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In Western Lands

Sam Gamgee's song in the tower of Cirith Ungol. Words by JRR Tolkien, melody by Stephen Oliver. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Oct 29, 2014 - 4 comments

Gloryland

An old Ralph Stanley spiritual. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Apr 25, 2014 - 2 comments

Fitter Happier

A callback for a year back; the first of the rest; I promised this track a while ago. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 6, 2013 - 5 comments

Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Eochaill

A song I did for a competition two weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by LN on Nov 19, 2012 - 4 comments

The Rose

I'm stuck at home with a cold, so I thought I'd comfort myself with this cheesy old song and learn to sing in harmony using GarageBand. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Oct 6, 2012 - 3 comments

Karma Police

Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 comments

Only Shallow (only voices)

An a cappella rendition of My Bloody Valentine's "Only Shallow." Inspired by This post in the blue today. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Jun 2, 2012 - 5 comments

The Fire Sermon

For Section III (Track 4) of The Wasteland, I finally take to the microphone for narration, with my own spin. This movement is entirely a capella, and with two small exceptions, all effects were manipulated by me in realtime. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 3, 2012 - 2 comments

Open Eyes (Auld Lang Syne 2011-2012)

Since Demons of Gyrophonia won’t be together to record this year’s Auld Lang Syne, I figured I’d put my own spin on it by…well, combining a bunch of other people’s ideas. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 31, 2011 - 10 comments

O Canada

And to close: you know it, you love it, we love it. That's why we did it properly. Please enjoy. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 comments

Marcia Pontifica (Pontifical Anthem - Vatican City)

Why? Because we haven't made enough fun of the Papacy this year. This is Anthemic. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 11, 2011 - 0 comments

Lower Lights

A capella performance of an old Methodist hymn. Just me and some friends. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Oct 22, 2011 - 9 comments

Nodul Gangbyeon

I am making some (very) short recordings for my grandmother of the Korean folk songs she taught me. I thought I'd put one on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 13, 2011 - 9 comments

Cock Robin [second take]

A four-part a cappella take on an old English nursery rhyme. The melody is traditional; the harmonic lines were written by my friend Laura, who also sings each line. This is our first attempt at this (her first performing, my first recording/producing) and I'm still trying to think of ways to make it better.
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 comments

rock and roll

one. two.
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 3, 2011 - 4 comments

beradero

This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 comments

Simple Town

A piece of pop fluff for the a capella challenge. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 18, 2010 - 9 comments

ROYGBIV

November Music Challenge. A cappella rendition of a boards of canada song. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Nov 18, 2010 - 7 comments

Larynges(n+1)

Recorded 2 October, 2010 at the Oklahoma Composers Association Salon Concert in Norman, OK, this is a live improvisation with the aid of our audience. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 1, 2010 - 2 comments

Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings

DMelanogaster and I sing an a capella spiritual. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Jul 9, 2010 - 2 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbú and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

Mask of Anarchy

With respect to Shelley. I wrote this song many years ago and recorded it on garage band tonight. It has meant a few things.
posted by By The Grace of God on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 comments

Sierpinski Triangle

It's the Triforce of Fractals [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 13, 2010 - 6 comments

Road To Nowhere

All-vocal Talking Heads cover. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Dec 15, 2009 - 4 comments

There Should Have Been Cake

And it needed to be one of these. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 5, 2009 - 1 comment

I Am a Poor Sailor

An a capella sea shanty for my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 16, 2009 - 1 comment

Fred Jones, Pt. 2

It's amazing what you can throw together in about 4 hours with nothing but a Rock Band mic, 8 of yourself, and a pair of Stylophones. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 17, 2009 - 0 comments

Open My Ears

A verse from the AVB song Open My Heart (or at least as best as I could remember it) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jun 16, 2009 - 0 comments

Since You've Been Gone

Continuing the theme of random a capella overdubbed stuff I have in my back catalogue, an old favourite [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 comments

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal." Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Setting by Allen McCullough.
posted by greekphilosophy on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 comments

Should I Stay or Should I Go

I was inspired to do this quick a capella interpretation of The Clash after reading Ironmouth's opinions on how singers aren't creative since all they're capable of is mimicking things that geniuses wrote. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 7, 2009 - 9 comments

Polyplay

A Capella with a twist. I stitched three melodies together and messed with the stereo settings. [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 comment

O Magnum Mysterium

Tomas Luis de Victoria's version of O Magnum Mysterium was my favorite Christmas song back in the days of high school choir. Here is my own lo-fi rendition. [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 24, 2008 - 11 comments

Little Bird

This is an a capella cover Leah Wilmoth (heard here and here) recorded on my laptop. It's a cover of a traditional folk song, as performed by Jewel. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 14, 2008 - 2 comments

Say It (Over and Over Again)

I'm a big fan of Frank Loesser's lyrics and Jimmy McHugh's melodies, so I decided to add a few to my repertoire. When I'm learning new songs, I record myself a capella to see how my voicings are sounding and what I need to work on. It's bare, but I thought this turned out kind of sweet.
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 25, 2008 - 4 comments

Heavy Boy

Possibly the geekiest use of "Nature Boy". [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 comments

You'll Never Know (A Capella)

Me singing the Harry Warren song, without any backing, feel free to mashup/remix, etc. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Sep 28, 2008 - 0 comments

Bring me lil water Silvie

More three part me... Took the arrangement from the Wailin' Jennys [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 comments

Hey Ya

An a cappella arrangement of the Outkast release, somewhat inspired by Mat Weddle's fantastic acoustic cover. [more inside]
posted by Galvatron on Jul 2, 2008 - 11 comments

Photographing the Deceased Child

I've decided to make lo-fi recordings of old songs I wrote in my 20s and early 30s. Many of these songs are between 15 and 20 years old and have not been preformed since they were written. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jun 14, 2008 - 2 comments

You are my sunshine

WILDCARD challenge -- again with the three part acapella harmony [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jun 8, 2008 - 8 comments

Grossenschrift S

Adapted from the Sesame Street animated short. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jun 5, 2008 - 9 comments

Blah blah blah

This is another children's song, and it's even better than the last one. Induces uncontrollable giggling in test audiences - for the young, and the young at heart. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on May 31, 2008 - 5 comments

Don't Touch My Meal

A song for children. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on May 16, 2008 - 10 comments

Passionate Surrender

More three part solo. This time even the melody is improvised. The lyrics are a poem that caught my eye online. (link inside) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Apr 17, 2008 - 3 comments

Arms of a Woman

Cover of the Amos Lee song by the same name.... Or at least the first verse of it. Again, in three part harmony complete with background noise. [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Apr 15, 2008 - 2 comments

The Rescue at Arisaig

Another true story from my family... [more inside]
posted by LN on Mar 31, 2008 - 3 comments

Hey Jude

Hey Jude in three part (x2) harmony [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Mar 19, 2008 - 3 comments

Ground Zero Blues (Rough Cut)

One week after 9/11/01, upstate New York. Worrying, whinging and existential musing with my friends. Karen says, "At least I'm not dust in New York City." [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 9, 2008 - 9 comments

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