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In A Soylent Way

Carbon 7 doing our mellowest, jazziest thing yet. Joined again by flautist Fred Mitchim. Kept to a pretty sleek 9 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 17, 2014 - 1 comment

A Final Word From Our Sponsor

Carbon 7, plus guest Fred Mitchim on the flute. Making it up on the spot, as usual. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Feb 14, 2014 - 1 comment

Sixty

A quick sort-of-improv on the Rhodes for this month's challenge. Playing it through my ProCo Rat for a little oomph. [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Nov 29, 2013 - 7 comments

IRAS 16293-2422

A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has spotted sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Apr 26, 2013 - 4 comments

Tail End of the Home Stretch

From a Third Person show from a couple nights ago in Nagaoya, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Ouroboros

Carbon 7 again -- This was the opening salvo at our Solstice show last month. 10 minutes-worth of us making it up as we go. Recorded live at the Carousel Lounge. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 comments

Asteroid Hidden in the Shadow of the Earth

Sure, the world could end Friday. Or Saturday. Or some other Friday 100,000 years from now. 7 minutes of instrumental contemplation, as it flowed in from the sky, last May. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Dec 19, 2012 - 1 comment

Topsy

I had this riff knocking around for a while and I decided to do what I sometimes do, which is just slather overdubs on it, and different changes, and let it go wherever the hell it wants to. That's what happened here, only things got a little out of hand. Like Topsy, it just growed. It made me smile, so I thought I'd post it. Rough as a badger's arse, but it has a certain loony charm. Parts of it will probably turn into a song eventually, but this version is it's own thing... [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 24, 2012 - 1 comment

Distant Transmissions

Another Carbon 7 song from our recent show at the Carousel Lounge. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 28, 2012 - 1 comment

A Dance With Creation And Destruction

A spontaneous 20-minute creation by Carbon 7. The first song from our first live show a couple weeks ago. We tripped a breaker at 20:44 or it would have gone longer. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Four

In which we jam out on our axxxes. I have temporarily given up even naming these... things. Another long spontaneous session by Carbon 7, my space-rock improvisational trio. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jun 15, 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

Unseen Ring of Fire

Another Improvisational thing from my new band Carbon 7. This one's a bit long, at 19 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 24, 2012 - 0 comments

Yesterday's Karma Perpetuates

A spontaneous composition by my improv trio, Carbon 7 [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 6, 2012 - 1 comment

Nocturnal Quest of the Caffeinated Goat-keeper's Wife

My new psychedelic improv trio, Carbon 7. We're making it up as we go along. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Apr 21, 2012 - 0 comments

Hold It There (Within You, Without You)

Part 3 of a live 27 minute improv. This is the final 12 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 comments

We Were Talking (Within You, Without You)

Minutes 6 thru 15 of a 27-minute improv, in which Fred Surprises Dennis and I by singing the melody to Within You, Without You, by The Beatles, followed by a musical conversation. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Nov 12, 2011 - 4 comments

The Space Between Us

(Intro edit). This is the first 6 minutes of a 25 minute improvisation that won't all fit in a 10 mb file. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 16, 2011 - 6 comments

doodle

Extended glitchy soundscape, recorded live using today's Google "Les Paul" Doodle and some hardware effects.
posted by naju on Jun 9, 2011 - 1 comment

put the sound in my ear again, it felt good in there

an improvisation on my smart phone, recorded in the breakroom during my lunch break at work [more inside]
posted by idiopath on Dec 7, 2010 - 2 comments

Is There Any Difference?

Improvised song collaboration. I adore the outcome of this moody song. My friend Mark is on vocals, I was on guitar. Bass and piano were added later by me. We literally made this up as we recorded it. Never have made-up, almost gibberish lyrics sounded so meaningful. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 comments

Teen Island

Welcome to Teen Island (Season One). We here at MTV started this reality show with the best of intentions. But things have gone horribly, horribly wrong. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 2, 2010 - 4 comments

mind yourself

piano, double bass, a rhodes piano and a mellotron wander around a bit. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on Jun 23, 2010 - 12 comments

trio no 6

a free improvisation - trumpet, double bass and percussion. slightly groovy near the end. sort of. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on May 1, 2010 - 5 comments

butterfly gone berserk

I have a new song ! Inspired by the numerous posts I've had the pleasure to listen here, I've added a tech touch to my music. My butterfly has decided to rebel against nature and has gained a synthetic voice... but fortunately, he soon gets rid of it and returns to real life.
posted by nicolin on Aug 24, 2007 - 5 comments

début

just to stay in touch
posted by nicolin on Aug 22, 2007 - 9 comments

from the bridge,

watching the river flow, I stumble upon some memories - more vivid than others.
posted by nicolin on Aug 6, 2007 - 10 comments

rice jam

acoustic guitar, wood, steel, glass, and some rice.
posted by nicolin on Aug 1, 2007 - 5 comments

invisible bees

a swarm in a small room.
posted by nicolin on Jul 25, 2007 - 2 comments

hens and rooster

It's nice to be at home with some guitars at hand. I wanted to participate to the challenge, but this tune has nothing to do with water. To me, it evokes a procession of hens in a courtyard, near and around a drowsy rooster. Images of aimless loopsided wanderings, long seductive dances. What is the rooster dreaming of ? just another bunch of hens I guess. Then he awakes suddenly. Too bad this wasn't the theme of the challenge. Enjoy.
posted by nicolin on Jun 25, 2007 - 6 comments

blues a la basie

The Count Basie variation of the standard blues changes. Just two guitars, solo and rhythm.
posted by nicolin on Jun 15, 2007 - 2 comments

spanish cakes

As fresh as possible, in a slightly different mix than my previous upload, to give some more presence to the tune. The rhythm track was under electronic dust somewhere on my drive. I had recorded it without bothering to turn off the radio, so it is heard at the quietest moments. I've added a melody and a solo, as well as some percussion, but it's still a very tiny addition. Flaws included.
posted by nicolin on Jun 8, 2007 - 5 comments

seafront

Two short and very meditative improvisations from some time ago.
posted by nicolin on Jun 5, 2007 - 2 comments

imp 4

Four years ago, I was trying to feel what it's like to be able to improvise. These are three takes over the same short chord cycle : take 2, 1, 3. My conclusion is : to improvise, you have to be able to wait.
posted by nicolin on Jun 2, 2007 - 2 comments

chinese no groove

Improvised trio. Guitar, keyboards, doorbell. When you've got a pebble in your shoe, you can't look at the stars.
posted by nicolin on Jun 1, 2007 - 1 comment

little bossa

I knew I had to play the flute. I found a bundy on ebay, and when I received it, began to play right away. This recording features guitar, flute and harmonica. Improvisation as usual, raw bossa vamp as background, no composed melody as such. Could have been longer without the telephone.
posted by nicolin on May 27, 2007 - 6 comments

GFHFG

which stands for : guitar flute harp flute guitar. Last year my sister gave me her old dell inspiron 3800. I installed audacity on it and was in for multitrack recording. Actually, I didn't know that I could listen to the previous tracks and recording at the same time. So I recorded the first four tracks trying not to lose the tempo and then moving the track so it fitted with the rest, adding layer by layer. By the time I recorded the solo I had managed to listen to the background. Composition is not too ambitious, it was just a matter of testing.
posted by nicolin on May 26, 2007 - 11 comments

glass spiders

In a cave, several hundred feet underground, a mysterious glow can be seen in the distance. Beyond the dark corridors, a strange music fade in as you're getting close. The spiders are here, tall as houses, moving gracefully, feeding their babies, chanting soft lullabies under the crystal dome of a large chamber. One of them approaches and weaves shining threads of sound. You're not really frightened. Actually you feel rather comfortable as you're listening to the friendly speech. Going back ?
posted by nicolin on May 19, 2007 - 4 comments

langsam

hi, Sometimes you're just looking for something as peaceful as possible. Sorry for the unavoidable flaws.
posted by nicolin on May 18, 2007 - 2 comments

shaking

hi, it's raining outside, I just wanted something warm. Short and improvised.
posted by nicolin on May 17, 2007 - 5 comments

satin doll

Another excerpt of a previous too long post. Tired of playing over improvised and random changes, I brought the Ellington tune to Olivier. I played the rhythm track, he played the melody, then I managed to play a solo. Hope you like it.
posted by nicolin on May 15, 2007 - 4 comments

real book

Hi, This is not what you can call a song : rather a collection of recordings pasted together. As in the Real Book, some standards are included. But this track also includes sounds taken from the real world, like a street scene, or rehearsals. It is a deliberate effort to try to match apparently unrelated recordings, from different sources. The Real Book, paradoxically, features charts for some idealistic land. Here, I wanted to use sounds both from the inside (music) and from the outside (raw field recordings) to see how ironically they are related and to provide some contrast. What you're about to hear : a saxophone playing Don Quichotte, a late night Dulcinea, two versions of a standard, and guitar comments.
posted by nicolin on May 6, 2007 - 2 comments

vamp

hi, here's the sequel to my previous post, lo-fi vamp. During a jam with a friend, I unearthed the two chords vamp from my memory and we noodled a little bit around it. He recorded my rhythm guitar part and a solo, and said he could be working on it in order to add something more orchestral to these basic tracks. Well, he's got craft but my vamp now sounds like a soft porn movie soundtrack to my ears.
posted by nicolin on Apr 30, 2007 - 2 comments

Circumference

Inspired by this post about playing pi to 1,000 places on the piano, I thought I'd print out the notes and see if I could improvise something a bit more musical (if cheesy).
posted by chrismear on Apr 29, 2007 - 12 comments

lo fi vamp

hi. This is actually my first attempt at improvising over a vamp. It was recorded with a 500 mhz computer and a webcam. First track recorded first, then played through the speakers so as to allow me to improvise over it, and then the whole recaptured by the webcam again. Hence the muddy sonics. The computer had trouble to play and record at the same time : results in clicks. On the whole.. I like it. Listen to my next post to compare with a cleaner version. Sometimes the rawer the better.
posted by nicolin on Apr 29, 2007 - 1 comment

Lovely & Charming (Live in SF, 2002) - Audiosports

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posted by pantufla on Jul 4, 2006 - 0 comments

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