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And the Sunrise Welcomes You Home

A short instrumental piece (featuring synth) in which I basically have fun building from a loop. This is my entry for the MeFi Music challenge to submit music inspired by a MeFi post (I Saw This Thing On The Blue And...). Credit actually goes to three MetaFilter-related posts from last month: two MeFi posts by not_on_display and one MeFi Music post by ignignokt; they inspired me to create electronic music again after a decade+ hiatus. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jul 1, 2017 - 7 comments

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

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 11 comments

Jonathan's Guitar

Classical guitar, pump organ, harmonies, friends far away. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Feb 16, 2016 - 7 comments

Sundre Says

Home demo for a future studio recording. An atmospheric tune about driving at night through small-town Canada. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 27, 2015 - 8 comments

Aleutian Letter

Home demo for a future studio recording. A contemplative tune about a man working on the DEW Line in 1950s Canada, writing a letter home to his estranged wife. Lyrics below the fold. (Pardon the tentative lead vox, as this one's a tiny bit above my normal range and it's brand-new.) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 21, 2015 - 2 comments

Untitled Salt Lake Song (04.28.2015)

A catchy tune about two guys who take a twin engine plane out for a joyride and crash into the Great Salt Lake. Proper title TBD. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 29, 2015 - 5 comments

shake & twitch

First upload: broody lo-fi electronic pop song, written for the January challenge. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Jan 19, 2015 - 4 comments

Kids

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]
posted by litlnemo on Jan 13, 2015 - 1 comment

O-o-h Child

A cover of the classic Five Stairsteps song, put together last week by a bunch of us around the country via Facebook, Dropbox, etc. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Dec 7, 2013 - 0 comments

Old Man's Eye

On the heels of this rough draft, [more inside]
posted by Danf on Nov 7, 2013 - 0 comments

Christmas

"Christmas," written by Florence Dore, and also recorded by Fuzzy and the Posies. It's not a Christmas song -- or if it is, it's one of the bleakest. This cover is by me and my iPad. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jun 2, 2013 - 6 comments

Storm Team - Storm Team Theme

My new band. Our new song. Video link inside. Just watch the video. Hip-hop influence pop-dance weirdatude. [more inside]
posted by even butter on Apr 1, 2013 - 3 comments

Gotta Get A Message to You

I thought I had uploaded this 1998 live living room recording but I guess not. Yet another example of my old band's Bee Gees fixation. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 comments

Beautiful Bidet

A short song about the positive and then the negative male relationships in my life. Features classical guitar, reverbed out bowed banjo, auto-tuning, synth, french doors slamming. This is the latest in a string of versions of this song, having trouble finishing it. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Jun 22, 2012 - 0 comments

John & Tanya - City Of Dreams

This is a dark folk song about Depression-era New Orleans. It's a collaboration between my wife and I.
posted by soundacious on Jan 22, 2012 - 1 comment

Hold on to Love

For some reason I entered the New Year feeling despondent, so I wrote this to cheer myself up. So I suppose it's a resolution. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 comments

Don't Fool Me (2011 version)

Are we there yet? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 26, 2011 - 1 comment

Rock, Paper, Scissors (the single mix)

Shorter, sweeter mix of this responding to some of the suggestions on the last one. Lost the first intro, cleaned up the drums, changed the harmonies slightly, brought up the melody guitars, and dropped in a blazing little guitar solo, even if I do say so myself! It's under three minutes now -- give it a listen! Now just have to figure out the B-side...
posted by unSane on May 3, 2011 - 18 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

Ten Years in a Hundred Dollar Suit

So Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen are in a bar discussing the greatness that is Living on a Prayer, but what they haven't noticed is that Toto are at the next table, and Sonic Youth just walked in the back... [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 5, 2010 - 12 comments

You and San Francisco (Lighters Out Mix)

The (hopefully) final mix of Y&SF with all the problems fixed and Major Dundee's epic solo finally loud and proud before the last chorus. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 7, 2010 - 0 comments

Don't Fool Me (Fixed Mix)

Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 3, 2010 - 3 comments

Don't Fool Me (2010 version)

Today's espresso-driven shot of melodrama power-pop. Originally written around 1995, I think I finally nailed how it was supposed to sound. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 28, 2010 - 5 comments

You and San Francisco (studio version)

Full blown (not to say epic) production of this acoustic demo. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 2, 2010 - 12 comments

Summer's Calling (remix)

I wasn't at all happy with the first version of this challenge track that I posted. So I redid it, and now it makes me feel all sunshiney inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 28, 2010 - 3 comments

Outta Here

The Byrds meet Gary Glitter at a party hosted by Teenage Fanclub. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 comments

Seventeen Below (Electric Version)

Someone suggested I re-record this with a heavier treatment. So I threw the kitchen sink at it. Guitars, guitars, more guitars, a cello section, some HEAVY guitars, harmonies and a bonus weather forecast. Don't let the quiet beginning fool you. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 comments

Darker Shade of Blue (Electric version)

Amped up version of a song I posted a few days ago. Gnarly guitars, Hammond organ, sweet harmonies, in a Television / Big Star / Matthew Sweet frame of mind. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 31, 2010 - 2 comments

Time To Get Up

This is the first song I've ever recorded using real mics instead of my laptops internal mics. Also, first time I've played a bass. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

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]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

If It Be Your Will (Leonard Cohen cover)

I just listened to the man's Live in London album tonight, and decided to spend the rest of the evening hammering this out. [more inside]
posted by Saellys on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 comments

Apfel Augen

This is an instrumental, and the "biggest" song I've ever tried to record. It has some really nice vocals by Leah Wilmoth (who sang in my last upload), and a CACGBC tuned guitar. Also a banjolele. I haven't heard it on speakers, yet. I would love to hear any thoughts on this piece. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Oct 10, 2008 - 17 comments

'Til We're Dead (EP version)

Rerecorded version of "'Til We're Dead" from my forthcoming EP. [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Sep 15, 2008 - 4 comments

the microphone hears it

modular, snap-tite interlock pop. A song about recording alone.
posted by umbĂș on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 comments

A Song In Need Of Lyrics

Jumping in on Mediocre's thread asking for songs in need of lyrics, here's one. Recorded this quite a long time ago and never came up with any words. Listening back it sounds to me a bit like a cross between early 70's Beach Boys and "Your Mother Should Know" if that makes any sense.
posted by gfrobe on Aug 8, 2008 - 11 comments

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