June 8

Quick Dark Place

Here's an original I'm working on for my new album. I play all the parts and try to sing.


May 22

Hidden Window (high version)

Redid an old tune and then sped up the master file for a hyper-pop style result


Sounds of

Haven't posted anything in more than 5 years. Figured I should try and get back in the habit. Been workshopping this demo with the band. Suggestions very welcome. [more inside]


May 19

vampire deer - 03 - we paint the wind

this was done with a bunch of softsynths being loaded and played through a frippertronics like effect - totally improvised and i didn't know what kind of sound was up next - done in 2003


May 17

vampire deer - 02 - sad clown waltz

another long, long instrumental


May 16

vampire deer - 01 hill city jam

a long drone like jam - first of 3 for the new album, project 51


May 8

Piano Improv

Piano Improvisation


May 5

pravdup

Bass: Roland JD-XA Chords: Roland JX-8P Riff: Roland SC-88 Drums: Korg Drumlogue


April 28

The Ash Grove

It's the melody to an old Welsh song that I'm particularly fond of. Haven't been able to lose my fascination with it for thirty years.


April 18

Hoverbike

Uptempo synth w/synth lead


April 7

The Stars By Day

Dedicated to tomorrow's solar eclipse. [more inside]


Punchin' Machine

My friend* is way better at side-scrolling beat 'em ups than I am. [more inside]


March 28

Mystery at the Broken Robot Factory

Starting in my teens, I had a series of dreams about living in the ruins of a subterranean post-apocalyptic society. In one of these dreams, a friend convinced me that we should take over the old broken robot factory to see if we could get it up and running again. It has never been clear if this was a broken factory that made robots or a factory that made broken robots. [more inside]


March 11

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

I took Mary Poppins' classic "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and mixed it with Andy Rehfeldt's metal version. The original song was downtuned a few semitones; and a few snips were made for the sync to be maintained. And I added a slight channel separation so it wasn't a flat mash of noise.


February 25

10 - used to be a runner

this is the last song of the album - which is my 50th album here [more inside]


February 24

09 - shadow blues - vampire deer

shadows are interesting [more inside]


February 20

Arp and Piano

Improvising on piano over a synth arp


February 19

flowers of edinburgh

an old scottish tune


Skyway to the Aerial Fortress

Flying along the Cloud Cascade Skyway, approaching the Aerial Fortress. [more inside]


08 - not quite over with blues - vampire deer

i'm still trying to figure out what the deal was with the buffalo bills thing - it really did seem to be a burden to him [more inside]


February 17

a slow air thing?

it's a nameless slow air, or a lamenty thing


February 16

Ominous Rhythms

An experimental instrumental piece made with the Drum Designer in Logic Pro for iPad.


February 15

D-March

Got the JX-8P tracking in stereo again...gotta love that Juno chorus baby


07 - witches' wish - vampire deer

sometimes people think it's great right before it isn't [more inside]


February 14

It Ain’t Over Yet

Bass and a fantastic mix by transitional procedures


February 13

Little Bitches With Big Britches

My attempt at feminist alt-country.


February 12

06 - how many tons? - vampire deer

i think about 146 [more inside]


February 11

Come On, Jen

A riff that’s been kicking around on my hard drive for many years, flinally fleshed out for FAWM.


February 7

Dream Chords

The first four chords came to me in a dream, so I decided to try to make something with them. It’s no “Yesterday,” but I had fun.


February 6

Scottish fiddle on a modern lead tone

Miss Gordon of Gight on amp with a modern lead katana preset. [more inside]


05 - plastic - vampire deer

song 5 - that guy in the graduate wasn't kidding about the future [more inside]


February 5

Earthquake

Two true stories.


Generalized Anxiety Zone Act 1

Stumbled into a Sonic-the-Hedgehog-esque bassline and cobbled this together over a few hours. (The song as a whole doesn't really sound like Sonic music -- it's just the bass in the chorus that's kinda Sonic-y.) [more inside]


04 - perpetual cicada - vampire deer

song 4 - i think this is a translation of a secret language [more inside]


February 4

03 mousetrap blues

song 3 - you never know what you'll be remembered for [more inside]


February 3

L-Amp

A lamp interfering with a guitar cable. Or: the other way around. [more inside]


February 2

Buca di Beppo

My first entry in my first FAWM. Lyrics by transitional procedures.


January 31

02 - unidentified spiritual object - vampire deer

song 2 - more dogpaddling in space [more inside]


January 29

01 bluebird bus - vampire deer

first song of bluebird bus [more inside]


January 28

late to your heart

Forgive me, it's a long time since I recorded a song. [more inside]


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