A slice of stompy psych-rock with plentiful tambourines and rich, undulating waves of FUZZ. I also made a video featuring my glove puppet and alter-ego Fluffy, if you want the full gesamskunstwerk 'sperience.
It's never easy to say goodbye to Sky Ghost; perhaps this will help. [more inside]
As all bookies know, there's one born every minute...
Generative ambient piece. [more inside]
Downtempo ambient generative probabilistic instrumental. [more inside]
Three looped instruments with different beat counts between sequencing and looping. [more inside]
Thought I'd try recording this lovely tune by the legendary Glen Campbell [more inside]
A game show jingle-inspired tune. My kid came up with the title. [more inside]
So I play in this cover band back home that is a bit heavier in terms of sound and we have a keyboard player so I keep saying we should do a metal version of Sandstorm. No one believes me that it will work so I decided to make a quick demo to show them what is possible. A super metal lead guitar takes the place of the lead synth, the chords are from my dad's old Roland JX-8P, bass is my Stingray 5, and the drums are factory keyboard drums performed live on the Roland DP-90. sandstorm Great song!!!!
Blaseball is on siesta, so I took the opportunity to write this tribute to the Kansas City Breath Mints' favorite pitcher: a dirtbag lich who loves to vape, drink Four Loko and throw walks. [more inside]
I was going for a YMO or SNES JRPG feel. (It's good to see people still making song in earnest here, BTW.) [more inside]
This week's ambient office featured polyrhythmic drums-bass-slewed marimba-and-sonar pings jam, songified here with some knob twiddling. [more inside]
The second half of an instrumental based on a watercolor by my partner. [more inside]
He's on the brink of a major ch-ch-change.......should he stay or should he go? He just has "to find the balls somewhere"....
Short, generative downtempo instrumental piece. [more inside]
The last of us
Torn [more inside]
I recently did a fairly significant overhaul to my recording setup - trying out the new rig with a jazz trio type format with an improvised double bass part which I mic'd and DI'd the pickup & blended the two together. Stereo piano is from the Roland DP-90 and the drums are the factory brushes kit from the DP-90 also.
With five of us living in a small downtown Toronto house, I don't get a whole heck of a lot of music recording time. I recently had a few days all alone for the first time in over a year (ch-ch-changes!) so me and the dog lit a fire and recorded a cover of a Gram & Emmylou song by way of the George Jones & Gene Pitney original, featuring some guitars and the old family Heintzman piano. [more inside]
Posting this as a companion piece to Uncleozzy's used car salesman track. It's a demo that I never really finished because it sounds like an outtake from Pretzel Logic. One of those unpleasant realisations that dawns on you when you've nearly finished something and you go "Ohhhh fuuuuck....". But it did amuse me to include a sly nod to Rikki Don't Lose That Number in the chorus (the bass line), which of course itself is a nod to Horace Silver's Song For My Father. A lot of nodding going on there...... [more inside]
Generative piece made in Sonic Pi. Was aiming for a jazzy feel, ended up sounding more modernistic. [more inside]
Another dumb song from the dumb-songs album demos. This one's ... let's call it early-2000s emo?
A while back, my partner started doing (visual) art again after a long hiatus and I did a few instrumental songs based on some of her pieces. This is the first of three so far. [more inside]
The ravages of age...... (NSFW - a couple of very mild swearwords that might distress the sensitive and result in aghast pearl-clutching)
Got so excited about playing with Euclidean rhythms after getting a new clock utility that I did a Friday/weekend AO edition. [more inside]
Generative ambient piano + synths made in Sonic Pi. [more inside]
Once bitten.... [more inside]
Some friends and I have been writing for an album of super-dumb joke songs. This is a demo of one that's got a distinctly 90s-britpop vibe.
This week's ambient office jam, deeper and darker than last week. [more inside]
Cartoon Music [more inside]
FM softsynth drenched in reverb, chorus and delay
I've been using a modular setup to produce background music in my office. This is me playing around with this week's patch.
A mix created specially for MeFiMu by erstwhile producer, raconteur and unicyclist Crispin St Crispian. [more inside]
Springtime is back baby!!
Experimenting with vocal synthesis. [more inside]
A tribute to Blaseball player Sutton Picklestein, who was offered resurrection at a terrible price, and said "No thank you." [more inside]
Ahh yes - unmistakeable....
A stompy, Floyd-y thing with downbeat lyrics that hopefully end on a note of optimism.
Simple instrumental. Guitar, bass, keys, programmed drums.