September 2021 Archives (all archives)

September 27

Sinking In

I was really very tired when I wrote and sang this. This is one of my more danceable numbers, although the subject matter is rather dour. I was trying not to wallow. [more inside]

posted by bananana at 3:58 PM PST - 3 comments

September 26

The C.T.O.A.: Chill talkers of America

I'd found out about lofi and chillhop music through some youtube streams during the lockdown, and that it was excellent "wallpaper music" for working-at-home doing drab admin. After a few months, I decided I understood some of the tropes, and tried my hand at making some. I had no idea this had been a mainstream genre for a decade already. As usual, a kinda half-baked golem emerges. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 9:41 PM PST - 2 comments

September 24

Monsoonn mourning

I got a new microphone to replace my old defunct one. It's nothing special but I had to test it out right away. What I learned is I'm going to want a pop-filter probably. [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 8:56 PM PST - 0 comments

Blackbird (cover) - Voice Memo Recording 24 SEP 2021

Well it's been a minute since I've posted anything here. This is a "one take" cover of the Beatles song "Blackbird". Sung while playing on my old upright church piano in my living during a lunch break. [more inside]

posted by Doleful Creature at 1:25 PM PST - 4 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

Another old sea song, harmonising with myself. [more inside]

posted by Pallas Athena at 10:48 AM PST - 3 comments

September 22


I wrote and recorded this one today. It's not what I expected it to be but it's track number 12 and so I'll stop here and try to write some lyrics and record some vocals next week and hopefully make an album.

posted by cicadaverse at 11:16 PM PST - 0 comments

September 21

Spring and Sobriety

This is probably the third iteration of this song. No vocals yet. I'm not sure I like it, but I'm trying to hone it nonetheless.

posted by cicadaverse at 10:17 PM PST - 2 comments

September 20

Nova Sunshine

I'm working on this album concept where the earth's orbit has changed bringing cataclysmic changes to the the environment and season, ultimately bring about the extinction of mankind. This is sort of a nod to climate change but with a more dramatic, science-fiction narrative to emphasize and accelerate the outcome... [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 9:31 PM PST - 3 comments

September 16

satellite debris

I'm not sure what kind of album I'm trying to make. My emotions seem to be at conflict. [more inside]

posted by cicadaverse at 10:41 PM PST - 1 comments

September 8

Get Up Eat Breakfast Get Dressed Go to School

In honor of the upcoming first day of school, here is a song about the pressures of the morning. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 5:50 PM PST - 4 comments

September 7

Our Final Season

Another song I recorded lately. Instrumental for now but I think I can add some gothic vibe vocals to this one.

posted by cicadaverse at 11:51 PM PST - 4 comments

September 4

Autumn Endings

It's been a couple of years since I tried writing music but I recently got a setup I could produce music on again. Here is one my first attempts on that. I threw some vocaloid vocals on it way far in the back to give it a vibe and to express a melody going on in my head.

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