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Cloud Ships

A mid-tempo piece, built around the opening drum riff. Carbon 7 is an improvisational jazz/space/rock trio that just makes it up on the spot. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Feb 21, 2014 - 1 comment

 

No Surprises

We bring you an extremely ambient take on the Radiohead classic to finish the album. Fair warning: you...might not sleep tonight if you listen with headphones or good speakers/monitors (which, of course, is best). [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 24, 2013 - 2 comments

The Tourist

From the beginning to the end; after this track we have only one track left in this absurd amalgam of noise before the whole of OK, Computer? is finished. I hope you've enjoyed this bizarre ride, which has destroyed my voice and changed forever the way I sing, seen the birth of at least one new Gyrophonic instrument, and helped me really develop my comfort and style as a producer and arranger. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 6, 2013 - 0 comments

Airbag

Since everybody's in the midst of posting their completed tracks for this year's album challenge, I thought what better time than to post another track just finished for last years? This track and its accompanying video features the public debut of our newest homebrewed weapon of sonic destruction: The Macroharp. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 14, 2013 - 4 comments

Subterranean Homesick Alien

This. Is. The. Central. Scrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrutinizer. Now with the spookiest hype men you've ever heard. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 11, 2013 - 0 comments

Paranoid Android

The next offering in our revisit/completion to the OK Computer challenge; is it troubling to anyone else that I find this version incredibly relaxing? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 8, 2013 - 0 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

Midnight Improv #3

The third installment. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Apr 19, 2013 - 0 comments

Pulse 27

It's been a while, and I figured I should come back with something wholly new (albeit about 4 months old). I've been holding out on posting this because, frankly, it's the most personal thing I've ever produced. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 26, 2013 - 8 comments

Tiktaalik

One fish was the first fish to walk on land, one fish was the first fish to breathe the air. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Feb 26, 2013 - 0 comments

Midnight Improv #2

Another midnight noodling session before bed. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Jan 23, 2013 - 9 comments

14 Baktun

14 minutes of improvisation from Carbon 7, heralding the end of the Mayan Long Count. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Dec 8, 2012 - 2 comments

Three

Carbon 7 again, from last June. This one sounds more like an actual song than about anything we've done, so far. 16 minutes of spontaneous creation. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Nov 24, 2012 - 1 comment

Off Leash

Carbon 7 does yet another improv. Uptempo. We played all the notes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Nov 16, 2012 - 0 comments

The Sunset Star

A slow, jazzy improv thing. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Aug 17, 2012 - 3 comments

The Egg That Never Was

Another long instrumental noodle-athon. Making it up as we go. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Electioneering

If any of our previous posts for this challenge have been successfully creepy, then hopefully, this will be the stuff of nightmares... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 18, 2012 - 13 comments

Let Down

Time for a short break from the creepy. Turns out, all that needed changing was one word, and this was actually a bit of Mississippi Delta Blues in disguise--mostly because nobody in Mississippi has ever heard of the word "drivel." Sit back on your front porch with a cool glass of lemonade for this one. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 comments

Lucky

From sort of creepy to really creepy. From cover/arrangement/orchestration to abstraction. This is not your Major's Lucky. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 16, 2012 - 6 comments

Hollow Saturn

Starts out atmospheric as we slowly descend through the thickening clouds. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 12, 2012 - 2 comments

A Thumb Piano Song

Late night twiddling. [more inside]
posted by palbo on Jun 9, 2012 - 0 comments

Midnight improv

Turn off the lights, hit record and just play. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on May 30, 2012 - 5 comments

You've Got To Titan Up Your Kuiper Belt

Astral Funk from my improv trio, Carbon 7. This is what happens when you let the drummer set the theme of the jam. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 26, 2012 - 3 comments

What the Thunder Said/The Purification Ritual (Epilogue)

After writing/arranging, recording, and mixing the first five sections of The Wasteland, I found myself a bit spent, and struggling with the final movement, so I took a few days off to back away from it. I finally returned to it tonight, and, renewed, even managed to squeeze an extra track from it. Thus concludes the tour. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Death by Water

The penultimate movement of The Wasteland, this one keeps it short and sweet. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 5, 2012 - 2 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

Death by Waterphone (Interlude)

Next on order from The Wasteland comes something completely different--no effects, no text, no processing, apart from a tiny bit of compression, and track normalisation. It's one instrument, center channel. Nothing but one man, one mic, and a room. That in mind, headphones could not be more highly recommended. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 2, 2012 - 2 comments

A Game of Chess

The sophomore track/movement in my concept album/piece, built around The Wasteland. Finalizing the mix took a bit longer than expected, so I didn't get it in before the deadline for the challenge. Boo. Nevertheless, Expect some surprises. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 1, 2012 - 7 comments

Prologue/ The Burial of the Dead

Movement/track 1 of my new, MeFiMusic Challenge-inspired concept piece/album based upon The Wasteland. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 comments

Results: Presence of Double-Labeled Neurons

MeFi Music, I'd like to introduce you to some new friends--the tank drum and waterphone. I believe you already know another companion, the musical saw--or, as I like to call it, the acoustic Theremin. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 7, 2012 - 0 comments

Results: Methodological Considerations

Turns out, a wall of text you can hardly pronounce and don't understand is easier to read in a single take when you sing it. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 4, 2012 - 0 comments

Methods

Track 3 from our new RPM Entry, we dive headfirst into the creepy-as-fuck territory. Special guest Fred on vox. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 3, 2012 - 1 comment

Title>Introduction

Presenting the opening volley from Demons of Gyrophonia's new album, for the 2012 RPM Challenge, Searching for Dual-Projecting Interneurons that May Contribute to Spinal Turtle Behavior. Previously. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 comment

II - Distribution of single-labeled neurons and Conclusion

Mvt. II of Searching for Dual-Projecting Interneurons That May Contribute to Spinal Turtle Behavior. As with the first movement, this is a studio version/dry run we made before a live performance thereof this past Saturday. Once again, the vocals are from Virginia, via Google Voice. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 comments

I - Introduction, Methodological Considerations, Presence of double-labeled neurons

Quite possibly the creepiest science paper ever. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 7, 2012 - 2 comments

Island Home (Jersey (Bailiwick of))

In a truly avant-garde move, the last real gyrophoniation on Anthemic is an Anthem which isn't yet officially the anthem for the Crown Dependency it's supposed to represent. Also, does anyone know how such a beautiful island come to be the namesake of the Garbage State? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 18, 2011 - 0 comments

Meda Dau Doka (God Bless Fiji)

Skipping the next track on the album, as it was the first to be posted here, we move to the nonsense version of the Fijian national anthem--the one in English. Mr. Prescott must have thought Fiji to be a much bigger, stronger, less who-gives-a-shit-worthy nation than it really is. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 17, 2011 - 0 comments

Aegukka (The Patriotic Song - Korea (North))

LYRICS: Well, our country's kind of shitty, But we love it anyway (We have no basis of comparison!) This is Anthemic. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 14, 2011 - 0 comments

Mongol ulsyn töriin duulal (National Anthem of Mongolia)

I didn't know Ricardo Montalbán was a Mongol... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 13, 2011 - 1 comment

Jun19

I thought I'd share this with the mefi music makers and listeners. It's a sparkly-ish, delay-ish, electronic-piano-ish, one-take-ish, THC-ish improv/rhapsody. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Dec 12, 2011 - 0 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

Kassaman (We Pledge - Algeria)

Changing gears a bit, we go to one of the more fascinating anthems to grace the album. Kassaman's lyrics were written by Algerian poet Mufdi Zakariah while imprisoned by French colonial forces. He wrote the verses on his cell walls using his own blood. They are, by nature, extremely violent, and (far as I know) may comprise the only national anthem which mentions machine guns directly. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 7, 2011 - 0 comments

Dideba (Praise - Georgia)

Next in line comes Georgia (the country, not the awful state). Oh, Georgia...your flag is classy as hell, your language looks like squiggly doom. You're pretty awesome. I'm so sorry. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 6, 2011 - 13 comments

Blessings of the Swazi (Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati - Swaziland)

Next from Anthemic comes a much more abstract interpretation of a much more obscure anthem, from a country many more people are prone to forget exists. It's also, probably, my personal favourite track of the whole album. I'd like to think it very deftly stomps through the full spectrum of brilliance and stupidity, at any and all times. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 3, 2011 - 1 comment

Up Above the Young Rhine (Oben am jungen Rhein - Liechtenstein)

Presenting Anthemic: a collection of abstract interpretations of various obscure, entertaining, odd, or otherwise intriguing national anthems. We start with a fairly harmless country, and a fairly harmless interpretation of a fairly harmless anthem. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Specks> Uniquify

So closes another chapter of the Gyrophonic discography. We end Step Outside with two tracks, which elide into each other. The second track begins around the 4'20" mark. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 27, 2011 - 1 comment

Tenacity

Hooved animals and plants high in starch or methyl cellulose may want to avert their attention now. Kindergarteners, or any other fans of library paste, do we have a track for you! from Step Outside, released 20 November 2011 [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 25, 2011 - 2 comments

Prelude> Moissanite

Moissanite, or silicon carbide, is often used to make synthetic diamonds. Listening to this track, for me, conjures imagery of a manmade crystal cavern, with an ethereal glow, and the not-quite-drip of not-quite-water. The prelude ends and the track proper begins around 3:16. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 23, 2011 - 0 comments

Indeliberate

Track #3 from last night's new, pleasantly topped release, Step Outside, we move from the realm of ambient synth and effects to acoustic improv with some warm, tasty sax in the foreground. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 21, 2011 - 0 comments

Patriarch

Track Nr. 1 from our new new new album, Step Outside, released tonight, 20 November 2011. We start with something a little familiar, and a little different. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 20, 2011 - 0 comments

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