In honor of the upcoming first day of school, here is a song about the pressures of the morning. [more inside]
Another song I recorded lately. Instrumental for now but I think I can add some gothic vibe vocals to this one.
It's been a couple of years since I tried writing music but I recently got a setup I could produce music on again. Here is one my first attempts on that. I threw some vocaloid vocals on it way far in the back to give it a vibe and to express a melody going on in my head.
Playing with feedback loops with a slowly shifting pattern. [more inside]
been lucky enough to discover one of the purest aural pleasures in the world: middle-aged men from the middle of north carolina gossiping in that cornbread and turnip green twang. wish i could hear it forever but alas: i live in the desert now. [more inside]
My kids complained they couldn't dance to any of my music so I threw and impromptu office dance party with them. [more inside]
In the grand tradition of posting the same song multiple times, here's the final version of Adrenaline Hangover (previously, previouslier)
I did this as a response to a composition prompt to imagine and alien landscape and then imagine it fading from reality.
just kind of feeling good about stuff!!
An all-analog Ambient Office jam [more inside]
…Your Flights. I wrote this as part of this weekly Junto challenge, which, BTW, is a really fun thing to do when you have the time. [more inside]
Another drum-less synth loop featuring the Roland Sound Canvas SC-88 deploying its absolutely classic harp sample once again! All of the sounds on both this and my last post were made using hardware rather than software which is kind of a first for me in terms of synth tunes! Really enjoying it!
a new synth track featuring a new vintage gear acquisition, the Roland SC-88, providing the classic harp sample!
Just stretching the muscles, keeping loose, don't wanna get too rusty ya know... [more inside]
Bamboo forest / digital zither / bass loops [more inside]
Semi-ambient modern synth pad instrumental with minimalist electronic bass, reversed electric guitar, and some pretty and deliberate vinyl crackle-ish soft static noise and a gentle mix of treated samples. Maybe sort of cinematic? [more inside]
Simple instrumental. Guitar, bass, programmed drums and keys.
Driving on the freeway music. [more inside]
I’m learning how to use Logic Pro. Red button means record. And my friend had to tell me how to right click on a Mac.
Some FL in FL
Kind of beta testing a new recording template
A collaborative DIY minimalist techno track [more inside]
Choral piano with granular drums [more inside]
A jam about riding on a rugged moon. [more inside]
Another old-time fiddle tune [more inside]
More songlike modular AO entry - with a heartbeat! [more inside]
A mellow, chilled-out hip-hop groove
Had a homie on the last goat farm who asked me to write her a song about bouncing around the country taking care of goats and green things, asked me to call it "Hard Out Here for a Nomad" but that is not the name of this song, the name of this song is "The Wandering Life Is A Difficult One, But It Is Not Without Its Pleasures; For Example, Today I Saw A Cardinal." [more inside]
An eggs-tremely mellow morning improv sesh on the synth rig!!!
Apparently my mood impacts the song that develops... [more inside]
From an album. https://danagosto.bandcamp.com/album/kitty-cat-island
Trad. sea song, composed in the 1930s by Scots composer Hugh Roberton. I learnt it from a pirate band who used to play at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. [more inside]
Tempus fugit...carpe diem
a short instrumental featuring all your favourite instruments including the ernie ball stingray 5-string fretless bass, the PRS SE Paul's Guitar, the Takamine G-series acoustic guitar, the Hammond SK-1 organ, and the Roland DP-90 providing the piano as well as the drums!!!!
Please help identify the source of this droll waltz. [more inside]
Still in a Stephen Stills mood, I guess. Video.
Soo, my friend recently attended a password training at work, led by a coworker and friend of his. As he listened to the examples, he got this idea to mash up his coworker's announcer voice with the old banjo tune King Kong Kitchie Kitchie (a version of froggy went a courtin') to make a 1 minute dance mix ditty. [more inside]
so I've been using this songwriting trick where I program a simple loop using the sequencer on my synths and sort of riff off of it to come up with the other instrumental parts. Then, when I have the idea properly fleshed out, I remove the synths. A songwriting scaffold, of sorts (though in many cases I have kept the original loop in there!!!) Anyways, for this track I included the synth loop at the very beginning so you can hear what I'm riffing off of for the rest of the track. Hope you like it!!!! -CA
The 2nd track on my latest album (also posted over at Projects.) A pandemic project, of all original music by myself & my partner, Molly Doris-Pierce. This one is a bit of a favorite of mine. Vocals, guitar, organ, bass guitar, drums.