Pretty straightforward 3 minute rock deal. If you're bored, try figuring out all the various things I borrowed from.
This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]
A song inspired by the time my high school baseball coach instructed me repeatedly to hit the opposing batter in the head.
This is a love song I wrote for my girlfriend shortly after we met. [more inside]
*Yet* another short, syrupy-melancholic instrumental. This time with extra dobro. [more inside]
Instrumental demo written/recorded as first-takes after reading this post about the recording of The Cure's Disintegration album. Consider it a comment for the Disintegration post. And please excuse the mix, as it was hastily done. In keeping with the Disintegration theme, it begins with 8 seconds of silence.
Short, with improvised and awkwards chunks, various mistakes, and a outro that flirts with crashlanding. Peace.
a slow and blatant abuse of out of phase & out of time--- a guitar song.
This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns. [more inside]
Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
ok.. but what if I had played my guitar like I was closing my eyes imagining pretending to be metallica, (hey no lawsuits please some kind of monster, it truly doesn't sound like y'all at all, and only happened in pretend land. ("That's where I'm a pirate") playing silent night, while also playing a backing that sounds (a little tiny) "velouria" (ish) [more inside]
A version of a traditional shanty song, recorded mono with a guitar. [more inside]
I'm doing an album this month, and this is the first thing I've recorded for it. I think the album will be mostly or completely instrumental, but we'll see. [more inside]
A song I wrote about a trip to Texas with a girl in 1989. [more inside]
Something horrible has happened in this place. It will never be the same. Be thankful you weren't present. [more inside]
A beepy bloop guitar song. [more inside]
Little ditty about young love, the joys of suburban Massachusetts in autumn, and the allure of all those wonderful things behind the counter at drugstores. [more inside]
A short, two chord song that is a true story. [more inside]
cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
This is a quiet, meditative, minimalist instrumental piano piece, with occasional visits by vibes, fretless bass and lap steel guitar. You might want to play it somewhat loudly to hear some of the softer notes. Do you think it's finished, or should I add something? [more inside]
I imagine this as the music for one of those games where you're flying down a neon space tunnel or wormhole or something, dodging asteroids and mythical space creatures. Or maybe one of those levels in Battletoads where you're riding, well, hoverboards.
Guitar, clarinet, and a sample from My Dinner with Andre. Made by my apartment-mate and I.
Another itty bitty ditty. [more inside]
An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb. [more inside]
A short guitar instrumental, written in a convent, during a heat-wave in 2003. [more inside]
Won't you join us on a small journey? [more inside]
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...
Another entry in my recent demo series of posts. I posted a not-quite-done version of the track here, featuring piano and overly heavy drums. It's a song about the old classic video game "Snake". I'm sure I'll revisit the "proper" recording some day, but in the meantime, this is a nice performance. [more inside]
This track switches between three time signatures, and features an intro with a style of singing I guess one could call very vaguely eastern. It's a slow and gentle affair with softly distorted ebowed guitar, piano, and xylophone. It also includes a guitar solo in which a single note is played repeatedly. And lyrics that are pretty silly. [more inside]
An ode to last year around this time. [more inside]
VU & Nico Challenge. [more inside]
A song that I wrote walking down the streets of Chicago, depressed that I had nothing to write about. [more inside]
As promised. [more inside]
Recorded today. [more inside]
A slow, two line piece on classical guitar, not really in a medieval style but I wasn't sure what else to call it! Hope everyone who takes the time to listen to it enjoys it. [more inside]
Choose [more inside]
A song about people coming to your door and you can't hide from them. Then they drag you away. [more inside]
Another laid back instrumental guitar piece. I recorded a lead line for it, actually I probably recorded about 10, but then decided it was nice enough by itself. Hope you all agree and enjoy it!
My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]
Dark sounds for an old barn. [more inside]
My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]
A laid back, relaxed instrumental nylon string guitar piece, just for something new for me :) Hope its enjoyed by all.
I love this song! Upbeat, dancy, kind of weird. [more inside]
step one: get a guitar step two: learn a couple chords step three: ??? step four: douchebag. [more inside]
I got the idea for this tune while driving through the farmlands of Northern California. Introspective and calming.
A goofy, gleeful, garage-y little summer-in-the-city song. [more inside]
Another chill orchestration of guitar, drums, bass, flute, and sax. The solo at the end is one of my favorites. [more inside]
A melody I had in my head for a while that I just had to get out. [more inside]
A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).