May 23

Cider

Traditional oldtime tune, played clawhammer style on an 1896 Bay State banjo, recorded into an Audio Technica AT-2035 mic. [more inside]


May 22

lightning strike

I was playing guitar on the back porch, when I was almost struck by lightning. [more inside]


May 18

06 - baloney on dad's lexus - vampire deer

they say that can ruin your paint job [more inside]


Lower

An electronic stew that bubbles and simmers. Enjoy


May 17

05 - hitchhiker - vampire deer

this is what happens when you learn french off of beer bottles [more inside]


May 16

Audio Tape From Paradise

The source material here is a reel to reel tape from my Uncle in Paradise California recorded in 1971. [more inside]


04 - cherish - vampire deer

just memories [more inside]


May 13

03 - we're watching you - vampire deer

security guards do very little - and the people i worked with didn't even do that well [more inside]


May 12

That Lonesome Road

A small a capella piece as part of a community chorus concert. [more inside]


May 8

02 - dolphin or giraffe - vampire deer

the mysteries of mrs trump's blog are further looked into [more inside]


May 5

Counting on you

A quick little minute-long tune.


01 - psychedelic toxicity - vampire deer

title song of psychedelic toxicity - life seems like a bad trip [more inside]


April 27

Every Single Last Time

I think I wrote and recorded a Gin Blossoms song? I'm pretty happy with how it came out, but I don't know if I can take any credit. This is just me channeling the 90s. I guess I should ask for advice about how to manage the ceilings when using limiters. (more inside) [more inside]


April 24

Star Dream II

Delay-soaked arpeggiator


April 13

Little black bird

Just a little song from my weird little indie folk heart. Actually reworking something old and the first thing I've recorded in a while, since I was pretty tired from the whole process of putting out my first EP in January. Also...stuff?...has been happening to my voice because I am trans and recently started testosterone therapy, I really notice the change in how my voice feels and I certainly hope others can hear it too!


April 5

Andante Espressivo by Felix Mendelssohn (flute & piano)

Played as prelude to a church service. Recorded on a Tascam DR-05. [more inside]


April 1

Aevum

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March 30

HWY X - In The Air Tonight

A Phil Collins cover! [more inside]


March 29

Mama Fish

My submission for the "A change would do you good" challenge. Cover/translation of La Maman des Poissons by Boby Lapointe. [more inside]


March 28

No Go

Short, rocking song I wrote about an idiot who's in over his head. It's built around a guitar part that was stuck in my head and a surf drum beat. [more inside]


March 26

OH NO FOMO

A poppy, uptempo song about how modern technology abets the struggle with an overwhelming desire not to miss out on being constantly aware of how awful everything is. [more inside]


March 23

Thaw

Piano.


March 17

Forested

Midtempo bleeps and squarewave ditty


March 16

Dramatic Exit

Post-rock instrumental, guitars, programmed drums, keys and arpeggiator.


March 12

10 - the ghost of toto part 3 - vampire deer

this is basically an excuse for a 7 minute guitar solo [more inside]


March 10

09 - the ghost of toto part 2

who let the dogs out? - more ambient stuff


March 8

08 - the ghost of toto part 1 - vampire deer

single take of me singing into 3 delay pedals


March 7

07 - on the dark side of gandymede - vampire deer

don't ask me where gandymede is - it was a dream - not a nice one either it's not that other place you're thinking of [more inside]


March 6

06 - little orion - vampire deer

nothing like elvis, i guess [more inside]


March 2

05 - bitter ann - vampire deer

it's like raggedy ann only gother [more inside]


March 1

04 - stone the moon - vampire deer

just an expression of a certain side of me ... [more inside]


February 28

Our Gold Machine

This is a sad, grim, angry dirge that I wrote out of frustration at my complicity in systemic injustice. 100% Ableton Live software instruments, aside from the percussion in the final chorus, which is a Nord Drum 3P, which is AMAZING btw. [more inside]


February 27

The Eggplant that Ate Chicago (Tim Long)

Based on a true story. Written and performed by Tim Long. [more inside]


03 - house by the river - vampire deer

not my autobiography, but it's still symbolic [more inside]


February 25

02 - convenient - vampire deer

blame doesn't work that often [more inside]


February 24

01 - robbie the light bulb changer - vampire deer

new rpm album - stone the moon [more inside]


February 11

Freddie the Freeloader

Me and my Swedish guitar player friend Gus are working on a jazz guitar/bass duo project. In this rehearsal recording we play one of the easiest jazz songs ever written and still somehow manage to fuck it up (NFSW, some swear words at the beginning). Also, the furnace is running for pretty much the whole take. Sorry about that.


February 9

To the Night

Imagine an anthemic indie punk song written by Ric Ocasic


February 5

Disco Band

A simple pop song for synth, drum machine and vocoder. Featuring another cheeky sequence from the Prophet-6! [more inside]


February 4

Level 3

Loud, obnoxious, a bit chiptune-y. A fun palate cleanser in preparation for the upcoming challenge.


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