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Red Rider themes

For a storytelling project, I made six variations of a three note motif, to represent the personalities of six different characters. Each little theme is less than ten seconds long, so even when I put all six of them together it adds up to less than 60 seconds. I hope to post the whole project someday, but at least this version counts for the November Music Challenge!
posted by moonmilk on Dec 1, 2016 - 1 comment

The Middle Of The Night

For this month's 60-second-or-under challenge. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Nov 29, 2016 - 5 comments

Hot Mess

A jazzy/funky/noisy/weird tune written for the 60 second challenge. Just sort of stops instead of ending. [more inside]
posted by Television Name on Nov 29, 2016 - 3 comments

Thoughts in B-flat

In the past couple of weeks, I found myself going back to a piece that I'd started working on a few years ago -- probably because it's in a slower triple meter that's somewhat calming for me. This is a condensed one-minute version, featuring piano and guitar, for the 60 Seconds and Under #2 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Jar Full Of People

My entry for the November Challenge. It is not new, but it has been waiting for this challenge to finally have an appropriate home. [more inside]
posted by grumpybear69 on Nov 22, 2016 - 5 comments

Everything Is Fucked (Keep On Going)

A wrote a little pep talk, for myself and for anyone else who needs one, as we wade through the fuckedness of all this. Catchy and short and angry and upbeat and exactly a minute long. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 20, 2016 - 18 comments

Chimes & Oatmeal

Here's my submission (finally) for the assignment I got for the Great Raffle Request Challenge a few years back. The request: "Record a song (cover or original) on an instrument you don't really know how to play." This one's for Secretariat! [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 17, 2016 - 9 comments

Please Don't Be Happy

Please, shake your booty for 60 seconds
posted by remlapm on Nov 15, 2016 - 4 comments

I thought you said 6 seconds!

This is for the 60 second Metafilter November Music Challenge. My software, the Platonic Music Engine, generates 6 glorious seconds of avant-garde electronic beeps and boops for your listening pleasure! Many, many, many more details inside. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Nov 10, 2016 - 10 comments

The Challenge Is This

I needed this challenge to get away from the song I've been slowwwwly working on otherwise. I recorded some of it last year, but heavily edited and added onto it last night, and then trimmed it down to a slim fifty-seven seconds. Song 14 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series.
posted by not_on_display on Nov 8, 2016 - 7 comments

Soulshake

Verbatim cover of the Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson classic [more inside]
posted by bonefish on Jun 27, 2016 - 3 comments

Don't Call It a Disease

As humans explore beyond the solar system and add themselves to the wider galactic population, they bring with them their cats. Likewise, the humans' cats bring with them their parasites. Over time, toxoplasma gondii alters its effects on humans and other sentient species, imparting a sense of spiritual enlightenment, thus leading to a new galactic religion. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Jun 3, 2016 - 2 comments

You Can't Keep A Good Girl Down

Pop protest song for the current Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Jun 1, 2016 - 3 comments

Sapphic Melody

This is a poem fragment from Sappho set to music using Ancient Greek music theory as best as I understand it and generated by my Platonic Music Engine which generates music using every musical idea that has ever or will ever exist. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on May 21, 2016 - 11 comments

China Doll

A collaborative cover of the Julian Cope original, by me and not_on_display [more inside]
posted by greenish on May 5, 2016 - 10 comments

Cover: Hand of the Almighty (God Will Fuck You Up)

WARNING: Not Safe For... anyone, anywhere. Seriously. (For the MeFi Cover Challenge.) [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Apr 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Mississippi River (feat. greenish) [cover of orig. by Izintombi Zodumo]

For GregNog's Mefi Cover Challenge and Song #7 in the Unu Kanto Po Semajno collection, I roped greenish and her awesome set of pipes all the way in from across the ocean! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 24, 2016 - 9 comments

Chambers

Remixing a Peruvian chicha tune, discovered in this thread. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Mar 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Sitting On A Halo

Santa put a new saturation plugin in my stocking. I......may have overdone it a bit on this quick song about appreciating life and what you have - just in time for the New Year. [more inside]
posted by remlapm on Dec 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Coventry Carol - strings

This medieval English carol is certainly not cheerily optimistic-sounding, but might not quite qualify as pessimistic. "Somber" is better - a mood rarely evoked for Christmas. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Dec 18, 2015 - 1 comment

Brother Casanova

New Years. Listlessness and Watching Your Life Go Bye. But there is Love and Hope nestled deep in in the chorus. [more inside]
posted by remlapm on Dec 10, 2015 - 7 comments

Thanksgiving Snow

Short piano solo: Snow falls on the prairie.
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 26, 2015 - 7 comments

Like the 90's

A song about the winter weather or lack thereof, the defining El Niño of my childhood, family troubles, a metaphor about my lack of perspective, and an impression of a musical sheep. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Nov 22, 2015 - 5 comments

Nightmare Tunnel

Loops of slow disorienting guitar noises, and other sound wierdness. Sections fade in and out of one another, building and cresting. I picture it akin to an adult version of riding on Willy Wonka's fucked-up boat ride. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Sep 15, 2015 - 3 comments

We choose to go to the moon

Sonic equivalent of a child smashing toy cars into each other for the anniversary of when a man did a speech and August/September Music challenge. [more inside]
posted by we are the music makers on Sep 12, 2015 - 6 comments

Baleen

Whalebone
posted by ageispolis on Sep 12, 2015 - 2 comments

Michelle

Cover of the Beatles' 'Michelle' as recorded by The Lucky Sperms, a band I was in with Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. From our Jagjaguwar Records release Somewhat Humorous. [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 comments

This is Wrong

Sample reduced synthetics, atonal feedback, and other fancy marginally (ir)relevant musical gibberish. It's loud, and isn't that really all you wanted? [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Sep 3, 2015 - 2 comments

Rocket City

A song about Huntsville, AL, for the City Songs challenge. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 31, 2015 - 4 comments

New York March

One more 1865 banjo tune for the city songs challenge trifecta! This is another Frank B. Converse composition. Fretless banjo and tambourine, a bit of reverb for extra stateliness.
posted by usonian on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 comments

Philadelphia Jig

Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Free Man In Paris

For the May/June/July Music Challenge, billiebee and I collaborated on a Joni Mitchell cover. [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Jul 21, 2015 - 13 comments

A la Habana

An ode to Havana in a mongrelized "guagancó" rhythm. It's badly sung in Spanish, and awkwardly played using congas, bongos and a batá. I've included my original lyrics in Spanish and an English translation. [more inside]
posted by abakua on Jul 2, 2015 - 7 comments

Boston Jig

Getting in just under the wire for the May/June city song challenge, this is a short little banjo tune from Buckley's New Banjo Method of 1860. Fretless minstrel banjo, parlor guitar, bones and tambourine.
posted by usonian on Jun 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 comments

On The Banks of Sacramento (wubmachine remix)

Whereupon we invite an algorithm to make mincemeat of a rather squalid song and out comes happy accidents. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jun 18, 2015 - 2 comments

Chicago (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Felt inspired to throw together a cover of an old favorite for the May/June challenge. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 2, 2015 - 7 comments

not my voice

not actually, but kinda [more inside]
posted by we are the music makers on Jan 31, 2015 - 2 comments

10 Seconds of Static

Lot's of interesting things you can do with static. For the January Challenge. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Jan 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Ramen Bowl 4

This is for the 10 second sample challenge. [more inside]
posted by donkeymon on Jan 25, 2015 - 5 comments

kny10

Electronic instrumentals for the 10 second challenge. [more inside]
posted by advil on Jan 22, 2015 - 8 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

Our Lady Of The Morlocks

A rough vocal for a rough congregation. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 16, 2015 - 4 comments

Theme Song Theme

Not a complete theme song, more like the theme of a theme song. It makes mundane tasks like checking the mailbox seem urgent and full of import.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 29, 2014 - 4 comments

So-so Sonata

Instrumental piano piece. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Sep 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Happy New Year

I was going through some old stuff and liked this one more than I remembered. Once I saw the September Challenge, I had to post. Acoustic guitar with countless f-bombs. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Sep 21, 2014 - 2 comments

August, Again

For the music challenge, something that sounds like I've been feeling lately. Plenty of pump organ and piano. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Aug 26, 2014 - 5 comments

hypotech

Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's track hypotech from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 30, 2014 - 2 comments

Kitten (in my robot purse) cover

Coming late to this great mefimusic challenge. So many I still want to cover, but here's my noir version of umbú's excellent Kitten (in my robot purse), a song that packs way more adorable and awesome into less than three minutes than should feasibly fit. Hope I'm doing it justice. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 29, 2014 - 2 comments

My Childhood At the Open Mic

If memory serves, in my pre-teen years, bands At the Open Mic tended to sound a little like this. I wish more of them had covered Cortex's songs. [more inside]
posted by AxelT on May 28, 2014 - 6 comments

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