August 2014 Archives (all archives)

August 30

Obama Sunrise


posted by Evstar at 7:27 PM PST - 3 comments

vampire deer - 6 - shiloh g

song 6 - tv addiction [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:57 PM PST - 0 comments

The Phone Calls - Lucky Dave

Not much to say except that it's a kind of happy long weekendy thing.

posted by dagosto at 3:29 PM PST - 6 comments

August 29

vampire deer - 5 - bad cowboy movie

song 5 of ants and penguins - someone keeps saying to me "it is what it is" - i dislike that [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:39 PM PST - 0 comments

Romulan - Monologue

Bonus track off Rom's upcoming album Sick Day. I made the beat! [more inside]

posted by turntraitor at 1:55 PM PST - 0 comments

August 28

Howdy & P's Excellent Adventure

Track 6 from the Yabra EP, which you can stream and download for free here. Yabra is Patrick Staples (synth, vox, guitar, bass, programming) and myself. Guest vox by JiaJia Li. Enjoy the ride!

posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:08 PM PST - 2 comments

August 26

August, Again

For the music challenge, something that sounds like I've been feeling lately. Plenty of pump organ and piano. [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 11:02 PM PST - 5 comments


A good climb!

posted by ageispolis at 9:56 PM PST - 2 comments

Don't Walk Away

I recorded this in my pyjamas, then overdubbed some stuff, and I like it. Video, too. [more inside]

posted by Sportswriters at 7:17 PM PST - 1 comments


Literally just finished this so I'm sorry it's so sloppy [more inside]

posted by pugh at 7:04 PM PST - 1 comments

Sun Jar

Here's a song that was posted a couple years ago of but is now all shiny and new and properly recorded. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 5:05 PM PST - 0 comments

vampire deer - 4 - the sun is dying

song 4 - a strange dream i had inspired this [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 1:48 PM PST - 1 comments

August 25


This is another sparse, experimental piece. A solo synth arpeggiator is cycled through a given set of notes and cut off at random before the next iteration off the cycle begins. Because of the simple chord progression & the patch's programming to produce an ostinato on the last-played note in the sequence, and because the sequence is always cut off at certain rhythmic intervals, a specific set of tones is isolated, creating a short, diatonic tone row. The separation between iterations was randomized to create space and add interest.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:55 PM PST - 2 comments


Everybody likes music for partying mode, but what happens afterwards? This song would be the perfect accompaniment for the comedown afterwards (and even the hangover). Chill, centered, reflective, harmonious. I think :) [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 11:34 AM PST - 0 comments

August 24

Above the Tree Line

The first song from my new EP, In Truth, available for free download. An Americana acousticish song about getting lost.

posted by saul wright at 7:05 PM PST - 0 comments

August 23


At 2:36 I quote a song that my parents always used to play growing up. I think it is a Tears for Fears song but I'm not sure. If anyone could ID this song for me I would be really grateful, it's an awesome song but I have no idea where to find it, I haven't heard it in years. Bit of a guitar feature on this one Cheers CA

posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:47 PM PST - 6 comments

vampire deer - 3 - worms in your heart

song 3 - a pleasant ditty about a jerk [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:16 PM PST - 0 comments

August 22

vampire deer - 2 - happy song

happy song makes me happy

posted by pyramid termite at 4:46 PM PST - 0 comments

Till Then

A dreamy instrumental version of the Mills Brothers classic.

posted by talltaleheart at 2:09 PM PST - 4 comments

August 21

Jean Lesage

International ARPort: arpeggiating synths, warm pads, slow dubby drums

posted by ageispolis at 7:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Lonely Financial Zone

An atmospheric rendering of the classic Jonathan Richman song. [more inside]

posted by talltaleheart at 11:41 AM PST - 0 comments

August 20

vampire deer - 1 - ants tear down a mountain

first song of ants and penguins [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:07 PM PST - 0 comments

Learning web dev and reflecting on lifetimes lived long ago

I took a four week vacation, partly with the intention of recording some vocals for my many instrumental tracks. However I spent the whole holiday learning web development and getting drunk in the evenings and recalling fonder memories of times past... I only managed to record vocals one day for about 4 hours and it was almost a total loss. I only managed to get a single line down really. I wrote more lyrics but the takes for those were unusable. Well, here it is for better or worse with the single line repeating over and over on a loop... [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 10:16 AM PST - 1 comments

August 19

Funeral March of an Old Jaw Bone

For two banjos in the classic style, composed by Bolsover Gibbs. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 6:51 AM PST - 3 comments

August 16

Faking It

Live tune from The Harvey Girls. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 5:15 PM PST - 4 comments

August 15

Need Help Finding Chord Chart

My wife and I are hoping to cover Astrud Gilberto's standard/classic "Dreamer" (see All Music Guide entry here), and while I think I could probably work out the chords for myself if I ever had time, time has been in short supply and recently I've been looking unsuccessfully for sheet music or a fake book or chord charts for the song. Do any of my fellow MeFites have any tips on where I might be able to track down the chords to this classic Bossa Nova tune? posted by saulgoodman at 11:16 AM PST - 3 comments

Lama (Ian Baird Remix)

Words can only be twisted so many ways, but the same words can sound to a host of melodies. That's what happens when you dabble in the world of remixes too, such as this one by Ummagma. Really impressed with the transformation from the original track. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 9:58 AM PST - 0 comments

Ferguson, Missouri

This song addresses the situation in Ferguson and the frightening militarization and violence of today's police forces across America. I made a video for it, which you can view here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:27 AM PST - 14 comments

August 13


A prominent beat. The end credits roll.

posted by SafetyPirate at 4:37 PM PST - 0 comments

Jazz Pants

Rhodes and beats. Putting them jazzpants on

posted by dagosto at 1:54 AM PST - 5 comments

August 11

The Loop

After spending a few years rehearsing and making rough and ready demos, Sredni Vashtar finally made it into a real studio last month. Here's one of them - the mix is still a bit rough so it works best on headphones. [more inside]

posted by srednivashtar at 3:22 PM PST - 6 comments

August 10

Music Challenge: Your Theme Tune

Hell's Clanging Bells - it's the August/September Music Challenge [more inside] posted by greenish at 3:08 PM PST - 4 comments


All guitar, quiet music. This one has a guitar solo. In this place the streets are empty at night, but you can never be sure that you're alone.

posted by SafetyPirate at 1:27 PM PST - 1 comments

Rough Voyage

dissonance jam

posted by dagosto at 1:33 AM PST - 0 comments

August 5


Another arp-based minimalist bedroom-pop nostalgia caprice

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:31 PM PST - 4 comments

Harp Song

Church music

posted by dagosto at 2:18 AM PST - 3 comments

August 3


when it rains, it pours [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 12:32 AM PST - 0 comments

August 2

Rid of You

I wrote and recorded this a couple of years ago. This is a remix using some new stuff in DP8. It's about a bad relationship.

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:13 PM PST - 4 comments