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Dark Patterns

This is a free internet single from the new album my wife Lori and I are working on as Tangemeenie. It was inspired by a discussion I found here on MetaFilter. Lyrics under the fold. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Jul 1, 2014 - 8 comments

Upsurd

Fusion confusion. The meshing of musical genres found in this Ummagma track represent a fusion, reflecting the confusion that is so commonplace nowadays in this world - simply absurd and rising. Hence the name Upsurd.
posted by Brodyaga on Jun 10, 2014 - 1 comment

Lama (Jane Woodman Remix)

When a musician, who has self-recorded and mixed everything (brilliant) he (she) has ever put out, eventually takes to creating a remix, the output can be somewhat spectacular. That is what happened when San Francisco shoegaze darkwave wonderkind Jane Woodman jumped into her very first remix for Ummagma 'Lama'. Hope you enjoy the output.
posted by Brodyaga on May 15, 2014 - 1 comment

The Road

Dreamweaving is a game that is often best played in the musical realm and this song is a perfect case in point. Skipping, wishing, gazing, tripping, and flight. It's all here. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 15, 2014 - 2 comments

River Town

Tides and lilts, ebbs and flows. Something romantic, yet superfluous permeates 'River Town', with a spacious element opening up for sweepingly dreamy female vocals. At least that's how we see this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 11, 2014 - 2 comments

Back To You

In the spirit of "Superstar" by legendary art-punk band Sonic Youth (who were covering The Carpenters chart-breaking track), here is 'Back to You'. Sonically similar, but content-wise very different. No superstar imagery from the perspective of a groupie here. Just some self-searching and hopefully grounding elements. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 comments

Lama

This is one of the better (at least one of the favourite) Ummagma tracks out there to date and currently the subject of a whack of forthcoming remixes. Stay tuned! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 26, 2014 - 1 comment

Lama (Dunaewsky 69 remix)

I love it when one talented artist can take the work of another talented artist, creatively metabolize it, and then craft output that is impressive in it's own right. This remix takes a quirky electro approach to Ummagma's track 'Lama'. Hope you enjoy it. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 26, 2013 - 0 comments

Titry

Actors are always celebrated for their chameleonic ability to change characters and roles. Ummagma possesses this quality, among a small number of shape-shifting bands currently out there. This song is very different from anything else created by Ummagma. Hope you enjoy this. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 comments

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. One slight change from the previous version. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Nov 15, 2013 - 4 comments

Been There (working title)

One of my first attempts at making music on a tablet (well, except for the guitars)... This is still very much a work in progress, but I kind of like how this mix is shaping up. This will eventually have vocals. Part of a bigger new project I'm working on under the tentative working title "The Big Dismal."
posted by saulgoodman on Aug 15, 2013 - 7 comments

Prelude to No. 70

Who's obsessed with the Magnetic Fields? Not me; that's who. [more inside]
posted by t(h)om(as) on Apr 23, 2013 - 1 comment

Jordan

I'm pretty certain I stole the chorus melody from somewhere, but I can't quite place the source. If anyone figures it out, please send me a private message so I'll know what band to claim I'm paying homage to. Lyrics below. [more inside]
posted by t(h)om(as) on Apr 21, 2013 - 3 comments

Everyone I Know

Resistor celebrates springtime with a lush new single, "Everyone I Know." This hook-laden dance-pop number is seasoned with Resistor's cynical charm, pondering whether originality can exist if a person is merely a product of his environment. Of course, the existentialism lurks beneath many layers of burbling synths, glitchy drum machines, and boy-girl harmonies. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 17, 2013 - 2 comments

Rotation

For some of the best things in life, intensity builds as anticipation kicks in. That is what this Ummagma track is for me - with layer on layer, building a sort of icicle/sand castle that never melts or washes away. It just builds and then takes flight. I hope you will feel the same. Of course, there is that The Smiths thing happening - happy music, depressing lyrics. Rightly so. Spot on - have a read. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 comments

BFD

Reminiscent of the Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest contribution to the film "Strange Days", this Ummagma track offers an eclectic earful of modernity meets tradition, complete with Carpathian whistle and balanced out with successive male and female vocals. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 4, 2013 - 0 comments

Lama (Ian Baird Remix)

A while back, Ian Baird (A*Star, Spring Clock Wonder) did an awesome remix of Telling You (T.Y. Ian Baird Remix) by SPC ECO, Dean Garcia's main musical project since leaving Curve. Fortunately, he would eventually remix our song "Lama" by our duo Ummagma. Hope you enjoy this upbeat track.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 2, 2013 - 0 comments

Micro Macro

Indietronic ethno-ethereal fusion is how I would describe this Ummagma track, which is the first Ummagma song you've heard here with male vocals. I feel like this tune has a strong gypsy fusion lifeline running to it from some mysteriously brilliant source, call it what you will. :) Once again, any feedback is appreciated. We've also ventured into indietronic a little here.
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 29, 2013 - 1 comment

Lama

A love for the golden 4AD era, Pink Floyd and the likes of David Sylvian have all been woven into the thread of this music. "Lama" was both inspired by these bands and reflects their contribution to a new generation of musicmakers. Looking forward, but knowing where our roots lie… I sincerely hope you will all enjoy this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 comments

If You Don't Cry

"If You Don't Cry" by Resistor (originally performed by The Magnetic Fields).
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 25, 2013 - 2 comments

Resistor - Keep it to Yourself

Another bit of synthpop metacommentary in the form of the funny-cause-it's-sad-cause-it's-true inner monologue of a cynical artist. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Wonderful Christmastime

My take on the McCartney Christmas tune. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2012 - 2 comments

Narcissist

The 11th entry in the monthly series of homemade synthpop singles from Resistor, "Narcissist" does what it says on the tin. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor -- All I Wanna Do Is Strum My Ukulele

A simple electro-ukulele ode to solitude and song. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 22, 2012 - 1 comment

I'll Refuse

"I'll Refuse" is a synthpop doowop revenge song. There's a video here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 3, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Insecure

This one is a sparkly nugget of synthpop about the bitter, self-sabotaging adolescent lurking within all of us. Or at least within me. It's classic Resistor. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 26, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Vincent van Gogh

A homemade synthpop tune about the myth of the meritocracy and the pain of being an artist without an audience, like something Stephin Merritt could've come up with on a dreary evening in an alternate universe where The Magnetic Fields never got popular. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Resistor - David the Gnome

This is an electro version of the theme song to the children's show "The World of David the Gnome," which aired in the US on Nickelodeon from 1987 to 1995. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 28, 2012 - 2 comments

Resistor -- Lighting and Distance

A new synthpop song from Resistor about all the lies we agree to believe in so we can make it through the day. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 comments

Resistor -- Ingenue

A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - First World Problems

Resistor makes real songs for synthetic lives. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Invocation

This is the lead-off track from The Flood, the new album by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, released today. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2011 - 4 comments

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies - "July"

"July" is the promo single from the upcoming Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP. "July" is the feel-good song of the month, if not the century. "July" is a tale of love, summertime, and ephemeral youth, told in the timeless language of pop music. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 comments

Truth's A Patient Stalker

A new (very early) rough mix from a chamber pop project I'm doing called "Wishing Well Divers." It's sung from the perspective of Truth personified as a stalker patiently pursuing a corrupt business man. It features cello, piano, acoustic guitar, and an early, rough vocal cut (there are some changes still coming to the vocals, and the guitars will get a boost in the mix ). At any rate, it's a glimpse of where this is going. I welcome any (gentle) feedback. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Mar 11, 2011 - 7 comments

Be A Shark!

Another one from my band, Boeufcake. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Feb 27, 2011 - 0 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 (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

Whatever You Give (I'll Take from You)

I always know the tricks you play, but I still get taken. Another poppy (and slightly ominous) uke tune. Hope you like it! [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 comments

Nothing Ever Changes

From a new thing I'm (slowly) working on. It's just guitar, piano and vocals at this point, but there's a cello part and some additional vocals to come. This is a rough working cut with scratch vocals, but I like how it's shaping up already. Hope you like it. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Jun 28, 2010 - 4 comments

Boss Man Song

A song from the POV of the Boss Man. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Nov 24, 2009 - 3 comments

The Undiscovered Country Song

A quiet song about looking around for all the people you've misplaced over the years. Guitar, piano, cello, recorded live using a field recorder. Vocals overdubbed later at home. Unreleased from a new Tangemeenie side-project my wife Lori will eventually also contribute vocals to, called "The Wishing Well Divers." [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Nov 17, 2009 - 4 comments

In A Room

Cover I did hastily yesterday afternoon of The House of Love's beautiful song "In A Room". [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Mar 28, 2009 - 3 comments

That Letter

To celebrate my 7th MetaFilter Birthday (yay!) here is another track from the band I was in in 1991. This is a cover of a Young Fresh Fellows song. It's a little rough. There's another thing we cover during the intro part before I start singing -- see if you recognize it.
posted by litlnemo on Feb 5, 2007 - 4 comments

Xmas Won't Be Xmas

It's getting to be time to put together the Christmas mix tapes! This was recorded by a band I was in in 1991. Our new guitar player, Michael Cox, brought us the song so he sings lead. I'm one of the girl background singers (heard best toward the end) and might be playing a tiny bit of guitar (I don't remember for sure), and I know I played some jingle bells near the end of the track (What Christmas song doesn't have bells?). It's a goofy singalong sort of holiday tune. I like it a lot. I wish I had a better quality copy, though. We recorded this song along with another batch of demos, in time to get airplay on KNDD's local music Christmas show that year... then promptly broke up before even completing all the tracks as a band, though I went in to the studio later to finish. C'est la vie.
posted by litlnemo on Nov 7, 2006 - 14 comments

Julia

Julia / you've got a lovely uvula / I wanna take you to Florida / so please say yes We'll start a family / play lots of D&D / and watch the Goonies / on VHS
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 4, 2006 - 12 comments

in the Shadow Cast (demo)

Can't have a day with only one post to MuFi! This is from the 48 Hour Project; I spent two days in January holed up writing and recording an EPs-worth of songs that would later become the foundation for my current band. It was cold and tiring and fun...
posted by verysleeping on Aug 9, 2006 - 3 comments

When it Hits My Blood

Cover of a John Vanderslice song about Requiem for a Dream.
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 9, 2006 - 6 comments

Summer's Ending

Now that the summer's ending, there's a cold wind blowing in / So we've got to build some shelter, before it rains again
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 4, 2006 - 18 comments

the Hours -- by the Notes and Scratches

A cluttered and messy rock song from our record Uh-Oh. I play guitar and sing in this band (and play the singing saw on this track!).
posted by verysleeping on Jul 3, 2006 - 4 comments

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