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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

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

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

Meditation on a riff

Piano improvisation for the "riffology" challenge. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Aug 20, 2011 - 1 comment

Nazgul's Lullaby

This is from a completely clean signal. No effects. Bask in the horror, and take off that bloody ring! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 14, 2011 - 0 comments

Prelude-Midnight (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)

Having already tackled Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Christmas Music, and the Catholic Church, we decided that, for May's Challenge, it was time to up the ante to the second worst thing ever: TSO's non-Christmas music. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 14, 2011 - 2 comments

My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles

Also known as Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory, also by Grunthos the Flatulent, we present a second excerpt of Vogon Poetry, as we have imagined it. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 26, 2011 - 2 comments

Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in my Armpit One Midsummer Morning

Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe. By Grunthos the Flatulent. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 25, 2011 - 1 comment

Auld Lang Syne

In keeping with tradition, here again are the Demons of Gyrophonia ringing in 2011 with the same old song. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 31, 2010 - 0 comments

We Three Kings

And finally, The Christmas Album closes on a low note--literally, this time. After all, where's the fun in having a contrabassoon at your disposal if you're not going to do something wacky with it?* *Headphones recommended for maximum head-rattling [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 25, 2010 - 1 comment

Ukrainian Crab Carol (Shchedryk)

Alright, time to ruin Christmas with the gift of Crabtone. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 24, 2010 - 0 comments

Angels We Have Heard On High

More like Black Angels We Have Heard On High, amirite? [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 24, 2010 - 1 comment

Coalstockings (Blacklung)

Now for, perhaps, the most abstract experiment on the album, and another test of our previously stated theory. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 23, 2010 - 0 comments

Mountain Instrument Medley

A swirling medley of carols from Cousin Jim's back porch. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 23, 2010 - 1 comment

Bad Santa

An original composition by our own Tommy Scheurich, and another experiment in instant festivity. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 22, 2010 - 4 comments

Up on the Housetop

Because this holiday tune appears on every beginning band's premiere concert program, it's one of my favorite to mock. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 22, 2010 - 0 comments

What Child is This?

We all thought as hard as we could, to come up with a Christmas song that none of us hate, so we could do it semi-reverently, in a manner which at least resembles proper. It took so many takes to get it right that now we hate this song, too. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 21, 2010 - 3 comments

Silent Night

"What should we play next?" "How about Silent Night?" "Okay." [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 21, 2010 - 0 comments

Santa's Slay

The first of two experiments on The Christmas Album, testing the hypothesis that [x] + sleighbells = instant festivity. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 20, 2010 - 0 comments

O Tannenbaum

Be patient. I'm told the melody appears in here somewhere. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 20, 2010 - 0 comments

Jingle Bells

A quick introduction of our two newest toys, and the first track off our new Christmas album. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 19, 2010 - 5 comments

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (A Dramatic Reenactment)

I recently discovered this bit of classic radio-recorded vinyl. Enjoy a blast from the (present) past. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 8, 2010 - 3 comments

Larynges(n+1)

Recorded 2 October, 2010 at the Oklahoma Composers Association Salon Concert in Norman, OK, this is a live improvisation with the aid of our audience. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 1, 2010 - 2 comments

I'm the Scapegoat (But I Don't Eat Garbage)

Gyrophonia goes burlesque...or perhaps the other way 'round. I'm not quite certain which. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Aleatoric Boogie Man

Sometimes, even that which goes bump in the night has to get down with chance. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 26, 2009 - 1 comment

No Known Survivors

Something horrible has happened in this place. It will never be the same. Be thankful you weren't present. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Oct 25, 2009 - 2 comments

Qipheyo (The Great Big Mulp adaptation)

Where does he get those wonderful toys? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 1, 2009 - 2 comments

European Son

Technically, it's in F major. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 comments

The Black Angel’s Death Song

Solo vocals with delay, reverb, and amplitude modulation.
posted by man vs sun on Jul 15, 2009 - 4 comments

I'll Be Your Mirror

Short and sweet; a more structured offering, as well. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 14, 2009 - 1 comment

There She Goes Again

Enough songs about drugs, here's a little ditty about a prostitute. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 14, 2009 - 3 comments

Heroin

This is side two! If you want to play the record from the beginning, then please turn over. Do not play this side, if you want side one. This is side two! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 13, 2009 - 7 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties

If it ain't baroque, don't fix it. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 13, 2009 - 3 comments

Femme Fatale

Track #3 in Pasty Anglophiles' complete re-imagining of the VU+N album. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 11, 2009 - 0 comments

I’m Waiting for the Man

An introspective take on a song that’s a lot more relaxed than it probably should be, given the subject matter. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 11, 2009 - 9 comments

Sunday Morning

When Lou Reed becomes a Televangelist, God help us all. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 10, 2009 - 10 comments

Femme Fatale (Ambient Take)

If you didn't care for our treatment of Femme Fatale (via askmeaboutloom), may we interest you in something more, possibly femme, or, I don't know, fatale? [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 3, 2009 - 12 comments

Femme Fatale

Skeedly Scoodly doo-bee a-scoo-boop WHOA ba-deedly doot-'n doo-wow. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 comments

Gumby-lujah

In an alternate dimension, where Leonard Cohen is from Yorkshire, stupid things happen. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 27, 2009 - 4 comments

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