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When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 8 comments

my idea 21

Quick song recorded this morning on Music Memo with (automatically added) bass and drums, and some synthesizers and (fair warning) voice-cracking singing. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 28, 2017 - 4 comments

Again

Another song recorded with Music Memo providing the drums and bass (NSFW). [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Jul 2, 2016 - 2 comments

Warmup Jam

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]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 14, 2016 - 4 comments

it's the same idea

Wrote and recorded this a couple of years ago. This is where I left it, a couple of notches or more away from perfect... but it's got some good things about it, including a really messed up (in a good way) guitar solo. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jan 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Climbing Up the Walls

Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 7, 2013 - 2 comments

number four

the fourth song effort in my album month efforts. an excellent example of my need to stop making dense songs and fill out that thirty minutes.
posted by tmcw on Nov 23, 2012 - 0 comments

Voytek the Soldier Bear

An incomplete mix of a song I'm working on about a bear who joined the Polish Army (the subject should sound familiar). [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Aug 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Ode To An Invisible Orange

Is this Metal? Inspired by this MeFi post about Metal and this MeFi post about Metal as a catalyst for world peace, I set out to write and record this instrumental over the weekend. Rough edges are OK in Metal, right? You should probably turn this up as loud as it will go.
posted by The World Famous on Mar 7, 2011 - 6 comments

the two of us

I had a few hours to myself this morning and wrote this song. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Sep 11, 2010 - 12 comments

Norwegian Wood

When I'm in a prolonged songwriting funk - which I am now - it can sometime take a cover of a favorite tune to snap me out of it. Let's hope this does. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 comments

it shows

This is an angry, broody, dark, but pretty song. I'm proud of it, I think it's one of my best! Includes a pretty sweet xaphoon (!) solo by yours truly, plus background vocals by my wife. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Mar 30, 2010 - 17 comments

Oh The King

A tune about an odd man who used to roam around my neighborhood as a kid. He wore a crown sometimes. Featuring chococat on drums. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 30, 2010 - 13 comments

run to you (bryan adams cover)

No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
posted by edlundart on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 comments

Staring Into Headlights

Dark sounds for an old barn. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 7, 2009 - 7 comments

hypotech

we wrote this song at our space a week or so ago. [more inside]
posted by dobie on May 11, 2009 - 8 comments

Frog versus Toad (Are Part Of A Zombie Bot Army From The Future)

Two chords: Em and G. But don't worry. You're not part of the Zombie Bot Army. Because Frog and Toad are. And they're staying up all night drinking and having snacks at a bar with PB. [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Apr 20, 2009 - 7 comments

Boots of Righteous Defense

The first finished recording for my band's new album. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Apr 5, 2009 - 21 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

Just another folk-rock song about Jorge Luis Borges. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 comments

Shutterbug

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo, la la la, la la la la. The new hit single from Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. A chamber-pop meditation on time, aging, and death. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 15, 2009 - 4 comments

come here (aberdeen)

This started as a weird tune with pseudo-Indian wailing/cat meowing vocals, guitar feedback, and a one-note sitar solo. It still has those elements, but the track ended up being an almost radio-friendly, catchy (?) pop-rock thing. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Feb 9, 2009 - 12 comments

stopping by woods

Back in either middle school or high school, in music class, I wrote my very first melody with a classmate named Mathias Knutzen. The assignment was to take a text from one of our books and create a song with it. We chose Robert Frost's poem and came up with this pseudo-jazzy tune. I always liked it, so I kept the "digital chord sheet" around and played it from time to time. More than 15 years later, here now is a brand new recorded version -- complete with brushed drums and falsetto background vocals. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jan 20, 2009 - 5 comments

undulate underling

A short, lyrically strange new song partly based on a dream. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jul 20, 2008 - 7 comments

casanova ruins

I was walking around in the garment district at night on valentine's day years ago, and spotted a beautiful woman walking alone across the street. Despite being glamorously dressed up, she looked like she had lost all faith in men. She was carrying a heart-shaped balloon and huge flowers. This song is sort of about that. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 comments

Bucketful of Money

A characterization of a rich womanizing pimpy kind of guy. [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Feb 9, 2008 - 5 comments

Hated By Girls

This is some kind of punk, and my girls, (wife and her best friend) did the vocals. This is fun! Enjoy!
posted by snsranch on Jan 18, 2008 - 15 comments

workshop

Rehearsals : three tunes that we (a big band) were to play on stage in a small jazz festival in Millau, Aveyron, southern France.
posted by nicolin on Jul 23, 2007 - 8 comments

Playin' the Pawns

The Great Big Mulp + snsranch + collaboration = Hell Yea!
posted by snsranch on Jun 2, 2007 - 14 comments

Requiem for the Living

The new album is more or less finished, so I thought I'd offer you guys another sneak peek. A shoot-from-the-hip rock song - Let's drink to the things that died too soon.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 24, 2007 - 16 comments

her theme

A song I recorded several years ago. I thought I would someday go back and fix the numerous rythmic imperfections and scratchy guitar but have since lost the make file, changed recording software and generally made my peace. Beware of turntable.
posted by RobertFrost on May 21, 2007 - 4 comments

Perfect Martyr

One of my bands, The Man So Cool, did some recording a couple weeks ago for a demo disc. We're still working on final vocals and proper mixes, but this is a pretty good rough mix of one of the songs. Links to the other three songs can be gotten over yonder.
posted by cortex on Jan 29, 2007 - 7 comments

untitled (three stars mix)

I just noticed the music section here and decided to toss this up for a little feedback. It's the first cut I did with a new trio, and we're still trying to decide what direction we should take: get crazy composing for the studio, or write simpler stuff that can actually be performed by three people. So far the studio stuff seems to hold up better.
posted by waxboy on Oct 9, 2006 - 12 comments

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