Brain in a Jar

July 8, 2009 10:03 PM

I've been working on this song for the past few months. This is the result of my trying to write something sad. Unfortunately, my recording computer died last week, so some bits final mix came out sounding a little more sloppy than intended as there were a couple things I wanted to re-record. Also, I'm terrible at writing second verses.

posted by The Great Big Mulp (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

And, hey, it's my 40th music post! Huzzah!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:04 PM on July 8, 2009

As far as sad goes, this sounds like a deliciously lofi Eels song, so huzzah indeed! The horns kill and the hits are wonderful and just get more wonderful as they get bigger and buzzier towards the end.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:10 AM on July 9, 2009

Weeeew, that was a cornucopia. A nice, laaaazy cornucopia. Started off quiet, sounding like Robert Wyatt & Ween, and built up to ... everything else ... ? Had me wondering for a moment, "Maybe I, too, am just a Brain in a Jar?" Yes, this evokes many thoughts and feelings, mostly good. Excellent work! in a jar.
posted by not_on_display at 3:39 PM on July 9, 2009

Hey happy 40th music post! This is a big song man, kinda epic. I always love your horns and the toy piano, they set this on fire. For some reason your voice sounds kinda mellow, I guess to fit the song, and it sounds really good.

Great song!
posted by snsranch at 3:45 PM on July 9, 2009

Love those vocal harmonies, the very unexpected and highly playful instrumentation, the lyrics... it's all very creative. Well done!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:15 PM on July 10, 2009

I think last time you posted something I said something like "there's been a leap forward in your recordings" or something to that effect. This only reinforces that opinion, your new recordings sound cleaner and more organized, without losing anything of what makes them unique. I like this a lot.
posted by micayetoca at 4:49 AM on July 11, 2009

Cool! I like the trumpet a lot. The fuzz bass at 2:30, with the vocals turning kinda chant-y, makes for a nice outro, too. Nicely constructed.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:06 AM on July 14, 2009

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