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.
I'm F-ing Around with a still-new-to-me rig And Finding Out about what I can get out of it. Textures and glitchy stuff like I've done here before. [more inside]
aka Pissing In The Wind [more inside]
I released a new EP today! All songs I recorded in and around my house in the last year. This song started off much more stripped down and it feels all grown up now. That's my brother on the drums
Hi! This is a cover my over-60 amateur musician buddies and I (The Busted Bones) created using a small Zoom recorder... sent between us - quarantine style! [more inside]
"So who are we but stories And who's truth be told?"
I bought a new USB microphone, and this is the first song I've recorded with it. Feels lovely to not record onto my phone. [more inside]
In the grand tradition of posting all our releases here, I present our latest track, Riding Out. As always, this is a song that has floated around for a few years (even surfacing on MeFi music in a much rawer form just over five years ago). Now we've done a version we're really happy with. More music here - thanks for listening.
rpm 21 - it's my understanding they're all eggheads there i'll be here all week [more inside]
rpm 21 - vitamin enhanced, of course
Another post, another Sunday....
rpm 21 - i used to have the 78