February 2012 Archives (all archives)

February 29


Presenting the opening volley from Demons of Gyrophonia's new album, for the 2012 RPM Challenge, Searching for Dual-Projecting Interneurons that May Contribute to Spinal Turtle Behavior. Previously. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:49 PM PST - 1 comments

I've Got a Sickness

I made a Rock and Roll. I like Rock and Roll. [more inside]

posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:30 PM PST - 1 comments

Hero (cover)

First album I ever bought for myself was Mariah Carey's "Music Box", and it was mostly for the single "Hero". Accordingly, I had to cover that for this month's challenge. I wasn't sure what the hell to do with it, so I recorded an instrumental with: drums, piano, upright bass, melodica, two acoustic guitars, baritone uke, banjo, harmonica, another harmonica in a different key, some flute thing I found, thumb piano, and theremin and also some more theremin, almost all of those just playing improvised melody takes. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 1:06 PM PST - 15 comments

February 28

Time to Get Up

I don't know why I keep going back to this song I wrote when I was 17, but here's new version of Time to Get Up that I recorded yesterday. Starts slow, but includes lots of organ, a little cardboard box banging percussion and Leah Wilmoth's reverb'd out harmonies. Recorded on a Zoom H2. Wear headphones.

posted by Corduroy at 1:15 PM PST - 6 comments

I Don't Want To Know

First installment from my new record "Innocent Explanations" [more inside]

posted by fingers_of_fire at 10:29 AM PST - 0 comments

February 27

Resistor -- Ingenue

A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 7:06 PM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - take a giant step

the first album i ever bought was the monkees' first album, in '66, i think - music by carole king, lyrics by gerry goffin [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 2:25 PM PST - 1 comments

strum und drag

I can't strum the uke. Help me strum the uke? [more inside] posted by jessamyn at 1:59 PM PST - 12 comments

Musical social media whatsits

So who's using soundcloud or bandcamp? [more inside] posted by dubold at 12:25 PM PST - 8 comments

February 26

Festival Of Fools

Dedicated to anyone who has ever been to a music festival in the UK and ended up feeling utterly miserable. [more inside]

posted by motty at 3:42 PM PST - 0 comments


Dedicated to a former employer who gave me PTSD. [more inside]

posted by ZenMasterThis at 1:46 PM PST - 2 comments

Picture of You

A driving four-on-the-floor guitar song recorded by my band Boeufcake. [more inside]

posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:41 AM PST - 0 comments

February 25

I Love The Sun

ColdChef's daughter Georgia wrote a great poem about the sun. I am learning the ukulele but am not particularly creative. I took her poem and set it to my version of music. It's the first song I ever recorded. Thanks ColdChef and Georgia! More details. [more inside]

posted by jessamyn at 5:12 PM PST - 9 comments


Traditional Venezuelan song. [more inside]

posted by micayetoca at 10:41 AM PST - 4 comments

February 24


Further explorations in writing synthy songs. [more inside]

posted by Doleful Creature at 11:40 PM PST - 0 comments

Your Telephone

I've never really been much of a "chat on the phone" person.

posted by chococat at 9:24 PM PST - 10 comments

Higher end acoustics?

I've been thinking about upgrading my acoustic guitar for a while now. What do you folks like? [more inside] posted by unSane at 7:41 PM PST - 18 comments

February 23

J Base

Short instrumental with multi-tracked acoustic guitar. I apologize for how quiet and fuzzy the recording is. This is my first upload on MetaFilter but I have other stuff posted under the same username on Youtube if you care to listen to anything else. Thanks!

posted by djsosharp at 10:57 PM PST - 2 comments

February 21

Mp3 Seeker

Anyone know where I can listen to Serebrier's Colores Magicos: Variations for Harp and Chamber Orchestra? [more inside] posted by Katine at 1:17 PM PST - 1 comments


This is from my newest band, the Dosages, from a gig we did last month, providing live musical accompaniment for bondage master Arisue Go, who ties up young ladies and suspends them from the ceiling. Hella gig, eh? There's a video (plus videos of two more tunes from the same show) here. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:21 AM PST - 5 comments

February 20


Music for a game prototype that involves you going around in a flying saucer abducting people. Hence the theremin. Aimed for a sneaky feel. [more inside]

posted by Zarkonnen at 9:09 AM PST - 1 comments

Losing my muse...

On losing your desire to write music.... for the last 3-4 months I've had time, loads of it. I've taken a sabbatical from work and have a bit of studio gear with me - I but... just can't really be bothered to write any music anymore. What happened? [more inside] posted by mary8nne at 7:09 AM PST - 12 comments

February 19

kids (the island dance party version)

That song you've heard everywhere. [more inside]

posted by topoisomerase at 10:31 PM PST - 2 comments


It was 1978. I was 13. And I bought my first album, The Motors, because I loved this song more than life itself. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 1:32 PM PST - 3 comments

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever - we always will be. Best Friends Forever. Just you and me.... Written and performed by Julian Mount (aka: JtJ)

posted by JtJ at 12:56 PM PST - 2 comments

February 18

Millimeters of Mercury — 17Σ (17SIGMA)

Epic dance. Start in a dark place and then hit them with the I-V-vi-IV. Enjoy. [more inside]

posted by dacre at 12:58 AM PST - 1 comments

February 16

I need help from the MetaFilter Chorus!

So I wrote this sort of pub-style sing-along song about Arctic Exploration and I was thinking if I could get two-to-four MeFites to pitch in to record some vocals it might be fun! [more inside] posted by Karlos the Jackal at 11:56 PM PST - 15 comments

Xtal edit I, II, III

For Aphex heads: a trancy edit/mash-up of Xtal with z-twig and the Quoth beat for some reason, done 12 years ago with Goldwave and Rebirth.

posted by jchgf at 7:08 PM PST - 2 comments

Streamline Train

A cover of the first single I (we) ever bought. It was a 78. We chipped in together to raise the necessary 7 shillings and sixpence. Ken Colyers Skiffle group. In 1957 if I remember rightly. Age shall not wither them. [more inside]

posted by jan murray at 4:19 PM PST - 6 comments

February 15

Tango Happy Birthday

One of several short, simple variations on happy birthday for solo piano written for a class.

posted by non-kneebiter at 7:35 PM PST - 1 comments


A song by (my band) Freelove Fenner about handicrafts and labour. Features layered guitar, farfisa, bass, drums and my reverbed voice. Recorded on an Otari 1" 8-track.

posted by cejl at 7:01 PM PST - 5 comments

simco freight

wintery loop onion

posted by jchgf at 3:32 AM PST - 2 comments

February 14

Bad Romance & Pisgah

For Valentine's Day, 2012, a ragtime arrangement of two unlikely bedfellows: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and the 1817 JC Lowry tune Pisgah (58 in The Sacred Harp). [more inside]

posted by The White Hat at 12:21 PM PST - 8 comments

(I Don't Know If I Love You But) I Like Like You A Lot

For when you're trying to find the perfect way to tell your Valentine that you like like them. Because nothing says romance like contrastive focus reduplication.

posted by cortex at 10:16 AM PST - 9 comments

February 9

II - Distribution of single-labeled neurons and Conclusion

Mvt. II of Searching for Dual-Projecting Interneurons That May Contribute to Spinal Turtle Behavior. As with the first movement, this is a studio version/dry run we made before a live performance thereof this past Saturday. Once again, the vocals are from Virginia, via Google Voice. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:51 PM PST - 2 comments

February 8

Fortune's Son

My 2nd FAWM song of the month. A waltz about the ocean. [more inside]

posted by tunewell at 10:08 PM PST - 4 comments

Aliens Vs Zombies

Just a short little Spacetrancy song...

posted by Greynaab at 9:17 PM PST - 3 comments

February 7

I - Introduction, Methodological Considerations, Presence of double-labeled neurons

Quite possibly the creepiest science paper ever. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 5:28 PM PST - 2 comments

two princes

February Challenge - "What was the first single you ever bought?" [more inside]

posted by dubold at 9:46 AM PST - 9 comments

February 6


A moody one... [more inside]

posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 3:34 PM PST - 1 comments

RPM Challenge 2012

Anyone doing the RPM Challenge this year? I did it 5 years ago and swore I wouldn't ever do it again as it just about killed me to get everything done on time. But the memories seem to have mellowed, because here I am making another go. [more inside] posted by chococat at 3:18 PM PST - 8 comments

February 5

Millimeters of Mercury — Contemplation

mmHg says chill.

posted by dacre at 7:27 PM PST - 0 comments


shoegazy chill electro (2:38).

posted by jchgf at 5:14 PM PST - 0 comments

February Challenge - The first single you ever bought

Feb's challenge is pretty darn simple. What was the first single you ever bought? Cover it! [more inside] posted by unSane at 11:58 AM PST - 20 comments


The first completed song out of the 10 I'm supposed to have done by the end of the month for the RPM Challenge. Don't think I'm going to make it at this rate. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 9:08 AM PST - 8 comments

February 3

trumpet 1, trumpet 2

more fun with multitrack trumpet music [more inside]

posted by Katine at 12:43 PM PST - 4 comments

February 2

Hyun-ae (Innocence)

From the soundtrack to Christine Love's Analogue: A Hate Story. [more inside]

posted by speicus at 5:04 AM PST - 1 comments

February 1


The title track from an EP I released today on Bandcamp, subtitled "a mini cyberspace adventure". Electronic bass music with a moderate tempo.

posted by quoz at 1:01 PM PST - 3 comments

I Can't Help Falling in Love with You (cover)

This corny old thing just crept into my head this morning and I decided to record it, all quiet and romantic like. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 12:44 PM PST - 10 comments