April 13

Little black bird

Just a little song from my weird little indie folk heart. Actually reworking something old and the first thing I've recorded in a while, since I was pretty tired from the whole process of putting out my first EP in January. Also...stuff?...has been happening to my voice because I am trans and recently started testosterone therapy, I really notice the change in how my voice feels and I certainly hope others can hear it too!


April 5

Andante Espressivo by Felix Mendelssohn (flute & piano)

Played as prelude to a church service. Recorded on a Tascam DR-05. [more inside]


April 1

Aevum

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March 30

HWY X - In The Air Tonight

A Phil Collins cover! [more inside]


March 29

Mama Fish

My submission for the "A change would do you good" challenge. Cover/translation of La Maman des Poissons by Boby Lapointe. [more inside]


March 28

No Go

Short, rocking song I wrote about an idiot who's in over his head. It's built around a guitar part that was stuck in my head and a surf drum beat. [more inside]


March 26

If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (Sting cover)

Covering a favourite song with my friends in Calgary. We have a new pop band together called Husky Tower. I'm on guitar. We recorded this live off the floor during a rehearsal, so apologies for the mistakes and whatnot. [more inside]


OH NO FOMO

A poppy, uptempo song about how modern technology abets the struggle with an overwhelming desire not to miss out on being constantly aware of how awful everything is. [more inside]


March 23

Thaw

Piano.


March 17

Forested

Midtempo bleeps and squarewave ditty


March 16

Dramatic Exit

Post-rock instrumental, guitars, programmed drums, keys and arpeggiator.


March 12

10 - the ghost of toto part 3 - vampire deer

this is basically an excuse for a 7 minute guitar solo [more inside]


March 10

09 - the ghost of toto part 2

who let the dogs out? - more ambient stuff


March 8

08 - the ghost of toto part 1 - vampire deer

single take of me singing into 3 delay pedals


March 7

07 - on the dark side of gandymede - vampire deer

don't ask me where gandymede is - it was a dream - not a nice one either it's not that other place you're thinking of [more inside]


March 6

06 - little orion - vampire deer

nothing like elvis, i guess [more inside]


March 2

05 - bitter ann - vampire deer

it's like raggedy ann only gother [more inside]


March 1

04 - stone the moon - vampire deer

just an expression of a certain side of me ... [more inside]


February 28

Our Gold Machine

This is a sad, grim, angry dirge that I wrote out of frustration at my complicity in systemic injustice. 100% Ableton Live software instruments, aside from the percussion in the final chorus, which is a Nord Drum 3P, which is AMAZING btw. [more inside]


February 27

The Eggplant that Ate Chicago (Tim Long)

Based on a true story. Written and performed by Tim Long. [more inside]


03 - house by the river - vampire deer

not my autobiography, but it's still symbolic [more inside]


February 25

02 - convenient - vampire deer

blame doesn't work that often [more inside]


February 24

01 - robbie the light bulb changer - vampire deer

new rpm album - stone the moon [more inside]


February 11

Freddie the Freeloader

Me and my Swedish guitar player friend Gus are working on a jazz guitar/bass duo project. In this rehearsal recording we play one of the easiest jazz songs ever written and still somehow manage to fuck it up (NFSW, some swear words at the beginning). Also, the furnace is running for pretty much the whole take. Sorry about that.


February 9

To the Night

Imagine an anthemic indie punk song written by Ric Ocasic


February 5

Disco Band

A simple pop song for synth, drum machine and vocoder. Featuring another cheeky sequence from the Prophet-6! [more inside]


February 4

Level 3

Loud, obnoxious, a bit chiptune-y. A fun palate cleanser in preparation for the upcoming challenge.


Downtempo

A bit of a departure. This is a bit of living noodling with a drum machine and a couple of tracks laid down with an OP-1. There's no real tune here, just an atmosphere. Something that's probably impossible to recreate, so enjoy.


January 24

Soothin' Synths, Part 2: a Synthy Lullaby

We have a Prophet-6 at work right now and I just found out that the sequencer is polyphonic. Programmed a chordy little loop and messed around with it a bit while grabbing it on my H2. Hope you enjoy the pure, unaccompanied sound of this gorgeous synthesizer!


January 23

Sebastia

Song about the creeping realization of depression while in a beautiful place. Features guitar, horns, electric guitar, percussion. [more inside]


January 19

Damping

Slowly mutating melody with some clicks, bass, and wobbly lead.


January 18

Big Indie - Project Stem

A more completed version of the song I posted a couple of weeks ago


January 12

Taps.

A noisy version of the piece where every instrument is played through at least two overdrive pedals. [more inside]


January 8

if you want me

vocodin' [more inside]


January 7

These Few Hours (Original Soundtrack)

Instrumental piece I recorded for the Short, "These Few Hours".


January 5

Big Indie

A work in progress, think drop nineteens mixed with modern indie pop


January 4

Moab Meteor Discovery

Utah 1988


January 3

warm for december (christmas cheese mix)

Song written with my old band, Big Ghost, about unseasonable New England weather. Bit of an oldy but goody, I threw together this recording to send to my old bandmates on the east coast as I live in sin in California. Hope you enjoy. If you can, please help me with toning down the harshness while keeping the excited sound. [more inside]


January 1

Keener Sounds

Ramon Fernandez, tell me, if you know, Why, when the singing ended and we turned Toward the town, tell why the glassy lights, The lights in the fishing boats at anchor there, As night descended, tilting in the air, Mastered the night and portioned out the sea, Fixing emblazoned zones and fiery poles, Arranging, deepening, enchanting night. Oh! Blessed rage for order, pale Ramon, The maker’s rage to order words of the sea, Words of the fragrant portals, dimly-starred, And of ourselves and of our origins, In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds. - Wallace Stevens


2019

It's here


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