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]
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
as a producer and arranger
. [more inside]
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]
Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer
. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]
A callback for a year back
; the first of the rest
; I promised this track a while ago
. [more inside]
Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier
, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
Performed by the OK L.A. MeFi Action Band
: speicus, mandymanwasregistered, scody, holyrood, klangklangston, weston, carsonb, and The World Famous [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Another track from Lofi Computer
. [more inside]
The lovely closing track of OK Computer, re-imagined as some sort of throwback synthpop thing. [more inside]
It's a pretty dented-up song as it stands. I submit my version with all its dings and dents, though, because I'm up against the deadline.
Well, here it is. I just couldn't pull off any of the ideas I had to make my cover unique, but I really
didn't want to fail the challenge completely. So here's my crappy, iPad recorded version of the tune. [more inside]
Here there be sludge. [more inside]
Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
Sulking straggler throws hat in challenge ring. [more inside]
The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
My submission, just under the wire. Improvised into my phone just now, while fighting dizzy spells and having just submitted to a biopsy procedure
. This is also my first Mefi Music submission.
Recorded in my bathroom. [more inside]
My song for the OK Computer challenge. Pretty similar to the original, but with my own personal touches here and there. I performed everything, and recorded it in Logic Pro 9. [more inside]
My contribution for the July challenge. Just a few pianos and vocals. Thanks JaiMahodara
for singing. [more inside]
I downloaded a karaoke file to help find out how the arrangement was put together (although the file I downloaded seems to have some odd deviations from the original track). Somehow I ended up rearranging the tracks and assigning them to string quartet, woodwind, church organ, marimba and dulcimer. And TR808. Not real, of course. I liked the way it sounded enough to keep it.
And then I put vocals on it, and I don't know whether it didn't all go (as Satie would put it) au form du poire
. [more inside]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer
. [more inside]
To be played extra loud.
I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
A cover of a B-Side from Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
It's well known that Radiohead went to Bob Dylan for inspiration on the title of Subterranean Homesick Alien; it's less well known that they actually lifted the song structure and lyrics themselves from this rare demo recording. [more inside]
My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here
I downloaded a random MIDI file of Radiohead's Karma Police and sent it, almost raw, to this robot xylophone which couldn't understand most of the file. It sounds terrible.
There's also a boring video version
Version # 7248 of this song. My entry into the OK Computer MeFi Challenge. [more inside]
My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
MeFi Music Challenge July 2012 cover of "Subterranean Homesick Alien" off of Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
After many failed attempts, here is my contribution to the project. [more inside]
It's time to come clean... [more inside]
If any of our previous posts
for this challenge have been successfully creepy, then hopefully, this will be the stuff of nightmares... [more inside]
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]
I learned how the play the song the proper way, but then I threw it all out the window for... whatever this is. [more inside]
For some reason, finding out that the song was inspired by a moribund sanitarium brought to mind monks.
From sort of creepy to really creepy. From cover/arrangement/orchestration to abstraction. This is not your Major's Lucky
. [more inside]
My attempt at the Bohemian Rhapsody of my generation. [more inside]
It's probably a different film now (could still be Romeo & Juliet, but they might
have to use chainsaws now). Headphones are best, for maximum crunchification. [more inside]
take a trip with me... inside your mind [more inside]
Not a part of the Monthly Challenge, but the first song I recorded on my tenor ukulele. [more inside]
In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
Forgive me gatecrashing the challenge. I've never consciously heard "OK Computer" or this track. I just read through the lyrics and this one resonated for some reason - serendipitously enough given it's Friday 13th! Hope no-one is offended by this effort bearing absolutely no relation to the original other than the lyric. Feels a bit like I've drunkenly decided to juggle with some Meissen china or something... [more inside]
You get what you pay for.
Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer
album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]