July 4

The rain again, again.

Almost a cover, but not really.


July 3

Sunland - Demo of the Roland JUPITER-X

it's a thing that sounds like new order, the feelies and lcd soundsystem


July 2

Angels Flight (Vocoder Demo)

A retelling of the 1965 late-period LA film noir, Angel's Flight.* [more inside]


June 29

everything i wanted (Billie Eilish cover)

Thought I was writing my own song with these chords today, but realized I had stumbled on everything i wanted, and decided to embrace it.


June 27

Soviet Girl

A song that dates back many years and many arrangements. [more inside]


June 26

A Series Of Unlikely Explanations

Post-rock instrumental. Guitar, bass, programmed drums.


June 22

Rag Doll

Well, here's a rock song I made. I'm not good at descriptions. The rest of the ep is various places as 'Microvague'. [more inside]


June 13

Not Disquieting At All

Free-form dark instrumental jam. Bass, guitar, keys, programmed drums, traffic noise. [more inside]


June 5

Activity Indicating Activity

Track 2 from my new release Carefully Introducing Problems. Drone/dark ambient/spooky synth/a touch of Berlin School. 100% of proceeds from the album will be donated to Reclaim the Block and Afrorack. Today, June 5, it is #bandcampfriday and I will be personally matching donations. [more inside]


June 4

Moss and Cement

Love song, guitar by me, bass and drums by Music Memos app. [more inside]


June 3

Hey It's Okay cover

I've been playing with armoured-ant's excellent Hey It's Okay, and I liked this little short version.


June 1

Daily Briefing [EXPLICIT]

Important information from Boris Johnson.


May 30

Further Chaos Dance Mix

Slow dance to the outbursts of generative electronic folderol. [more inside]


May 23

Snowdrifts

Exclusive to MeFi music, Snowdrifts as originally recorded! From Where The Trail Leads. [more inside]


May 22

Flip Side

What's it like when you feel like you're on the flip side from everyone else on the street? A vaporwave exploration of the lo-fi a e s t h e t i c.


May 17

Prosthetic Conscience

Guitar Instrumental. A rework of an old piece of mine. Just got a bass guitar, so of course it's pretty high in the mix.


Transcontinental Airway

Another IDM travelogue inspired by the remote land arrows of the Transcontinental Airway System. Music for dancing, thinking, or especially (if you have the means) driving.


May 15

Where The Trail Leads

The title song from my new online-only album Where The Trail Leads. Stream or downlaod for free. [more inside]


May 14

OP-1 Experiment 4

Playing with the OP-1 again. This one might approach danceability. Benefits from a subwoofer or headphones.


May 13

wowzers

An old instrumental jam from when I lived on the island. I think this is from around 2013.


May 12

OP-1 Experiment 2

Experiment on the OP-1 synthesizer.


May 10

Mumbo Jumbo: Light It Up

I couldn't help noticing a certain theme to Mumbo Jumbo's Hermitcraft Season 6. (Well--two, really. One was breaking and placing concrete, but that's not the one I made a song about.) [more inside]


May 9

Make Right the Time [Danny Schmidt cover]

A different draft of the song rangefinder 1.4 introduced me to, having been given her basic tracks and having added my noodling. This is the one with the piano. And the kitchen sink. [more inside]


Obscure Reference

Guitar instrumental. A bit of harmonica. [more inside]


May 7

Falling Into Summer - DEMO

Recorded with a Roland Jupiter X as a live take


May 5

I'll race you!

Foot race? Bikes? Horses? It don't matter none, 'cuz it's on! [more inside]


May 4

Autumn, Semaphores

A psychedelic synthpop meditation on dreams, the romance of travel, the uncanny desert night, and technology approaching obsolescence. If Tears For Fears collaborated with 1970-era Steve Reich, you might get something like this. Based on a painting by Georgy Nissky and a time-lapse video of two vintage railroad semaphores in the New Mexico desert. [more inside]


May 1

25 Seconds of Wuthering Heights

I never finished my entry for the Kate Bush music challenge a while back, but I liked the bit I did get done.


April 30

cover of Freedom '90 by George Michael

I’ve been working on a musical collaboration with a fellow musician friend of mine during these crazy coronavirus times, in hopes of generating something fun and creative while we have all this spare time not working or gigging. Here's the second song from that collaboration.


April 29

Salaman

This is an West African kora tune recorded by Toumani Diabate, but this arrangement for guitar by Derek Gripper makes it feel like a tango. I recorded it on my porch in New Orleans. I didn't mean to record the covid ambulance sirens in the background, but I imagine that I'll listen to this later and remember what now was like.


Red Haired Boy

A standard fiddle tune on mandolin with backing guitar.


April 24

Dislocated

Upbeat and jangly with an orchestral edge. Trying to keep up with posting a song every month or so, this was recorded at the tail end of last summer.


April 23

Elkins - Dorrigo

Fiddle debut! Sorry for the cat scratches [more inside]


April 20

The Last Baseball Game - Part III

Special "came to pass in real life" edition!


April 19

maskmaker, maskmaker

lofi relyricization of harnick/bock song from fiddler on the roof for the sars-cov-2 era. another quarantune! [more inside]


07 - nothing on the wind - vampire deer

hoping that some of the things we like, which seem to be shallow comforts until we're deprived of them, will manage to come back sometime soon [more inside]


April 18

My Way (Roboticized)

I've always hated this song. But digging through my old sheet music I found a midcentury piano treatment that made it much more melancholy and interesting, so I decided to give the tune a synthesizer treatment and marry it up to the vocals to see if I couldn't do some damage. [more inside]


April 17

06 - turn away - vampire deer

the thing is that all that is offered is futility ... [more inside]


StreamJam01

A bit of a collab that happened via an ill-formed idea for a twitch stream. User Carrot Adventure is in the mix. Can you guess where.


April 15

Bach Prelude in C, but shifted by a sixteenth-note

A very silly rendition of this well-known piece with the beat on the wrong note. It kinda works!? Also available on youtube if you want to see the score.


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