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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]
posted by kmartino on Feb 10, 2016 - 3 comments

Nature

Folk rock ode to Nature. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Sep 1, 2014 - 2 comments

River Town

The themes of timelessness vs. something purely of the moment and also of mobility vs. immobility are somehow factored into the folds of this dreamy folkrock-inspired track by Ummagma. Whispy and somewhat ethereal. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 13, 2014 - 1 comment

River Town

Tides and lilts, ebbs and flows. Something romantic, yet superfluous permeates 'River Town', with a spacious element opening up for sweepingly dreamy female vocals. At least that's how we see this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 11, 2014 - 2 comments

Campfire

Instrumental demo from a little while ago.
posted by dagosto on Mar 3, 2014 - 1 comment

Coust

going for a deep lo-fi groove
posted by dagosto on Jan 16, 2014 - 1 comment

River Town

Sometimes various musical genres blend together to create something fresh and brilliant - the old with the new, analogue with digital, with styles and sounds intermeshing to create a new fabric. That is what we were after with this song, which has got to be the Ummagma song that leans most towards folk-rock. A little hiatus from dreampop. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 11, 2013 - 5 comments

The Road to Lees

The rustling of leaves, the sweetness of birdsong and the movement of blood within your body… all of these have conspired to influence the creation of this song. Hope you gather something natural from this.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 7, 2013 - 3 comments

BFD

Reminiscent of the Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest contribution to the film "Strange Days", this Ummagma track offers an eclectic earful of modernity meets tradition, complete with Carpathian whistle and balanced out with successive male and female vocals. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 4, 2013 - 0 comments

Micro Macro

Indietronic ethno-ethereal fusion is how I would describe this Ummagma track, which is the first Ummagma song you've heard here with male vocals. I feel like this tune has a strong gypsy fusion lifeline running to it from some mysteriously brilliant source, call it what you will. :) Once again, any feedback is appreciated. We've also ventured into indietronic a little here.
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 29, 2013 - 1 comment

Omaha

I have been looking for songs about Omaha lately and have found there aren't many. So I wrote one. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Aug 6, 2012 - 2 comments

Festival Of Fools

Dedicated to anyone who has ever been to a music festival in the UK and ended up feeling utterly miserable. [more inside]
posted by motty on Feb 26, 2012 - 0 comments

Then up the ladder

The is the second song from a series of Neruda lyrics-related songs. The words were taken from Nathaniel Tarn's translation of Pablo Neruda's "Canto VI" from The Heights of Macchu Picchu. The music is original and was recorded with my band World's Greatest Dad. [more inside]
posted by degoao on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 comments

The Night They Closed The News Of The World Down

A filk dedicated to Andy Coulson and all at the News of The World, may it rot in peace. [more inside]
posted by motty on Jul 7, 2011 - 1 comment

Sweet Sister Starlight

Title track of my new album. [more inside]
posted by motty on Mar 20, 2011 - 0 comments

Little Italy

A song about culture shock and the alienation of the immigrant experience. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Feb 19, 2011 - 0 comments

An Anger

Some kind of folk-ish song with a dash of electric thrown in. It's the beginning of a narrative – not sure what exactly. Includes a way too ambitious lyrical reference to Amazing Grace. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Oct 24, 2010 - 0 comments

Hot Potato

I'm taking this night class in 'Audio Recording' at NYU, and we assembled a small group of people to practice making field recordings in Washington Square Park. 'Hot Potato' was sung and played by a duo in town from Tennessee who played accordion and ukulele. [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Aug 2, 2010 - 2 comments

Today

This is a weird mix of a drum machine, a ukelele, and me singing with some other effects thrown in. I record stuff like this at home and never let anyone hear it, so I thought I might give it a whirl. Enjoy!
posted by willc on Jul 2, 2010 - 1 comment

Brother Joseph

Long time listener, first time caller...err...poster. It's a bluesy sort of number in the religious tradition. The recording was done at home with GarageBand. Comments or suggestions on arrangement, recording technique, instrumentation, whatever, appreciated.
posted by Grundlebug on Apr 23, 2010 - 3 comments

Home (a sketch)

a quick-strummer. some warbly stanzas.
posted by punkbitch on Nov 11, 2009 - 4 comments

Looking at Witches

I am re-posting this at the suggestion of another user, this time with lyrics included. This and others are available here. Looking at Wiches Some say they're having a pretty good time And they're working on quitting this town. Everything's working out fine for me. You should see the way I get around. Like a dry drunk Down at the mall. Looking at watches, He feels something crawl Out of a memory He has of a girl. Looking at witches, Down at the mall. And ain't we got friends that are long ago gone and that's all that we want them to be? Nothing but nothing And nothing alone Could make them mean nothing to me. Sometimes in winter you get to go home. You get to dress darkly. You hang up the phone. You walk home from Pittsburgh With one thing in mind. Sometimes in winter, you leave things behind. And we miss when you sing Those old country songs. We get them for free around here, but we don't keep them long. Because we can't keep them long.
posted by Jawbones on Oct 12, 2009 - 2 comments

Mistress Song (Rough Mix)

I posted a live version of this before, but this is a new and very rough mix of a studio version. [more inside]
posted by motty on Sep 7, 2009 - 2 comments

Looking at Witches

Like a dry drunk Down at the mall
posted by Jawbones on Apr 30, 2009 - 6 comments

Joy In The Morning (Cast Your Stone)

An older recording that I just dug up. One of my friend Hawk Coleman's best vocal performances. A bit of a folky melodramatic march that builds pretty big towards the end. [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Apr 24, 2009 - 2 comments

The Best War

Believe it or not, this song was not written about the Iraq war. In fact, it was a reaction to something I was sensing in the air back before the first Gulf War, circa 1990. I changed the wording slightly to reflect the times, but the song still works beautifully. The recording is from my new collection 2 O's, 2 E's (a reference to how I spell my last name). You can download the entire album and lots more stuff at johnvoorhees.com.
posted by soundacious on Mar 4, 2009 - 2 comments

Werewolf Night

Ooo! Spooky! Well, it should be pretty obvious that this song has almost nothing to do with literal werewolves, and everything to do with a predatory mindset, but that doesn’t keep it from weirding my mother out every time I play it!
posted by soundacious on Feb 26, 2009 - 1 comment

Devil's X-Ray

A song about a Devil's X-Ray.
posted by Jawbones on Feb 5, 2009 - 4 comments

Fiesta Time

This is my great, sweeping ballad … my Piano Man, if you will. Tinged with chili powder. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Jan 30, 2009 - 3 comments

Undercover Maggie

A simple cautionary tale of how celebrity, glamour, ambition and just-plain inauthenticity can twist a human soul. Also, you can dance to it. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Jan 28, 2009 - 0 comments

Spellbound

Another of the tunes from my band's live recording session this past July. [more inside]
posted by motty on Nov 28, 2008 - 1 comment

Lights Upon Us

This is the first song off my album I just finished recording. I guess it's very folk-like.
posted by bingwah on Oct 8, 2008 - 5 comments

Impossibly Blue

Folk rock song about the belief that one day everything in life will be perfect.
posted by Magnus Jensen on Sep 23, 2008 - 2 comments

Attack of the Pasta Party Pirates

An original song by my old band, Selected Letters. Alto Sax, Oboe, Violin, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and a good mix of tight arrangement and improvisation. I miss this band a lot, but it was great while it lasted.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jun 26, 2008 - 1 comment

Spider Song

A demo recorded in a hurry. [more inside]
posted by motty on Apr 24, 2008 - 2 comments

On the Count of Three

I wrote this song last week and started playing with it this weekend. I'm excited about its potential, but I would looove love love some feedback. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Mar 23, 2008 - 6 comments

Or The Tide

This is the first song I've recorded on my laptop for my band, Low-Tech Riff Raff. Suggestions on the mix are eagerly accepted. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Feb 11, 2008 - 10 comments

Enough #2

Acoustic version of a previous entry. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Jan 31, 2008 - 10 comments

Some Other Boy/Girl

Wherein I discover you can lyrically abstract and obscurely rearrange an interpersonal situation, but you can't make it blink. [more inside]
posted by allaboutgeorge on Jan 22, 2008 - 3 comments

Optimistic

sleepy pete + myself + our pal Feedle = holland buffalo. [more inside]
posted by melissa may on Jan 2, 2008 - 10 comments

Bad Dream

Simple 3 chord song...with drums etc [more inside]
posted by robotot on Nov 23, 2007 - 2 comments

Rivers That Run Within (Rough mix)

A mellow song by my band, Low-Tech Riff Raff. The lead singer had a cold, but I kind of like the mood anyway.
posted by tdismukes on Oct 9, 2007 - 0 comments

Freezeframe Shutters

I am not sure how this happened. [more inside]
posted by motty on Oct 5, 2007 - 10 comments

Easy (Thus Do All)

This is a demo (sans vocals) I'd like everyone's honest opinion on before I go an upload the finished thing. Guitars/piano/bass/drums. [more inside]
posted by kersplunk on Sep 25, 2007 - 10 comments

Second Ring

Wherein I discover writing a song about kissing off an ex is easier and more satisfying than kissing off an ex.
posted by allaboutgeorge on Jul 9, 2007 - 3 comments

Rain in the Desert

This is a slightly older song, released in '06, but I thought it fit the challenge. I wrote it shortly after moving to L.A. when I was awakened by a thunderstorm, and fell back asleep to some strange dreams... -Leland
posted by danandleland on Jul 1, 2007 - 7 comments

A Song for Dolphins

Another track by Selected Letters (my sadly defunct band). Music by J. Sher and I. Ochs, lyrics by R. Witte. Enjoy!
posted by OverlappingElvis on May 21, 2007 - 2 comments

When We Sleep

A cover of one of my favorite songs about tornadoes, originally by Butterglory.
posted by sleepy pete on May 15, 2007 - 6 comments

We'll Drive This Car

We'll Drive This Car ('Til Hell Is Shooting Out the Stars) - Selected Letters We just played our last show ever this Friday night (a house party at Kenyon College in Ohio - we're all former or current students there) and I wanted to post one of our best songs to commemorate a great year. I miss them already. Selected Letters is: Ira Ochs on the bass guitar Joe Donohue on the guitar Alex Murphy on the drums Evan Axelbaum on the saxophone Riley Witte on the oboe Jeremy Sher (that's me!) on the violin
posted by OverlappingElvis on May 13, 2007 - 3 comments

Light a Candle

Dan and Leland are an acoustic duo blending great guitar playing and vocals with melodic songwriting and thoughtful lyrics.
posted by danandleland on Apr 30, 2007 - 8 comments

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