November 2012 Archives (all archives)

November 30

Tubular Reich

As in Steve. Not really within the specs of the challenge, but . . . . [more inside]

posted by soundguy99 at 8:52 PM PST - 2 comments


Near-certain I won't finish hmtpng in time, but here's one anyway

posted by tmcw at 11:08 AM PST - 0 comments

November 29

vampire deer - she moved through the fair

8th and last song - an old irish folk song that i messed up the melody of - it just came out this way [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:17 PM PST - 0 comments

November 28

vampire deer - things get better

song 7 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:01 PM PST - 0 comments

Cry Me Maybe

Well, it was bound to happen eventually... [more inside]

posted by dubold at 3:54 AM PST - 7 comments

November 27


Ringo [more inside]

posted by chococat at 8:34 PM PST - 1 comments

vampire deer - no crossroads

song 6 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 4:51 PM PST - 0 comments


The 11th entry in the monthly series of homemade synthpop singles from Resistor, "Narcissist" does what it says on the tin. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 3:10 PM PST - 0 comments

November 26

Every Night


posted by chococat at 7:59 PM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - thorazine roses

song 5 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 4:25 PM PST - 0 comments

November 25

Look at Me


posted by chococat at 7:54 PM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - ghosts

song 4 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 1:35 PM PST - 2 comments

November 24

Art of Dying


posted by chococat at 7:21 PM PST - 4 comments


Carbon 7 again, from last June. This one sounds more like an actual song than about anything we've done, so far. 16 minutes of spontaneous creation. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 7:00 PM PST - 1 comments


I had this riff knocking around for a while and I decided to do what I sometimes do, which is just slather overdubs on it, and different changes, and let it go wherever the hell it wants to. That's what happened here, only things got a little out of hand. Like Topsy, it just growed. It made me smile, so I thought I'd post it. Rough as a badger's arse, but it has a certain loony charm. Parts of it will probably turn into a song eventually, but this version is it's own thing... [more inside]

posted by unSane at 4:13 PM PST - 1 comments

vampire deer - susie smash the sky

song 3 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:44 AM PST - 0 comments

November 23

number four

the fourth song effort in my album month efforts. an excellent example of my need to stop making dense songs and fill out that thirty minutes.

posted by tmcw at 8:31 PM PST - 0 comments


Up to now I've always used stand-alone DAWs (Yamaha AW2400, for instance). Recognising the need to step up the quality of percussion in my recordings, I've gone with NI Studio Drummer (thanks to unSane for his ever-helpful advice). It's an exciting Aladdin's cave of goodies and I'm looking forward to it making a big sonic difference - sounds terrific. However......latency is immediately apparent and not something I've ever had to deal with before. Wondering whether running this software on a bog-standard Acer laptop in Windows is part of the problem? Any tips and fixes for latency anyone? posted by MajorDundee at 9:54 AM PST - 13 comments

vampire deer - rememberance road

song 2 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:30 AM PST - 0 comments

November 22

Nothing & the Nobodies - Friendship or Love

Nice drivin rock tune, with a nice half time break down toward the end. [more inside]

posted by mkelley at 9:06 AM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - take you to the river

song 1 of ghost river college pt 1 [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:18 AM PST - 0 comments

November 21



posted by naju at 10:21 PM PST - 0 comments

November 20

On New Year's Eve

Very short hard rock NYE ditty. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 11:55 PM PST - 3 comments

Leading/fronting a band

Be careful what you wish for! I'm now, for the first time in my life, in the position of fronting a band for which I'm the sole songwriter and I'm wondering what advice you have for me. [more inside] posted by unSane at 9:33 PM PST - 3 comments

fozz staj

Out-tyrannizes; formularizes josef gospel.

posted by Doleful Creature at 1:10 PM PST - 4 comments


Spacey indie rock, recorded in rehearsal by our band, radiateur. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 12:52 PM PST - 2 comments

Desert's Edge

Just some instrumental rock I've had kicking around for awhile. Not much to it.

posted by uncleozzy at 8:49 AM PST - 0 comments

November 19


A song I did for a competition two weeks ago. [more inside]

posted by LN at 6:52 PM PST - 4 comments

Nostalgia Cue

Practicing writing with legato patches on LASS. A sappy cue for a nostalgiac movie scene. [more inside]

posted by Doleful Creature at 11:20 AM PST - 0 comments

Taxi in Cairo

A return to lo-fi, less-than-a-minute songs as my laptop mic coughs up its last breaths. New songs played with Ouds and recorded on nicer microphones coming soon! [more inside]

posted by Corduroy at 2:05 AM PST - 4 comments

November 18

New New Shoes

Chococat asked about a stripped version of this song I posted a few days ago. I tried and failed. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 3:21 PM PST - 19 comments

November 16

Cog A.8a

Clockwork techno-dub.

posted by loquacious at 10:47 PM PST - 3 comments

Off Leash

Carbon 7 does yet another improv. Uptempo. We played all the notes. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 10:02 PM PST - 0 comments

everything's a sign of you

had to record a loud song / here is one

posted by tmcw at 6:54 AM PST - 0 comments

November 14

in your dreams

I'd like to _____ as well as ______ . [more inside] posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:36 AM PST - 12 comments

November 13

number two or song for kevin

first bit of my late-start album month album

posted by tmcw at 5:59 AM PST - 2 comments

November 11

New Shoes

One night when I was about twenty I dreamed about looking into a mirror and seeing my father's face staring back. It freaked me out, deeply, because I had made a conscious effort not to be like him. So this is a song about that. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 6:10 PM PST - 4 comments

No Rules

Rough mix of a song about a bunch of kids anticipating a weekend of rocking out. [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 12:10 PM PST - 0 comments

November 8

Barely Breathing

For your Friday! This is a track I put together recently with a few talented vocalists. Vocals took me forever to get done; as it turns out it's quite difficult to get what you want out of a singer when they're in a different state. Lesson learned! Anyways, click play, I hope you enjoy!

posted by BobbyGreenMusic at 9:54 PM PST - 0 comments

Gets Better Project Song

My attempt.

posted by Doleful Creature at 9:37 PM PST - 3 comments

Ring My Tubular Bell

I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.

posted by chococat at 2:37 PM PST - 11 comments

Teleforming The Gate

An extremely challenging experimental noise-scape with massively overdriven synth loops. [more inside]

posted by laconic skeuomorph at 8:49 AM PST - 3 comments

November 7

Resonator guitars

Been thinking about getting a resonator of some kind - but never played one and I know fuck all about them in terms (a) of quality and (b) whether, for instance, the fully metal bodied ones are better than the ones that are wood/cone. They also tend to look a bit knocked-out-in-a-shed-by-a-geezer-up-the-road and might be a bit nasty to play - high action etc? Any advice/experience would be appreciated. posted by MajorDundee at 12:25 PM PST - 7 comments

November 4

sometimes we're happy, sometimes we're sad

Music Talk Challenge! Name two songs: the saddest song you can think of, and the happiest song you can think of. Narrow it down to two. Even though there may be others, just narrow it down to two. That's the MuTalk Challenge. posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:41 AM PST - 24 comments

November 3

No Favors

Acoustic guitar, some words. [more inside]

posted by erikgrande at 10:14 PM PST - 2 comments

the river there

Messing around with Loopy and a mandolin.

posted by topoisomerase at 9:20 AM PST - 4 comments

November 2

Tubular Bells - Toaster Oven

Part B of Tubular Bells -- from about 1:00 to 1:50 with its driving metronomic pulse and the sudden bark of the overdriven guitar -- reminds me of one of our kitchen appliances. Includes bombastic announcement. [more inside]

posted by seanmpuckett at 7:21 AM PST - 5 comments

November 1

If I Could Just Pull It Off

This little number rhymes "burning bush" with "tush". Also "Otis Redding" with "bedding" and "wedding". And "golden ladder" with "pancake batter". Plus, so much more. You are urged to listen. Video and lyrics here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:56 PM PST - 1 comments


Very rough draft. 1st attempt at looping on my phone. No post-production. Listen at your own risk. [more inside]

posted by Eideteker at 4:24 PM PST - 0 comments

Tubular Balls

A backing track for the November 2012 Challenge, namely the iconic piano riff from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells Pt. 1. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 12:07 PM PST - 1 comments

November Challenge - Tubular Balls / Augmented

November's challenge is to help create a MeFiMusic version of the famous intro section from Mike Oldfield's 1973 classic Tubular Bells, as famously featured in The Exorcist. Thanks (I think) to Major Dundee for the idea. Alternatively, create a piece of music featuring an augmented triad (for example, C-E-G# is C augmented). Tag your submissions "mefimusicchallenge" and "tubular" if you're doing the Tubular Bells challenge, and 'augmented' if you'd rather do the other one. As you might imagine there's a whole hunk of stuff beneath the fold. [more inside] posted by unSane at 12:00 PM PST - 12 comments