August 2015 Archives (all archives)

August 31

Old Memory

A little song [more inside]

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

Lama by @Ummagma

Two of my favourite bands in the world are Stereolab and Cocteau Twins and another band whose music I find greatly inspiring is Pink Floyd. This song is a pure project of this triangular love for these three bands. Enjoy!

posted by Brodyaga at 5:27 PM PST - 4 comments

August 30

Ephriam's Lament

An instrumental arrangement of a minstrel era standard, from Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855. Fretless banjo, tambourine, frame drum and bones. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 4:28 PM PST - 1 comments

J.S.Bach by @Ummagma

Music seems to 'feel' so much better when you sit back and just listen to music, without thinking about the pigeon-holes that have been slapped on a song or even your own temptation to categorize it into this or that genre. This is something I've always believed but recently it occurred that the same goes for the song-writing process. Much better to feel free of genre-related limitations. This Ummagma track was one such track that was written free of the need to pigeon-hole. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 12:18 PM PST - 1 comments

August 29

No language, just sound

Made of 100% post-consumer reverb.

posted by Evstar at 8:36 PM PST - 2 comments

August 28

Apache Plaza 2015

A rerecording of an ode to a dead shopping mall, in a Penny Lane or Kinks-like mode. My dad sat in on tuba. [more inside]

posted by umbĂș at 9:30 PM PST - 6 comments

August 22

Was It Something I Said?

So I got the guitar to MIDI to work using my VG99. [more inside]

posted by Grangousier at 9:31 AM PST - 1 comments

August 15

My friend goodnight

Why didn't we all get another thousand years with you? Well I guess I know. Goodnight my friend.

posted by infinite intimation at 9:18 PM PST - 0 comments


A campy, '60s-superhero-show theme for a video game I recently scored! [more inside]

posted by jake at 8:53 AM PST - 17 comments

August 14

August-September Music Challenge: Tunes of the Unexpected

After the well-chosen and lovely city songs, we need some chaos to balance the order. [more inside] posted by greenish at 2:03 AM PST - 1 comments

August 13

Hi! Ho! The Charleston Gals

Usually heard as 'Charleston Gals' in old-time circles these days, this was originally a minstrel-era song. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 3:16 PM PST - 2 comments

August 12


When it's time to move

posted by ageispolis at 12:12 AM PST - 0 comments

August 10

Buckley's Jig

By G. Swain Buckley, 1860. Solo fretless banjo. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 5:23 AM PST - 0 comments

August 6

Bivball Instrumental

This is a short song I wrote to accompany my brother's ad for his new iphone game. (Bivball is the name of the game). Fun project with short turnaround. It's a little clunky, but on the one millionth listen it suddenly levels up to "pretty good" (try it, you'll see). Comments welcome. Thanks for listening.

posted by Slothomatic at 1:09 PM PST - 3 comments

August 3

IV. The Lights on Main

The quiet, guitar-based song in this run, all about what it feels like to watch your friends leave town forever for shinier places. [more inside]

posted by invitapriore at 11:19 AM PST - 1 comments

Another Coursera musical offering

Fundamentals of Music Theory, offered by the University of Edinburgh, starts today (8/3/2015). [more inside] posted by usonian at 3:58 AM PST - 4 comments

August 1

III. Never the Gauges

Another one! [more inside]

posted by invitapriore at 11:33 AM PST - 0 comments