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.
Tried a bunch of new stuff this time round. It's a dance trance but I played almost everything live, including the drums which were "performed" on the keyboard, because I'm not a drummer. The only things that were automated were the drum fills, crash cymbals, and the marimba/piano 2 patterns.
A result of the "make a request" thread I posted here a couple weeks back! I recorded the banjo, and greenish supplied the signing. This is for a presentation at a conference I'm part of in July. [more inside]
Music as like you'd hear while getting healed and getting advice. [more inside]
A field recording of my yard activities, set to some dark drones. [more inside]
An eight-minute instrumental piece. I made a video for it using public domain film from archive.org and put the song in the public domain (non-commercial use with attribution). [more inside]
It's a dungeon synth piece that tries to do a big mood change. [more inside]
Working with found sound - in this case a snip from an old interview with Henry Miller sliced, looped and generally destroyed. Productivity advice from a dead man. [more inside]
The first is a tune I wrote during the pandemic, the second is a favorite Irish jig (which I may have posted in a different format earlier! ooops) Video too! [more inside]
This is my second pass (previously) at the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria,” this time with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Video.
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]