May 2021 Archives (all archives)

May 30

gentle ben II

a short instrumental featuring all your favourite instruments including the ernie ball stingray 5-string fretless bass, the PRS SE Paul's Guitar, the Takamine G-series acoustic guitar, the Hammond SK-1 organ, and the Roland DP-90 providing the piano as well as the drums!!!!

posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:45 PM PST - 3 comments

May 28

Dark Waltz in Eb Minor

Please help identify the source of this droll waltz. [more inside]

posted by gregoreo at 5:46 PM PST - 2 comments

Daylight Again

Still in a Stephen Stills mood, I guess. Video.

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:56 PM PST - 1 comments

May 27

Ramsey Table Owl Frog

Soo, my friend recently attended a password training at work, led by a coworker and friend of his. As he listened to the examples, he got this idea to mash up his coworker's announcer voice with the old banjo tune King Kong Kitchie Kitchie (a version of froggy went a courtin') to make a 1 minute dance mix ditty. [more inside]

posted by umbú at 6:12 PM PST - 4 comments

May 26

eemz haleemz

so I've been using this songwriting trick where I program a simple loop using the sequencer on my synths and sort of riff off of it to come up with the other instrumental parts. Then, when I have the idea properly fleshed out, I remove the synths. A songwriting scaffold, of sorts (though in many cases I have kept the original loop in there!!!) Anyways, for this track I included the synth loop at the very beginning so you can hear what I'm riffing off of for the rest of the track. Hope you like it!!!! -CA

posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:28 PM PST - 4 comments

Good Moon - Bad Habit

The 2nd track on my latest album (also posted over at Projects.) A pandemic project, of all original music by myself & my partner, Molly Doris-Pierce. This one is a bit of a favorite of mine. Vocals, guitar, organ, bass guitar, drums.

posted by jeffjon at 7:02 PM PST - 2 comments

May 25

Special Teams

Tried a bunch of new stuff this time round. It's a dance trance but I played almost everything live, including the drums which were "performed" on the keyboard, because I'm not a drummer. The only things that were automated were the drum fills, crash cymbals, and the marimba/piano 2 patterns.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:07 PM PST - 2 comments

I Am Not A Lawyer & This Is Not Legal Advice

A result of the "make a request" thread I posted here a couple weeks back! I recorded the banjo, and greenish supplied the signing. This is for a presentation at a conference I'm part of in July. [more inside]

posted by Shepherd at 4:47 PM PST - 4 comments

May 24

Advice and Healing

Music as like you'd hear while getting healed and getting advice. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 10:54 AM PST - 4 comments

May 21

Ambient Office v7: Backyard

A field recording of my yard activities, set to some dark drones. [more inside]

posted by q*ben at 4:09 PM PST - 0 comments

May 20

The Locked Room

An eight-minute instrumental piece. I made a video for it using public domain film from and put the song in the public domain (non-commercial use with attribution). [more inside]

posted by AppleSeed at 6:25 PM PST - 3 comments

May 16

Village's Edge

It's a dungeon synth piece that tries to do a big mood change. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 8:59 PM PST - 4 comments

May 15

4 + 20

The 50th anniversary edition of Déjà Vu dropped yesterday, so I learned this song. Video.

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:55 PM PST - 3 comments

CHALLENGE: The Collaboration Station

Put your name down for the much-requested collaboration challenge! [more inside] posted by greenish at 12:48 PM PST - 5 comments

Can you make requests?

While I can flail away slightly at the banjo, I am not past the 2-chord stage and can't manage to play and sing at the same time, which seems like wizardry. There's a teeny >20-second song I'd like to make for a thing I'm doing in July. Can I ask, or is that out of place for MeFi Music? [more inside] posted by Shepherd at 3:06 AM PST - 4 comments

May 14

Ambient Office v6 - Find Your Rhythm

Working with found sound - in this case a snip from an old interview with Henry Miller sliced, looped and generally destroyed. Productivity advice from a dead man. [more inside]

posted by q*ben at 1:50 PM PST - 3 comments

May 13

Two Tunes! The Longest Year/Brendan Tonra's

The first is a tune I wrote during the pandemic, the second is a favorite Irish jig (which I may have posted in a different format earlier! ooops) Video too! [more inside]

posted by gorbichov at 6:03 PM PST - 4 comments

A song about a nice Jewish girl

This is my second pass (previously) at the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria,” this time with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Video.

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:23 PM PST - 5 comments

May 11

I Think I've Heard That Line Before

A slice of stompy psych-rock with plentiful tambourines and rich, undulating waves of FUZZ. I also made a video featuring my glove puppet and alter-ego Fluffy, if you want the full gesamskunstwerk 'sperience.

posted by aesop at 6:56 AM PST - 2 comments

May 9

Sky Ghost Farewell Fugue

It's never easy to say goodbye to Sky Ghost; perhaps this will help. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 7:39 PM PST - 0 comments


As all bookies know, there's one born every minute...

posted by MajorDundee at 12:46 PM PST - 6 comments

May 7

All This Static Under Clouded Skies

Generative ambient piece. [more inside]

posted by signal at 8:28 PM PST - 3 comments

May 6

To All Our Known Energies

Downtempo ambient generative probabilistic instrumental. [more inside]

posted by signal at 1:10 PM PST - 4 comments

Ambient Office v5: LoopLoopLoop

Three looped instruments with different beat counts between sequencing and looping. [more inside]

posted by q*ben at 8:46 AM PST - 1 comments

May 5

Wichita Lineman

Thought I'd try recording this lovely tune by the legendary Glen Campbell [more inside]

posted by greenish at 12:42 PM PST - 10 comments

May 2

The Adventure of Getting a Donut

A game show jingle-inspired tune. My kid came up with the title. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 8:26 PM PST - 2 comments