June 14

Flawless Victory

Flawless Victory


June 13

Guardian

More songlike modular AO entry - with a heartbeat! [more inside]


June 10

gonna be alright

A mellow, chilled-out hip-hop groove


June 8

The Wandering Life Is A Difficult One But It Is Not Without Its Pleas...

Had a homie on the last goat farm who asked me to write her a song about bouncing around the country taking care of goats and green things, asked me to call it "Hard Out Here for a Nomad" but that is not the name of this song, the name of this song is "The Wandering Life Is A Difficult One, But It Is Not Without Its Pleasures; For Example, Today I Saw A Cardinal." [more inside]


June 6

Mellow Morns

An eggs-tremely mellow morning improv sesh on the synth rig!!!


June 5

Ambient Office v8 - Plod

Apparently my mood impacts the song that develops... [more inside]


June 4

I Ain't Got It

From an album. https://danagosto.bandcamp.com/album/kitty-cat-island


June 2

Mingulay Boat Song

Trad. sea song, composed in the 1930s by Scots composer Hugh Roberton. I learnt it from a pirate band who used to play at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. [more inside]


June 1

That's The Story Of My Life

Tempus fugit...carpe diem


May 30

gentle ben II

a short instrumental featuring all your favourite instruments including the ernie ball stingray 5-string fretless bass, the PRS SE Paul's Guitar, the Takamine G-series acoustic guitar, the Hammond SK-1 organ, and the Roland DP-90 providing the piano as well as the drums!!!!


May 28

Dark Waltz in Eb Minor

Please help identify the source of this droll waltz. [more inside]


Daylight Again

Still in a Stephen Stills mood, I guess. Video.


May 27

Ramsey Table Owl Frog

Soo, my friend recently attended a password training at work, led by a coworker and friend of his. As he listened to the examples, he got this idea to mash up his coworker's announcer voice with the old banjo tune King Kong Kitchie Kitchie (a version of froggy went a courtin') to make a 1 minute dance mix ditty. [more inside]


May 26

eemz haleemz

so I've been using this songwriting trick where I program a simple loop using the sequencer on my synths and sort of riff off of it to come up with the other instrumental parts. Then, when I have the idea properly fleshed out, I remove the synths. A songwriting scaffold, of sorts (though in many cases I have kept the original loop in there!!!) Anyways, for this track I included the synth loop at the very beginning so you can hear what I'm riffing off of for the rest of the track. Hope you like it!!!! -CA


Good Moon - Bad Habit

The 2nd track on my latest album (also posted over at Projects.) A pandemic project, of all original music by myself & my partner, Molly Doris-Pierce. This one is a bit of a favorite of mine. Vocals, guitar, organ, bass guitar, drums.


May 25

Special Teams

Tried a bunch of new stuff this time round. It's a dance trance but I played almost everything live, including the drums which were "performed" on the keyboard, because I'm not a drummer. The only things that were automated were the drum fills, crash cymbals, and the marimba/piano 2 patterns.


I Am Not A Lawyer & This Is Not Legal Advice

A result of the "make a request" thread I posted here a couple weeks back! I recorded the banjo, and greenish supplied the signing. This is for a presentation at a conference I'm part of in July. [more inside]


May 24

Advice and Healing

Music as like you'd hear while getting healed and getting advice. [more inside]


May 21

Ambient Office v7: Backyard

A field recording of my yard activities, set to some dark drones. [more inside]


May 20

The Locked Room

An eight-minute instrumental piece. I made a video for it using public domain film from archive.org and put the song in the public domain (non-commercial use with attribution). [more inside]


May 16

Village's Edge

It's a dungeon synth piece that tries to do a big mood change. [more inside]


May 15

4 + 20

The 50th anniversary edition of Déjà Vu dropped yesterday, so I learned this song. Video.


May 14

Ambient Office v6 - Find Your Rhythm

Working with found sound - in this case a snip from an old interview with Henry Miller sliced, looped and generally destroyed. Productivity advice from a dead man. [more inside]


May 13

Two Tunes! The Longest Year/Brendan Tonra's

The first is a tune I wrote during the pandemic, the second is a favorite Irish jig (which I may have posted in a different format earlier! ooops) Video too! [more inside]


A song about a nice Jewish girl

This is my second pass (previously) at the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria,” this time with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Video.


May 11

I Think I've Heard That Line Before

A slice of stompy psych-rock with plentiful tambourines and rich, undulating waves of FUZZ. I also made a video featuring my glove puppet and alter-ego Fluffy, if you want the full gesamskunstwerk 'sperience.


May 9

Sky Ghost Farewell Fugue

It's never easy to say goodbye to Sky Ghost; perhaps this will help. [more inside]


Clickbait

As all bookies know, there's one born every minute...


May 7

All This Static Under Clouded Skies

Generative ambient piece. [more inside]


May 6

To All Our Known Energies

Downtempo ambient generative probabilistic instrumental. [more inside]


Ambient Office v5: LoopLoopLoop

Three looped instruments with different beat counts between sequencing and looping. [more inside]


May 5

Wichita Lineman

Thought I'd try recording this lovely tune by the legendary Glen Campbell [more inside]


May 2

The Adventure of Getting a Donut

A game show jingle-inspired tune. My kid came up with the title. [more inside]


April 28

Sandstorm

So I play in this cover band back home that is a bit heavier in terms of sound and we have a keyboard player so I keep saying we should do a metal version of Sandstorm. No one believes me that it will work so I decided to make a quick demo to show them what is possible. A super metal lead guitar takes the place of the lead synth, the chords are from my dad's old Roland JX-8P, bass is my Stingray 5, and the drums are factory keyboard drums performed live on the Roland DP-90. sandstorm Great song!!!!


Live. Laugh. Leach.

Blaseball is on siesta, so I took the opportunity to write this tribute to the Kansas City Breath Mints' favorite pitcher: a dirtbag lich who loves to vape, drink Four Loko and throw walks. [more inside]


April 25

Rumor of Robot in Town

I was going for a YMO or SNES JRPG feel. (It's good to see people still making song in earnest here, BTW.) [more inside]


April 17

Subbing - Ambient Office v4

This week's ambient office featured polyrhythmic drums-bass-slewed marimba-and-sonar pings jam, songified here with some knob twiddling. [more inside]


April 16

Walrus Entourage 2

The second half of an instrumental based on a watercolor by my partner. [more inside]


Showtime

He's on the brink of a major ch-ch-change.......should he stay or should he go? He just has "to find the balls somewhere"....


April 15

It Gets Me Out Of My Head

Short, generative downtempo instrumental piece. [more inside]


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