July 20, 2012 10:05 AM

After many failed attempts, here is my contribution to the project.

Went through several ideas: a version using only casio-like sounds with a major-key feel and lame drum machine beats; a spare plucky string quartet thingy, a version with lutes and stuff, a really loud version with lots of pounding, a countrified version that just never took off.

Finally came to this. My preferred mode: a mic and a piano. This is something I would do at a lightly drunken open mic just for kicks. Just hit record and go, no retakes.

Sadly the mix is a bit of a mess but I'm in a time crunch and this was the best I could do.

posted by Doleful Creature (12 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite


Seriously, you gave me goosebumps on the I.M.F. line--full body goosebumps. I really want to add a simple, soulful bass line and some subtle drums underneath, but at the same time, it's perfect as it is.

You never mentioned that you're secretly Fiona Apple's fraternal twin...damn...
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:29 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Just...God damn...
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:30 AM on July 20, 2012

Seriously. This is effing wonderful. Well done.
posted by onehalfjunco at 11:30 AM on July 20, 2012

Jesus is your piano made out of 300 year old California redwood studded with space diamonds or something? It sounds pretty fucking amazing.
posted by TheRedArmy at 3:03 PM on July 20, 2012 [3 favorites]

This is lovely. I can picture it happening, I've got this image in my head, and it's just intense and right. Yeah.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:08 PM on July 20, 2012

Wow, thanks! Oh and TheRedArmy, I'm glad you liked the piano, but alas it's nothing special. It's not even real! It's a virtual piano from Pianoteq. No actual recorded samples, it only uses acoustic modeling which sounds kind woo but I really like the way it sounds.
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:45 AM on July 21, 2012

Good God mate thats good. I can see what AskmeaboutLoom means about the IMF line. Having said that, please please post the casio one with the lame drums please because I totally want to hear that.
posted by marienbad at 12:33 PM on July 21, 2012

I still want all the half finished ones in a giant mashup/medley; mashup if the tempos/keys are different, medley if they're the same.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 6:30 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by dubold at 11:50 AM on July 22, 2012

posted by Lutoslawski at 4:02 PM on July 23, 2012

The "backwards, backwards" was where I was just like...well, shit. This is fucking wonderful.
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:04 PM on July 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

That was just terrific! So, so sweet.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:54 AM on July 26, 2012

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