Almost a cover, but not really.
it's a thing that sounds like new order, the feelies and lcd soundsystem
Thought I was writing my own song with these chords today, but realized I had stumbled on everything i wanted, and decided to embrace it.
A song that dates back many years and many arrangements. [more inside]
Post-rock instrumental. Guitar, bass, programmed drums.
Well, here's a rock song I made. I'm not good at descriptions. The rest of the ep is various places as 'Microvague'. [more inside]
Free-form dark instrumental jam. Bass, guitar, keys, programmed drums, traffic noise. [more inside]
Track 2 from my new release Carefully Introducing Problems. Drone/dark ambient/spooky synth/a touch of Berlin School. 100% of proceeds from the album will be donated to Reclaim the Block and Afrorack. Today, June 5, it is #bandcampfriday and I will be personally matching donations. [more inside]
Love song, guitar by me, bass and drums by Music Memos app. [more inside]
I've been playing with armoured-ant's excellent Hey It's Okay, and I liked this little short version.
Important information from Boris Johnson.
Slow dance to the outbursts of generative electronic folderol. [more inside]
Exclusive to MeFi music, Snowdrifts as originally recorded! From Where The Trail Leads. [more inside]
What's it like when you feel like you're on the flip side from everyone else on the street? A vaporwave exploration of the lo-fi a e s t h e t i c.
Guitar Instrumental. A rework of an old piece of mine. Just got a bass guitar, so of course it's pretty high in the mix.
Another IDM travelogue inspired by the remote land arrows of the Transcontinental Airway System. Music for dancing, thinking, or especially (if you have the means) driving.
The title song from my new online-only album Where The Trail Leads. Stream or downlaod for free. [more inside]
Playing with the OP-1 again. This one might approach danceability. Benefits from a subwoofer or headphones.
An old instrumental jam from when I lived on the island. I think this is from around 2013.
Experiment on the OP-1 synthesizer.
I couldn't help noticing a certain theme to Mumbo Jumbo's Hermitcraft Season 6. (Well--two, really. One was breaking and placing concrete, but that's not the one I made a song about.) [more inside]
A different draft of the song rangefinder 1.4 introduced me to, having been given her basic tracks and having added my noodling. This is the one with the piano. And the kitchen sink. [more inside]
Guitar instrumental. A bit of harmonica. [more inside]
Recorded with a Roland Jupiter X as a live take
Foot race? Bikes? Horses? It don't matter none, 'cuz it's on! [more inside]
A psychedelic synthpop meditation on dreams, the romance of travel, the uncanny desert night, and technology approaching obsolescence. If Tears For Fears collaborated with 1970-era Steve Reich, you might get something like this. Based on a painting by Georgy Nissky and a time-lapse video of two vintage railroad semaphores in the New Mexico desert. [more inside]
I never finished my entry for the Kate Bush music challenge a while back, but I liked the bit I did get done.
I’ve been working on a musical collaboration with a fellow musician friend of mine during these crazy coronavirus times, in hopes of generating something fun and creative while we have all this spare time not working or gigging. Here's the second song from that collaboration.
This is an West African kora tune recorded by Toumani Diabate, but this arrangement for guitar by Derek Gripper makes it feel like a tango. I recorded it on my porch in New Orleans. I didn't mean to record the covid ambulance sirens in the background, but I imagine that I'll listen to this later and remember what now was like.
A standard fiddle tune on mandolin with backing guitar.
Upbeat and jangly with an orchestral edge. Trying to keep up with posting a song every month or so, this was recorded at the tail end of last summer.
Fiddle debut! Sorry for the cat scratches [more inside]
Special "came to pass in real life" edition!
lofi relyricization of harnick/bock song from fiddler on the roof for the sars-cov-2 era. another quarantune! [more inside]
hoping that some of the things we like, which seem to be shallow comforts until we're deprived of them, will manage to come back sometime soon [more inside]
I've always hated this song. But digging through my old sheet music I found a midcentury piano treatment that made it much more melancholy and interesting, so I decided to give the tune a synthesizer treatment and marry it up to the vocals to see if I couldn't do some damage. [more inside]
the thing is that all that is offered is futility ... [more inside]
A bit of a collab that happened via an ill-formed idea for a twitch stream. User Carrot Adventure is in the mix. Can you guess where.
A very silly rendition of this well-known piece with the beat on the wrong note. It kinda works!? Also available on youtube if you want to see the score.