An ambient/drone piece from my newly released album Float (pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp). I'm breaking a habit of expressing anxiety and foreboding through my music, and aiming to spread some tranquility and wonder instead. [more inside]
Recently met a dog with a mighty fine behind. [more inside]
This song is a short instrumental. [more inside]
Song I wrote for a montage of travel footage. [more inside]
A re-recording of this song for an album that I swear is coming out soon (for the four people out there vaguely aware of it). Features acoustic guitar, harmonies from talented friends Ings and Jon David Russell, an instrument like a marimba that I forget the name of, and a flute solo (!) at the end. [more inside]
Short, sweet, sappy love song. [more inside]
A short (1:27) original piece of me on solo piano. It's a reworking / different arrangement of a previous tune I posted, which was piano & guitar. This is a slightly different take on rhythm and melody -- more of a contemplative feeling, and still reflective and reassuring (I hope). Happy new year, MetaFilter! [more inside]
last song of the album and thanks for comments and listening [more inside]
The first track I've finished in a project of doing ska covers of The Band songs [more inside]
well, some people would dream of this [more inside]
sometimes people just aren't having it [more inside]
one generation wants a wall torn down, another wants one built [more inside]
This year I wrote a Christmas song that I'm rather fond of for my wife, who I'm also rather fond of. [more inside]
also known as "you have a CHOICE" [more inside]
Very late to the game on this, but here's a cheeky contribution to the Kate Bush challenge :D
A little ditty about a son confronting his father the king. [more inside]
in which i reveal the secret of modern american life [more inside]
just another day at the mall ... [more inside]
A jaunty (for us) Carbon 7 number from last August. I was making notes on my phone of little snippets of conversation to use as song titles. No clue how we got there, but it seemed hilarious at the time. Utterly improvisational. [more inside]
first song of lakeview square, my new album about the rise and fall of a shopping mall [more inside]
I've posted a few old Hurlo Thrumbo songs here before -- this is an unfinished project from mere weeks before we broke up. Rough mix, rescued from 24 track 2-inch tape, scratch vox. [more inside]
If humans have unconditional love and computers have conditional loops, what is robot love? [more inside]
Part I of The Last Baseball Game is meant to be the song they play before the game, as an intro. This is meant to be the post-game epilogue 'final farewell' kinda number. I meant to do a fadeout at the end, but I forgot, so the track just sort of plays out. I figured I might as well just leave it like that.
My partner and I performed Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath yesterday at the The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida. [more inside]
An upbeat instrumental piece. [more inside]
I just wanna nest; I cannot find a nest now [more inside]
A day late for Halloween, barely in time for Día de Muertos. A composition for classic fingerstyle banjo and piano by Norton Greenop, circa 1900.
Also electronics + piano. A bit more pianistic and melodic; more "pretty" than "driven."
Electronics + Piano. Lots of harmonic and rhythmic drive.
What a difference (or not) six years makes. 'A New Flame' is, well, a new version of our earlier song, simply entitled 'Flame'. [more inside]
An autumnal fingerpickin' instrumental.
This is a "reconstruction" of my most popular song, "Nothing but the Rain," that came out last fall. Formerly a more mellow folksy song, the vocals are different and there is more energetic instrumentation. Can be found in all the usual digital places (Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, etc.) under my name "MK Ellison." Enjoy!
My golly, it's been years since I posted here! Shame on me. I miss the MeMu community. I recently released an album of kids' music, and thought I'd share a tune here. It's a classroom song about that age-old problem: cutting in line. [more inside]
Little bit o' indie, little bit o' sadboy, whole lotta pitchy singing. There's a swear in there, so watch out! [more inside]
Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
One day in the future, there might be no baseball. For environmental reasons or whatever. Anyways, this is the opening theme song for the Last Baseball Game
It's been a while but I'm back with an evolving sound (and a changing voice). My new "official" single, "Time," is a midtempo, mysterious, moody alternative rock song with rich vocals. [more inside]
A soundtrack-y, texture-y work-in-progress experiment with generative features in Reason.
Acoustic guitar and voice. Pretty straight as far as my memory of the proper song goes. [more inside]