune arranged from Abraham Wood, 1789; words by Joseph Hart, 1762. [more inside]
I am aiming for "grand, yet subdued". I see all sorts of magnificent people and dignified creatures parading slowly by. [more inside]
One of the first compositions I wrote when I bought a guitar looper, recorded in my friend's apartment last June. Anxiety, illness, helplessness.
Loops of slow disorienting guitar noises, and other sound wierdness. Sections fade in and out of one another, building and cresting. I picture it akin to an adult version of riding on Willy Wonka's fucked-up boat ride. [more inside]
It is tradition among my people to collect 8-bit chiptune soundtracks that contain brilliant music, and learn and arrange them so that others may find joy in their melodic beauty! [more inside]
The quiet, guitar-based song in this run, all about what it feels like to watch your friends leave town forever for shinier places. [more inside]
Guitar riff by CarrotAdventure
A lonely cosmic country rock song loosely inspired by Neal Stephenson's Seveneves [more inside]
New recording of an old song with the following Garageband synths: "hip hop kit", "pop flute" and "shimmering harpsichord" (IIRC). Song about good friends who have, by now, all moved away. I'd love any thoughts on this. [more inside]
I posted a rough version of this song a while ago, finally got around to doing it right. Acoustic guitars and untimely holiday blah. Contains "fuck". [more inside]
Smooooth, sloooow reggae featuring a dreamy brass/ebow instrumental break, "sensitive" percussion, a falsetto bridge, and a sweet guitar solo at the end. [more inside]
The classic bluegrass hymn. [more inside]
Original Power Pop from Austin. Buzzie is an old band name, but with new membership. The current lineup spent 4 hours in the garage cutting demos 2 weeks ago - this is a rough mix of the live tracks. [more inside]
A cover of the MGMT song. Just me on vocals, guitar, and bass. Inspired by a recording I have of Ben Lee playing this song live. [more inside]
Old slow acoustic thing. Live the snare. [more inside]
A brief, ridiculous tune about space travel.
Arrangement of Angel's Hymn, No. 5t in the Shenandoah Harmony. First verse by Isaac Watts 1706, Second verse by Thomas Kelly, 1802. Original composition by Orlando Gibbons, 1623. [more inside]
A second version of the traditional tune Liza Jane, on clawhammer guitar . . . [more inside]
Recorded this on a first gen MBox with a Rode, years ago. Acoustic guitars and singing and stuff. [more inside]
Acoustic guitars, a little slide, singing, breathing room. [more inside]
Birthday song options. [more inside]
I play mandolin and haven't written anything new in entirely too long. Today I remedied that while also facing my fear of writing/playing in the key of F.
another old-time tune, clawhammer guitared up. [more inside]
working title, not sure about that just yet, I've been playing a lot in this modal C tuning (CGCGCD) and this tune came out over the past few days. [more inside]