July 2014 Archives (all archives)

July 31

Woman in Black

A song inspired by this story. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:45 AM PST - 2 comments

July 28

The Long Way

Part 1 was recorded in 1989 on a four-track, one take per track, the day I bought a Digitech DSP-128 Plus effects rack from Building #191/6. (Thanks, Hurricane Hugo!) Part 2 was recorded two days ago in one take using a Boss ME-70 effects pedal. I love delay.elay.lay.ay.y..

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

Menya Twayne

A psychedelic trance inspired by scrambled eggs and geometry. [more inside]

posted by BHPSTR at 2:37 PM PST - 0 comments

Falling (Theme from Twin Peaks)

In honor of tomorrow's blu-ray release, I recorded a new take on the classic Lynch/Badalamenti theme, "Falling," from Twin Peaks. [more inside]

posted by ludwig_van at 10:22 AM PST - 4 comments

July 27


Tastefully blending several genres together, including indie or alternative rock, dreampop, space rock, psychedelia, ambient and shoegaze. Sounds of Sputnik is a project producing a sound that immediately brings several associations to the surface - like dreaming, space, flight, exploration, reflection. Worth a listen whether or not you have or have not traditionally gone in the above-mentioned genres of music. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 3:20 AM PST - 3 comments

July 26

Slow see

A song by Bummed, a shoegaze-influenced band my friends and I have been working on. I'm on vocals! [more inside]

posted by ghostbikes at 2:12 PM PST - 7 comments

Back To You

Sonic Youth has been a big influence on many modern-day bands and Ummagma is definitely one of them, as is evident from one listen to "Back to You". The hazy gazey sounds here build into a kind of intentional dreamscape. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 3:01 AM PST - 2 comments

July 23

Momma's Boy

Nice little short story song. Ten points to whoever can guess the famous dysfunctional family first! I've been trying to write this song for a year, and then it poured out of me today all at once. Could definitely use a little feedback on how it came out. [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 9:33 PM PST - 2 comments

2 days left

I haven't written a song in a while (or it feels too long to me at least). This is just some more guitar rock with a hint of electronic programming. It fits the mood I'm in mostly. Two days lefts to go until I start my three week holiday. I've been working full-time without a vacation for about 2 1/2 years. I need a break...

posted by cicadaverse at 7:37 AM PST - 3 comments

Eric Garner Is Dead

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, accused of a minor infraction of the law, died at the hands of the New York Police Department on a Staten Island street. Tody, July 23, 2014, I wrote and recorded this song about the incident. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:00 AM PST - 4 comments

July 20

Lion King Hustle feat. Lil Wayne

Circle of Life sequenced with Hustler Muzik from Tha Carter II.

posted by ageispolis at 10:25 AM PST - 0 comments


an old improv song I did... Well the base was formulated but the guitar was improv. and the programmed drums were an after thought. Luckily I have the foresight to record everything in time.

posted by cicadaverse at 7:39 AM PST - 1 comments

The Devil Walks the Earth

Here's a live recording of a song I premiered at a gig two nights ago (July 18, 2014). The bassist accompanying me is Keigo iwami, from the Swamp Root Jimmies. The song is anti-war, anti-greed, anti-death. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:39 AM PST - 6 comments

July 18

Dancing Alone

Late night drinking and making music. It's not so much dancing as it is thrashing around and breaking things, but to each his own. [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 12:28 PM PST - 0 comments

July 17

Kiev (mashup)

Dream pop meets hip hop full on, and the mesh essentially delivers what feels like a natural sound, as if that is how it was intended to be all along. This track is somewhat on the dark side, accentuated by both the underlying music and vocals, hear's an earbite for you, care of Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma & Canadian rapper Drake. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 4:20 AM PST - 1 comments

July 16

Babies In A Blender

Posting something my late husband recorded when he was 17 in his memory. [more inside]

posted by luckynerd at 12:20 PM PST - 4 comments

July 14

Always on my mind

You were.... [more inside]

posted by Sreiny at 1:11 PM PST - 2 comments

July 13

Mystery Intergalactic Radio Burst Detected

A fun composite/mishmash of song ideas (and some narration) originally created in response to a sound track idea request for an eccentric little animation a friend of mine was trying to get going. Not sure if the animation will ever come about but here is what I put together for it.

posted by Syngriner at 7:58 PM PST - 3 comments

almost time

This is a guitar-only outtake from another song I did. I was going to use it as a outro on that song but the original clocked in a 9 minute time already so it got discarded. But still, I like the feeling of it...especially as it's guitar with no other instruments ;)

posted by cicadaverse at 7:20 AM PST - 0 comments

July 12

Waiting on a Toadstool

A long-form minimalist sketch. Just some nice chords over a nice synth & lots of reverb, looped for a long time. A chance to enjoy the wonderful sparkly sound of the DX10 without other instruments getting in the way. Good for reading/studying.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:29 PM PST - 0 comments

July 10

Tree Climbin, Everybody Smilin

I'd like for this song to have lyrics some day. A group of people singing together. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 4:35 PM PST - 3 comments

July 9

We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning

Who doesn't like a song about forbidden love? An acoustic cover for a Wednesday. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 10:17 AM PST - 6 comments

Lonely Road

Superficially a lightweight pop record with a slight nod to blue-eyed soul, dig deeper and it's more about solipsism. Golly...

posted by Josh Rogan at 7:49 AM PST - 2 comments

July 8


This is a hip-hop/rap song dedicated to Fomalhaut, a proto-planetary star of the constellation Pisces [more inside]

posted by BHPSTR at 10:33 AM PST - 1 comments

July 6

stupid sexy monsters

Punked up waltz about how to avoid bedbugs. Still a little iffy on how the vocals are mixed. Thoughts? [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 10:41 PM PST - 2 comments

Gone Getaway

Here's my band, the Swamp Root Jimmies, recorded live at a show in Tokyo on June 25, 2014. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:06 PM PST - 2 comments


I was really happy with this one when I first recorded it about 19 months ago. Listening to it now, I realise it was given way too much compression in the mastering phase. unfortunately I have lots the master project now with a faulty hard drive so it it what it is... [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 9:28 AM PST - 2 comments

July 5

Turbo Space Yacht

The ship of dreams.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:08 PM PST - 5 comments

July 4

You Might Remember When We Performed, For Example

Slow-moving classic sound, rolling rhythms, resonant percussive synth, all awash in a sea of reverb

posted by ageispolis at 12:35 PM PST - 6 comments

July 2


have em

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

July 1

Dark Patterns

This is a free internet single from the new album my wife Lori and I are working on as Tangemeenie. It was inspired by a discussion I found here on MetaFilter. Lyrics under the fold. [more inside]

posted by saulgoodman at 7:35 PM PST - 11 comments

Oh Canada

For all the fellow canucks. Double bass solo

posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:19 PM PST - 1 comments

Don't Fool Me (Live)

Another live version of a song I posted several versions of previously. With living video!

posted by Sportswriters at 8:45 AM PST - 2 comments